Don’t forget to fall back this weekend. At 2:00 AM Sunday, the time will move back one hour. This means we’ll all get an extra hour of sleep! Before you go to bed Saturday night, turn your clock back one hour to Standard Time. This is always a good time to check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.



Alcohol and Drug Treatment Providers across the sate of Illinois, already feeling the effects from state budget cuts, are now hurting because the state is behind in paying these facilities. Payment delays of up to 90 days, have forced some facilities to obtain loans, spend savings, and cut jobs, with fears of deep service cuts. At least one facility has turned away 500 people this year who needed help. Most providers blame Governor Rod Bagojevich because he cut $55 million, or 43%, from the sate addiction treatment budget, on July 9th. It is estimated that more than 42,000 people will lose treatment services during this fiscal year because of the budget cuts.



Recently a rural Bond County grandmother was the victim of a phone scam.  A person, pretending to be her grandson, called and asked for money to pay damages for an accident in which he had been involved.  She spoke with him several times throughout the day and then sent two money orders totaling $4,000.00 to a location in Canada.  Meanwhile, her grandson called from his trip to St. Louis.  Conversations with the grandson lead his grandmother and mother to believe they had been victims of a scam.  A money order for $3,000.00 was picked up but the other one was not and was returned to the sender.  This information is being shared to inform you to watch for similar scams.  If you should receive a similar contact, call the Bond County State's Attorney's Office at 664-2262.





Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has announced the selection of 106 high schools for the 2009 statewide safety program called Operation Teen Safe Driving. Launched in 2007, Operation Teen Safe Driving is designed to help Illinois high schools implement local teen-led safe driving campaigns to decrease the number of traffic fatalities and crashes involving teenagers. Data shows that after the inception of the program, fatalities of teens, ages 16-19, dropped from 121 deaths, from January to September 2007, to 63 this year during the same period.


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 - 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




Patsy "Pat" E. Floyd, age 55, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, October 28th, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 55 year-old Pat Floyd will be Saturday at noon, at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Interment will be in Montrose Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.




Sam Wernle, age 83, of Glendale, California, formerly of Greenville, passed away at his home in Glendale.  Funeral services for Sam Wernle were Thursday at Forest Lawn Mortuary in California.  Memorials are available at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


SATURDAY - Partly sunny, high 68, low 48

SUNDAY - Partly cloudy, high 70, low 48


Join us this Sunday for Public Affiars. Becci's guests this week are Alan Gaffner and Dottie Corn with the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxillary Thirft Shop. Alan and Dottie will talk about the move to the new location, and the benifits the new store offers for the auxillary and for shoppers. That's Public Affiars this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.

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