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GRH SETS DATE FOR HEALTH FAIR 2014

Greenville Regional Hospital has set a date for their Health Fair 2014. Charles Skorzewski, Director of Physician Practices at the hospital and one of the event organizers, told us the event will be held Friday, March 21 at the Greenville First United Methodist Church.

Skorzewski said the same tests as last year will be offered at the same prices for Health Fair 2014.

For more information visit www.GreenvilleRegionalHospital.com or call 664-1230.


SNOW LIKELY TONIGHT

The National Weather Service says snow is likely again tonight as yet another reinforcing cold front sweeps through the region. Some uncertainty still exists regarding exact location of heaviest snowfall, but in general, around 1-3 inches of snow is expected along the Mississippi River by Tuesday morning.

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Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service

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SEVERE STORM SPOTTER CLASS TO BE HELD IN GREENVILLE

The National Weather Service is partnering with Bond County to offer a Severe Storm Spotter and Public Safety Training Class in Greenville. The class will be held Thursday, January 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Dietzman Center at Greenville College.

911 Coordinator Alan Davis told us the class is held every two years by National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Kramper. The class is open to the public and free of charge. After completing the class, attendees will be given information on how to register as a volunteer storm spotter.


911 BOARD ENTERS SIX-YEAR UPGRADE AGREEMENT

In their meeting Thursday, the Bond County 911 Board was presented with a choice pertaining to a required upgrade of a piece of equipment: Pay a onetime fee of over $60,000 for the upgrade, or purchase a six-year upgrade agreement from Motorola. The board voted unanimously to enter into the upgrade agreement for an annual fee that decreases each year. The first year will cost the board $12,500; the second year, $10,000; and following years will be around $8,000 apiece.

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OFFICIALS PLEASED WITH USE OF RECYCLING CENTER

Officials involved with the new Bond County Recycling Center on Rt. 40 behind the Greenville Veterinary Clinic say they’re very pleased with the way residents are putting the facility to use.

Emily Hartman, with the Bond County Soil & Water Conservation District, told WGEL she regularly sees people using the facility as she drives by and everyone involved with the project is thrilled with how much it’s been utilized.

Hartman noted that she’s received many positive comments from community members and she hopes people continue to take advantage of the center.

FAYCO picks up the materials from the recycling center every Friday.

For more information on the Bond County Recycling Center, visit BondSWCD.org or call the Bond County Soil & Water Conservation office at 664-0555, ext. 3.

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HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS WILLY WONKA JR

Highland Middle School’s upcoming performance of Willy Wonka Jr. will feature a cast of 32 middle school students and a few elementary students. Their performance will be one of the last for this show as performance rights for Willy Wonka Jr. as a stage production will no longer be available beginning June 2014. Assistant Principal Vince Hughes told us he expects a great performance.

“Well, if you have never seen a middle school musical, you would want to come out for this because it is more entertaining than you could imagine,” Hughes said. “It’s middle school kids for the first time, or for the most part for the first time, performing on stage. It’s always entertaining.”

Performances for Willy Wonka Jr. will be January 31 and February 1 at the Highland Elementary School Auditorium. Doors open at 7:00 pm. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

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AMERICAN LEGION VICE COMMANDER VISITS DURING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Robert E. Newman, Vice Commander of the American Legion, made the rounds in the WGEL listening area recently.  Newman visited the Keyesport American Legion earlier this month and stopped by the Illinois State Police American Legion Post in Litchfield Thursday.

Vice Commander Newman’s visits are part of a recruitment drive to bring veterans together with the American Legion throughout the central and southern regions of Illinois.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WARNS OF SCAMS

Montgomery County Sheriff James Vazzi warns of an increase in the number of citizen complaints concerning scams. 

The most popular scams appear to be messages sent using text, email, and telephone saying the person’s bank or credit card account has be compromised, frozen, or terminated, asking the person to call a number to release the account or have the problem fixed. 

Sheriff Vazzi said if you should receive such a message, do not call the number and never give personal information over the phone to someone you do not know. Instead contact your bank to have them check your account and call your local law enforcement agency. 


