CRIME STOPPER PROGRAM IS PROVING SUCCESSFUL
Recently, the Illinois State Crime Stoppers Association had their annual meeting and conference in Carlinville.The crime stopper program, gives individuals the chance to report information related to a crime, anonymously. Callers are assigned a code number when they place their call, and at no time are they required to provide their name. There also is eligibility for a cash reward if the information given leads to the arrest and filing of criminal charges against a suspect.
Year to date statistics for the program showcases it's success. So far in 2007, 738 cases have been solved, 459 arrests made, the property recovered totals over $465 thousand dollars, and $57,000 in rewards have been paid.
PAINT OUR TOWN PURPLE THIS WEEKEND
This Saturday, September 1st, the City of Greenville will be painted purple, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the American Cancer Society's annual "Relay For Life". The community campout against cancer will be held September 14th, at the Bond County Fairgrounds. This weekend, however, towns, schools and businesses throughout the country will participate in the "Paint Our Town Purple" event.
Everyone is invited to join the fun and encourage participants to spread hope in the community. According to the Relay For Life committee, there are plenty of ways to paint the town that includes displaying a purple sign in your front yard, decorating your front entrance with purple balloons and tying purple ribbons around trees in your neighborhood. For more information, contact Susan Drake at 664-9598.
GREENVILLE REGIONAL TO PRESENT DIABETES UPDATE SEMINAR
The Greenville Regional Hospital Education Department will present its annual Diabetes Update Seminar on Thursday, September 6th at 6PM in the Hospital's Community Room. Carol Schlitt, nutrition educator with the U of I Extension, will present a program called, "The Flack About Trans Fat". The presentation will highlight the unhealthy aspects of trans fats and how it relates to diabetes, according to Lisa Ketchum, RN. A question and answer session will follow the program.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Diabetes Association, 17 million Americans currently have diabetes. One in three Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes during their lifetime. The global incidence of diabetes is projected to nearly double to 20 million by the year 2025.
For more details on the Diabetes Update Seminar, contact the Greenville Regional Hospital at 664-1230 ext. 3551.