THE TRICK TO PERFECT TICK REMOVAL
Although ticks can transmit diseases to humans and pets, prompt and proper removal will significantly decrease the likelihood of infection. Dr. Allan Paul, professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, recommends one method of removing ticks from your pet. Grab the tick as close to the skin as possible with a pair of tweezers. A firm gentle pull should remove the majority of the parasite. Dr. Paul says not to worry if the head remains, in most cases, the body will take care of it on its own. If you think you or your pets are becoming ill due to a tick bite, contact your local health care professional or veterinarian.
LEO G. AHLERS
Leo G. Ahlers age 72 of Smithboro passed away Tuesday September the 1st at Christian Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for 72 year-old Leo Ahlers will be held at 11am on Saturday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8PM on Friday. Memorials may be made to the Bond County Humane Society.
Joe C. Hess, age 63, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, September 1 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services for 63 year-old Joe Hess will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or in the form of Masses.
Bernell Baits Westberg, age 82 of Melbourne, FL. Formerly of Pleasant Mound passed away November 8th 2008 in Orange Park Florida. Graveside services for 82 year-old Bernell Westberg will be Friday at 10am at the Noffsinger Cemetery. The family will welcome friends at the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the Parkinson's Foundation at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
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