2-03-2011

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SNOWFALL IN GREENVILLE – JANUARY 2011 VS PAST YEARS

Snowfall in Greenville for the month of January 2011 has already surpassed snowfall for any full year going back to 2001.
Accumulations as measured at the Sewer Plant have ranged from a low of less-than-a-tenth of an inch in 2003 to as much as 8 ½ inches for the total of 2005.
However, 2011 totals, for January alone already total nearly 15 ½ inches.
And we have two months of Winter 2011 to go !

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GUILTY PLEA IN POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

On January 27th, Gary Shields, age 29, of Edwardsville, pled guilty to the Federal District Court in East St. Louis, to a 1-count indictment charging him with the alleged possession of Child Pornography.
Shields has been previously convicted of possession of Child Pornography and was sentenced to probation by the Madison County Court.  The Court stated that Shields has no permanent address, though he is on a sex registry list, but owns a truck and a small trailer which he moves around from time to time.
The Edwardsville Police approached Shields after he had parked his vehicle on the Lewis and Clark Campus and Shields allegedly admitted to police that he was in possession of child pornography.  After allegedly giving police permission to search his vehicle, a thumb-drive with numerous images of child pornography was found.
Also allegedly found in Shields’ possession were numerous writings in which he expresses his belief that child pornography should be acceptable in society and that sex between adults and children should be acceptable and not illegal.
Maximum penalties are up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both and supervised release for life.  The minimum sentence of imprisonment is 10 years.


ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 4H SHOOTING PROGRAM

Adults interested in assisting with a new 4-H shooting sports club in the area are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at 6:00 pm, Thursday, February 24th at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Effingham.
The February informational meeting will explain all aspects of the program and the requirements for volunteers assisting with the program.  The program provides a supportive, adult-supervised environment in which young people can experience fun, hands-on learning experiences, not only in shooting disciplines but also in wildlife, hunting and conservation ethics.
Interested adults should register by Monday, February 21st by calling the Effingham County Extension Office at 217-347-7773.

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OBITUARIES

NORMA M. HEIM 

Norma M. Heim, age 88, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, February 2 at Legacy Place in Highland.  Funeral services for 88 year-old Norma Heim will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital or the American Diabetes Association.

CHARLES E. RAY

Charles E. Ray, age 86, of Donnellson, passed away Thursday, January 27 at Helia Healthcare.  Funeral services for 86 year-old Charles Ray have been rescheduled for Friday, February 4 at 1:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home n Greenville.  Burial will be in Clearspring Cemetery in Hillsboro.  Friends may call after noon Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice.

CLARA UHLRY 

Clara Uhlry, age 83, of Coffeen, passed away Wednesday, February 2 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Funeral arrangements for 83 year-old Clara Uhlry are incomplete at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.


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