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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 NB POOl: Lower fees planned under YMCA management > continued from front page cess to village records from past years. Village administrator Jimmy Morani said pool person- nel threw away the records of passes purchased at the end of the last swimming season. Ultimately, the two sides agreed to a compromise that will allow village residents to book pool parties at a low- er rate than non-residents while pass rates remain the same for both classifications. Either way, New Baden pool-goers will enjoy a less costly swim season. For example, a family pool pass for a resident family was $140 last year, $175 for a non-resi- dent family. This year's family pool passes will be sold for $140 across the board, although families will be eligible for a $25 discount if they purchase early. The earlybird rate of $115 will be available through the first weekend of the pool season. If both parties agree to the contract, passes could go on sale as early as April 1. Pool passes will be scannable cards that will help the YMCA track usage rates. Prices are also reduced on individual passes, swim les- sons, and water aerobics. The price of a day pass will decrease to $3 from $4 last year. Welsh said the YMCA is interested in hiring lifeguards who worked at the New Baden pool last year, and will leave application packets at Village Hall for potential ap- plicants to pick up, although employment requests must be submitted to the YMCA. One of the more substantial changes the YMCA will implement is a strict adherence to a policy of not allowing under the age of 13 admission without a parent or adult guardian accompanying them. In the past, the policy has not been strictly enforced, but Welsh said in the interest of safety the YMCA will not deviate from the rule. New Baden parks and recreation director Renee Mein- hardt acknowledged that allowing younger children una- companied to the pool can be hazardous. "We had two near drownings of younger children on the same day last year," she said. Under the contract, the pool will be open from the Me- morial Day weekend until Labor Day. Regular hours will be from noon to 7 p.m. daily until school resumes next fall, when hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 6 on weekends. The hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. will be reserved for special events like water aerobics, teens only swimming, and adult swims. The basic terms of the contract call for the village to prepare the pool for opening and take Care of all major repair expenses. The YMCA will oversee the day-to-day management of the pool and concession stand, including routine maintenance such as the control of water quality and administration of chemicals. In exchange, the YMCA will collect and keep all pro- ceeds related to the pool, except a percentage of a tele- communications tax that is dedicated by the village to pool operations. The village will be responsible for utili- ties, including the water required to keep the pool full. The village will also provide access to the internet, which is required by the YMCA to operate their tracking soft- ware. Even so, Morani said he expects the pool fund to lose less money under the arrangement than it did last year. Village officials are also working toward being able to provide Wi-Fi access for pool customers as an enhance- ment to the experience. According to Welsh, managing New Baden's pool fits into a larger YMCA plan for the region. "We'd love to have a program center here, and the pool is a good first step," he said. The YMCA plans to have two weeks of summer camp at New Baden park this summer, and per- haps increase programming if there is sufficient inter- est. Drug Problom: Cops losing battle against heroin scourge > continued from front page attracted to the money that can be made." Trenton police chief Mike Jones noted that the first heroin overdose in Clinton County occurred in Trenton, about three years ago, and described it as an escalat- ing problem here and in the region. "It's cheap, it's an intense high, and it's highly addictive," Chief Jones said. "As hard as we try to deal with it, we're losing ground." Mayor Jones said the community shouldn't close its "eyes to the activity. "Our residents need to be aware that there are a lot of drugs coming through this town," he said. "I think it's a major problem and most people don't think it's going on, but it is. It's not just Trenton. These cases involve several municipalities and they require co- ordination. If we have even a slight economic downturn it's going to get worse, because it's big money and it's fast money." HAAS ABSOLUTE FARMLAND AUCTION 172.34 Acres in 4 Tracts Tuesday Eve, March 18 at 6:30 PM An awesome farm situated along the county line in Section 7, Sugar Creek Twp., Clinton County, 2 miles NW of TRENTON, IL. The farm will be sold to the highest bidder with Great Soils, Super Road Frontage and Open Tenancy for 2014. INDOOR AUCTION AT JAILHOUSE ROCK 22 W. Missouri in Trenton , More information at OWNER: Richard & Mary Haas Trusts Trenton, IL  Auction Conducted By MARK KRAUSZ AUCTION SERVICE New Baden, IL Phone (618) 588-4917, IL Auction LIC #440000142 - Trenton Sun Page 3 - Local Matt Flanagan, Martin Graul, and Randy Ross with a representative from America's Farmers GroW Communities. Supports New Baden Fire Department Clinton County farmer Martin Graul directed a $2,500 donation to the New Baden Fire Department. Funded by America's Farm- ers Grow Communities, the donation will allow the department to upgrade the power unit for its Jaws of Life hydraulic rescue tool. According to Graul, a volun- teer with the department, the current power unit is 25 years old and needs to be replaced. Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprof- its in 1,289 counties in 39 states. "Just last month we had some engine problems and the power unit was down for a couple days," said Graul. "This money will be very useful to upgrade to a newer, lighter power unit to better serve the commu- nity." America's Farmers Grow Communities work directly with farmers to support nonprofit Qrganizations like the New Baden Fire Depart- ment, who are doing impor- tant work in their commu- nities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then do- nated to the farmer's non- profit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through Ameri- ca's Farmers Grow Commu- nities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organiza- tions like 4-H and FFA. Vote Jim Sullivan 00Clinton County Board District 4 : in the Illinois Primary Election II on Tuesday, March 18 / t. IL South Tourism 12 Years County Board Experience Law Enforcement Background Pioneer in the Route 50 Bypass Effort Extensive Economic Development Experience Serves on the Boards of Directors: Southwestern IL Development Authority United Counties Council of IL South Central IL Growth Association ndorsed by: Thomas 'Rusty' Venhaus, Stanley Bach, 'i '"Mike Kreke, and Pcce Schumacher - / Paid for by the candidate. PLEASE JOIN US at one of the St. Joseph's Hospital Spring Health Fair Screenings between 6:00 and 10:O0 a.m. at: Breese KC HalI-Thu, April 3; Germantown Legion-Thu, April 10; Carlyle KC HalI-Tue, April 15; or Trenton (new location, r) First United Methodist Church-Thu, April 24. We will also offer limited screenings -- blood draws only -- on Fri, May 2, from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the HealthPlex just north of the hospital in Breese. Register at the Fair, or to preregister, submit the form below to the hospital one week before the Fair you plan to attend. Admission is free. Screening fees can be paid now or at the Health Fair. As soon as the blood test results are processed, one copy will be mailed to the address you supply (plan on two weeks - if you haven't received results in one month, please call). To benefit the community, we have reduced the price of many screenings. We will continue to offer FREE blood pressure checks and diabetes finger sticks, and now our body composition calculations and pulmonary function tests are free too. Don't forget unneeded eye glasses and hearing aids for the Lion's drop box, as well as wigs, hats and scarves for the Cancer Care Closet. If registering more than one person, attach the requested information on another sheet or download a form at www.stjoebreese.eom. Sorry, we do not schedule screenings by appointment. Data derived from screenings/lab tests requires correlation by a physician for interpretation. Results do not constitute a medical diagnosis It is your responsibility to follow up with a doctor. Medicare will NOT reimburse Health Fair fees. mmmmmmmimmmm..mfmmmm.mmmmmmm----mmmmm'mm'mmm''mm'mm'mm'mm'Nmmmmmmmm'mmm 2014 SPRING HEALTH FAiR PREREGISTRATION EA FAIR Screenings DO NOT BRING THIS FORM TO THE FAIR. IT MUST BE PROCESSED 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE TO REDUCE YOUR WAIT. Bring it to the HealthPlex desk, fax it to (618) 526-1404, email the information to{ or mail it to "Health Fair Screenings, St. Joseph's Hospital, PO Box 99, Breese, IL 62230." Call (618) 526-5698 with questions. Please print. Hark the date on your calendar--you will not receive a confirmation. Preregistration is requested but not required. LAST FIRST NAME NAME HAILING ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER WHEN AVAILABLE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO DYes IF YES, EMAIL RECEIVE HEALTH EVENT INFO BY EHAIL? NNo ADDRESS DO YOU HAVE A I--IYes PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN? [-INo MIDDLE BIRTH INITIAL-- DATE / / []N ST-- ZiP SEX: I-IF DO YOU PLAN TO FOLLOW UP WITH A DYes PHYSICIAN WITH SCREENING RESULTS? [] No CHECK THE FAIR YOU PLAN TO ATTEND BETWEEN 6:00 & 10:00 AM: [] THU-APR 3 BREESE Knights of Columbus 480 N Walnut St [] THU-APR 10 GERNANTOWN Legion Hall 1105 Sycamore St [] TUE-APR 15 CARLYLE Knights of Columbus 1471 Fairfax St [] THU-APR 24 TRENTON (NEW} 1st United Methodist 3324 Old US Hwy 50 [] FRI-HAY 2* HEALTHPLEX St. Joseph's Hospital 14160 Jamestown Rd *BLOOD DRAWS ONLY DOWNLOAD MORE FORMS AT X FEE I HELP US PREPARE BY MARKING THE FEE SERVICES YOU WISH TO RECEIVE: ;351 CBS (COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD SCREENING) -- REQUIRES 10 HOUR FAST. Screens for anemia, was [ infection & diabetes; measures cholesterol levels; checks thyroid, liver & kidney function. $4O 15 VITAMIN D -- A general screening taken from your blood sample. Normal levels may be important $20 for immune function, cancer prevention and osteoporosis treatment. $wlaO I PSA (PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN) -- MEN ONLY The doctor uses this blood test result in $15 conjunction with an exam to screen men for prostate cancer. t $10 I HEMOGLOBIN A1C -- FOR THOSE WITH/AT-RISK FOR DIABETES. This blood screening indicates I if treatment measures are working to prevent organ damage. $5 IBONE DENSITY HEEL SCREENING -- RECOMMENDED EVERYOTHER YEAR. Osteoporosis screening for women and men. Requires you to remove a shoe and sock. $5 IICOLON CANCER SCREENING KITS -- Contains everything you need to collect the three H recommended samples for this AT HONE screening. Freel PULMONARY FUNCTION & PULSE OX SCREENINGS -- Measures lung capacity/blood oxygen levels. =$%IE:I BODY COMPOSITION TEST -- Calculates the percentage of fat in your body. CASH, CHECKS & CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE FAIR OR PREPAY WtTH THIS FORM. DO NOT PREPAY CASH. Payment options: [] PAY AT FAIR or [] PREPAY AMOUNT $ or I--IvlSA I--IMC FIDISC DAMEX Nameoncard Act # [] CHECK ENCLOSED # Exp Date ____- Sec Code ,t