03-12-2014



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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO MULTIPLE FIRES TUESDAY


Keyesport Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 1:51 p.m., to a reported timber fire on Deer Trail.  Mulberry Grove Firefighters were paged for mutual aid.


Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firefighters were paged to a report of a grass fire Tuesday, at 3:23 p.m., on Rt. 140.  Greenville Firefighters responded at 3:55 to a call for mutual aid.  According to the fire report, approximately 65 acres of field and grass burned.  No injuries were reported and no damage resulted.  Firefighters were on the scene about an hour and a half.

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Photo from Greenville Fire Department


Keyesport Firefighters were called again Tuesday, at 5:11 p.m., to a grass fire on Beaver Creek Trail.  Mulberry Grove Firefighters were paged for mutual aid.


Greenville Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 7:12 p.m., to a report of a shed fire on Vine Street.  According to the fire report, the fire was in a garden area and was quickly extinguished.  Firefighters were on the scene about twenty minutes.


EARLY VOTING WRAPS UP SATURDAY

The primary is just one week away. Voters can beat the lines on March 18th by casting a ballot early. You can do that at your county clerk's office. Early voting ends this Saturday.   


SENIOR CENTER TO HOST LAND OF LINCOLN FINANCIAL PROGRAM

The Bond County Senior Center will host Land of Lincoln as they offer information on a financial program on Monday, March 17. Director Anna Oestreich told us the event will be held after the lunch hour and is open to people of all ages.

“This is going to be a great program,” Anna told WGEL. “Land of Lincoln has a special grant and they really want to get out and promote the program, because like I said, there’s a lot of folks out there who are under water on their mortgages and really concerned about losing their homes, and they’re going to give them information about what can be done about that and about how this one bankruptcy program might be of interest to them.”

For more information on the upcoming program, call the Senior Center at 664-1465.

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AMEREN OFFERS DISCOUNTED HOME ENERGY AUDITS

With a 20 percent increase in winter energy usage over last year, Ameren is offering discounted home energy audits to help increase energy efficiency and lower costs. Ameren Spokesperson Marcelyn Love gave us a few examples of what the home energy audits might find.

“Just by turning the thermostat down a couple degrees in the case of winter or up a little bit in the summer, you could really start to save on your bill,” Love told WGEL. “Other simple measures such as using ceiling fans and allowing that to help circulate the air throughout the home can really save. In the winter, you can take advantage of the sunlight to help to warm up the home a little bit. You can also do things like air sealant or the window seal to really increase the comfort level in your home.”

Love said Ameren is now offering a comprehensive diagnostic for $25. Ameren is also offering rebates for new energy-saving equipment including some programmable thermostats and power strips. For more information, visit their website at www.actonenergy.com


FAMOUS NATURALIST TO SPEAK AT SELF-RELIANCE EXPO IN GREENVILLE

Famous naturalist Eustace Conway will be the keynote speaker at the Owl Creek Gazette Self-Reliance Expo on Saturday, March 15 at First United Methodist Church in Greenville. Conway is the founder of Turtle Island Preserve in North Carolina. He told us more about Turtle Island’s camp programs.

“We also have family camps so any family in the country can sign up and join with other families or gather together several families that you might want to bring together,” Conway told WGEL. “We’re very flexible with our programming. We try to accommodate anybody’s special needs. We have summer camp for boys, summer camp for girls. We have adult camps, we have special interest type of subjects, like we have a blacksmithing workshop coming up and we have a hide tanning workshop coming up.”

Conway said they offer a wide variety of camps that all tie back to the self-reliance and the natural environment. The Self-Reliance Expo will run from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with Conway to speak at 1:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.owlcreekgazette.com.

 

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MULBERRY GROVE FFA TO HOLD WORK AUCTION

The Mulberry Grove FFA Chapter will hold a work auction Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mulberry Grove Elementary gymnasium. FFA President Brett Shewe said the students are willing to work hard for the people in the community who support FFA.

“This is where people from the community come in to help support us and purchase students for an 8-hour workday,” Shewe told WGEL. “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we really appreciate the community coming out and supporting us.”

Shewe said this year’s event will also include a pie auction.



GC ANNOUNCES RICHARD ZELLER AS GUEST FOR SYMPOSIUM

Greenville College recently announced Richard Zeller as the guest of this year’s Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium.

Richard Zeller

Zeller has earned international acclaim for both concert and opera roles. He will perform a voice recital on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center on campus. The recital is free and open to the public.

Photo courtesy of Greenville College
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SCHOLAR BOWL PERFORMS WELL IN REGIONAL

Congratulations to the Greenville Comets Scholar Bowl for a great performance in their regional competition. They beat Highland in the first round, but fell short to Jerseyville in the championship.


OBITUARIES

Judith A. Glasco

Judith A. Glasco, age 71 of Greenville, passed away Monday, March 10 at her residence. Funeral services will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery in Edwardsville. Friends may call Friday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.  

Judith A., the daughter of Virgil and Viola McFaddin, was born May 10, 1942 in Belleville, Illinois. Judith grew up in Belleville, attended the local schools and graduated from Belleville High School. She was united in marriage to James Glasco in 1961. Judith was a homemaker and stayed home and raised their 3 children. She enjoyed doing puzzles, reading and painting.

Judith is survived by her husband James, son Jeff and wife Sheila Glasco of New Douglas, IL, son Jason and wife Pattie Glasco of Sorento, IL and a daughter Jeanette Glasco of St. Louis, MO. She was the loving grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 2. Also surviving are her siblings; Ron McFaddin of Belleville, Jimmy McFaddin of Belleville, Pat Kerpering of St. Louis, MO and Cathy Wayne of New Orleans, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Lyle McFaddin.

Bruce E. Bowen                

Bruce E. Bowen, age 50, of Greenville, passed away Friday, March 7, at Barnes Jewish Hospital.  Funeral services for 50 year-old Bruce E. Bowen will be Thursday, March 13, at 2:00 p.m., at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Reno Bethel Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 1377.  Friends may call Thursday, from noon until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Responder Rescue.  Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

He married Christine Alexander on October 30, 2001  in Kona, Hawaii.  She survives.  He grew up in Hawaii and entered the U.S. Air Force after he graduated from high school.  He moved to Illinois in early 1990's and worked as a paramedic in Springfield, IL.  He moved to Pennsylvania in 2004 and back to Illinois in 2011 while he continued to work as a paramedic.  He was currently working as a Flight Medic for The St. Louis Children's Hospital Transport Team.

He is survived by his wife Christine of Greenville, IL, his parents John and Anne Bowen of Kona, HI, his mother-in-law- and father-in-law Allan and Jo Ann Alexander of Greenville, IL, his sons Corey Bowen of Minier, IL and Jace Bowen at home, his daughter Lauren (Dillon) Weaver of Danvers, IL. his sisters Maureen (Norbert) Fiqueira of Hanover, PA and Denise (Adam) Marjarum of Quincy, PA.  He is also survived by one grandchild.


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