11-12-2009

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VETERANS DAY CEREMONY HELD ON COURTHOUSE LAWN

 

On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour of 1918, the guns of World War I fell silent.  The 11th of November was called Armistice Day for many decades in commemoration of those who fought and died in the first world war but was renamed Veterans Day in the 1950's after World War II and the Korean War.  A large crowd gathered on the courthouse lawn Wednesday for the 12th annual Veterans Day ceremony.  The ceremony included the Greenville High School chorus singing the national anthem, the placing of new bricks in the county veterans memorial, and Boy Scout Troop 57 reciting the pledge of allegiance.  It also featured guest speaker Master Sgt. Christopher Travis of the United State Air Force, and Dr. Boyd E. McCracken reading the traditional poem, "We Served." The ceremony ended with a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps. 

 

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MONTHLY DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

 

Greenville Regional Hospital hosts a monthly diabetes support group the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  The free meeting is in the Emerald Pointe apartment complex and is open to diabetics, their families, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about diabetes.  The next meeting will be Monday, December 7.


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EMERGENCY CONTACT DATABASE SURPASSES 100,000 PARTICIPANTS

 

According to Secretary of State Jesse White, the Emergency Contact Database, unveiled August 18, 2009, has surpassed 100,000 participants in less than three months.  Illinois, Florida and Ohio are the only three states with such a program.  The database allows Illinois residents to enter information for up to two family members or friends in the event it is necessary for law enforcement to reach them in case of an emergency.  Only law enforcement agencies may access the information once it has been entered into the database.  For more information, go to the website at: www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

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MADIGAN SUES COMPANIES FOR CREDIT CARD INTEREST RATE SCHEME

 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently filed a lawsuit in Sangamon County, against Priority Direct Marketing International, Inc.  The lawsuit targets a telemarketing scam that promises to immediately reduce consumers' credit card interest rates but ultimately fails to achieve any savings for consumers.  After consumers agree to enroll in the program, the telemarketing schemers allegedly charge their credit cards for set-up fees ranging from $391.00 up to $1,590.00.  Madigan provided these tips on choosing a credit counseling service.  Find a legitimate credit-counseling firm in your area by visiting the National Foundation for Credit Counseling website.  Check with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for a list of credit counseling companies licensed in Illinois.  And check with the Attorney General's Consumer Fraud Hotline to determine if any complaints have been filed against a company.  The consumer fraud hotline number is 1-800-243-0618.


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