11-26-2010

 




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.

 

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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.   

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR TOY SAFETY

The holiday season is a prime time for buying toys for children.  Toys help children make new discoveries, develop skills, and learn to get along with others.  They may also be a danger.  Toys that cause injuries include un-powered scooters, riding and flying toys, and those with small parts which pose a choking hazard.  When thinking of toy safety, consider whether a toy has sharp or pointed edges.  Is it stable or could it fall over onto a child?  Is it machine or surface washable, nonflammable or flame resistant, and does it contain lead or other toxic chemicals?  Always consider toys that are appropriate for the child’s age and teach children to put away or store toys properly.  For more information, check the website www.toysafety.net.


FOUR ONE-ACT PLAYS AT FACTORY THEATER

The Greenville College Factory Theater will offer four student-directed one-act plays in December.  Show times are Friday and Saturday, December 3-4 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are available at Watson’s Drug Store and Jo’s Java.  For more information, call 664-6550.


BIOSECURITY ON THE HORSE FARM WEBINAR COMING SOON

A webinar, internet based program and phone conference, discussing biosecurity on the horse farm will be Thursday, December 2 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. presented by the University of Wisconsin and University of Illinois Extension Systems.  You will learn about proper procedures to help prevent the spread of equine diseases and other related horse farm issues.  Listen from home or stable with a phone, email, computer, and internet access.  The cost is $10.00.  For more information, call 708-352-0109.

 


OBITUARIES

MARJORIE KLINE

Marjorie Kline, age 85, of New Douglas, passed away Tuesday, November 23.   Funeral services will be Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Staunton.  Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the church.  The Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston is in charge of arrangements.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 45, low 30

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 50, low 38


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join Tom Kennedy for Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news.  Tom’s guests this week are Nancy Macmer and Alan Gaffner with the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary.  They will discuss the upcoming Holiday Bazaar, including what’s new this year, some old favorites that are coming back and special items up for auction.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news. 

 


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