11-17-2008

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COMETS PLAYOFF LOSS

 

The Greenville High School Comets football season came to an end Saturday with a 40-14 loss to the Columbia Eagles at Highland High School. On a cold, windy and blustery afternoon, the Eagles amassed more than 400 yards of offense while holding the Comets to under 100 yards. The Eagles jumped out to a quick 20-0 lead, but after a 3rd quarter interception return for a touchdown, the comets were down only 12 points. But the Comets could not score again and the Eagles scored two more touchdowns. This is the second season in a row that the Eagles have ousted the Comets from the playoff's. The Comets finished the season 11-1.  Congratulations Comets on a great season. 

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MADIGAN SUES TELEMARKETER FOR CRAMMING, CHECK YOUR PHONE BILL

 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit this week against a Las Vegas-based corporation, alleging that, in offering Internet yellow pages listings, this company bilked small businesses in Illinois and across the country through a practice known as "cramming."  Cramming involves adding charges to a consumer's telephone bill that the consumer never wanted or ordered. 

 

Madigan's complaint alleges that Live Deal, Inc., called small business owners under the guise of "confirming" their information for free Yellow Pages listings.  The listings were only free for 30 days, after which a $35.95 fee was added to unsuspecting consumer's phone bills if they did not take action to cancel the service.

 

You are urged to check your phone bill for any unauthorized charges.  If you find unapproved charges, dispute them with your phone company and ask that the charges be removed from the bill.  You should also file a complaint with Madigan's office.  The number to contact is 312-814-3118.

 

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MILITARY MOMS SUCCEED WITH QUILT RAFFLE

 

A quilt raffle put on by Military Moms raised nearly $1000 for the Dudleyville 4H Club. 4H members are putting together care packages for our troops in harms way.  

 

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CARBON MONOXIDE TAKES THE LIVES OF BOATERS

 

Recent tragedies that ended the lives of boaters on the Mississippi River and Lake Shelbyville, have highlighted the dangers of carbon monoxide. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants boaters to be aware of this silent and invisible killer on the water. Carbon monoxide can accumulate anywhere in or around your boat, regardless of the type or size of the boat. This gas is colorless, tasteless and odorless and when inhaled in prolonged small doses or sudden high doses, can be lethal. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are: dizziness, weakness, eye irritation, headache and nausea. Sometimes these symptoms are confused with seasickness or alcohol intoxication. If these symptoms occur, get the victim as quickly as possible to a well ventilated area, or if possible, get medical attention. Some common carbon monoxide sources onboard boats are: engines, gas generators, space and water heaters and cooking ranges. Prevention includes, installing and maintaining carbon monoxide detectors on and in your boat, having fresh air circulating and avoiding any area of the boat where exhaust fumes may be present.


 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR NURSES IN VETERAN'S HOMES

 

Nurses who provide care for Illinois Veterans in the state's Veteran's Homes are eligible to have as much as $5,000.00 of their student loans repaid by the state for up to four years.  This assistance is available through the Illinois Veteran's Home Nurse Loan Repayment Program and may only be used to pay the recipient's educational loans.  The Repayment Program is also an incentive to attract nurses to pursue and continue their careers at one of the four Illinois Veteran's Homes.  For more information or to apply for the Repayment Program, visit the ISAC's web site.


UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION ASKED TO APPROVE APPLICATION FOR GRANT

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, November 17th, at 7:00 PM in the Unit Office Conference Room.  The agenda includes an authorization to accept applications for the school board election, a report on the FFA National Convention, a review of 2008 state test scores, and information on an application for a school library grant.  Action is anticipated on a tort resolution, preliminary tax levy, and selected board policies.

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