12-13-2011

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DHS CLOSING OFFICES IN VANDALIA AND CARLYLE

The Department of Human Services recently announced a decision to close their offices in Vandalia and Carlyle and consolidate them with the DHS office in Centralia as a cost-cutting move.  The change is projected to save more than $55,000.00 a year in operating costs.  State Senator Kyle McCarter said, “The closings are desperate measures and sometimes those decisions hurt people.  State government under Governors Quinn and Blagojevich spent themselves into a hole and now the people are stuck with the results of those bad choices.”  Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman said, “Closing the Vandalia office will create a real hardship on the clients.  Many people will have a difficult time utilizing services because of the distance they will now need to travel.”  McCarter and Gottman appealed to the Governor’s office to have the offices remain open but their request was rejected.  The Carlyle office is scheduled to close December 22 and the Vandalia office December 27.


BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO OFFER FOOD SERVICE SANITATION MANAGER

The Bond County Health Department will offer the Food Service Sanitation Manager course in January.  The course consists of fifteen hours and is offered in four sessions, January 10, 13, 17, and 20 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  There will be an exam at the end of the final session and passing the exam qualifies participants to apply for the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate.  Registration forms are available at the health department.  For more information, call 664-1442.


Prairie Farms

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.


OBITUARIES

Dovie L. Betts

Dovie L. Betts, age 73, of Royal Lake, passed away Monday, December 12 at Helia Healthcare.  Funeral arrangements for 73 year-old Dovie L. Betts are pending at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

Ella Louise “Toots” Spencer

Ella Louise “Toots” Spencer, age 82, of Farina, passed away Sunday, December 11 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.  Ella Spencer is the mother of Scott Spencer of Greenville. Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at Frieden’s United Church of Christ in Farina.  Burial will be in Elder Cemetery in Kinmundy.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Friedens United Church of Christ or to Farina Volunteer Ambulance.  Rankin Funeral Home in Farina is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry D. Evans

Larry D. Evans, age 63, of Braceville, formerly of Greenville, passed away Sunday, December 11 at Silver Springs Hospital in Joliet.  Funeral services will be Friday, at noon, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with military honors.  Friends may call Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the donor's choice.

Mayme Davenport

Mayme Davenport, age 86, of Carlyle, passed away Sunday, December 11 at Carlyle Healthcare Center.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Burial will be in Carlyle Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Carlyle Christian Church or to Heartland Hospice.

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