GREASE FIRE AT HOME ON SUGAR LOAF ROAD
Greenville Firefighters responded Wednesday, at 4:27 p.m., to a report of a grease fire at a home on Sugar Loaf Road. According to the fire report, the homeowner was frying French fries on the stove and went outside to do chores. When he came back inside, he found a stove fire. Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firefighters responded to a call for mutual aid with a tanker and manpower. Damage is estimated at approximately $45,000.00. No injuries were reported and fire department personnel were on the scene about two hours.
GREENVILLE LADY COMETS TO HOLD BENEFIT FOR SCHREIBER FAMILY
The Greenville Lady Comets have dubbed Friday night’s game against Litchfield “Team Schreiber Night” to show support for one of their teammates whose mom was recently diagnosed with cancer.
“We’re having a bake sale, we’re going to auction off some cakes and we’re going to auction off the basketball that night after the basketball game,” Greenville High School Athletic Director Joe Alstat told WGEL. “We’re trying to benefit them as best we can.”
The JV game starts at 6:00 p.m. and the varsity game will follow. As part of the benefit, the Lady Comets will hold a Cake Auction at halftime of the varsity game. Because Wednesday's game was cancelled, senior night festivities will also take place Friday. This will be the last regular season game for the Lady Comets before the start of regionals.
AWARD WINNING CHRISTIAN AUTHOR COMING TO GREENVILLE COLLEGE
Award winning Christian author Rachel Held Evans will visit Greenville College tonight and Friday. Evans will hold a meet and greet reception with complimentary coffee at 7:00 p.m. this evening at Jo’s Java.
She will speak about her latest book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” during Chapel service in Whitlock Music Center Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Evans has been featured in interviews on The View, The Today Show, The Times and Oprah.com. These events are open to the public.
Rachel Held Evans
Photo courtesy of Greenville College
NEW DOUGLAS SCHOOL BUILDING PLANS
The Highland Community Unit 5 School Board approved a resolution at their recent meeting to sell the New Douglas Mid-Elementary Building to the New Douglas Township.
“The Board adopted a resolution to sell the building to the New Douglas Township for one dollar,” Superintendent Michael Sutton told WGEL. “New Douglas Township will now have some legal documents that they need to get in order. They will be getting those back to us as soon as those actions are taken, but in the end we will be selling the building for one dollar to New Douglas Township.”
Sutton said the school’s closing is an unfortunate side effect of hard financial times for the school district due to low state funding.