RADON TESTING URGED IN NOVEMBER
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging people to check their homes this month for radon, a radioactive gas. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in the United States for non-smokers and has been found in every county in Illinois in nearly 40 percent of the homes tested. Homeowners may test their homes with kits purchased at hardware or home improvement stores. IEMA is sponsoring a radon poster contest for students ages 9-14, to help kids learn about radon and how to reduce their risk of exposure. For more information about radon, call 1-800-325-1245.
JOHN R. WATSON
John R. Watson, age 65, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, November 3 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 65 year-old John Watson will be Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Alhambra. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery, also in Alhambra. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church. The Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of arrangements.
CLEDA EILEEN PHILIPPI
Cleda Eileen Philippi, age 91, of Highland, formerly of rural New Douglas, passed away Wednesday, November 4 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Funeral services for 91 year-old Cleda Eileen Philippi will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston. Burial will be in Spangle Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
BETTY MCINTOSH PASQUALONE
Betty McIntosh Pasqualone, age 85, of Swansea, passed away Tuesday, November 3 at Four Fountains Nursing Center in Belleville. Funeral services for 85 year-old Betty Pasqualone will be Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. The family will welcome friends from 11:00 a.m. Saturday until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice. Betty Pasqualone is the sister of Donna Frueh of Greenville.
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