11-02-2009

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COMETS BEAT PIASA AND ADVANCE IN FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

 

The undefeated Greenville Comets football team struggled early against the Piasa Birds Saturday afternoon in very wet and muddy conditions at Don Stout Field in Greenville. The Comets caught fire in the second quarter and beat the birds 22 to 0. The Comets next play Fairfield at Fairfield in the second round of the football playoffs Saturday at 1:30PM, and you can hear that game live on WGEL Radio 101.7FM. Fairfield beat Breese Central 30 to nothing Saturday. 


GREENVILLE LADY COMETS ARE REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS

 

The Greenville Lady Comets are regional volleyball champions.  The Lady Comets won two straight games over Metro East Lutheran in the East Alton Woodriver regional championship game Saturday afternoon.  The Lady Comets will play Staunton, at the Columbia Sectional, Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.


BE PATIENT - H1N1 VACCINE IS COMING

 

Due to slower than anticipated production, there is currently a limited supply of the H1N1 vaccine nationwide.  Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold urges you to be patient as supplies of the vaccine are expected to increase in November and December.  In the meantime, continue to take everyday preventive actions to stay healthy and follow the 3 C's: CLEAN your hands frequently to prevent the spread of germs, COVER your cough and sneeze with a tissue or sleeve, not your hand, and CONTAIN your germs.  Stay at home if you are sick

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FORMER ALTON POLICE OFFICER SENTENCED

 

Mickey L. Dooley, age 50, of Alton, a former officer with the Alton Police Department, was recently sentenced to ten years in prison, three years supervised release, and ordered to pay a fine of $640.00, a special assessment of $725.00 and restitution totaling more than $48,000.00.  A jury convicted Dooley of two counts of making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, wire fraud, several counts relating to evidence being stored in connection with criminal investigations and prosecutions, and failing to file an individual income tax return.

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SHIMKUS OPPOSED TO GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE

 

The House Democratic leadership unveiled its nearly-2000 page health care legislation in Washington this week.  Following that release, Congressman John Shimkus had this to say about the plan.  "I support health insurance reforms that would make health care more accessible, affordable and portable.  I cannot support a plan that raises taxes, hurts businesses, and cuts Medicare, seniors rely on…all to put the federal government in control of everyone's health care."  Shimkus said he does support allowing for 100 percent tax deductibility of health insurance by individuals, allowing health insurance to be sold across state lines to let insurers offer people more choices at lower costs, removing barriers so those with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage at an affordable rate, and removing life-time caps on insurance policies.


MORE VETERANS TAKE HONOR FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON DC

 

Three more area World War II veterans recently took the Honor Flight to Washington DC to see the national memorial.  John Terry and Iva Duckworth, both from Mulberry Grove, and Marshall Semingson from Greenville took the trip Wednesday, October 28.

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OBITUARIES

CHESTER L. MILLER

 

Chester L. Miller, age 83, of rural Walshville, passed away Thursday, October 29 at his daughter's home. In accordance with 83 year-old Chester Miller's wishes, his body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held in Minnesota. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association. Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of the arrangements.

 

DIANE DONAHUE

 

Diane Donahue, age 61, of New Douglas, passed away Saturday, October 31 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services for 61 year-old Diane Donahue will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at New Douglas Baptist Church in New Douglas. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston.

 

WILLIAM PIERCE

 

William D. "Bill" Pierce, age 75, of Highland, passed away Friday, October 30 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 75 year-old William "Bill" Pierce will be Tuesday, at 1:00 p.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ or the Highland Area Community Foundation.

 

CONNIE L. DRUESEDOW

 

Connie L. Druesedow, age 71, of Greenville, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, November 1 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Memorial services for 71 year-old Connie Druesedow will be Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Friends may call Wednesday, after 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Humane Society.

 

ROLAND BAUER SR.

 

Roland Bauer Sr., age 75, of Sorento, passed away Monday, October 26 at his home.  Memorial services for 75 year-old Roland Bauer Sr. will be Saturday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m., at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  There will be no visitation.

 

PATTY A. BANKS

 

Patty A. Banks, age 72, of Jacksonville, IL, formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away Saturday, October 31 at the Barton Stone Home in Jacksonville.  Graveside funeral services for 72 year-old Patty Banks Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home of Jacksonville is in charge of the arrangements.


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