8-05-2009

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BATS AND RABIES

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health warns Illinois residents to avoid contact with bats as we approach the time of year when bats are most active. Bats are the primary carriers of rabies in Illinois and already this year, 37 bats have tested positive for rabies in 13 counties. Last year, 103 bats in Illinois tested positive for rabies. Rabies is a virus that attacks the nervous system. Humans contract rabies after being bitten by an infected animal. If not treated, rabies is fatal. You cannot tell by looking, if a bat is rabid, but if you suspect that a bat has bitten you, get immediate emergency treatment. Remember, bats are not the only animals that can spread rabies, all wild animals can spread the disease. Finally, if a family pet is bitten by a bat or a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance immediately.

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FEDERAL RECOVERY FUNDS TO IMPROVE ILLINOIS SCHOOL CAFETERIAS

 

Monies have been released to help some Illinois Schools.The Illinois State Board of Education will distribute nearly $4 million in federal recovery funding to improve school cafeterias in some of Illinois' neediest schools.  The grant funds will be used to purchase equipment that will improve the quality and safety of meals, increase energy efficiency of cafeteria operations and boost participation in meals programs.


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VFW HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE

 

VFW Post 1377 sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive last week.  Thirty-nine persons registered with 31 units collected.  Dean Thole received an eight-gallon pin and Diann King a one-gallon pin.

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NATIONAL ROAD CELEBRATING ARCHITECTURE AND NEW COOKBOOK

 

The National Road Association will host a program tonight, at the Powhatan Restaurant in Pocahontas, to present plaques to Bond County sites included in the organization's Art and Architecture Tour.  The evening also includes artist David Alan Badger who recently released a cookbook entitled, "Recipes from the Historic National Road."  The evening begins with dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by the program at 7:00.  For more information, call 664-9343.

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OBITUARIES

AMY D. WEST

 

Amy D. West, age 96, of Keyesport, passed away Tuesday, August 4, at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 96 year-old Amy West will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Burial will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery west of Keyesport. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Keyesport Methodist Church or to Bond County Hospice.


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