11-18-2009

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE START OPERATION SAVE 100

 

The Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation have started Operation Save 100 to help lower traffic fatalities. The program is aimed at saving at least 100 lives and saving $100 million by New Year's day. During this eight week enforcement campaign, more than 400 law enforcement agencies will be asked to enhance operations and provide weekly activity and crash reports. Other current driving programs will also be enhanced. From this, more media coverage is expected to help get the word out. Besides the cost of a life, according to the National Safety Council, the average economic cost per motor vehicle fatality is more than $1 million. Traffic fatalities in Illinois have dropped every year since 2003, and if the goal of 100 lives saved is reached, this would be the lowest year of traffic fatalities since 1921.

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THANKSGIVING LIKELY TIME FOR COOKING FIRES

 

According to State Fire Marshal Dave DeFraties, cooking fires are more likely to occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.  The incidence of home cooking fires is roughly three times the daily average on Thanksgiving.  Dangers of home cooking fires are greatly increased due to the relatively recent popularity of turkey deep frying appliances.  Many of the fryers have a risk of tipping over, overheating, or spilling hot oil, leading to fires and burns.  For these reasons, the State Fire Marshal's Office, the National Fire Protection Association and the American Burn Association are discouraging the use of turkey fryers.  If you prefer a fried turkey, they recommend you order a pre-cooked bird from a local supermarket or restaurant or hire a professional caterer. 

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CUSTOMER SEVICE AND WORKPLACE ETHICS CLASSES AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

 

On Tuesday, December 1, the Kaskaskia College Business and Industry Division will offer a Customer Service class from 9:00 a.m. - noon and a Workplace Ethics class from noon - 2:30 p.m., at the Greenville Education Center.  For more information or to register for these classes, call 618-545-3408.

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OBITUARIES

WILMA J. HARFORD

 

Wilma J. Harford, age 80, of Pocahontas, formerly of Greenville, passed away Sunday, November 15 at her home.  Graveside services for 80 year-old Wilma Harford will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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