12-28-2012

 




NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1

New laws take effect January 1 in the areas of honoring our fallen armed forces heroes, eliminating unauthorized phone bill charges, and reporting missing children.

Gold Star license plates will be available from the Secretary of State for Illinois residents who are the surviving widow, widower, sibling, or parent of a person who lost his/her life in armed forces service to our country.  The Secretary of State, at his discretion, may make all plates vanity or personalized plates.  More information is available at the Secretary of State website.

"Phone cramming,” the practice of putting charges on a telephone bill for unauthorized services, was abused by third party providers, not necessarily your phone company.  Victims of "phone cramming" are billed for products or services they did not authorize or order. The new law makes it illegal for a third-party vendor to bill a consumer for goods or services on their telephone bill.

Another new law creates a new offense for failure to report a missing child.  The legislation stems from the death of Caylee Anthony, a two-year-old, missing in Florida in 2008.  Local authorities were not notified of Caylee Anthony's death for more than 30 days, sparking a nationwide effort to reform state laws to ensure a missing child or death of a child is reported within 24 hours.

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CRIMESTOPPERS LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON HART CEMETERY DAMAGE

Crime Stoppers of Macoupin and Montgomery Counties is looking for information relating to criminal damage to property at the Hart Cemetery south of Litchfield.  Someone drove through the cemetery property leaving tracks and ruts.  Anyone offering information leading to an arrest is eligible for a $1000.00 reward.  If you have information, please call 1-800-352-0136. 


SHOAL CREEK WHITETAILS UNLIMITED BANQUET

The Shoal Creek Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited banquet is Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Highland KC Hall.  The evening begins with a social hour and games at 5:00 p.m. and the banquet buffet from 5:00 – 7:00.  Tickets are $40.00 for singles, $20.00 for spouses, and $18.00 for children ages 15 and under.  For more information or to order tickets, call Greg at 664-9735.

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GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL WELCOMES ORTHOPEDIC AND SPORTS MEDICINE SPECIALIST

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physician Todd Wente, M.D., joined the Outpatient Specialty Clinic roster of physicians at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Dr. Wente practices at the Bonutti Clinic in Effingham and will see patients every other Wednesday at the hospital in Greenville, beginning Wednesday, January 9, 2013.  To schedule an appointment to see Dr. Wente, call 1-800-798-3519.


CITY IS REPLACING WATER LINES STARTING WEDNESDAY

The City of Greenville started replacing water lines on Harris Avenue from Lake Street to Charles, from Elm to the middle of the block, and on Third Street from Harris Avenue to Water Street.  During construction, car and pedestrian traffic may be impaired for a short time.  



OBITUARIES

Constance Marcoot Milham

Constance Marcoot Milham, age 86, of Brevard County, Florida, formerly of Greenville, passed away Saturday, November 10 at her home.  Graveside funeral services will be Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. at Noffsinger Cemetery, south of Mulberry Grove.  Memorials are suggested to VITAS Hospice.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LeRoy S. Zobrist

LeRoy S. Zobrist, age 83, of Highland, passed away Thursday, December 27, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral arrangements for 83 year-old LeRoy S. Zobrist are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - chance of flurries before noon, then partly sunny, high 31, low 18

SUNDAY - sunny, high 35, low 27


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Bond County Farm Bureau Director Ron Marshall.  Michelle and Ron will discuss the option for local land owners to purchase the coal rights on their property from Bond County.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio. 


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