06-28-2013

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BILL AND KATHY BREWER CREATE PROPS FOR “THE LONE RANGER”

When “The Lone Ranger” premieres in theaters July 3, two local artisans will not only be watching the movie, they will be watching some of their own handiwork.  Bill and Kathy Brewer, of Greenville, created several props for the film.  According to Kathy, they made Tonto’s inlaid knife and tacked knife case, a bi-lobed belt bag for Tonto, and a tomahawk with copper wire wrapped around the handle.  They were also asked to create several other weapons, painted feathers, arrows, and a necklace that is featured in an important part of the film.  Some of the pieces the Brewers worked on are being replicated for action figures and Lego sets.

The Brewers have worked on props for other movies through the years, such as "Dances With Wolves", "Wild, Wild West", "The Indian In the Cupboard", and Disney's 2004 remake of "The Alamo".


Three of Tonto's props:
a tacked knife case, knife, and bi-lobed belt bag.
The movie's prop department added a red stripe to the bag for filming.


A detailed view of the knife, which Bill Brewer crafted entirely by hand.


A necklace which will be featured in an important part of the film.


Three copies of the tomahawk


This buffalo horn headdress was the inspiration for the Indian Chief headdress
featured in the "Lone Ranger" Lego sets.

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BICENTENNIAL PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE STILL SEEKING PHOTOS

The Greenville Bicentennial Publications Committee is still seeking photos of important events, locations, buildings, and people from Greenville’s history for two commemorative bicentennial books which will be published in 2015.  John Coleman invites you to bring your photos to the Hoiles Davis Museum from 10:00 a.m. – noon this Saturday, where they will be scanned and returned the same day.  Coleman said there will still be opportunities to bring pictures to the Hoiles Davis Museum if you are unable to make it this Saturday.  For more information on the project call John at 593-5325. 

 

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GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR NEW CASE-HALSTEAD LIBRARY

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Case-Halstead Public Library in Carlyle is Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - noon.  Barb Guebert told WGEL the groundbreaking is also celebrating the 75th anniversary of the library.  Sketches and drawings of the new library will be on display at the ceremony.  According to Guebert, the new facility will include a 1,200 square foot community room.  Flora Maddux generously left a bequest for the library allowing them to qualify for a state grant.  No city money is being used in construction of the new library.  Guebert said construction will hopefully begin in late July or early August.  For more information, call Barb at 594-7455.

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PRAISE AND PICNIC AT PATRIOTS PARK EVENT

The First Baptist Church of Greenville will host "Praise and Picnic at Patriot’s Park" this Sunday beginning with a worship service at 10:30 a.m.  Reverend David Bilyeu said a free lunch will be served following the service.  The Southern Gospel group "4 His Glory" will perform.  There will be bounce houses and games for children.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please bring your lawn chairs. For more information, call the church at 664-1062.


AREA BLOOD BANKS PREPARE FOR SUMMER BLOOD SHORTAGE

During the summer months, blood shortages are often a common occurrence.  According to Mindy Melton, a blood drive recruiter for the Missouri Valley Regional Blood Center, many people believe the blood shortage is due to an increase in the need for blood.  She said the true cause is a decrease in blood donations.  Approximately 20% of blood donations nationwide come from students who are on summer break.  Students are not able to give blood at school and many families go on vacation at this time as well, causing them to miss community blood drives.  The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 87 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin, including Greenville Regional Hospital, Hillsboro Area Hospital, St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, and St. Joseph’s Hospitals in both Breese and Highland.  For more information, visit the website www.BloodCenterImpact.org.

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OBITUARIES

None to Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly cloudy, 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms in the afternoon, high 75, low 61

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy, 30% chance of showers, high 76, low 61


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is local artisan Kathy Brewer.  Kathy and her husband Bill created some of the prop pieces for the upcoming movie “The Lone Ranger,” due in theaters July 3.  They will talk about the items they made and what it is like to see your handiwork on the big screen.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.


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