RECALLED MALT-O-MEAL CEREALS
The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning families about possible salmonella poisoning from two types of recalled Malt-O-Meal cereal.
The affected Malt-O-Meal cereal includes the unsweetened puffed rice and unsweetened puffed wheat varieties with, best if used by dates, ranging from April 8th of this year to March 29th of 2009. Public Health spokesperson Melaney Arnold says they advise people not to eat this cereal because it might be contaminated with salmonella.
We spoke with a representative of the Greenville Capri IGA and they have pulled any possibly affected cereals off their shelves.
2008 GERALD TURLEY AWARD RECIPIENT
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce has named Roger Riedemann the Gerald Turley award recipient for 2008. The Gerald Turley Memorial award was created to honor citizens who have demonstrated personal sacrifice, involvement, innovation and community leadership to promote the ongoing success of Greenville. Some of Riedemann’s important contributions include; his efforts to bring Carlisle Syn Tec and United Stationer’s to Greenville, being one of the founders of the Greater Greenville Development Corporation, leading the original fundraising efforts of the American Red Cross, and being one of the two Bond County representatives on the Southwestern Illinois Business Development Corporation.
Roger Reiedemann will become the 15th recipient of the Gerald Turley Award on Thursday, May 8th during a reception at Mabry’s Restaurant. The celebration will begin at 6:30pm. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by calling the Chamber at 664-9272.
MORE NEIGHBOORS IN BOND COUNTY
According to the 2007 census estimates, the population of Bond County is growing, slowly. The latest estimate puts Bond County at 18,103 residents. That's 83 higher than the 2006 estimate, and around 500 more than the census of 2000. A statewide look at census numbers shows Kendall County in Illinois is the fastest growing county in the USA. The statewide census estimate shows Illinois has a population of 12.8 million with over 5.25 million living in Cook County. The two largest counties in the WGEL listening area continue to be Madison and St. Clair Counties with over a quarter of a million residents in each county.