PRICE IN SALT GOES UP FOR COUNTY
Prices are going up for everyone, even the Highway Department and this means they will have to cut back on certain services. Bond County Highway Department has a contract with Morton Salt. The price of salt has gone from $43 a ton to $93 a ton for townships and counties. When the Highway Department did their 08-09 budget, they allotted a certain price for salt. County Engineer for the Highway Department, Mike McCormick says, with salt, it's a guessing game, it really depends on what the weather brings. If it's a heavy winter, the Highway Department could run out. Once it's gone, it's gone. To help deter this problem McCormick says the department adds fly ash, the same material used on high school tracks, to stretch the use of the salt. McCormick added that depending on the weather, residents could see little or no salt on the roads during the winter months. This means slowing down and minimizing winter travel for residents in Bond County.
NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Greenville Regional Hospital is reminding area women that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to X-Ray Technologist Mitzi Spainhour, "Early detection is the key. Annual screening is crucial to the detection and treatment of breast cancer, and the earlier it is detected, the better the outlook for treatment". She added, "At age 35, all women should have their first mammogram. After the age of 40, mammograms should be scheduled yearly". Greenville Regional Hospital recently purchased an imaging system designed to assist radiologists in the early detection of breast cancer. For more information, contact Greenville Regional Hospital at 664-1230 or call you're primary physician.
UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET
The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, October 20th, at 7:00 PM at the Pocahontas Center. The Board will consider approval of December graduates, a resignation, and an overnight trip to Pontiac, IL for Junior High Boys Basketball. The Fiscal Year 2008 budget audit report is on the agenda along with an Okaw Area Vocational Center Resolution, proposed action on specified board policies, and a closed session.