9-17-2009

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BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS DISCUSS FISCAL BUDGET

 

 

The Bond County Health Department Board of Directors met Monday night at the new health department building on Fourth Street. The fiscal budget for 2010 was discussed. Because of the economy and the state of Illinois budget crunch, grant monies for next year are expected to be less. Payroll raises were discussed with suggestions of 2 or 3 percent. A final budget proposal will be presented at the next meeting Monday, October 19. A dental sliding fee was approved for Bond County residents. Since the dental clinic opened, from September 1 to September 11, 92 patients were treated. A West Nile Virus update was presented. Only three human cases in the state have been reported with one in St. Clair County. The H1N1 flu vaccines could be available by early October. The board suggested that to combat all flu virus’s, use common sense and wash your hands frequently, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and stay home if you are sick. Seasonal flu shots will be given at clinics across the county, with the first scheduled for Thursday, September 29 at Watson’s Drug Store. The cost is $30 for county residents and $35 for non-county residents.  

 


TWO ST. LOUIS MEN SENTENCED IN MARIJUANA DISTRIBUTION CASE

 

 

Recardo Bonner, age 39, and Vernon J. Lowery, age 31, both of East St. Louis, were sentenced last week in U.S. District Court for conspiracy to distribute in excess of 2200 pounds of marijuana.  Bonner was sentenced to 132 months imprisonment, an $875.00 fine and five years supervised release.  Lowery was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment, a $500.00 fine and four years supervised release.  The two men, who pled guilty in May 2009, are among 14 defendants who have been convicted in the marijuana distribution scheme that operated between 2001 and mid-2007, transporting large shipments of marijuana from Arizona to St. Louis, East St. Louis, Atlanta, Georgia and Lima, Ohio.

 

 

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WOODLAND AND POND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

 

Outdoorsmen and landowners are invited to a Woodlands and Pond Management Workshop Saturday, September 26, on the Bingaman and Burnam farms, in Fayette County.  The workshop begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and should conclude by 3:00 p.m.  A $15.00 registration fee, which includes lunch and handout materials, is payable at the door.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  To register or for more information, call 283-1095, ext. 3. 

 

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AGING SENIOR HELPLINE

 

The Illinois Department of Aging recently announced that more than 150,000 seniors and their caregivers were helped by the state's senior helpline. Senior helpline assists callers with questions about prescriptions, helps locate services in your community, evaluates your needs, answers questions, and provides information and assistance on other topics. For information about programs and services to assist older adults and their caregivers in Illinois, call the Department of Aging Senior Helpline at 1-800-252-8966.

 

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SHIMKUS' STAFF IN PIERRON AND HARVEL SEPTEMBER 22

 

A member of Congressman John Shimkus' staff will be available Tuesday, September 22 to meet with local residents at the Pierron Village Hall from 10:30 a.m. until noon and at the Harvel Village Hall from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m.  For more information or special accommodations, call 217-492-5090.

 

 


OBITUARIES

ATTORNERY CARL H. STOWE

 

Attorney Carl H. Stowe, age 89, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, September 15, at St. Frances Hospital in Hartford CT.   Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church.

 

9/17/09 @ 8:30AM

 

CORRECTION: The Funeral Services for Carl Stowe will be held at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home

 


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