7-13-2009

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FATAL CAR ACCIDENT IN CLINTON COUNTY

 

A one car fatal accident occurred in Clinton County early Saturday morning, July 11. According to the Clinton County Sheriff's Department, around 3AM Thomas Pigg, age 27 of rural Carlyle, was driving on old route 50 when he allegedly went off the road at Diekemper curve and rolled over. Pigg, who was the only person in the vehicle, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese were he was pronounced dead.


ALHAMBRA TEEN KILLED IN FATAL ACCIDENT

 

The Madison County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident that claimed the life of an Alhambra teenager. According to a press release from the Madison County Sheriff's Department, Paul R. Dawson, age 17, of Alhambra was traveling north bound on Alhambra Road on Thursday, July 9th at 8:24PM. Dawson was behind a second vehicle and near the area of Leon Lane. Dawson allegedly attempted to pass the second vehicle when he lost control of his automobile. Dawson was ejected from his vehicle as it ran off the roadway and overturned. Dawson was taken to Staunton Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There are no indications that alcohol was a factor, and the incident remains under investigation.

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RECALLED SMOKE ALARMS

 

Illinois State Fire Marshal David Foreman is urging Illinois residents to check their smoke detectors. Last week the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled over 90,000 smoke alarms that may not sound in case of a fire. According to CPSC, the units in question, Kidde Model PI2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms were sold between August 2008 and May 2009. The recalled alarms can also be identified by two buttons, "HUSH" and "PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY" which are located on the front center of the alarm. If you have this model, discontinue using it immediately. Kidde is providing replacement alarms by calling 1-877-524-2086 or logging on to their web site at www.kidde.com.


BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TESTING FOR WEST NILE VIRUS

 

The Bond County Health department is looking for dead birds, but not just any dead birds.  Tom Melvin, from the health department, said they are testing dead birds for West Nile Virus.  Birds they can test should be freshly dead, not dead long enough to smell bad and those with no apparent cause of death.  If you find a bird you think might be eligible for testing, save the bird in a plastic bag.  By keeping the bag between your hand and the bird, you can safely pick up the bird and close the bag around the bird.  Call Tom Melvin at 664-1442, ext. 149.  If the bird is a good prospect for testing, the health department will arrange for it to be picked up.  Testing for West Nile Virus will continue throughout the summer.

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LOCAL GIRL HITS THE STAGE IN NASHVILLE

 

You may have heard 12 year-old Mikayla Roach play and sing at events around this area and in past Colgate Country Showdowns.  Now they have heard her in Nashville too.  Mikayla's father Donnie Roach told WGEL what happened during a recent trip Nashville.  While walking down Broadway, in downtown Nashville, Mikayla was asked to sing with the band performing at "The Stage."  She was then invited to sing and play with the band performing at "Roberts Western World" where she sang two songs and played another on a borrowed fiddle.  Donnie said the manager told him she has a place on his stage anytime she is in Nashville.  You can see Mikayla sing and play Friday nights at the free country music jam and dance at the Mulberry Grove American Legion.

GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL ADDS PHYSICIAN

 

Patient care at Greenville Regional Hospital has reached a new milestone with the addition of staff Hospitalist Dr. Ome Eruvbetine.  A Hospitalist is a physician whose primary professional focus is in the medical care of hospitalized patients, often seeing them in the ER, following them in the inpatient care unit, and organizing after-hospital care.  This allows patients the comfort and security of seeing the same doctor continually, minimizing hospital lengths of stay and reducing hospital costs.

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OBITUARIES

PAUL DAWSON

 

Paul Dawson, age 17 of Alhambra, passed away Thursday, July 9th at Staunton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services for 17 year-old Paul Dawson will be Tuesday at 10am at Alhambra First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Gullick Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4pm to 8pm at Alhambra First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Youth Group or OMS International.


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