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Headlines for Monday, October 21, 2013

2013 WCGCi Beef Stew Winners Elliot Powell Everett

Ray Elliott, Mike Everett, and Terry Powell were 10 under par as a team for 18 holes to win the Wayne County Golf Course’s annual Beef Stew Scramble on Saturday, October 19th.   Twenty-seven players made up nine teams in the captain’s pick 3 man scramble format.   Taking second with a 62, were Bob Green, Joe Holman, and Don Sutton. Pictured above L-R: Ray Elliot, Terry Powell, Mike Everett.

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The South Central Illinois Health Coalition, in Partnership with We Choose Health would like to congratulate New Hope Grade School for their participation in Coordinated School Health and CATCH! New Hope has received $6,800 for equipment, training, and wellness initiatives to enhance their school health and wellness. Congratulations New Hope Grade School!

weasel croppedA Carmi man faces a class-X felony charge of home invasion and a charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm following a gunplay incident Friday night.  42-year-old Jason R. Weasel allegedly fired two rounds from a .44 magnum revolver during an altercation at a home on Church Street in Carmi.  One bullet struck a neighbor’s house. The other struck an SUV.  No one was hit.


30-year-old Jason R. Pfaff of Wayne City has been arrested on a charge of criminal damage to property.  Pfaff is accused of ripping the screen out of a door of a lady’s house on W. Elm Street in Fairfield early Saturday morning. Police said Pfaff was drunk. The victim told police she had never heard of Pfaff and had no idea why he showed up at her residence.

Bowlby38-year-old Brian K. Bowlby is scheduled to stand trial October 28 on charges he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old Hamilton County girl.  Bowlby is already serving a 270 year prison sentence out of Saline County on multiple convictions of predatory criminal sexual assault.


In less than 48 hours, authorities arrested two suspects accused of robbing the Old National Bank in Harrisburg. Casey Allen Heflin, 28 of Boaz, KY was arrested Friday night in Cape Girardeau, MO. His alleged accomplice and cousin, 38-year-old Shawn Thomas Gregory of Harrisburg was arrested Thursday evening.  The bank was robbed shortly after 9 a.m. last Thursday.  The heist netted the suspects around $4,000.

The Wayne County Shrine Club is sponsoring a “Golf Ball Drop” this Sunday at the Wayne County Golf Course.  Numbered golf balls – sold for $10 each – will be dropped from a helicopter hovering over a target.  Any ball that hits the target wins. The top prize is $1,000.  The majority of the proceeds will be used to support the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

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