9-7-2010

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FATAL DROWNING AT CARLYLE LAKE

 

There was a drowning fatality at Carlyle Lake Sunday morning.  According to Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen, 75 year-old Cecil Lindsey of Balwin, Missouri was reportedly alone when his boat capsized near the Tamalco Boat Dock around 9:00 a.m. Sunday.  While the results of the autopsy will show the cause of death, Bowen said signs point to an accident.  Lindsey was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner. 


LOCAL TEENAGE BAND WILL PLAY AT NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION

 

Three teenagers from Mulberry Grove High School who have formed a band will get a chance to play at the National FFA Convention. The name of the band is Country CLAN, and consists of 16 year-old Newt Albert, 16 year-old Cody Donaldson and 15 year-old Lori Albert. They will get a chance to perform in front of 30,000 people at the FFA Convention in Indianapolis, October 20 -23. Country Clan will leave early to audition for the chance to play on the main stage. If they are not chosen for the main stage, they will still play, but at smaller a venue. The band was chosen from 150 applicants and only 50 got this chance to perform. They have been performing together since October of last year.


ILLINOIS PHONE COMPANY SUED FOR FAKE CHARGES ON BILLS

 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently filed a lawsuit in Sangamon County Circuit Court alleging that a web-based California business signed up and charged thousands of Illinois consumers for identity protection assistance even though the consumers never asked to purchase such a service.  According to the complaint, ID Lifeguards, Inc., of Burbank, California allegedly charged $157,562.00 for unauthorized services on phone bills of 5,071 Illinois consumers.  Madigan is seeking a judgment prohibiting the defendants from offering identity protection in Illinois, restitution for consumers, and penalties of $100,000.00.  If you think you may have been a victim of this or any consumer fraud, call 1-800-243-0618.




RON STEPHENS TALKS ABOUT WHATS HAPPENING IN SPRINGFIELD

 

State Representative Ron Stephens was in Greenville Tuesday night.  We asked him to tell us a little about what’s happening in Springfield.  Ron said the biggest thing this week is that the bond houses have lowered the bond rating for the state.  The cause of the lower rating is that the state has borrowed so much money to pay obligations that should have been paid by cash flow.  The interest on the money borrowed in the last two years has gone up by $550,000.00.  That is about ten percent of education funding in Illinois that is lost because we borrowed improperly.  We have to live within our means.  This may not sound very exciting but is a lot better than hearing the state’s interest has gone up more than half a million dollars.




UNIT 2 FINANCE COMMITTEE TO MEET

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the administration office.


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