ZONING BOARD MEETING CANCELLED

The regularly scheduled Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals meeting for Tuesday, January 21 has been cancelled due to a lack of business.

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OBITUARIES

Thaddeana Furlow

Thaddeana Furlow, age 86 of Carlyle, passed away Friday, January 17 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Funeral services are today at 11:00 a.m. at Sterling Baptist church in Fairview Heights. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, also in Fairview Heights. Friends may call today from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Sterling Baptist Church or to the Baptist Children’s Home in Carmi. The Zieren-Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Furlow was born on July 31, 1927, in Sesser, Illinois, a daughter of Thad and Opal (Shurtz) Riley. She married Robert J. Furlow on September 4, 1948, in Mulkeytown, Illinois, and he survives in Carlyle, where they moved almost 2 years ago to be near their daughter.

In addition to her husband Robert, she is also survived by a daughter – Judy Wilkins and husband Bob of Carlyle; her grandchildren – Nathan Wilkins and wife Brandi of Breese, Jennifer Gansauer and husband Paul of Carlyle, Rebecca Hook and husband Jacob of Pearland, Texas, Joshua Furlow and wife Alicia of Belleville, Illinois, Allison Furlow of Belleville and Brett Furlow of Granite City, Illinois; and her great grandchildren – Addison and Grayson Gansauer, Elaina Wilkins and Logan Randall Furlow.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Thad and Opal Riley; a brother – Ronny Riley; a sister – Aretia Fae Toney and a son – Randall K. Furlow.

Mrs. Furlow was a member of Sterling Baptist Church in Fairview Heights. She loved reading her Bible and had read it in full over 50 times. She taught Sunday school and played piano for church services for many years.

Eugene R. Bauman 

Eugene R. Bauman, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, January 14, at the Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 282 and V.F.W. Post 1377 of Greenville. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Eugene Ralph Baumann, the son of Ralph George Baumann and Lucilda Josephine Hoffmann Baumann, was born on April 26, 1930 in Greenville. He attended Central School and graduated from Greenville High School in 1948. Eugene answered his country's call by joining the United States Navy on January 3, 1949. He served on the Fleet Aircraft Services Squadron Eight based out of Great Lakes until being honorably discharged on January 4, 1950 at San Francisco, California. Gene continued in the Naval Reserves for several more years. Gene returned to Greenville where he worked at Pet Milk for 13 years under Clifford Hebrank and Walter Hammer. Gene then worked for Retail Credit for 5 years. Gene then joined Allstate Insurance where he worked for 26 years as an Insurance Claims Adjuster. Gene retired from Allstate in 1993 and the next year began working part time for the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home for another 16 years.

Eugene and Annella M. Hammer Bogue were united in marriage on November 20, 1973 at the Greenville Presbyterian Church by Rev. Vel Vias, and they have enjoyed over 40 years together. Annella survives as do his three children: Bunny (Bret) Brosman of Vandalia, Kelly E. (Nancy) Baumann of Greenville, William R. Baumann of Madison, his brother Larry (Nancy) Baumann of Cypress, Texas, 6 grandchildren: Kelly E. "Bub" (Vanessa) Baumann Jr, .Dusty Lynn (Chris) Cochran, Brad Baumann, Chris Baumann, Andrea Jump, Tyler (Telisa) Nance, 7 great-grandchildren: Grace, Ava, Zander, Coen, Alex, Taylor, Logan, 2 step children: Anne Alsup of Apopka, FL, David Bogue of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 5 step-grandchildren: Aaron Alsup, Jonathan Alsup, Andrew Alsup, Stephen Walter Alsup, Maegan Santos and 3 step great-grandchildren: Brittany, Kolton and Christopher.

Gene was an active Jaycee member helping with the fireworks at the Greenville City Park for many years, served as president of Jaycees, was the Bond County Fair Parade Marshal for several years and a member of the Greenville First Presbyterian Church where he served several terms as Deacon.


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