12-12-2011

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SAFE FOOD PRACTICES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently released some tips to help keep you and your family safe from food poisoning this holiday season.  Food often sits out for long periods at family gatherings and parties. Make sure hot food stays hot and cold food stays cold.  Keep everything in your kitchen clean and be sure to wash your hands frequently when preparing and serving food.  Cook meat and poultry thoroughly and use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.  Be cautious when eating certain foods such as raw oysters, egg drinks, or soft-boiled eggs, as they can harbor bacteria which causes food poisoning.  Symptoms of food borne illnesses may appear anytime from 30 minutes to two weeks after ingestion.  For more information, go to www.idph.state.il.us.


COMETS FOOTBALL CHEERLEADER AWARDS

Comets football cheerleader awards were recently announced.  Haley Maples was recognized for Best Jumps, the Most Spirit award went to Zoe Swarm, Jenny Mollet received the MVP award, and Zoe Swarm and Jenny Mollet tied for the Comet award.  Congratulations to the Comets cheerleaders for these special recognitions.

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TOYS FOR JOY DISTRIBUTION

The “Toys for Joy” distribution is Friday, December 16, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.  Volunteers are still needed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to help with setup and Friday to assist parents in selecting gifts.  To volunteer or for more information, call the church office at 664-0942


SHIMKUS VOTES AGAINST REGULATING FARM DUST

Congressman John Shimkus supported legislation recently that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating farm dust.  The Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, HR1633, passed the House Thursday with bipartisan support.  Shimkus said, “There are many gravel and dirt roads and farms in my district.  It is ridiculous to think dust can be regulated or stopped from happening.” 


NONN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CORONERS ASSOCIATION

Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn was recently elected President of the Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association at their annual meeting in Chicago.  The association promotes professionalism among its members through educational opportunities and development and adoption of model standards and practices for death investigators.  Nonn said, “We recently formed an Ethics Committee for the purpose of having a mechanism to self-police our members and develop professional standards.”  Enactment of the committee is one of Nonn’s goals to accomplish this year.

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OBITUARIES

Fern F. Stone

Fern F. Stone, age 90, of Edwardsville, passed away Sunday, December 11 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral arrangements for 90 year-old Fern F. Stone are incomplete at the Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra.

Mayme Davenport

Mayme Davenport, age 86, of Carlyle, passed away Sunday, December 11 at Carlyle Healthcare Center.  Funeral arrangements for 86 year-old Mayme Davenport are incomplete at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.

Mafalda Jean Devall

Mafalda Jean Devall, age 77, of Hagarstown, passed away Friday, December 9 at Fayette County Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mulberry Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery south of Mulberry Grove. Friends may call Monday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Mulberry Grove United Methodist Church.

Mary Elizabeth Freedenberger

Mary Elizabeth Freedenberger, age 99, of Donnellson, passed away Friday, December 9 at Hillsboro Rehab and Health Care.  Funeral services will be private.  Burial will be in Donnellson Cemetery.

Nelda Neer Anthony

Nelda Neer Anthony, age 86, of Greenville, passed away Friday, December 9 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Genealogical Society.

Richard L. “Red Beard” Wilkening

Richard L. “Red Beard” Wilkening, age 58, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, December 7 at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  Private graveside services will be Friday, December 16 at Highland City Cemetery.  There will be no visitation. However, there will be a celebration of life at the Highland Knights of Columbus Friday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

Robert H. Martin, Sr.

Robert H. Martin, Sr. age 65, of New Baden, passed away Friday, December 9 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Graveside services will be Monday, at 12:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.


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