01-09-2014

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MORE LISTENER PHOTOS OF THE BLIZZARD OF 2014

Thanks to everyone who sent photos of our recent winter weather!

"Postal service would need a snowmobile for this delivery north of Greenville!"

Photo courtesy of Linda Kreider

Photo courtesy of Lynn Buss

Photo courtesy of Sheryl Delamater

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CHRIS CARPENTER STOPS TO CHANGE FLAT TIRE IN POCAHONTAS

Recently retired St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter stopped at Funderburk’s Gas and Diner in Pocahontas with a flat tire Wednesday. Darlene Bone, a cook at Funderburk’s, was the first to recognize him.

“I could see the side view of him because he had like a little toboggan hat on, and said, yeah, that’s him. Of course we had our phones out and offered to call Schuster’s Repair to get his tire repaired,” Darlene said. “People started recognizing him and a lot of young kids came in and got their pictures with him…very friendly, very super nice.”

Former STL Cardinals Pitcher Chris Carpenter with the folks from Funderburk's in Pocahontas

Darlene said Carpenter had never before been to Pocahontas, so she gave him a little history of the town during their visit.

Photos courtesy of Darlene Bone

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FROZEN SPRINKLERS LEAD TO CEILING COLLAPSE AT HELIA HEALTHCARE

Greenville Firefighters responded today at 6:15 a.m. to a reported smoke detector alarm at Helia Healthcare.  According to Fire Chief Bill Johnston, sprinkler lines in the ceiling in the east end of B Wing were frozen, resulting in a sprinkler system alarm.  Johnston said a 6 x 12 foot section of the ceiling in one room collapsed but there were no injuries.  Smithboro Firefighters also responded to provide mutual aid if needed.  Fire department personnel were on the scene about half an hour.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE TO HOLD CAREER SERVICES EVENT

Kaskaskia College is holding a Career Services event today and Friday at their main campus in Centralia for new and prospective students. Career Services Specialist Wendy Blythe told us the event will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. but guests are welcome to come at different times to attend specific programs.

“We have different programs every two hours,” Blythe said. “The faculty will answer questions about their program and what you could do with that degree and should have some kind of program and hands-on experience for you.”

For more information on the event, contact Wendy Blythe at 545-3073.

 

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NWS OFFERS FREE STORM SPOTTER TRAINING CLASS IN HIGHLAND

The National Weather Service, in partnership with the city of Highland, will offer a free SKYWARN storm spotter class Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Middle School. Meteorologist Mark Britt told us more about the class:

“It’s about a two-hour long class, and we go over how to spot just different types of severe weather including hail, high winds, flash floods and tornadoes,” Britt said. “We talk about just how to spot those and then different reporting procedures, how to report those to our office.”

For more information on the class or to register in advance, call Troy Hemann at 654-5901.


OBITUARIES

Betty M. Essenpreis

Betty M. Essenpreis, age 92, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, January 4 at Helia Health Care. Funeral services will be Monday, January 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to The Simple Room or the Presbyterian Church.

Betty May Ragland, the daughter of Thornton William Ragland and Florence Spencer Ragland, was born on September 1, 1921 in Racine, Wisconsin. Betty moved to Greenville at the age of three where she attended Inglis School and graduated from Greenville High School in 1939. She attended Blackburn College for one year then became the secretary for Harry Baumberger Insurance on the square in Greenville. Betty and her husband owned and operated Greenville Firestone, later changing the name to Main Tire and Battery.

Betty and Edwin John Essenpreis were united in marriage on October 12, 1941 at the Ragland Home on North Elm Street and enjoyed over 55 years together before his death on May 26, 1997. Betty is survived by their six children: Judith Ready, Belleville, IL, Jan Weaver, Balwin, MO, Cynthia Essenpreis, Olivette, MO, David (Prescilla) Essenpreis of Joliet, IL, Don (Kim) Essenpreis of Garland, TX, Jon Essenpreis of Greenville, 7 grandchildren: Scott (Karen) Ready of Millstadt, IL, Deren Ward of Maryland Heights, MO, Kari Ward of Olivette, MO, Drew Essenpreis of Greenville, Dan Essenpreis of Greenville, Rev. Spencer (Kari) Essenpreis of Henderson, KY, Shannon (Derek) Fortenberry of New Albany, MS, and six great-grandchildren: Brittani, Abby, Naomi, Jon August, Willow, and Dempsey.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ed, and two brothers: Don Ragland and Dewey Duane Ragland.

Betty was a member of the Pierian Club and her Church, the Greenville First Presbyterian Church.

Carol A. Greek

Carol A. Greek, age 71, of north of Greenville, passed away Monday, January 6, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


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