LOCAL VETERANS DAY PROGRAMS
There will be a Veterans Day ceremony today at the Bond County Veterans Memorial on the Greenville Square, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Greenville High School Chorus will sing the National Anthem and local Boy Scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. World War II veteran Dr. Boyd E. McCracken will read the poem, "We Served." Area veterans organizations will be represented and participate with a 21 gun salute, changing of the flags, and taps. The featured speaker is Master Sergeant Christopher Travis from Scott Air Force Base.
The annual Veterans Day potluck dinner for the Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180 will be today at 6:00 p.m. at the Mulberry Grove Community Building. Post 1180 will provide the meat and drinks. All veterans and members of their families and widows of veterans are invited. The guest speaker will be Retired Army Colonel Herb Woolsey.
Members of the Mulberry Grove American Legion Post will raise the 110 casket flags at the Mulberry Grove Cemetery and 40 flags in the Village of Mulberry Grove at 8:00 a.m. today weather permitting. The flags will be taken down at 3:00 p.m.
BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING
The Bond County Health Department Board met Monday night at the new health department building on south 4th Street. The board gave an update of flu statistics. So far, according to the board, there were 20 cases of flu A, or seasonal flu, reported at Greenville Regional Hospital in September and October. Statewide over 1,000 cases of flu A were reported with 36 deaths attributed to the H1N1 virus since April 2009. The health department has already administered around 1,700 doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine. Next flu clinic information below. To find out if you qualify for the vaccine, call the health department at 664-1442. A horse in Bond County was tested and determined to have the West Nile Virus. The horse eventually died and no information was given as to where in the county the horse was from.
Bond County Health Department is offering H1N1 vaccinations at the health department today, November 11th, from 9:00-6:00.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, vaccines are available to the following priority groups:Ages 3-24
- Health care workers and first responders
- Pregnant women
- Caretakers or household members of infants 6 months and under
- Adults 25-64 with chronic medical conditions, including:
- Cancer, blood disorders,lung disease,diabetes,heart disease,kidney disorders,Liver disorders,Neurological disorders (nervous system, brain or spinal cord),neuromuscular disorders (such as Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis),weakened immune systems