BURGLARIES IN GREENVILLE
Greenville Police are investigating three burglaries in Greenville which occurred early Wednesday morning. The Spic and Span business on 4th Street was broken into. According to the police report, lots of damage was done inside and an undetermined amount of money was taken. A & D Electric on Franklin Street was also burglarized. There was lots of damage done to the outside and inside of the building to phone and alarm panels. An undetermined amount of cash and property was taken. Max Sussenbach reported that the Help-U-Sell office on Harris Avenue was also broken into. Approximately $300.00 was taken and the business was ransacked. Entry was gained by forcing open the back door.
CHECK FOR TICKS AND KNOW THE SYMPTOMS OF TICK BORNE ILLNESS
State Public Health Officials are urging residents to protect themselves from ticks. This comes after a northeast Missouri child died from a tick-borne disease. The child died May 23rd after being bitten by a tick ten-days earlier. Tests performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital show the child was infected with a disease related to Rocky Mountain Fever.
State Public Health Director, Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, provides information on how to protect yourself and your families from tickborne illnesses. Check your clothing often for ticks climbing toward open skin and wear white or light-colored long sleeve shirts and long pants so the tiny ticks are easier to see. Apply insect repellent containing DEET, 30% or less, to exposed skin, except the face. Walk in the center of trails, so that weeds do not brush against you, and always check you, your family and inside pets thoroughly for ticks every two to three hours while outside.
Consult your physician if you have a rash or unexplained fever with flu-like symptoms ,without a cough, during the month following a tick bite, as these can be symptoms of a tick borne disease.
HILLSBORO MAN TO RECEIVE REPLACEMENT MILITARY MEDALS
This weekend a Hillsboro man will be receiving replacement medals that he earned over 50 years ago. 83 year-old Denver Ruppe was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 when he was just 18 years old. As a part of the Petroleum Engineers Unit during WWII, Ruppe traveled from France to England to Germany and most of Europe during his three-year service in the military.
The replacement medals, presented by Congressman Shimkus, will be the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, the WWII Victory Medal, the Honorable Service WWII Lapel Button, the Good Conduct Medal and the Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar. The presentation of medals for Mr. Ruppe will take place this Saturday, June 9th, at 9am at the Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180.
CICBC BLOOD SUPPLY DROPS BELOW TWO DAY LEVEL
The Central Illinois Blood Community Center has announced that the blood supply has dropped below the two-day level. They are issuing a call for healthy residents to donate blood to help increase the area blood supply. Increased usage by area hospitals, coupled with a slowdown in donations due to summer plans, has reduced the inventory of blood for patients in 19 area hospitals.
The CICBC attempts to maintain a three-day supply and caring donors have assured that in the last 35 years, no scheduled or emergency medical procedure has been delayed or canceled because of a lack of blood. The next area CICBC blood drive is Tuesday, June 12 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland from 1-6PM. To make an appointment, call 659-0542 or visit www.CICBC.org. Walk-ins are always welcome.