06-21-2013

 




SUMMER BEGINS TODAY

Today is the first official day of summer.  According to Meteorologist Butch Dye at the National Weather Service Office in St. Louis, we may expect to see normal levels of precipitation and normal temperatures over the next few weeks.  The summer solstice happens every year when the northern hemisphere is receiving the most direct amount of solar energy.  June 21 is the longest day of the year. 

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BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SELLS 2005 BONDS

The Unit 2 Board of Education recently voted in favor of refinancing 2005 Bonds.  Superintendent Jeff Strieker told WGEL toward the end of May they had representatives from PMA and Stifel Nicolaus come and present to the Board of Education an opportunity to refinance the bonds from 2005.  They initially projected savings in the area of $400,000.00.  Recent financial volatility suggested the number would come in lower at an estimated $360,000.00 - $370,000.00.  The sale went better than expected and the district expects to save taxpayers $389,000.00 on the bond series by refinancing.  This will reduce the amount of debt to be paid back by almost $390,000, which will have a positive impact on the tax rate.  For more information, call the Superintendent’s office at 664-0170.


TRI-COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION OUTFITS WHEELCHAIR-BOUND MAN WITH SPECIAL HIVE

Members of the Tri-County Beekeepers Association recently outfitted a wheelchair-bound man with a special beehive.  Lonnie Langley of the Tri-County Beekeepers Association said he met a young man with Spina Bifida.  The man was interested in beekeeping so Lonnie and other members of the Tri-County Beekeepers Association set him up with a Top-Bar hive.  A Top-Bar hive is similar to a trough and is easier for the man to tend.  The gentleman was given the hive, a veil and jacket, and a swarm of bees.  The Tri-County Beekeepers Association meets the second Friday of every month at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  For more information, call Tim Lindley at 780-3772.  


WOMEN’S CLUB HOSTS COURTHOUSE LIGHTING PROJECT FUND RAISER

The Greenville Women’s Club is hosting a fund raising benefit Friday, June 28, at the home of John Donnell.  The casual festive evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with food and entertainment.  The cost is $12.50 per person and tickets are available at Watson’s Drug Store, Bradford Bank, and Sweetest Things.  Please purchase your tickets by Monday, June 24.  Proceeds go to the courthouse lighting project.  For more information, call 664-0431.


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"ONE RUN FOR BOSTON" RUNNING RELAY COMING THROUGH OUR AREA

“The One Run for Boston” a 3300-mile running relay, will pass through our area this weekend.  Troy Hemann, one of the local runners participating in the event, said the run is a benefit for the victims of the Boston bombing.  It started in Los Angeles Friday, June 7 and people from all over the country are participating in this event.  It is a non-stop relay, which means the torch will be moving day and night.  June 22, the torch will be coming through St. Louis in the morning.  It will be in Marine at approximately 11:00 a.m., Highland at noon, Pocahontas at 1:00 p.m., and Greenville at 3:00 p.m.  Troy said this is an excellent opportunity to help a worthy cause and participate in a meaningful event at the same time.  Troy will be running the 16 mile stretch from Marine to Pocahontas.  Supporters may follow the runner’s progress online thanks to a GPS tracking device fitted to the specially designed baton.  For more information, visit www.OneRunForBoston.org.


NATURE HIKE PROGRAM AT CARLYLE LAKE THIS SATURDAY

June is national “Great Outdoors Month.”  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a nature hike Saturday, June 22, at Carlyle Lake to give folks an opportunity to spend time with nature.  Kim Hammel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake said they have had several events throughout the month of June.  They will host a program titled “Discovering Nature’s Treasures” at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.  Hammel said the program will encourage kids to get outdoors with their parents.  Participants will see natural items such as deer skins, raccoons, deer antlers, and animal tracks.  They will take a walk around the Visitor Center grounds.  There is no cost for this event and everyone is invited.  For more information about Carlyle Lake or the “Discovering Natures Treasures” program, call the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 594-2484.

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LTD AUTOMOTIVE IN GREENVILLE CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING

LTD Automotive had a ribbon cutting at their location on Route 40 in Greenville Thursday morning.  According to manager John Sumlin, there are many fun activities planned this weekend to celebrate their grand opening.  WGEL’s Mike Greenwood will be broadcasting live this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – noon.  There will be free food and giveaways, no purchase necessary.  LTD Automotive is on Route 40 next to Buchheit and Autopro.  For more information, call 1-877-468-5147.


GREENVILLE PLAN COMMISSION SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING

The Greenville Plan Commission scheduled a public hearing for Monday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m., at the Greenville Municipal Building.  The hearing is to review and recommend a proposed Unified Development Code.  For more information, call the city manager at 664-1644.



OBITUARIES

Dorothy M. Humphrey

Dorothy M. Humphrey, nee Rosen, age 89, of Germantown, passed away Thursday, June 20, at Aviston Countryside Manor.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  Memorials are suggested to Community Link or to Mater Dei High School.

Susan K. Rosenhagen

Susan K. Rosenhagen, age 68, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, June 19, at St. Louis University Hospital.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Burial services will be private.  Friends may call Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Clinton County Humane Society.

James H. Alberternst

James H. Alberternst, age 76, of Highland, passed away Thursday, June 20, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.  A funeral Mass will be Monday, June 24, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church of Highland.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library.

Carol L. Anderson

Carol L. Anderson, age 59, of Highland, passed away Thursday, June 20, at St. Louis University Hospital.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly sunny, 20% chance of thundershowers after 1:00 p.m., high 90, low 72

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 90, low 72


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guests this week are Joyce Fickri with the St. Louis Dairy Council and local dairy farmer Frank Doll.  June is National Dairy Month.  They will talk about the type of work dairy farmers do, current trends in the dairy farming industry, and why dairy is such an important part of a well-balanced diet.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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