5-4-2008

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BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CALLS PAN FLU COMMITTEE MEETING

 

The Bond County Health Department called a meeting of the Pan Flu Committee Thursday afternoon.  The meeting focused around local response if a confirmed case of the H1N1 virus was found in our area.  Currently, the Illinois Department of Public Health is recommending that if one confirmed case is found in an area, local schools should close.  This is only a recommendation from the IDPH, and school officials would decide when to close.  The state is sending one pallet of Tama Flu and Personal Protective Equipment, known as PPE, to every county in the state.  These materials were not requested by the Bond County Health Department but are part of statewide preparedness. 

 

Materials were distributed on how to best protect yourself from all flu viruses including H1N1.  The best way to protect yourself is by washing your hands, avoiding hand shaking, cleaning your work or school area, and staying home from school or work if you feel sick or have a fever.  With a vaccine an estimated 4-6 months away, the best way to stay healthy is through personal hygiene and cleanliness. 

 

 

MURPHYSBORO MAN SENTENCED ON FIREARMS CONVICTION

 

Singletary V. Johnson, age 40, of Murphysboro, Illinois was sentenced April 28 in United States District Court in Benton, to 36 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, and fined $200.00.  Johnson previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.  The offense occurred on August 27, 2008, in Jackson County.

 

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CIVIL WAR MEDICAL ENCAMPMENT AT OLD ILLINOIS STATE CAPITOL

 

Downtown Springfield will be transformed into a Civil War field hospital during a special event June 5-7 at the Old State Capitol Historic Site.  The event is part of the yearlong Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and is free and open to the public.  Practices of medicine during the Civil War may be seen at various exhibits and viewing stations with Friday designated as youth day.  Reservations are encouraged for Friday and may be made by calling 217-558-8918.  For more information, check the website at www.lincoln200.net.

 



DISORDERLY CONDUCT CHARGES FILED IN MADISON COUNTY

 

Dawn B. Files, age 27, of Granite City, was charged April 28 with a felony charge of alleged disorderly conduct.  Files reported to the Sheriff's Office on April 25, that she was robbed at gunpoint of more than $300.00, while working at a business in Troy.  Detectives investigated and found that Files had fabricated the entire story, and took the money herself.  The robbery constituted a false police report.  Files turned herself in at the Madison County Jail.  Bond was set at $20,000.00.


NATIONAL ROAD ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR JUNE

 

The 2009 National Road Association festival is June 19-21, with activities scheduled in Marshall, Martinsville, Casey, Greenup, Altamont, St. Elmo, Brownstown, Vandalia, Greenville, Pocahontas, Highland, Troy, Collinsville, and Cahokia Mounds.  New this year for motorcyclists is the National Trail River-to-River Run, Saturday, June 20.  Departure is at 9:00 AM from O'Fallon with an anticipated 3:00 PM arrival in Marshall.  Event details are at www.nationalroad.org.

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OBITUARIES

MILDRED MAYHEW

 

Mildred Mayhew, age 96, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, April 30, at Fair Oaks.  Funeral services for 96 year-old Mildred Mayhew will be Monday, at 11:00 AM, at the Greenville Free Methodist Church.  Burial will be Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Free Methodist Church or Greenville College. 

 

DONALD STUGEON SR.

 

54 year-old Donald Sturgeon, Sr., of Donnellson, passed away Thursday, April 30, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services for 54 year-old Donald Sturgeon, Sr. will be Monday, at 10:00 AM at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Burial will follow in Donnellson Cemetery. 

 

ROBERT CAULK SR

 

Robert Caulk Sr., age 82, of Litchfield, formally of Sorento, passed away Thursday April 30th at Heritage Manor in Litchfield. Memorial Services for Robert Caulk Sr. were held Sunday May 3rd at Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.


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