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94-year-old Carmi resident, Anna Q. Hortin, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, September 4 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing.  She was a homemaker and 6th grade teacher, teaching music, English and reading at Enfield, Crossville and Carmi Grade School. 

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90-year-old Ellery resident, Agnes M. Piercy, died Friday, September 5 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk for many years.   She was also a member of the Ellery

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Ruth Beckel93-year-old Ruth Eleanor (Gregory) Beckel died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, September 5 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  She retired from Airtex in 1983 after 44 years service.

Surviving are a cousin, Geraldine Johnson; her caregiver, Patty Billington; several cousins and

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Dale Snake Henson71-year-old Cisne resident, Dale “Snake” Henson, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, September 5 at his home.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife Laura; one daughter, Dalisa Draper of Orchardville; one son, Steve (Jenny) Henson of Flora;

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Maria Chalcraft photo92-year-old Fairfield resident, Maria M. Chalcraft, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, September 3 at Wayfair Nursing  and Rehab.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had attended the Golden Gate United Methodist Church.

Surviving are

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Olivia Smith, the 7-year-old daughter of Tim and Emily Smith, was crowned this year’s Little Miss Geff Frontier Days.  1st runner-up is Ashley Anderson, 7-year-old daughter of Brian and Tammy Anderson, and 2nd runner-up is Chesney Young, 6-year-old daughter

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71-year-old Norris City resident, Janice Wooten, died at 10:22 a.m. Saturday, August 30 at her home.  She was a CNA and worked at Wilmar Restoriam and Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, and was a sitter/companion in home healthcare.

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Area motorists can expect continued stepped-up enforcements from state police on roadways through the remainder of the holiday weekend.  Through Tuesday, troopers are focusing their enforcement efforts on the four most common traffic violations that contribute to accidents, including

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marguerite dungy 295-year-old Carmi resident, Marguerite Dungy, died Friday, August 29 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi.

Surviving are a son, Charles Dungy and wife Gwendolyn

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76-year-old Gary R. Warren of Wayne City was cited for failure to yield the right of way at a stop intersection following a two-vehicle accident Friday morning north of Sims.  Wayne County Sheriff’s police said Warren was stopped at

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