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Headlines for Monday, July 1, 2013

Craig Scott, pastor of Fairfield’s First Christian Church has undergone surgery to repair a serious spinal cord injury suffered June 22 in a water accident in Puerto Rico. He remains in a Miami, FL hospital.  Family members report surgeons removed one vertebrae and four discs during a recent operation. The procedure has left him with no movement in his legs, but movement in his arms. The accident happened while he was accompanying a youth group to Puerto Rico on a mission trip.

A magnitude 2.3 earthquake was recorded Sunday afternoon in Edwards County.  The epicenter was ten miles north of Albion and was recorded at 3:36 p.m.  Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake came from a depth of six miles.

Two injuries were reported Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in rural Hamilton County.  State Police report that 33-year-old Jamie Lynn Logan of Hardy, Arkansas swerved to miss two deer in the roadway and ran into a ditch.  She was injured, along with a 12-year-old juvenile. Both were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon following the 7:45 a.m. crash.

The Clay County Health Department collected a West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample in Flora last Wednesday. Residents are urged to wear insect repellant and reduce exposure to mosquitoes.  The threat of West Nile Virus will continue until cold weather returns this fall.

The Fairfield Community High School board has called a special meeting for Tuesday night.  Members will vote to accept the resignation of music instructor Amber South.  South – a native of Enfield – was hired during the May board meeting.   The board will also consider the hiring of another music teacher.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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