10-08-2012

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POCAHONTAS WOMAN DIES IN SINGLE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ST. ROSE

According to Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, Camille Rose Schuette, age 34, of Pocahontas, passed away as a result of a one-car accident Saturday, October 6.  According to the coroner’s report, Schuette was the driver and sole occupant of a 2002 Ford Explorer traveling on Jamestown Road when her car left the roadway.  As she attempted to re-enter the roadway, her vehicle rolled over, approximately one mile south of Surge Road in St. Rose.  According to the coroner, Schuette was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from her vehicle.  She was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital Emergency Room where she was pronounced dead.  Routine toxicology studies are being performed.  The crash remains under investigation by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.


HALLOWEEN COSTUME BUYING TIPS

Parents and Grandparents, are you planning to shop for a Halloween costume for your little ghost or goblin soon?  Officer Stefan Neece with the Greenville Police Department has a few tips for you to keep in mind. First, dark colored costumes can be dangerous to wear at night.  If you choose a dark costume, be sure it has reflective material to increase visibility.  Long costumes may cause children to trip or accidentally brush against low-lying flames in decorations. Some masks may restrict seeing and hearing.  Instead of using a mask, apply costume make-up whenever possible.  If make-up will not work for your costume, choose a mask that does not restrict your senses.  Avoid dangerous simulated knives, guns, or swords.  For more information, contact the police department at 664-2131.

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PLANTS FROM FROST

With fall comes football, shorter days, and cooler temperatures.  Gardeners must properly protect delicate plants from cold weather and frost.  According to GardeningKnowHow.com, the most common way to guard against frost is with some type of covering.  Old sheets, blankets, or burlap sacks are good covers for plants.  Remember to remove the covers when the sun comes out or the plants may suffocate.  Another easy way to help protect your plants from frost is to water them one to two days before the expected frost.  Wet soil retains heat better than dry soil.  You may also mulch your garden plants.  This is fine for some plants but not all tender plants will tolerate heavy mulching.  Ultimately, the best way to protect your plants is to know their individual needs. 

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DONNELLSON MASONIC LODGE 3RD ANNUAL BASS TOURNAMENT

The 3rd Annual Donnellson Masonic Lodge #255 AF & AM Benefit Bass Tournament is Saturday, October 13, at Coffeen Lake.  Sign-up is from 6:00 – 6:45 a.m. with a drawing for take-off positions is at 6:45.  Take-off is at 7:00 a.m. and weigh-in is at 3:00 p.m.  The entry fee is $75.00 per boat.  For more information, call 217-851-4554.

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INFORMATION SHARING MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR EXPANDED MULBERRY GROVE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

The Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District scheduled two information sharing meetings to inform Fayette County rural residents about the proposed fire district boundaries expansion.  Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar said the expansion is a result of requests by rural persons whose insurance rates were increasing because they do not legally have fire protection.  Meetings are scheduled for Saturday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church and Saturday, October 20, at 5:00 p.m. at the Bear Grove Township Building in Hagarstown.  Everyone who is included in the proposed fire district expansion and all with concerns should attend one of these meetings.  The proposal to expand the Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District will be on the November ballot.

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MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

Medicare open enrollment begins Monday, October 15 and continues through Friday, December 7.  Illinois Department of Insurance Assistant Director of Consumer Education Mark Terry said there is a period of time annually where Ameren allows seniors with Medicare Part D coverage to evaluate their plan and ensure it is covering what they need it to cover.  As the year goes on, healthcare providers may prescribe new or additional medications, and your insurance needs may change.  Mark encourages seniors who do not have Part D coverage to consider it, as prescription medications can be costly and Part D can help.  For more information, visit the Illinois Department of Insurance website at www.insurance.illinois.gov.

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SPORTS

COMET FOOTBALL GOES TO 6-1 WITH WIN OVER STAUNTON

It was raining, cold, muddy and downright miserable weather, but that couldn’t stop the Greenville Comets football team from winning its 6th game of the year at Staunton on Friday.  The Comets earned the 26-20 victory against a very good Staunton team despite their now 3-4 record.  The Comets are now guaranteed a playoff game and will next play this Friday at home for senior night.  The Comets will wrap up their regular season on the road at Vandalia the following week.    

COMET SOCCER

The Comets soccer team defeated Vandalia Saturday, 7-0.  Goals were scored by Dwight Sanders, with two, Toby Gamino, Shea Brendel, Ryan Mueller, Will Schaufelberger, and Trammel Horton.  Assists were credited to Sanders, with two, Gamino, Schaufelberger, Jeremiah Brannon, Mueller, and Nicolai Sorensen.  Lincoln Siebert and Nicholas Watterson shared the shutout in goal, with Watterson recording 1 save in the win.  The Comets finish the regular season with a record of 13-8 (5-3 in conference).


OBITUARIES

Edward J. Gammon

Edward J. Gammon, age 61, of Beckemeyer, passed away Thursday, October 4 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Burial will be in Carlyle Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle or to the Carlyle Healthcare Center Activity Fund.

Cleola E. Walters

Cleola E. Walters, age 92, of Highland, passed away Friday, October 5 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice or to the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

Nita Maroon Heflin

Nita Maroon Heflin, age 79, of Keyesport, formerly of Greenville, passed away Friday, October 5 at Washington County Medical Center in Potosi, Missouri.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Smithgrove Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

Mary A. Heffron

Mary A. Heffron, age 80, of Breese, passed away Thursday, October 4 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.  A Memorial Mass will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Catholic Church.  The Moss Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Henry T. “Hank” Pirok

Henry T. “Hank” Pirok, age 82, of Highland, passed away Saturday, October 6, at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at the St. James Catholic Church in St. Jacob.  Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery, also in St. Jacob.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested in the form of Masses or to Keystone Cemetery.


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