10-27-2008

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SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY WITH DEATH

 

Bond County Sheriff's Department Officers, Bond County EMS, and Keyesport Firemen responded to a single vehicle accident, with a fatality, Sunday evening on the Mulberry Grove Road at Hunter School Avenue.  Alan B. Gilbert, age 43, of Dayton, Tennessee, was southbound in a 2002 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck when he ran off the west side of the road.  His truck struck a culvert causing it to become airborne, rolling over at least once, coming to rest on its hood.  Bond County EMS transported Gilbert to Young Funeral Home.  Mulberry Grove firemen were also called for assistance with victim extrication.


$60 MILLION SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH PFIZER

 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with 33 other Attorneys General, recently announced a settlement with Pfizer Inc., resolving a five-year investigation into the allegedly improper marketing for Bextra and Celebrex.  The settlement requires Pfizer to significantly restrict its promotional practices, protecting consumers from deceptive and misleading marketing tactics that obscure a medication's negative health effects.  As part of this settlement agreement, Illinois will receive $3 million for future consumer education and enforcement actions.

 

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SHRINERS CLINIC AT GREENVILLE HOSPITAL

 

The Bond County Shrine Club held its annual screening clinic at Greenville Regional Hospital Saturday, October 18. Seven children were examined and all were referred to the Shriner's Hospital in St. Louis. Hospital spokesman Ryan Mifflin said, "We are very pleased to partner with the Shiner's each year to offer this important service to the children. The Shriner's do great work and we are pleased that so many benefited from their efforts this year." Shriner's Hospital in St. Louis specializes in the tratment of orthopedic problems or burn injuries to children, at no cost to the family.

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LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATES INCREASE

 

The Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area labor market remains relatively stable given the uncertain global and national economic conditions.  The Metro East area recorded a gain of 100 jobs over the year.  The rate of unemployment in September was 7.3 percent in the region, down three tenths of one percent compared to the previous month but an increase of 1.5 percent over the year.  The unemployment rate for Bond County is 6.9% for September 2008, compared to 5.1% in September 2007.  In Madison County, the rate is 7.1% in September 2008 compared to 5.6% a year ago.

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SPORTSMEN URGED TO DONATE VENISON

 

With deer hunting season underway across the state, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is once again encouraging hunters to donate whole deer to the Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger Program, which coordinates the donation and processing of venison provided to food banks, food pantries and charitable organizations throughout the state. Started in 1989, this program has coordinated the donation of more than 467,000 pounds of venison, providing more than 1.8 million meals for families and individuals in need. For more information about the Sportsmen Against Hunger Program or to donate venison, go to the IDNR web site or call 217-558-1548.

 


UNIT 2 SCHOOL HIRES NEW STAFF MEMBERS

 

Following a closed session at the Unit 2 Board of Education meeting Monday night, the board hired several persons for a variety of positions. Tim Hathaway was hired as a substitute custodian, Mike Jones - assistant boy's Jr. High Basketball Coach, Doug Fletcher - high school head girl's Softball Coach, Whitney Thomas - Cheerleading Sponsor at the Sorento Center, and Sheila Long for two hours as GES cashier.  1.25 hours per day were added for Rena Ward for the afternoon Special Education van route.  A letter of resignation was accepted from Bethannie Thole as School Nurse.


Trick or Treat Schedule 2008

 

Breese - Trick or Treating, Friday, Oct. 31st from 6:00-8:00 PM 

 

Carlyle - Trick or Treat, Friday, Oct. 31st 6:00-8:00 PM, 12-under

 

Greenville - Trick or Treat, Friday, Oct. 31st,  5:30 to 8:00 PM, 12 - under

 

Highland - "Trick or Treat on the Square," Thursday, Oct. 30th 1:00-5:00 PM

City Trick or Treat, Friday, Oct. 31st, 5:00-9:00 PM

 

Hillsboro - Trick or Treat, Thursday and Friday, 6:00-9:00 PM

 

Keyesport - Trick or Treat, Friday, Oct. 31st, 6:00-8:00 PM, 12 and Under

 

Mulberry Grove - Trick or Treat, Friday, Oct. 31st, 5:00-8:00 PM

 

Pocahontas - Trick or Treat, Friday, Oct. 31st, 5:00-8:00 PM, 12-under

 

Sorento - Trick or Treat, Friday, Oct. 31st, 5:00-8:00 PM

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SPORTS RESULTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

It was a clean sweep for the Greenville Lady Comets volleyball team against East Alton Wood River late last week.  The Lady Comets Varsity, JV and Freshman team all won.  The Varsity team is now 16-11 and 5-5 in the conference. 

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Lady Bluejays played Litchfield and Friday; both the 7th and 8th grade teams lost.  They played again on Saturday against Sorento and the 7th and 8th graders both won. 


OBITUARIES

ZELLA N. BEYES

 

85 yr old Zella N. Beyes of Vandalia formally of Hookdale passed away Saturday Oct. 25 at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia. Funeral Services for Zella Beyes will be 11am Tuesday Oct. 28 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Hookdale. Burial will follow in Taylor Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be Monday from 6PM until 8PM at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia and Tuesday from 10am until 11am at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Hookdale. 


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