52nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR PUBLIC AUCTION ITEMS
The 52nd annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, December 5, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church. Coffee, homemade pastries and doughnuts will be served at 7:30 a.m. with lunch at 11:00. Early-bird admission will be offered to patrons who make a donation of one non-perishable food item, which will be given to the local food pantry. Early-bird hours will be 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
The public auction is always a popular attraction, offering a wide variety of items. Six home made quilts will be available for the auction this year as well as several sports memorabilia items. An original Bob Horsfall print will be auctioned along with an outstanding selection of antiques, collectibles and craft items. The public auction starts at 11:30 a.m.
TIME TO PREPARE FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are preparing for winter driving conditions. Snow and ice removal equipment and supplies are being readied for anticipated winter weather and you should also prepare your vehicle for winter driving and emergency situations. Always keep your gas tank at least two-thirds full. Check your radiator anti-freeze to be sure it is sufficient to prevent freezing. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have good tread. Always carry an emergency car care kit that has jumper cables, flares or reflectors, a flashlight, windshield washer fluid, an ice scraper, traction materials, blankets, non-perishable food and a first aid kit. If you must travel during hazardous winter conditions, always make sure someone is aware of your travel route, dress warmly in layers, carry a cell phone, wear your safety belt, and remember the safety message, "Ice and Snow-Take it Slow."
2009 FIRE GRANTS REAUTHORIZATION ACT PASSES HOUSE
House Bill HR 3791, the Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2009, recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation re-authorizes the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs through fiscal year 2014. Congressman John Shimkus supported the bill. Fire departments seeking advise or in need of assistance with an AFG or SAFER grant application may contact Shimkus' Springfield office at 217-492-5090.