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Headlines for Monday, June 9, 2014

Edwards County officials are investigating the cause of death of a West Salem teen.  Coroner Mark Curtis has identified the victim as 14-year-old Maxwell K. Elliott of West Salem.  Coroner Curtis was called to the scene around 5 p.m. Saturday.  An autopsy was conducted on Sunday.

Ina Farler and her two grandchildren were able to escape their burning mobile home Sunday morning after the family’s pet pot belly pig “Lucky” woke them up.  Mt. Carmel Fire Department officials say Farler and her grandkids were able to escape the burning trailer through a window.  The fire was reported shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday.

The Fairfield City Council meets Tuesday night.  Aldermen will consider a proposal to raise the rates for trash pickup.  Aldermen are also expected to approve the sale of surplus property.

The Fairfield swimming pool opens for the season today.  Hours of operation are 1 – 5 and 6 – 8.  Swim lessons will also start today.  To sign up for swimming lessons, contact Libby at 599-6924.

Fairfield’s town-wide yard sale has been set for this Saturday, June 14.  Over 40 families and organizations throughout the city will have a yard sale.  Maps for the yard sale can be picked up starting today at Uniquely Rustique, the Fairfield Chamber office, Fairfield National Bank, Peoples National Bank and the Press office.

The deadline for reporting spring seeded crops, including soybeans and other grain crops is Monday, July 15.   In order to comply with Farm Service Agency program eligibility requirements, producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report before the July 15 deadline.

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