GREENVILLE HEALTH FAIR 2013 A SUCCESSFUL EVENT
Approximately 2,500 people attended this year’s Greenville Regional Hospital health fair Friday, April 5, at the Greenville First United Methodist Church. People from all over the region traveled to Greenville to participate in this popular event. Medical personnel performed 1,420 blood tests, offered at a 97-98% discounted price. More than 40 national, state, and local organizations and exhibitors were present, providing a wealth of information to attendees. 14 free health tests were also offered including hearing tests, vision tests, hand-grip strength testing, blood pressure screenings, oral health screenings, and more. Blood test results will be mailed in 4-6 weeks. You are encouraged to keep one copy for your personal records and take the carbon copy to your primary care physician for review. For more information, call the hospital at 664-1230.
TWO TORNADOES CAUSE DAMAGE IN ST. LOUIS
The National Weather Service Office in St. Louis completed four storm surveys in Missouri Thursday, assessing the damage caused by Wednesday night’s storms. Meteorologist Julie Phillipson told WGEL they found two tornadoes. The first and strongest tornado was an EF2 tornado which affected the Bridgeton, Florissant, and Hazelwood areas. The second was a weaker EF0 tornado which affected The Hill and St. Louis City. They also found straight line wind and microburst damage. Winds were estimated to be between 111-135 mph. They also received reports of hail the size of golf balls and larger.
ONE-CAR ACCIDENT CAUSES LOCAL POWER OUTAGE
A Bond County Deputy and Greenville Firefighters responded Sunday, at 9:59 p.m., to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Ayers Road about ¾ of a mile south of Sorento Avenue. According to the fire report, a car struck a power pole causing downed power lines and arcing, resulting in a local power outage. Firefighters were on the scene for an hour and 45 minutes providing traffic control for the power company. No injuries were reported.
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM AT KASKASKIA COLLEGE
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will visit Kaskaskia College Sunday, April 21, at 3:00 p.m. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The band will play songs such as Moonlight Serenade, Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo Choo. Tickets are $27.00 for adults and $15.00 for youth ages 18 and under. To purchase tickets, call the KC Box Office at 545-3223.
UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET
The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education will meet Monday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sorento Center. The agenda includes use of emergency days, resignations, next year’s school calendar, and a closed session.
GREENVILLE ELEMENTARY PARENTS CLUB HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE
The Greenville Elementary School Parents Club hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, April 4. Forty-one persons registered with 38 units collected, exceeding the goal by one unit. Chris Borwick, Dora Mann, and Jane Wilhite received one-gallon pins and Matt Obermark got a first-time donor blood-drop pin.
GREENVILLE CITY-WIDE YARD SALE
The Greenville City-Wide Yard Sale is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 19-21. Maps will be provided showing location, hours, and available items for registered participants. There is no charge to be included on the map. Registration forms are available at the municipal building, the chamber of commerce office, the library, or downloaded from the city’s website. For more information, call 664-1644.
BEGINNING PAINTING CLASS OFFERED AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER
The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Community Education is offering a “Beginning Painting” class at the Greenville Education Center Saturdays, April 20 & 27, from 10:00 a.m. – noon. The cost is $20.00 for students under age 60 and there is no charge for students age 60 and older. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Greenville Education Center at 664-9394.
Tommy L. Hock
Tommy L. Hock, age 47, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, April 12, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.
James L. Klaus, Sr.
James L. Klaus, Sr., age 65, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, April 12, at his home. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, also in Highland. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church, and Tuesday from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry Food Pantry, St. Paul Church, or to Missions International.
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