WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN BOND COUNTY MOSQUITOES
According to the Bond County Health Department, Bond County had its first mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus. Bond County Health Department Environmental Health Director Penny Dixon said mosquito testing showed West Nile Virus is in mosquitoes in the Bond County area but there are no cases of human infection at this time. Human infection usually occurs approximately 17 days after the disease is detected in mosquitoes. To avoid being infected, be sure to reduce your exposure to the insects by staying indoors or wearing bug spray whenever you must go outside. Remove areas in and around your home where mosquitoes can breed, such as bird baths or any other standing water. If you begin to feel symptoms such as a fever, nausea, or vomiting, contact your local physician. For more information, call Penny at the Health Department at 664-1442, extension 135.
GLOBE THEATER GOES DIGITAL
The Globe Theater in Greenville is going digital. Dave Willey said they will be switching from film to all digital movies. This will allow them to provide different content and have a much better image on the screen. Dave said technology is moving forward all the time and by 2013 there will not be any film available. The new system will be in use beginning Friday, July 27th. For more information, call the theater at 664-4400.
Loretta H. “Toots” Shoendienst
Loretta H. “Toots” Shoendienst, age 83, of Germantown, passed away Wednesday, July 25 at Aviston Countryside Manor. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday, from 9:00 - 10:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Church or Cemetery Fund, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ronald A. “Ron” Boschelli
Ronald A. “Ron” Boschelli, age 80, of Highland, passed away Monday, July 23 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., at Highland Community Church. Burial will be in Salem UCC Cemetery in Alhambra. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Meredith Funeral Home and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Highland Community Church.
Woodrow L. Murphy
Woodrow L. Murphy, age 72, of Pierron, passed away Wednesday, July 25 in Pierron. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Janet Baumann, age 71, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, July 25 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for 71 year-old Janet Baumann are Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel. Burial is in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery also in Hamel. Friends may call Friday (today), from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, St. Paul Lutheran Church, or the Siteman Cancer Center-Caring Bridge Organization.
SATURDAY - sunny, high 92, low 68
SUNDAY - partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms, high 92, low 71
Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio. Tom’s guest this week is Deb Lanham Supervisor of Assessments in Bond County. Tom and Deb will discuss Farmland assessments and Flood Debasements. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.
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