Headlines for Sunday December 17, 2017

Carterville Police are sending out a warning, after a Carterville business fell victim to a phone scam. Carterville Police Chief Heather Reno said the scammer called a business on Friday, pretending to be a representative from Western Union. The caller said the owner needed to update their account. Then, the caller directed the owner to unknowingly put money into the scammer’s bank account. Investigators say if you use Western Union, call them directly before following any instructions. Reno did not say how much money the business was scammed out of.

Frontier Community College will be closed for Christmas break starting Tuesday, December 19, and will reopen on Monday January 2, 2018. Anyone still needing to register for classes needs to visit Student services or call as soon as possible. Campus hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register for a course, call Frontier Community College at 618-842-3711. You may also register online at www.iecc.edu/fcc. Classes for the 2018 spring semester will begin January 8, 2018.

The Fairfield Lions Club needs your help. Saturday, January 13th, the Fairfield Lions Club will be collecting Christmas lights that no longer work. The collection site will be at the Kon-Tiki Senior Center from 9:00a.m. until noon.In addition to Christmas lights the club will also be accepting donations of eyeglasses, hearing aids, empty ink cartridges, cell phones, soda tabs and keys. These items will be recycled and the proceeds used to help fund Lions Club programs throughout the state.