ONE CAR ACCIDENT SENDS FIVE TO HOSPITALS
A Bond County Deputy, Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS and firefighters, and Bond County EMS responded Monday at 10:06 p.m., to a single-car accident on Dolls Orchard Avenue. According to the accident report, Mitchell L. Cole, age 16, of Greenville, was westbound on Dolls Orchard Avenue in a Pontiac Grand Am. Just west of Duck Road, Cole lost control of his car on a curve. The car struck a tree and rolled down the bank of a creek, overturning into the water. There were four passengers in the car. Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS took two passengers to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland and Bond County EMS took Cole and two passengers to Greenville Regional Hospital. Cole was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
BOND COUNTY SENIOR CENTER TO MOVE TO NEW LOCATION
The Bond County Senior Center will soon make its home in a new location. Senior Center Director Anna Oestreich said that they will move to a new location at 1001 East Harris Avenue in Greenville. That location, which currently houses Mt. Zion Church, will receive a few modifications to help it better suit the Senior Center’s needs. Anna said they will also build a new structure that will house some additional services. Individuals will be able to take advantage of the Senior Center’s many programs and services, all while enjoying ample parking space and a convenient location. For more information on the move, call the Senior Center at 664-1465.
EXTREME HEAT SAFETY TIPS FOR FURRY FRIENDS
The National Weather Service is predicting warm temperatures this week, with heat index values reaching over 100 degrees. It’s important to keep your pets' safety in mind during these extreme conditions. According to the ASPCA, pets can get dehydrated very quickly. It’s important to give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot out. Also, make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of overheating and dehydration, such as excessive panting, difficulty breathing, drooling, weakness, or even collapse. Feel free to give your pet a shorter haircut to help them beat the heat. Finally, never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle; not even with the window cracked. Even with windows cracked, the temperature inside of a vehicle can quickly reach over 100 degrees. For more information on how to keep your furry friends safe this summer, visit www.aspca.org.
MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES NATIONAL ROAD KIOSK
At the Monday night Mulberry Grove Village Board meeting, Joe Richardson from the National Road Association, spoke about putting up a Cultural Heritage Interpretive Panel in Mulberry Grove. The panel is about 22 inches tall and eight feet long. The suggested location is at 106 East Main Street near where a stagecoach stop was located long ago. The board approved the placement of the historical panel.
Police Officer Robert Sutton shared copies of a proposed Golf Cart Ordinance. Board members will consider the working paper and plan to take action in August.
A representative from HMG explained the process for oiling and chipping selected streets. The cost will be slightly less than $18,000. The board approved the proposal but no dates have been set.
Replacement of the water meter and coin mechanism of the self-service water distribution pipe is being considered. Projected costs will be presented at the August meeting.
The next meeting is Monday, August 5, at 7:00 p.m.