December 2011

Electronics recycling planned in Anna

Beginning Jan. 1, it is no longer legal for individuals to dispose of unwanted electronics in their regular trash in Illinois.

Discarded electronics, including computers, monitors, electronic keyboards, scanners, fax machines and many other electronic devices, must now be taken to a registered recycler for proper management, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency reports.

It is now illegal for the consumer to dispose of them in the trash and it is illegal for Illinois landfills to accept them.

Disposal of Items in Anna

Two face meth charges

Two persons face charges in connection with the alleged discovery of a methamphetamine lab in the Vines Road area in rural Cobden.

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported that Elmer J. Tellor, 53, of rural Cobden, and Sherry L. Stoner, 40, both face charges in connection with the investigation.

Tellor is charged with participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, a Class 1 felony, and possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony.

Stoner is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony.

William Carl Shepard

<p style="line-height: 150%;" class="MsoNormal"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%; font-family: Cambria;">Mr. William Carl Shepard, age 73 of Jonesboro and Bushnell, FL, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 26, 1938 in Jonesboro, the son of Harry and Bea Boshell Shepard. He married Betty Holtzclaw on January 27, 1984 in Corinth, Mississippi.</span></strong></p>

Redistricting's impact noted

Redistricting of political boundaries in the aftermath of the 2010 federal census has impacted about 1,000 voters in Union County.

Union County Clerk Bobby Toler Jr. is working to share updates about local political boundaries ahead of the March 20 primary election.

The county clerk also reported that his office has conducted what is termed as a "purge" of voter registration rolls as required by state law.

Cobden takes third at Carterville tourney

The Cobden High School girls’ basketball team finished in third place with a 2-2 record at last week’s Carterville Winter Classic.

The Applekockers’ Bekah Russell was named to the all-tournament team.

Cobden 53, Steeleville 40: Russell scored 18 points to lead Cobden to the third place victory in the late game Saturday, Jan. 14.

Ashley Millis added 13 points for Cobden. Devyn Inman and Haley Tomazzoli had 8 points apiece, Laurelin Pitts 4 and Brenda Carmona 2.


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