STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR IN BOND COUNTY
State Public Health Director, Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, will be in Bond County today to talk to local organizations and the community about the Governor's Illinois Covered Plan to insure all Illinoisans have access to health insurance. Whitaker is scheduled to discuss the plan at the Bond County Health Department today at 1PM.
FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPOND TO VARIOUS FIRE CALLS
Several fires Monday and Tuesday morning kept area firefighters busy. Mulberry Grove firemen were called to provide mutual aid to the Vandalia Fire Department at 7:19 AM Monday to a house fire on Highway 185 and Lake Bridge, while enroute, their assistance was canceled due to the fire being under control.
At 1:55 PM Monday, Greenville firemen responded to a report of a garden tractor on fire at a residence on Beaver Creek Trail. They were called again at 9:42 PM Monday to Ward Street in Greenville to a report of house on fire. The home occupied by David and Angela Bennett sustained damage estimated at $37,000. The fire was determined to have started in the living room and was allegedly caused by children playing with candles. Firemen were on the scene for over two hours, returning to service at 12:05 AM.
Shoal Creek firemen responded to a call to a truck on fire Tuesday morning at 4:59 AM on Sorento Avenue, 1 mile West of St. Route 127. Greenville firemen provided mutual aid and returned to service at 5:40 AM.
RECALL ON CONTAMINATED GROUND BEEF
Another alert has been issued expanding last week’s warning about a specific strain of E.coli that can be associated with the consumption of some ground beef products. The USDA announced last week that a Minnesota company issued a recall of 129,000 pounds of beef products due to possible contamination.
The beef products were produced between March 1 and April 30, 2007, and were shipped to foodservice centers and stores in several states including Illinois and Missouri.The products later became ground beef sold under many different retail brand names, therefore, consumers should check with their local retailer to determine whether they may have purchased any of the products subject to recall.
There are still no reported cases in Illinois of anyone becoming sick with the same type of E.coli named in the recall. Anyone who thinks they may have experienced symptoms of illness after eating ground beef are urged to contact their health care provider. For more details on the recalled products, visit the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service website at www.fsis.usda.gov.
ALHAMBRA HOMECOMING JUNE 15 & 16
The annual Alhambra Homecoming will be held on June 15th & 16th at the Alhambra Firemen-Legion Park on Route 140 in Alhambra. There will be a parade both nights with Friday's beginning at 7PM and Saturday's at 6PM. The theme this year for the parade is "Country Living".
Entertainment will be provided on both days. Brothers and Company will perform Friday night, with Chugg set to be on the stage Saturday night. Also on Saturday evening will be the Dance House Dancers. Stands are available for vendors, including clubs and civic organizations. There will also be a beautiful baby picture contest for kids through 3 years of age.
To learn more about all of the events at the annual Alhambra Homecoming, contact Marsha at 488-7368 or Patty at 488-7020.