4-28-2011

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BOND COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY SPONSORS GOLF SCRAMBLE

The Bond County Humane Society is sponsoring a golf scramble Friday, May 13 at Governor’s Run Golf Course north of Carlyle.  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 9:00.  The entry fee is $80.00 per person which includes green fees, cart, a box breakfast, drink card, and barbecue lunch following the game.  Please register before May 6.  For more information or to register, call Nancy Machmer at 664-1631.  All proceeds benefit the Bond County Humane Society Building Fund.


CAMPER FIRE ON HICKORY ROAD

Highland-Pierron Firefighters were dispatched Tuesday, at 8:55 p.m., to a report of a camper fire on Hickory Road near Highland.  According to Fire Chief Steve Plocher, a 2010 camper was being readied for the coming season and the owner was using a drop light to work in the cabinet under the sink.  Somehow the light ignited the sink cabinet.  Owners used fire extinguishers to put out the fire and firefighters vented smoke from the camper and checked to make sure the fire was out.  Damage is estimated at less than $1,000.00.  No injuries were reported and firefighters were on the scene for about an hour. 


TWO WATER RESCUES IN CLINTON COUNTY

Vehicles were stuck in water in two locations Wednesday in Clinton County.  According to information from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, a car with a female inside became stuck in high water about 5:06 p.m. on Wesclin Road at Wood Lane Road.  Germantown Firefighters rescued the person with no injuries reported.
At 5:14 p.m., an Aviston Police Officer reported a vehicle in the water on Schumacher Road south of Aviston.  A person with a truck was able to rescue the female driver and a wrecker was called to pull out the vehicle.  Again no injuries were reported.

 

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SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS ACCEPTING UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Madison 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, anonymous, and no questions will be asked.


GREENVILLE PLAN COMMISSION

The Greenville Plan Commission met this week at the Greenville Municipal Building.  The main topic of discussion was bike trails. Kingsbury Park District Director Jerry Sauerwein discussed ways the city and the park commission might collectively address grants and other means to pursue the design and construction of bike trails through and around the city. Sauerwein said the Metro East Park District has had success working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and local governments to split the costs of bike trail construction which, according to Sauerwein, is about $50.00 per foot. The commission agreed to work with the KPD to develop a mapped plan for proposed bike trails for the city and seek grants or other funding.  It was mentioned Greenville College might play a role as well.  As a long-term goal, the group might approach the Metro East Park District in regard to requirements to join.

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OBITUARIES

DOROTHY IRENE CHASEY

Dorothy Irene Chasey, age 92, of Pleasant Mound, passed away Tuesday, April 26 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call today, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Pleasant Mound Community Center.

BOBBY JOE DURBIN

Bobby Joe Durbin, age 65, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, April 27 at his home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Pontoon Beach Lion’s Club or American Cancer Society.

 


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