9-5-2011

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PAWS IN THE PARK SEPT 17th

The Bond County Humane Society will host the 8th annual “Paws in the Park” September 17, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Patriot’s Park.  Festivities begin with a Wag-n-Walk at 8:00 a.m., blessing of the animals at 9:30, fly ball demonstrations at 10:00 and much more.  Contests include fastest fetch, best kisser, best series of tricks, and cutest pet photo contest.  Registration for the cutest pet starts at 9:00 a.m. There will be Police K-9 demonstrations and personalized paw prints.   Pet-friendly motels are available in Greenville at Budget Host, Econo-lodge, Sleep Inn and Super 8.

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GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY MODIFIES OPEN HOURS

The Greenville Public Library is modifying its hours of operation.  Beginning September 1, the library will be open Monday and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. – noon.  The library is closed Sunday.  These hours reflect changes in opening times Wednesday and Thursday and closing time Saturday.  The new hours allow the library to be open an additional hour per week.  If you have questions, call 664-3115.


GENEALOGY CLASS OFFERED AT KC CRISP CENTER

The Kaskaskia College Continuing Community Education Center is offering a genealogy class at the Crisp Technology Center Tuesday evenings September 13 through October 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  To register, or for more information, call 545-3255.

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer among women in the United States and the fifth leading cause of cancer death. A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer is 1 in 67 and her risk of dying from it is 1 in 95. During September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Illinois Department of Public Health encourages everyone to educate the women in their lives about the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian cancer. All women are at risk for ovarian cancer but older women are more likely to get the disease than younger women. About 90 percent of women who get ovarian cancer are older than 40 years of age with the greatest number of cases occurring in women age 60 years or older. For more information on ovarian cancer go to http://www.ovarian.org.


OBITUARIES

Opal Gaffner Gorgolinski

Opal Gaffner Gorgolinski, age 90 of Berwyn, formerly of Greenville, passed away Thursday, September 1st at her residence. Funeral services for 90 year old Opal Gorgolinski will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral home in Greenville. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

George C. Wilkerson, SR.

George C. Wilkerson, Sr., age 78 of Fillmore, formerly of Keyesport, passed away on Thursday, September 1st at St. John’s in Springfield. Funeral Arrangements for 78 year-old George Wilkerson, Sr. will be later in September and services will be announced the week of Monday, September 19th.


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