2-4-2011

 




IDENTITY THEFT IN MADISON COUNTY

Madison County Sheriff’s Officers are investigating several reports of identity theft. It is believed a computer virus has enabled victims’ credit cards and PIN numbers to be compromised.  Madison County victims have reported credit card charges from New York, New Jersey, Virginia, California, and numerous other areas. Images have been captured from video surveillance showing subjects allegedly using Madison County victims’ credit cards for purchases in Missouri. The cases have been referred to the FBI in Springfield for further investigation.

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FARM BUREAU SUPPORTS REPEAL OF CURRENT 1099 LAWS

WGEL spoke with Ron Marshall at the Farm Bureau about their support of an effort to repeal a current tax law that requires farmers and other companies to provide a 1099 to each and every business for transactions of $600.00 or more per year, if they plan to claim it as a deduction. Ron said they are supporting and encouraging federal legislators to repeal the 1099 requirement because it places too much of a burden on farmers and small businesses.  Marshall said the average cattle farmer would now be looking at issuing as many as 69 1099 forms this year, compared to the average of 16 in 2010.  He said it would also create a significant problem for large companies to store all the additional 1099 forms.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 2011

WGEL spoke with Anita Marcoot from Bond County Habitat for Humanity about their next home building project.  They are now accepting applications for their seventh home to help families in need.  To qualify, applicants must be living in sub-standard or overcrowded conditions and have sufficient income to pay on a standard mortgage.  But the mortgage is a special zero interest for the family selected by Habitat for Humanity. There will be informational meetings February 21in Mulberry Grove at the Firemen’s Park, February 22 at the Municipal Center in Sorento, at the Bradford Room in Greenville February 23, and February 24 in Pocahontas at the Village Hall. All meetings start at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, brochures are available around Greenville, or send them a note at P.O. Box 496, Greenville.




OBITUARIES

CLARA UHLRY

83 year-old Clara Uhlry, of Coffeen, passed away Wednesday, February 2 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Graveside services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at Cress Hill Cemetery in Hillsboro. There is no visitation.  The Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen is charge of the arrangements. 


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly cloudy, high 32, low 25

SUNDAY - cloudy with a chance of snow, high 34, low 20


PUBLIC AFFAIRS


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday after the Bond County Area News at Noon.  This week’s topic is the importance of giving blood.  And the guest is Matt Gerkis with the American Red Cross.  Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. 


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