3-1-2011

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THANK YOU FOR SENDING PICTURES

We want to send a big thank you to everyone that sent in pictures of Sunday nights storms.  Many of the pictures are up at WGEL.com, just click on the link on the homepage.  And anytime you have a picture you’d like to share send it to us at tom@wgel.com.  Also a big thank you to all the emergency, repair and fire fighters that worked late into the night on Sunday. Click on the link below to view more pictures sent in by listeners and taken by WGEL.

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COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD TESTS AT GRH HEALTH FAIR 2011

Greenville Regional Hospital Health Fair 2011 is Friday, March 18 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist church in Greenville. This year marks the 31st year for the event and more than 40 national, state, and local organizations and exhibitors will participate.  Comprehensive blood testing will also be available for $35.00 - $45.00, a savings of 98% compared to having the tests done outside the Health Fair. For $35.00, blood testing will include complete blood chemistry, cardiac risk profiling, an anemia test, blood count, testing for kidney and liver diseases, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and a thyroid test.
For $45.00, blood testing will include the Prostrate-Specific Antigen test, or PSA, which the American Cancer Society recommends for men starting at age 50. You may make an appointment for the blood testing at several locations throughout Bond County beginning March 7.  Individuals wanting the blood testing but that are not pre-registered will be accepted after 2:30 p.m. For more information on Health Fair 2011, contact Melissa Stricker at 664-1230, extension 3060.

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

Severe Weather Preparedness Week is February 27 – March 5 and while it may seem winter will never end, spring-like weather is just around the corner.  Warmer springtime temperatures often bring an increase in severe weather such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and flooding.  Forty-eight tornadoes were reported in Illinois in 2010 and more than 120 tornadoes in 2006.  Severe thunderstorms bring dangerous lightning, high winds, and heavy rains which often cause floods.  The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service have developed a Severe Weather Preparedness Guide with definitions of weather terms, recommended actions, and items needed for a family emergency supply kit.  To get your guide, call 217-785-9888.


BICENTENNIAL CAR TOUR PLANNED FOR NATIONAL ROAD

The National Road Alliance is coordinating an antique car and truck tour in observance of the start of construction of the National Road.  The tour begins May 1 in Vandalia and ends May 8 in Cumberland, Maryland traversing the six National Road states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.  Pre-1985 cars and trucks are welcome to join the bicentennial car tour which will leave the National Road Interpretive Center, at 106 S. Fifth Street in Vandalia, at 11:00 a.m.  For more information, call 664-9343.


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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER PROGRAM

The American Cancer Society Look Good…Feel Better program is Monday, March 7 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Greenville Regional Hospital Community Room.  Female cancer patients participating in this program will learn how to use make-up and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.  More than $200.00 in beauty products will be provided, free of charge, to each participant.  To register or for more information, call Melissa at 664-1230, ext. 3205.



FOOD SERVICE SANITATION COURSE OFFERED

The Bond County Health Department is offering a Basic Food Service Sanitation Manager course.  The course includes fifteen hours of training in four sessions.  Training days are March 28-29 and April 4-5, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. each day.  Passing the exam at the end of the course qualifies participants to apply for the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate.  For more information or registration materials, call 664-1442.


OBITUARIES

CLARENCE G. “BUD” MAUE

Clarence G. “Bud” Maue, age 83, of Breese, passed away Sunday, February 27 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Church or to Mater Dei High School.

JOSEPHINE DUCOMB

Josephine DuComb, age 94, of Carlyle, passed away Thursday, February 24 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in Carlyle Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Matthew 25 Food Pantry, the First United Methodist Church, or the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of the arrangements.

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