Headlines 8-12-17

At about 2:40 Friday morning, Carmi City Police found two men asleep in a car on the Elastec Parking lot in Carmi. The two were identified as Derek S. O’Guinn, 24 of Equality and Justin R. Raney, 23 of Norris City.  When Police approached the two, they reported smelling a strong odor of cannabis coming from their vehicle. A search yielded a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana and a smoking pipe. Both were cited for being in possession of less than ten grams of suspected pot and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fairfield City Police report the arrest this week of 20-year-old David T. Asher of Fairfield on a charge of theft.  Officers say they spoke with Penny M. Randolph-Bailey, 54 and learned that Asher had allegedly taken two tires from her vehicle and placed them on another vehicle.  Asher was arrested and booked at the county jail. Bond was $150 cash.

The Frontier Community College Foundation Board held its annual dinner meeting Wednesday night at Bob Boyles Hall on the FCC campus.  FCC President Dr. Jay Edgren discussed an increase of enrollment from the 2016 school year to the 2017 school year of 16.7 percent.  Dean of Students Dr. Paul Bruinsma informed the board of new programs and increased expected enrollment for the coming school year.  New Bobcat Baseball Coach Brandon Benton was introduced to the board.  He told the board that Bobcat Crossing, the new dormitories on campus, are at full capacity for the upcoming school year.

Plant a seed for a better tomorrow is the theme of this year’s Cisne Reunion.  Today a one mile fun run will be held at 7:30 with a 5-K run and walk at 8 a.m.  Breakfast will be offered from 7 – 10 a.m. sponsored by the Cisne Community Center Board.  From 10 – 11 a.m., kids day activities will be held on the square with inflatables for the kids.  A pedal tractor pull will be held at noon – a pie eating contest at 1 with the giant Cisne Reunion Parade at 2:30 p.m.  You’ll have a chance to win cash during a ball drop at 5 p.m.  Sojourn Rocks takes the stage tonight at 7 p.m. with more bingo from 7 – 9.

Plans have been announced for the 53rd annual dinner and homecoming of the Fairfield Community High School Alumni Association.  The event has been set for Saturday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Community of Christ Family Life Center.  There will be a reception earlier that day from 9:30 – 11:30 in the multi-purpose room of the First Christian Church in Fairfield.  This year, the association will be saluting the class of 1967. The featured speaker for this year’s banquet will be Don Taylor of Port Richmond, California. To reserve a seat for the dinner, or for more information, go to www.FCHSAlumni.org.