TWO MULBERRY GROVE BOYS INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
According to the Bond County Sheriff's Department Joshua Zinkgraf, age 18, and Donald Vanhoose, age 16 of Mulberry Grove, were involved in a motorcycle accident on SeaGraves Cemetery Avenue east of King Road just before 1am Sunday morning. Zinkgraf told deputies that they were westbound on a dirt bike when they lost control on some loose gravel and hit a guardrail. Zinkgraf was ticketed with alleged Improper Lane Usage, Operating an Uninsured Vehicle, No Registration, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, and Violation of Driver's License Class. Smithboro Fire Department First Fesponders and Bond County Sheriff's Officers were called to the scene. The two boys were transferred by ambulance to Greenville Regional for treatment.
UPDATE/CARLYLE POLICE LOOKING FOR MAN APPROACHING CHILDREN
The Carlyle Police Department is investigating two incidents involving a man who has allegedly approached two groups of children in the last week. On Sunday, March 11th, police were notified of a man who allegedly offered to pay two children $1 each to help him find a lost cell phone in his car. The suspect was described as a white male, in his 20's with brown spiked hair and light facial hair. He has been seen wearing a button down shirt and a tan cowboy hat. He was reported to be driving a light blue, possibly a Dodge Dynasty, mid size car with a black stripe and spoiler on the trunk. It was then learned that on Saturday, March 10th, a man matching the same description approached two more children and allegedly asked them to help find his dog. This Monday morning the Carlyle Police Department reports that they have received numerous phone calls regarding possible sightings of the suspect or the suspect vehicle, but no significant leads have developed yet.
Sketch of alleged suspect supplied by the Carlyle Police Department
The Clinton County Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the alleged suspect's arrest. If anyone has any information, please contact the Carlyle Police Department at 594-2488
BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MARCH MEETING
The Bond County Board of Health met last week and discussed several long-range plans. Director Maxine Barth advised the board that she wanted to keep all of their computers and equipment current and up to date. She also mentioned the need for additional building space. Various ideas, including purchasing land and constructing a whole new building were discussed, and will continue to be discussed at future meetings.
The Bond County Health Department, as ordered by the Illinois Department of Public Health, will now inspect long term care food establishments. The department's Environmental Health Specialist, who currently does all of the restaurants in Bond County, will do these inspections.
Barth then presented 18 policy revisions or additions to the current mental health policies for the CARF accreditation. These cover the mental health and substance abuse programs, and were approved by the board. Other policies on employee grievances, home health suture removal, and the sliding fee scale were also approved. It was announced that Greenville Regional Hospital had 51 flu tests, out of which 8 tested positive for Influenza A/B.
Barth then reminded the Bond County Health Board that the West Nile Virus Grant for mosquito surveillance starts April 1st and runs through March 31st, 2008. The West Nile dead bird surveillance then begins on May 1st.
COUNTY ZONING RECOMMENDS SEVERAL REQUESTS IN MARCH
The Bond County Zoning Board met Tuesday night and discussed several requests including one from Jack Ashford for a small rural business special use permit to build a private warehouse on his property on Beaver Creek Trail. Ashford will use this warehouse to store telephone equipment. The request was approved by board members.
John Zykan presented a request to rezone 13 acres from A1 and C1 classifications to a C2 classification in order for them to expand their business operations at Taylorville RV and Marine in Greenville. Part of the original zoning included agriculture and small commercial. With this new classification they can now sell motorized RV's. The rezoning was okayed by the board.
Linda Hill was also granted a variance and special use permit allowing her to bring a 1995 manufactured home into Bond County to be located on Osage Lane in Pocahontas. It will be placed on a permanent foundation and will be considered an addition to her current home.
The Bond County Zoning Board then denied a variance request from Robert Swofford to sell one acre and a house on Sugarloaf Road in Greenville. Each of the approved requests will now head to the Bond County Board's meeting on March 20th for final approval.
HEALTH FAIR 2007 VARIOUS SCREENINGS OFFERED
Greenville Regional Hospital will present Health Fair 2007, Friday March 23rd from 7am-5PM at the Greenville First United Methodist Church, located at 310 South Second Street. Over 40 national, state, and local organizations and exhibitors will be participating. Thirteen free health tests and a wide variety of health information will be available. Nursery facilities and childcare services will be offered.
