WARMER TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK
Look for warmer temperatures today and tomorrow. Highs will range from the low 60s to near 70 today then warm into the upper 60s to mid-70s on Thursday. There is a chance of rain on Thursday night and Friday across parts of Missouri and Illinois.
CITY WIDE YARD SALES TO BE HELD IN MAY
The City of Greenville is coordinating the second annual City Wide Yard Sale to be held Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. The city will provide maps showing locations, hours and some items available for all participating sales free of charge. Jody Weiss with the city told us how to get your yard sale listed.
“Registration forms can be picked up at the City of Greenville Municipal Building, the Chamber of Commerce office or the Greenville Public Library,” Weiss told WGEL. “Forms must be returned to the Municipal Building by 5:00 Monday, April 28th in order to be included on the map. The yard sale maps will be available beginning Thursday, May 1st at the Municipal Building, Greenville Police Department, the Chamber of Commerce and the Greenville Public Library.”
Weiss said forms can also be downloaded at the city’s website, www.greenvilleillinois.com. For more information, contact the municipal building at 664-1644.
GREENVILLE FFA SCORES WELL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
The Greenville FFA Dairy Judging Team placed first at their Section Contest on Friday. Individually, Brennan Woker was first overall, Josh Laesch was third and Haley Pierce was eighth. Other team members were Austin File, Andy Cruthis, Mark Ayers, and Ashley Manning. Brennan, Josh, Haley, Austin, and Andy will now compete at the State Contest at the end of April.
Congratulations also to Greenville FFA President Grant Suess. Grant won first place in the FFA State Proficiency Awards in Agriculture Communications on Saturday.
Grant Suess (left) and Greenville FFA Advisor Steve Zimmerman
Photo courtesy of Illinois Association FFA
BOND COUNTY HOSPICE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Bond County Hospice is currently seeking volunteers. Volunteer Coordinator Karen File told us about some different ways to help.
“After training, they can actually see patients,” File told WGEL. “The purpose of going into the home of course is to take care of the patient, but we also look out for the care taker. We kind of keep an eye on them to make sure they’re not too stressed, that they’re getting some sleep.
“So, our volunteers usually go in one or two times a week, send cards, phone calls. You meet the patient—you will kind of assess their needs at that point and the caretaker’s needs. You can do light house cleaning, bake cookies, just visit, read a book to them—there’s just a whole lot of things they can do. It’s not limited to anything.”
File said volunteers can also help around the office with paperwork and sending cards. Volunteers can be any age and training will be provided. To learn more, call Karen at 664-5020.