10-09-2012

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TWO CAR ACCIDENT IN KEYESPORT SENDS TWO TO HOSPITAL

A Bond County Deputy, Bond County EMS, and Keyesport Firefighters responded Monday, at 11:56 a.m., to the scene of a two-car accident in Keyesport.  According to the accident report, Mindy C. Hansen, age 34, of Keyesport was southbound on First Street in Keyesport driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee and Carl W. Smick, age 74, of Carlyle, was eastbound on Clinton Street in a Chevrolet Malibu.  Hansen allegedly did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of the two streets and hit the Smick car in the intersection.  Bond County EMS took Smick and a passenger, Katherine M. Smick, age 72, to Greenville Regional Hospital.  Hansen was cited for alleged failure to stop at a stop sign.


SEPTEMBER RAIN TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE SET NEW 45 YEAR RECORD

September 2012 is by far the wettest month so far this year.  Following a very dry summer, September rainfall set a record high of 13.34 inches in Greenville when compared to records from the past 45 years.  Average rainfall for September is 3.77 inches.  The next highest amount of rain was in 1993 with 8.36 inches.  The least rainfall for the month was in 1979 when no rain fell in Greenville in September.


AUTUMN HARVEST TREE AT GREENVILLE LIBRARY

Fall is here and that means the Greenville Library’s Autumn Harvest Tree is back.  Mike Westbrooks said they are really excited about the tree.  They started the tradition as a way to kick off the Fall season.  It started about 4-5 years ago when they put up a display to commemorate farmers and gardeners in the community and all their hard work.  Mike said they are very proud of the tree and hope members of the community will stop by to see it.  For more information, contact the library at 664-3115.


VETERANS JOB FAIR AT FCI GREENVILLE

The Bureau of Prisons, FCI Greenville is hosting a Veterans Job Fair Wednesday, October 10, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  There is no cost to participate and veterans and the general public are invited.  This is an excellent opportunity for employers to meet and speak with highly qualified job-ready applicants.  For more information, call Colleen at 664-6200, ext. 5061.


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ACTIVITIES TO OBSERVE NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The First Annual Pink Bowl is Friday, October 19, as the Comets football team plays the Vandals in Vandalia.  Starting this year, this annual contest will be designated as the “Annual Pink Bowl.”  Football players will wear pink wristbands and T-shirts will be available for purchase featuring each team’s logo.  Community businesses, organizations, churches, clubs, and families are invited to join the hospital in showing support for observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Groups are encouraged to take pictures of participants wearing pink or incorporating a pink theme.  Photos will be shared.  Area women age 35 and older are encouraged to schedule a mammogram.  Mammography services are available Monday through Saturday.  For more information, call 664-1230, ext. 3006.

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OBITUARIES

Mary A. Maue

Mary A. Maue, age 87, of Albers, passed away Sunday, October 7, at Caring First Nursing Home in Breese.  A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers.  Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., at Hempen Funeral Home in Albers.  Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the nursing home activity fund.


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