TOTALS FOR 2007 FIREARM DEER SEASON
The 2007 Illinois Firearm Deer Season came to a close on Sunday and hunters in the state harvested 116,708 deer. During this second season, over 31,000 deer were reported, versus 29,000 last year.
Preliminary reports show that Pike County had the top number of the year with 3,732 deer harvested. In the surrounding area, numbers in each of these four counties were up from 2006: Bond with 1165 deer; Clinton with 1051; Fayette with 2,286; and Madison County with 1,273.
The three-day Illinois muzzleloader-only season is currently underway, until the 9th. And the Late Winter Firearm Antlerless-only Deer Season will be held January 18th through the 20th. Permits were previously issued for both of these seasons.
RECALLS CONTINUE THROUGHOUT DECEMBER
Due to the recent multiple safety recalls, consumers may want to sign up for e-mail alerts at www.recalls.gov. Just Thursday a new batch of recalls were issued, ranging from lead violations, to possible strangulation hazards, to faulty equipment.
Some of these newer recalls include First Year's Newborn-to-Toddler reclining training seats and 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds potty training seats, boys hooded sweatshirts by Scope Apparel and Sears, various childrens clothing from Kmart and the Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym.
And earlier this week, Ameriwood Industries recalled their entertainment centers due to the reported collapse of one of the units that allegedly resulted in the death of a child. Consumers are urged to keep up to date with the various recalls, as new ones are added every day. The best place to get the correct information is www.recalls.gov.
GC CHOIR AND CHAMBER SINGERS TO HOST CHRISTMAS DINNER
The Greenville College Choir and Chamber Singers will host a Christmas Dinner Concert on Friday, December 14th, at 6:30PM. The main course will be served at Cheri's Garden Room. After dinner, the event will move to the Historic Demoulin Home, on 4th Street, where desert will be served and the Choir and Chamber Singers will perform.
A suggested minimum donation for tickets is $20 per person. Limited space is available. Tickets are available at Watson's Drug Store, Ten Talents Gallery and Gifts, the Greenville Christian Bookstore and the Greenville College Music Department Office at 664-6550. Proceeds to go toward the GC Choir's Eastern European Concert Tour in March.