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Headlines for Saturday, October 26, 2013

22-year-old Isiah Tapia of Albion has been jailed on a number of drug charges after Edwards County authorities executed a search warrant at his 7th Street home in Albion Thursday night and recovered a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana and the synthetic marijuana – K-2. Tapia is being held in the White County jail at Carmi under $3,000 cash bond.

19-year-old Chelsea J. Webb of McLeansboro was injured Friday evening when the pickup truck she was a passenger in ran off the road and overturned in a ditch.  Family members took her to the hospital in McLeansboro following the 6:30 p.m. accident. The driver, 19-year-old Nickolas W. Webb of McLeansboro was not hurt. Both were cited for not wearing a seat belt. Nickolas Webb was also cited for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

Today is Darrell Meritt Day in Fairfield.  Three cookouts will be staged to benefit Darrell’s favorite charities – the Scranton Cancer Fund, Secret Santa Program and Festival of Lights.  The cookouts will be on the old Star Station lot, Hometown IGA and Wayne-White Electric.

Serving inmates two meals a day instead of three was supposed to save the state money.  Corrections officials now say the “brunch” program has cost the Dept. of Corrections an additional $200,000 at the two prisons where it has been tried.  The change was designed to avoid serving breakfast during dark morning hours, which is a security issue.

At about 3 p.m. Sunday, it will be raining golf balls from the sky at the Wayne County Golf Course.  The Wayne County Shrine Club, in partnership with the Wayne County Golf Course, will stage a golf ball drop from a helicopter. Each numbered golf ball sells for $10. If your ball hits the target, you could win $1,000.  Tickets will be on sale at the golf course. Money raised will be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

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