Greenville Dentist, Dr. Matthew McCullough will conduct oral health screenings. Nursing students from SIU-Edwardsville will conduct hand strength screening to help detect hand disorders, neurological, and muscular problems. Dr. Paul Steiner and staff from Family Eye Care will offer testing for glaucoma. A scoliosis screening will be offered. The Greenville Rehabilitation and Pain Center will have staff on hand to conduct Myovision Surface EMG testing. Popular bone density tests will also be offered.
For more information on the Greenville Regional Hospital Health Fair 2007, call 664-2777.
MILITARY TOY RECALLED DUE TO HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Toys "R" Us has issued a toy recall. Three styles of "Elite Operations" brand toy sets were recalled because they contain high levels of lead in the paint and sharp points that may pose a risk of lead poisoning and laceration to children. These military-style play sets contain light and sound vehicles, action figures and accessories. No injuries have yet to be reported.
The models included in the recall are: Super Rigs Transport Vehicle (Item#087286), Command Patrol Center (Item#920625) and Trooper Carrier (Item#773967). Consumers can find the number on the back of the packaging, above the barcode. The toys were sold in January and February of this year at Toy's "R" Us stores and on their website.
Consumers are advised to take these toys back to the store for a full refund. The Illinois Department of Health provides a site that lists all up-to-date recalls…www.recalls.gov
RECALL OF PET FOOD AFTER DOGS AND CATS BECOME ILL
Menu Foods, a major manufacturer of dog and cat food, has begun recalling containers of wet pet food after reports of pets becoming ill after eating the food. The recall is limited to "cuts and gravy" in cans and pouches sold under private labels and are also contract-manufactured for some national brands.
After much testing the company discovered that the timing of the production associated with the illnesses coincided with the introduction of an ingredient from a new supplier. According to a press release on the company web-site, they stopped using this ingredient shortly after this discovery and production since then has been undertaken using ingredients from another source.
The production recall dates are from December 3rd 2006 to March 6th 2007. To determine whether you have purchased cat or dog food subject to recall, consumers should refer to the list of brand names at www.menufoods.com/recall. There are 50 brands of dog food and 40 brands of cat food listed on the site. According to the company, products not identified on the web site can continue to be used.. Customers can also call 1-866-895-2708 for more information.
Menu is the leading North American private label manufacturer of wet pet food products sold by supermarket retailers, mass merchandisers, and pet specialty retailers. In 2006 they produced more than one billion containers.
DOODLEBOPS COMING TO THE FAMILY ARENA.. YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS
(Ticket giveaway date corrected from Friday's Daily)
The Doodlebops are coming to the Family Arena in St. Charles on Sunday, March 25 and WGEL and TNT RV and Generators have tickets to give away. Dee Dee, Moe, and Rooney Doodle are Disney Channel stars and you could win tickets for their March 25th concert.
On Wednesday, March 21st when you hear Durwood the Doodlebop fan open the WGEL ticket window, be caller 8 and you’ll win a Family Fun Pack of four tickets courtesy of WGEL and TNT RV and Generators. You must be 18 or older and may only win once. Only one winner per family. Employees of WGEL, TNT RV and Generators and their immediate family members are not eligible.
LUCILLE S. BRASE
Lucille S. Brase, age 94 of Edwardsville, passed away Friday, March 16 at her residence. Funeral services for 94 -year-old Lucille S. Brase will be Tuesday, March 20 at 10:00 am at the Zion Lutheral Church in Carpenter, IL. Friends may call Monday March 19 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel and Tuesday, March 20 from 9:00 - 10:00 am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Carpenter. Interment will be in Valley View Memorial Gardens in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church or to Eden Care Center.
BILLIE LEE GREGORY
Billie Lee Gregory, age 73 of Pocahontas, passed away Friday (March 16) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for 73-year-old Billie Lee Gregory will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the May Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Visitation is Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.
81-year-old Dorcas Jones of Coffeen passed away Friday, March 16 at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Funeral services for 81-year-old Dorcas Jones will be Tuesday, March 20 at 10:00 am at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen. Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at theToberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.
EVELYN M. WIEBLER
Evelyn M. Wiebler, age 80, passed away Thursday, March 15 at Christian North East Hospital in St. Louis. A Mass of Christian Burial for 80 -year-old Evelyn M. Wiebler will be celebrated at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 20 at St. Mary's Church in Carlyle. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, and Tuesday, March 20th from 8:00 - 9:30 am. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Wiebler are suggested to Helen's TLC Home in Farina and will be received at the funeral home.
THE WGEL SECRET WORD IS GIVEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY IN THE 11AM, NOON, 1 & 2PM HOURS. WRITE IT DOWN AND WHEN WE CALL, YOU COULD WIN $50.
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