4-22-2011

 




SOME OF THE LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS

MULBERRY GROVE
Gilham Lodge #809 in Mulberry Grove is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 23 starting at 1:00 p.m. behind the Mulberry Grove School.  The hunt is for children ages 1 – 12 and there will be three golden eggs, one in each of three age divisions.

HELIA HEALTHCARE
This hunt as been rescheduled for Monday from 2-4PM at Helia Heathcare.

COMMERCIAL CLUB - OPTIMIST'S CLUB
The annual Commercial Club and Optimist's Club Easter Egg hunt in Greenville will be Saturday, April 23 at Patriot’s Park starting at 2:00 p.m. There will be several age groups: toddler through age 2, ages 3-5, ages 6-7 and ages 8-9.
For the third year, a special section will provide access to eggs for any disabled boys or girls through sixth grade.
In total, 2400 eggs, some with money and some with candy, will be hidden plus a Golden Egg for each age group maybe turned in for $5.00.  Grand Prize Eggs will also be awarded in each age group.

CITY OF DONNELLSON
The City of Donnellson is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Hot dogs and drinks will be served after the event and there will be games for children.

POCAHONTAS-OLD RIPLEY
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Gretchen Wilson Park Sunday, April 24 starting at 1:00 p.m. Age groups are as follows: 0-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12

SORENTO
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 24 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at South Park in Sorento.

 

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FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR AREA

Recent rain has nearly saturated the soil of the area and it appears we are in for more rain for the next several days.  The National Weather Service states that models are indicating a likelihood of persistent heavy rainfall across Missouri and Illinois through the weekend and into early next week.  The soil remains nearly saturated following the heavy rain Monday and Tuesday.  Flash flooding of low lying areas may occur if thunderstorms develop and move repeatedly across the same areas. Heavy rainfall is expected through the weekend with areas south of Interstate 70 seeing the heaviest amounts.  The Kaskaskia River Basin could be affected as may many river basins in Missouri.
A flash flood watch may be issued tonight and people living or traveling near creeks, steams or low-lying, flood-prone areas should monitor weather conditions closely.

VIAL 4 LIFE KITS AVAILABLE

In a medical emergency, time is critical and may determine the final outcome of a situation.  The Vial 4 Life kit allows emergency medical responders to immediately obtain important, potentially lifesaving information about your medical history.  Vial 4 Life kits will be available Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Mulberry Grove Firehouse at 205 North Wood Street in Mulberry Grove.  For more information, call 1-855-842-5548.



SHERIFFS TAKING UNWANTED RX DRUGS

Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Madison County and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Departments are offering you the opportunity to rid your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the US are higher than the number abusing cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined.  Studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Last September, a similar program netted 121 tons of prescription drugs at more than 4,000 sites operated by the DEA and state and local law enforcement partners. If you want to get rid of medications, bring them to either the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 405 Randle in Edwardsville or to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office at 5th and F Street in Belleville. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.



OBITUARIES

None To Report


WEATHER

Saturday: Party to Mostly Cloudy %30 of Rain....High: 72 Low: 54

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy %60 of Rain.....High: 67 Low: 52


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune in for Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.  Tom’s guest this week is Monica Rensing with the Bond County Health Department.  April is Prevent Child Abuse Month and Tom and Monica will discuss ways to spot child abuse and what you can do.  Also they’ll discuss where parents can turn for help if their child is Autistic. 


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