ACCIDENT SENDS THREE TO HOSPITAL
An accident on Gun Club Road around 4:45 p.m. Friday sent three people to Greenville Regional Hospital with serious injuries. According to the accident report at the Bond County Sheriff's Department, 19 year-old Kayla Nesbit of Mulberry Grove was traveling on Gun Club Road when one of the juvenile passengers said she allegedly looked down to adjust an Ipod and struck a ditch. The car traveled 80 feet along the ditch before overturning once. Bond County EMS took Nesbit and two juvenile passengers, ages 14 and 15, to Greenville Regional Hospital with serious injuries.
CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY
The “Click It or Ticket” Campaign, a statewide enforcement and education effort to crack down on unbuckled motorists, is underway now through May 30. District 11 Troopers will be conducting Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols and Safety Belt Enforcement Zones through Memorial Day. Research shows when lap and shoulder belts are used properly, the risk of fatal injury to front-seat occupants is reduced by 45 percent and the risk of moderate to serious injuries is reduced by 50 percent. Remember to buckle up. It may save the cost of a ticket and may even save a life..
WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2011
Thursday, May 19 was World Hepatitis Day a day to raise awareness and educate about what is called “The Silent Epidemic.” WGEL spoke with Melaney Arnold at the Illinois Department of Public Health who said many people do not know how hepatitis is transmitted or treated. The Illinois Department of Public Health encourages you to take time to learn about hepatitis and how to combat it.
An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis, but most do not know they are infected. Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and is the leading cause of liver cancer. Although many cases of hepatitis are not a serious threat to health, infection with certain hepatitis viruses may become chronic, and sometimes leads to liver failure and death.
The most common types of hepatitis viruses are hepatitis A, B, and C. All types share the same symptoms which may include fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gray-colored bowel movements, joint pain and jaundice, or yellowish skin color.
Poor hygiene and poor sanitary conditions in some countries lead to high rates of infection for Hepatitis A.
Hepatitis B is transmitted through contaminated blood, sweat, tears, saliva, semen, saliva, vaginal secretions, menstrual blood, and breast milk. Having Hepatitis B does not necessarily mean a person is infectious to others.
Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by blood to blood contact.
GREENVILLE NAMED “TREE CITY USA” COMMUNITY
The City of Greenville has been named a “Tree City USA” community for its commitment to urban forestry.
The “Tree City USA” program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
Greenville meets the four standards necessary to receive the designation. “Tree City USA” communities must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2.00 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
John Rosenow, Chief Executive and Founder of the Arbor Day Foundation, in communication with WGEL, said, “Trees shade our homes and add beauty to our neighborhoods. They also provide many environmental, economic, and social benefits. We applaud Greenville’s elected officials, volunteers, and citizens for providing vital care for its urban forest."
DANIEL “DAN” THEODORE JANSEN
Daniel “Dan” Theodore Jansen, age 67, of Carlyle, passed away Wednesday, May 18 at his home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle. His ashes will be interred at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 3:00- 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00- 9:30 a.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the St. Mary’s Church.
Danny Rommerskirchen, age 70, of Pocahontas, passed away Thursday, May 19 at his residence. A memorial service will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or Robinson Cemetery for trees.
MRS. LOU V. ROBERTSON
Mrs. Lou V. Robertson, age 69, of Carlyle, passed away Friday, May 20 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Funeral arrangements for 69 year-old Mrs. Lou Robertson are pending at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.
Matthew Huber, age 36, of St. Louis, formerly of Coffeen, passed away Friday, May 20 at his residence. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILLIAM P. BROWN
William P. Brown, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, May 21 at his home. Funeral arrangements for 82 year-old William P. Brown are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
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