07-16-2013



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GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL SOLIDIFIES AGREEMENT WITH ALDEN

The Greenville Regional Hospital Board of Directors has announced that arrangements with Alden Management Services are being finalized and that Alden assumed management of Fair Oaks Nursing Home on Monday.

Hospital President & CEO Brian Nall expressed excitement over the agreement and said he appreciated the support from the city and county. 

The decision, made during a specially-convened July 11th hospital board meeting, will give the Chicago-based Alden the green light to provide services as they prepare for final lease agreements with the hospital.


GREENVILLE HOSTS THE CADETS

Greenville played host to a world-champion drum and bugle corps Monday.  The Cadets, from Pennsylvania, rehearsed earlier in the day at Greenville High School and then treated an audience of several hundred to a performance at the DeMoulin Brothers factory Monday afternoon.

DeMoulin Bros. & Co. is the official uniform sponsor for the Cadets. 


AMERICAN HERITAGE RAILROAD GETS NEW TRAIN

The American Heritage Railroad at the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville has a new addition.  David Kessinger, President of the American Heritage Railroad, told WGEL that the “Blue Train” is the only operational train that they have at the museum right now.  This has led to breakdowns and other mechanical issues over the years, so they decided to start looking for a replacement.  They found a purple train set that was made in 1952 by the same miniature train company that built the blue train.  The purple train has several mechanical upgrades, however it has a few issues that need to be resolved before it will be able to run on the American Heritage Railroad tracks.  Kessinger added they hope the new train will be up and running by 2014.  The public is still invited to come out and ride the blue train on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. through October.  For more information, to volunteer, or to make a donation to the American Heritage Railroad, call Kessinger at 593-7742.


The new "Purple Train" at the American Heritage Railroad


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MALLINCKRODT RETURNS TO GREENVILLE

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has separated from Covidien, establishing an independent, global, specialty pharmaceuticals company.  Mallinckrodt completed its separation from Covidien on Monday, July 1st.  As a result, you may have noticed the new sign at the Greenville plant showcasing the Mallinckrodt name and logo.  Brothers Gustavo, Otto, and Edward established G. Mallinckrodt and Company in St. Louis in 1867.  Mallinckrodt moved to Greenville in 1992 when it purchased the Pet Milk plant.


GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY NEEDS PINT JARS

The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary needs pint jars for canning peach and apple butter.  Jars may be left at the Thrift Shop on South Fourth Street.  For more information, call Jane at 292-8066.


VFW SPONSORS AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

VFW Post 1377 sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday.  Forty-two persons registered with thirty units of whole blood and ten units of red blood cells collected.  The goal was forty units.  Paul Cayo earned a three-gallon pin and Brenda Greenwood a one-gallon pin.  Red blood cell donors were Rodney Christin, Donald Doll, Jr., Brent Whittaker, William Duckworth, and Brenda Greenwood.


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BOND COUNTY SENIOR CENTER WARNS OF SCAM

The Bond County Senior Center is warning area senior citizens of a potential scam.  Senior Center Director Anna Oestreich told WGEL that local seniors are receiving calls from an insurance company stating that representatives from the company will be visiting every senior citizen in Bond County to review upcoming changes to the Medicare program.

Oestreich said these calls are not affiliated with the Bond County Senior Center and stresses that there will be no changes to the Medicare program in the near future for the average senior citizen.  Oestreich encourages seniors NOT to invite the insurance representatives into your home.

Anyone with questions about the Medicare program can call the Bond County Senior Center at 664-1465.


GREENVILLE ZONING BOARD SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING

The Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing tonight at 7:00 p.m., at the Greenville Municipal Building.  The hearing is to consider a request for a variance to place a carport within the required front yard setback and to vary the separation distance between the carport and the main structure on Franklin Avenue.  For more information, call the city manager at 664-1644.



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