ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES ON NEW DOUGLAS AVENUE
A Bond County Deputy, Shoal Creek Ambulance, and Bond County EMS responded to the scene of a single-car accident Wednesday, at 10:15 a.m., on New Douglas Avenue just north of Old Ripley Road. According to the accident report, Pamela D. Brooks-Otis, age 43, of St. Louis, was southbound on New Douglas Avenue in a 2007 Chevrolet Express, when she swerved to miss a deer, lost control of the car, and went off the east side of the road. The car then crossed both traffic lanes, hit the ditch on the west side of the road, rolled over, and came to rest upside down. Bond County EMS took Brooks-Otis to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.
SHIMKUS STAFF MEMBER COMING TO ASHLEY AND SORENTO
A member of Congressman John Shimkus’ staff will meet with constituents in Washington and Bond Counties November 30. The staff member will be at the Ashley City Hall, at 474 West Main, from 10:30 a.m. until noon and at the Sorento Municipal Building, on Taylor Street, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Local residents may state their position on legislation pending before Congress or seek assistance with problems involving federal government agencies. For more information, call 618-344-3065.
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE WAVE DETAIL FORMED
In November 2009, the Working Against Violent Elements (WAVE) Detail was formed in an effort to combat violent crime and open-air narcotic sales in the Metro East Area. The detail is comprised of agents from the Illinois State Police, FBI, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, MEGSI, East St. Louis Police, ATF, US Marshals Service, and Illinois Department of Corrections. WAVE agents used search warrants, undercover narcotics purchases, traffic stops, foot patrols, and consensual searches to combat drug dealing and violence. Agents have made a total of 869 arrests, of which 298 were cannabis related, seized 293 firearms, recovered 23 stolen vehicles, and seized more than $106,000.00.
DAIRY DISCUSSION IN BREESE
Dairy producers and industry professionals may get the most up-to-date and reliable information at "A Dairy Discussion" with U of I Dairy Specialist Dr. Michael Hutjens. The event is Tuesday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Clinton County office in Breese. For more information or to register, call 618-526-4551.
GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOSTS DIABETES “LUNCH & LEARN” EVENT
Greenville Regional Hospital is hosting a diabetes “Lunch & Learn” education event Tuesday, November 30 starting at noon in the education conference room on the lower level of the hospital. Kerry Steinmann, manager of the Greenville Regional Hospital Cardiopulmonary Department, will present an overall view of diabetes, highlighting the connection between the condition and sleep disorders. There is no charge to attend but registration is requested. To reserve your seat, call 664-1230, ext. 3003.