9-2-2010

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GENERAL SURGEON JOINS GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL STAFF

 

Dr. Raymond Ryan, M.D., FACS, is joining the medical staff at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Dr. Ryan is board-certified in general surgery and has 18 years of experience.  Hospital President and CEO Bill Bruce said, “Dr. Ryan has practiced a broad range of surgery in his career and we are thrilled to welcome him to Greenville Regional Hospital.”  Dr. Ryan will see patients at the hospital beginning October 4.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan, call 664-1230, ext. 3584.


BOYD FILES SUIT TO GET NAME BACK ON THE BALLOT

 

Independent Senate Candidate and Greenville City Councilman Will Boyd has filed a suit to get his name back on the ballot this November.  According to a campaign press release, Boyd says his name was removed from the ballot “without compelling reasons.”  The legal action was filed in Sangamon County.  In the press release, Boyd contends that the removal from the ballot violates the US Constitution. 

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SCHOOL BUS SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS

 

Parents play a large role in helping keep kids safe while riding the school bus.  Greenville Police Sergeant Deb Kasuraskiss asks parents to please talk to their children about being safe at bus stops and while on the school bus.  Here are some safety tips and advice Deb says parents should frequently tell kids. 

Kids, do not wrestle or goof around while waiting at a bus stop.  You could easily be in the way of traffic before realizing it.  Don’t talk to or accept rides from strangers.  If a stranger offers you a ride, report it to local police by calling 911 or tell your bus driver.  Always wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before approaching.  While on the bus, don’t distract the driver.  Taking the driver’s attention from the road could result in an accident.  Look both ways before crossing the road or street in front of a bus.  Never assume the driver of a car will see you and stop.  Sometimes they don’t see kids around the bus.  Obey all rules of the bus and respect the driver and other students. 



AUGUST RAIN TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE

 

August was a much dryer month for Greenville than the four previous months.  The average rainfall for August was 2.79 inches, about two inches less than July and five inches less than June.  August 2010 rainfall was about average when compared with totals from the past 43 years.  The most and least amounts both were recorded in the 70’s, with the most rain in 1977 with 6.9 inches and the least amount in 1971 when no rain was recorded in Greenville for the month of August.

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UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN IN SOME ILLINOIS METRO AREAS

 

Data released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security shows long-term trends of job growth and decreasing unemployment rates continue in the metropolitan areas of Chicago, Peoria, Decatur, and Rockford.  For three consecutive months, Illinois has reported lower unemployment rates in some metro areas compared to one year ago.  The July 2010 unemployment rate for the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area is still higher than it was a year ago.  The 2009 rate was 10.4% and the July 2010 rate is 10.7%.  The Bond County unemployment rate for July 2010 is 10.3% compared to 9.6% in July 2009.  Other area counties show increases as well.  In Clinton County, the rate increased from 8.0 – 8.4%, in Madison County 10.3 – 10.6%, and in St. Clair County 11.4 – 11.8%.


OBITUARIES

 

IDA BUSCH

 

Ida Earnest Busch, age 92, of Old Ripley, passed away Tuesday, August 31 at Highland Hospital. Funeral services for 92 year-old Ida Busch will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery in Reno. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Reno-Bethel Cemetery or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Eastern Star services will be Friday evening by Highland Chapter #524 Order of the Eastern Star.


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