12-26-2011

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GIFTS COLLECTED FOR FOSTER KIDS....7 FIND NEW HOMES IN DECEMBER

Several foster children in the area recently received the greatest Christmas gift of all.  Bond County Assistant State’s Attorney Dora Mann said she is amazed at the amount of community support for this cause.  They were able to provide amazing presents to about 75 children this year thanks to donations from the community.  They also set a new record in Bond County.  Seven children were adopted into family homes in Bond County in December. There were actually six adoptions in one day.  Mann told WGEL she believes there has been a real awakening in the community, and she is honored to have a small part.


ENFAMIL GETTING PULLED FROM SEVERAL STORES

Several stores have joined WalMart in pulling an Enfamil brand baby formula from their shelves after an infant who ingested it died.  A ten-day-old boy from Columbia, Missouri died due to a rare bacterial infection caused by a bacteria that may be found in dried milk and powdered formula.  Health officials are also investigating the death of a one-month-old girl from Granite City to see if her death is related to the formula.  In a statement by Mead Johnson, owners of Enfamil, spokespersons said they do not believe their products are contaminated.  They are cooperating with health authorities to identify the source of the infants’ infections.  The product is not being officially recalled at this time.  The product in question comes in 12.5 ounce cans and is named Enfamil Premium Newborn Formula.  The number ZP1K7G is on the bottom of the can.

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NEW HUDDLE HOUSE OPENS IN HIGHLAND

Huddle House Restaurant has opened a new location in Highland. Vicki and her husband Robert own the Huddle House in Greenville.  They have been open for about a year and a half and Ellsworth told us it has been an awesome opportunity and a great restaurant in Greenville.  The restaurant in Highland has been open approximately six weeks.  The Highland restaurant is on Route 143 in front of WalmArt  They have approximately 60 employees and the new restaurant is open 24 hours a day as is the one in Greenville. The Highland store looks a little bit different than the Greenville store but you may find the same great food at both restaurants.


GHS HAS TEN ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS

Greenville High School has ten Illinois State Scholars for the 2011/2012 school year.  Principal Wendy Porter said the Illinois Student Assistance Commission informed Greenville High School they had ten Illinois State Scholars.  The determination is based on ACT scores plus a calculation of the student’s class rank.  Students who rank high enough may also qualify for scholarships.  Students who qualify this year are Maggie Alibaikzadeh, Kelley Faulkner, Dalton Goodman, Josh Harnetiaux, Jasmine Patel, Katie Pollman, Elle Shaw, Daniel Suess, Holly Thole, and Alex Willey.  Principal Porter said they are all very proud of the ten students for their accomplishments.  This year, the Illinois State Scholar program recognized 17,515 students from 773 high schools. 

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OBITUARIES

Olive R. Richeson

Olive R. Richeson, age 79, of Carlyle, passed away Thursday, December 22 at her home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Carlyle.  Burial will be at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to the Carlyle High School Lady Indians Athletic Program.  The Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce Adcock Myers

Joyce Adcock Myers, age 80, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, December 22 at her home.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Donnell Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Senior Citizen’s Center.


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