9-10-2007

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BOMB THREAT AT ST. ELMO HIGH SCHOOL

 

Friday afternoon around 3:40PM, the St. Elmo Police Department was advised of a possible bomb at the St. Elmo High School. When officers arrived they found a vehicle in the parking lot with an item inside that resembled an incendiary device. Police evacuated the grounds. The bomb squad of the Secretary of State Police was called and dismantled that device which turned out not to be a bomb. The St. Elmo Police Department is investigating and they say arrests will be forthcoming.  Agencies involved in the incident included St. Elmo and St. Peter police, Fayette County Sheriff's department, State Police,  St. Elmo Fire Department and school district personnel and the Altamont Ambulance Service.


QUARTER MIDGET OFFICE AT BOND COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS BROKEN INTO

 

Cindy Daum reported to Greenville Police Thursday afternoon, that sometime within the past two weeks, the Quarter Midget Office at the Bond County Fairgrounds had been entered. The cash register, valued at $350.00, was taken, although it contained no money. Also missing are approx. $50.00 worth of candy, some meat from the freezer, 2 cases of soda, and an assortment of individual soft drinks. Police are investigating.

 

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BUS EVACUATION DRILL DAY

 

Public schools in Illinois are required to hold at least one bus evacuation drill each year, and Wednesday, September 12, 2007 has been declared by Illinois Regional Superintendents of Schools as Bus Evacuation Drill Day. 

 

According to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, bus evacuation drills are to be scheduled and personally supervised by the proper school official or designated school administrator.  Police, rescue and fire personnel should be invited to participate in this training event to be prepared for a school bus emergency.

 

"We want all of our students and drivers to be prepared in case of a bus emergency." said Mark Drone, Regional Superintendent of Schools for Bond, Fayette and Effingham Counties.  "Nothing is more important than the safety of our children as they travel to and from school, attendance centers, and extracurricular events."


MORE TOYS ARE RECALLED DUE TO HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning parents again to watch out for possible lead paint on their children’s toys, after numerous manufactures, recently issued voluntary recalls for more toys and jewelry. All of these products were manufactured in China and are believed to contain lead, either in the paint or in the toy itself. These new recalls join over 10 million other toys that have been recalled in the last two months. They include toys from Mattell, Fisher Price, Toys R Us and others.

 

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause serious health problems as their bodies absorb more lead than adults do, and harms them more because they are still growing. Children with elevated lead levels may suffer from learning disabilities, behavioral problems, lowered IQ, stunted growth and hearing impairment. Convulsions, coma and death can occur at higher lead levels. National surveys estimate that almost one out of every six children under the age of seven, have lead poisoning. To find out what toys have been recalled, visit www.recalls.gov. 

 

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FIVE NEW HUMAN CASES OF WEST NILE IN ILLINOIS


Five new counties are reporting positive West Nile virus mosquito or bird samples.  The latest local county is Clinton, which joins LaSalle, Morgan, Peoria, Richland and 26 others.

 

Five new human cases of West Nile virus have also been reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health.  That brings the total of human cases this year to 19.  The most recent cases include a DuPage County man in his 30's, a Kane County man in his 20's, a McHenry County man in his 30's, a teenage boy in Bureau County and a Sangamon County woman in her 70's.


THEFT AND DAMAGE REPORTS LATE LAST WEEK

 

A resident on Charles Street reported to Greenville Police that sometime over the past week, a push lawn mower had been taken from the residence.  It was valued under $300.  The Greenville Police Department is investigating.

 

And the Bond County Sheriff's Department is reporting that nine mailboxes were damaged sometime between overnight Thursday into early Friday morning.  The damaged mailboxes were found on Route 140, King Road, Country Club Avenue and Woburn Road.  The Bond County Sheriff's Department, along with the United States Postal Inspector are investigating.

 

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

 

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Thursday for a special meeting.  The Board hired Tim Hood of Nashville as the Vice-President of Instructional Services; Sedgwick Harris of Battle Creek, Michigan as the Vice-President of Student Services; Cecil Argue of Tuscon, Arizona as the Interim Director of the Centralia Correctional Educational Program; Lisa Collier of Sesser as the Director of Financial Aid; and  Elizabeth Sundermeyer of Centralia as the Assessment Coordinator.

 

The Board accepted bids for mailroom equipment, the purchase of lounge furniture for the Vandalia Campus, and accepted a donation of furniture chairs.


BOARD OF HEALTH SEPTEMBER PREVIEW

 

The Bond County Board of Health will meet tonight (Monday) at 6:30PM for their regular monthly meeting.  Items on the agenda include roof repair and an update on the building and grounds committee.  Other topics to be discussed include the FY06 audit, the flu and pneumonia shot fee and the health care worker background check policy.

 


 

RECEPTION TO WELCOME NEW DOCTOR

 

The community is invited to a public reception to welcome OB-GYN Specialist Dawn M. McDaid, M.D., to Greenville Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The reception will be tonight from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in the Greenville Regional Hospital Community Room.  Tours of the hospital's Family Birth Center will be provided and refreshments will be served.


KPD BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER PREVIEW

 

The Kingsbury Park Board will meet tonight for their regular monthly meeting at 7PM.  Items on the agenda include the committee meeting report and the directors report, along with any citizen input, unfinished business and possible closed session.

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SPORTS

MONDAY SPORTS

 

The Kaskaskia College Blue Angels Women’s Golf team finished eighth in the Kentucky Wesleyan Women’s Golf Invitational.  The tournament featured teams from 2-year and 4-year universities in Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky.   In the Quad match at Shawnee College, the Blue Angels were defeated  twice, but won their last match against Lewis and Clark College.

 

On Saturday, the Bond County Soccer Club defeated Centralia 6 to 2.  Shea Brandel, Trammel Horton, Zach Barber, and Daniel Wrigley had shots on goal. The team’s record is now 3-0.

 

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

 

The Comets football team beat Carlinville on Friday; the final score was 31-10.  The Comets are 3-0 on the season.

 

The Comets golf team is in action today.  The Comets will play at East Alton Wood River. 

 

The Lady Comets tennis team will play at Marquette Catholic High School.

 

GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

The Bluejays will play at Carlyle today.

 


OBITUARIES

DAVID W. AYERS

 

David W. Ayers, 62 of Greenville, passed away Friday, September 07, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services for 61 year-old David W. Ayers will be held Tuesday, at 11am, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Internment in Brown Cemetery with full military honors by the Marine Corps League.  The family will receive friends Monday from 5-7PM at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.

 

SHIRLEY L. CHILDERSON

 

Shirley L. Childerson, age 72, of Troy, passed away Saturday at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, IL.  Funeral services for 72 year-old Shirley L. Childerson, will be Wednesday, at 11:00 am at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Green Cemetery in rural Greenville.  Friends may call Tuesday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Green Cemetery. Shirley Childerson is the wife of Vernon Childrerson

 

ANNETTA J. "NETTIE" ROYER

 

Annetta J. "Nettie" Royer, age 88, of Galesburg, formerly of Greenville, passed away Saturday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Funeral services for 88 year-old Annetta J. Royer will be Thursday, September 13 at 11:00 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Felicitas Cemetery in Beaver Prairie.  Friends may call Thursday, from 10:00 am until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to St. Lawrence Church or the Connie Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The Young Funeral Home in Greenville is handling the arrangements.


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