RELAY FOR LIFE ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS
The Bond County Relay for Life was another huge success this year. All the fundraising, volunteering, cookouts, pie auctions and team work culminated in the relay itself which ended Saturday morning at 6AM. This year’s total amount of money raised is $62,700 and money will still be coming in to be counted with that total for some time, so the final number is very likely to be higher. A huge thank you to everyone involved.
IDNR ENCOURAGES YOUTH TO SPEND TIME OUTSIDE
Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed the month of June Leave No Child Inside Month in Illinois. Throughout the month, young people are encouraged to spend more time outdoors enjoying natural resources and participating in Leave No Child Inside events scheduled across the state. The Leave No Child Inside initiative was launched in 2007. Studies show when children spend time outdoors, feelings of anxiety and depression decrease, concentration and performance at school improve, and they gain an early appreciation and love of nature. Outdoor play and recreation exercise improves weight loss, lowers high blood pressure, and contributes to an overall improvement in physical health and fitness.
Illinois Free Fishing Days, June 11-14, is one of the outdoor events. For a full list of Leave No Child Inside events and activities, visit www.dnr.state.il.us/LNCI.
PORTION OF INTERSTATE 70 NAMED FOR FRANK WATSON
A resolution, naming a portion of Interstate 70 from mile marker 23 near Highland to mile marker 65 just east of Vandalia in honor of State Senator Frank Watson, unanimously passed the House recently. Resolution sponsor Representative Ron Stephens said, “Frank Watson served the people of this area for many years, giving more of himself than ever asked. He deserves recognition for his hard work for and dedication to the people of Illinois and this in just one small way we can honor him.” Frank Watson served the people of Illinois for thirty years, from 1979 when he was first elected to the House of Representatives, and as a Senator from 1983 to 2009. The resolution is now in the Senate.
ISP ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS JUNE 2011
According to Captain Parsons, District 11 Commander, Illinois State Police may conduct roadside safety checks in Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties in June.
A roadside safety check is an effective tool for generating voluntary compliance by the motoring public. The potential to come across these checks encourages motorists to arrange for designated drivers, keep their consumption of alcohol within the allowable limits, or not drive a motor vehicle after drinking. Safety checks are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.
Officers will also be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license, and transporting open alcoholic beverages
FLOYD L. MCGINN, JR.
Floyd L. McGinn, Jr., age 59, of Trenton, passed away Thursday, June 2 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton. Interment will be in Green Mount Cemetery in New Baden. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton and Thursday, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the West Gate Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Cornerstone Ministries in Kakamega, Kenya.
Ray Baldwin, age 85, of Greenville, passed away Friday, June 3 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church.
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