05-03-2013

 




INTER-DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE ON NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Thursday, May 2, the Greenville Ministerial Alliance sponsored an inter-denominational service on the courthouse steps as part of the National Day of Prayer.  Pastor Carl Brannon, Ministerial Alliance President and Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach at Greenville Free Methodist Church, said their desire is to engage their hearts and minds with those who are praying or singing and to pay attention to words in scripture and song, even if they are very familiar.  Pastor Brannon said we are blessed to live in a nation where a religious group may gather publicly.  Despite these blessings, there are still many things going on in our culture that need prayer. 


Pastor Carl Brannon, Ministerial Alliance President and Pastor of
Discipleship and Outreach at Greenville Free Methodist Church
during the opening remarks of the inter-denominational service

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MULBERRY GROVE FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO KITCHEN FIRE

Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded Thursday, at 11:35 p.m., to a residence off Rt. 140 just east of Mulberry Grove.  According to information from the Greenville Police Department, there was a small fire in the kitchen and the owner extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived.  Fire department personnel checked the home and found no other signs of fire.  They were on the scene about ten minutes.


DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY A HUGE SUCCESS IN GREENVILLE

Greenville Regional Hospital, the Greenville Police Department, and the Bond County Sheriff’s Department participated in a National Drug Take-Back event, Saturday, April 27.  At the Greenville Police Department, 75 pounds of unused, unwanted, or expired drugs were collected.  The sheriff’s department collected 5 pounds of drugs and Greenville Regional Hospital collected 10 pounds.  In the St. Louis Division, a total of 61,632 pounds of drugs were collected.  The Greenville Police Department has a 24 hour drug drop-off box available 7 days a week.  This free service is completely anonymous and helps ensure these drugs do not get into the wrong hands or into the water supply.  For more information, call the Greenville Police Department at 664-2131.


GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO PICKUP TRUCK FIRE

Greenville Firefighters responded Wednesday, at 3:44 p.m., to a report of a pickup truck fire.  According to the fire report, the Nissan Frontier pickup truck was at the corner of Winter and Second Streets and the fire was in the transmission area.  The cause was listed as lack of maintenance and transmission fluid was burning.  Damage is estimated at $1500.00.  No injuries were reported and firefighters were on the scene about half an hour.


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11th ANNUAL BOND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUILT SHOW THIS WEEKEND

The 11th Annual Bond County Historical Society Quilt Show is Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Greenville Free Methodist Church.  Four free workshops are scheduled throughout the day starting at 9:45 a.m.  Six quilting vendors will be at the show.  Twenty-six blocks, 14 of them made by children, will be showcased in the quilt block contest.  More than 100 quilts will be on display and Bond County quilter Juanita Burge will be featured.  Show admission is $3.00.  For more information, call Wanda at 326-8451.


STAR WARS THEME FOR SATURDAY STORY TIME

The next Saturday Story Time at the Greenville Public Library is Saturday, May 4, starting at 10:00 a.m., in the children’s library.  Mrs. Rebecca Nehrt is the storyteller and the theme is “Star Wars Day-May the Fourth be with You!”  You may dress like your favorite Star Wars character.

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OBITUARIES

Betty R. Hemminghaus

Betty R. Hemminghaus, age 85, of Keyesport, passed away Wednesday, May 1, at Helia Healthcare.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Youth Hand-Bell Choir.

Mary A. Brunker

Mary A. Brunker, age 63, of New Baden, passed away Tuesday, April 30.  Memorial services will be Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m., at the Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.  Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Chapel in St. Louis.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Clinton County Relay for Life.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 80% chance of showers, high 52, low 47

SUNDAY - 50% chance of showers, high 58, low 50


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Diane Duft, Director of the Prairie Counseling Center at the Bond County Health Department.  May is Mental Health Month.  Diane and Michelle will talk about what it means to have good mental health and the importance mental health has in your day-to-day life.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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