08-27-2013

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GES STUDENTS PERFORM AT BUSCH STADIUM

The Greenville Elementary Second Grade Choir, under the direction of Kim Lugge,

performed "God Bless America" at the St. Louis Cardinals game Saturday.

Cardinals stadium announcer John Ulett introduces the GES Second Grade Choir.

Photos courtesy of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

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ROAD CLOSURE NOTICES

The City of Greenville is resurfacing several streets this week.  Work began on Elm Street Monday, from Main to Beaumont and on College Avenue from Prairie to Dewey.  The work is expected to be completed by this evening.  Residents are asked not to park along the affected areas of Elm Street and College Avenue until the work is done.

The bridge on North Pokey Road, located 1/3 of a mile south of Rt. 140, will be closed today for repairs.  The bridge is set to re-open on Wednesday.

The Red Ball Trail wooden bridge will be closed for repairs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Wednesday.  No detour route will be available.

Ski Club Road to East Lake Drive will be closed for repair all day Wednesday.  You will be able to exit East Lake Drive.

On Wednesday, workers will begin resurfacing Hena Street from Killarney to Vine Street and Vine Street from Hena Street to Ivy.  The project is expected to be completed by Friday.  Residents are asked not to park their vehicles along Hena Street and Vine Street during this time. 

Portions of Westbound I-70, west of Greenville, remain restricted to one lane.


HEAT INDEX COULD REACH TRIPLE DIGITS

Hot summer temperatures have made a late arrival in the area.  For the last week of August, the heat index could climb into the triple digits.  The hottest day is expected to be Wednesday, with an expected high of 99, and a heat index of up to 105 degrees.  The record high for the area was 101 set back in 1990.


THE SIMPLE ROOM TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE TODAY

The Simple Room has been working on some renovations to their facility and would like to invite the public to come and see the changes. Simple Room Director Jamie Harling told WGEL the Simple Room had funding that could be used towards renovating the building. They took up old carpet, re-painted, and bought some new furniture. Harling said they will have an Open House today from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., which will include an enrollment opportunity for studens. Refreshments will be provided. For more information about the Simple Room, their programs, or if you're interested in becoming a volunteer, call 664-2894. 

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GREENVILLE FIREWORKS MEETING TONIGHT

The next meeting to discuss the future of Greenville’s 4th of July fireworks celebration is tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Bradford Community Building. Anyone interested is welcome to bring their ideas for fund raising and planning the event. For more information, call John Goldsmith at 664-9272.


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DISTRICT 18 ILLINOIS STATE POLICE PLAN ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECK

According to Captain Brad Parsons, Illinois State Police in District 18 in Litchfield will conduct a roadside safety check in September.  Officers will be watchful for drivers operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, or driving under the influence.  Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in nearly 40% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois.  Roadside safety checks help keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. 


HOSPITAL AUXILIARY HOSTS SALE TODAY AND WEDNESDAY

The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a fundraising sale today and tomorrow in the hospital’s Community Room.  The sale will feature 70 varieties chocolate candy, nuts, snacks, sugar free items, sauces, salsa, jams, and jellies as well as jewelry, baskets, scarves, and handbags from Premier Designs Jewelry, Miche Bags, and Seeds of Blessings. 

Hours for the sale are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. 


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STUDENTS URGED TO ENTER “LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE”

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White urges students in grades 4-12 to enter the 2014 “Letters About Literature” contest, a national reading and writing competition.  Students read a book of their choice and write a letter to the author about how the book changed their life or view of the world.  There are three levels of competition: Level I grades 4-6, Level II grades 7-8, and Level III grades 9-12.  One Illinois winner will be selected in each level to receive a $200 cash award.  The deadline to enter is Tuesday, December 10, 2013 for Level III entries and Friday, January 10, 2014 for Levels I & II.  For more information, call Bonnie at 217-558-2065.


SPORTS

The Greenville Junior Comets played East Alton Wood River on the road Saturday. Greenville won one of their four games. The 5th Grade team lost with a score of 0 - 18. The 6th Grade team defeated East Alton Wood River, 24-8. Final score of the 7th Grade game was 6-46, in favor of East Alton Wood River. And the 8th Grade Junior Comets were defeated 14-28.


OBITUARIES

Sandra S. Pryor 

Sandra Sue Pryor, aged 70 of Greenville, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Montgomery County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsboro, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Darryl Bolen officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. For those who desire memorials may be made to the Greenville First Christian Church.

Sandra Sue Sapp, the daughter of Roy Gayland Sapp and Thelma Lillian Howell Sapp, was born on January 18, 1943 in Vandalia, Illinois. She grew up on the Sapp farm south of Pittsburg where she attended the Mulberry Grove Schools.  Sandra spent most of her life in the area until moving to Greenville 3 years ago. Sandra worked for Ed Bauer Fur Company, Addus Home Health, Celebrations Florist and DeMoulin Brothers.

Sandra and Allan DuWayne Pryor were united in marriage on August 30, 1959 at the Mulberry Grove Baptist Church and they enjoyed over 48 years together before his death on February 13, 2008. They are the parents of two children who survive: Jackie (Robert) Williams of Yorkville, Illinois, and Jim Allan Pryor of Vandalia. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Allan, and her brother Jimmy Sapp in infancy.

Sandra is a former member of the Mulberry Grove First Baptist Church and is a member of the Greenville First Christian Church.


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