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Headlines for Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Fairfield City Council meets this Tuesday night.  On Tuesday night’s agenda is the appointment of an auxiliary policeman, and the selling of previously provided pistols to police officers.  The council is also expected to discuss a “Performance Award” to be awarded prior to Christmas, and discuss the city’s assistance program for residents needing help with utilities.  An update on street and parking lot sweeping is also expected.

Fairfield’s Veterans Day Service will be held Monday morning at 11 at the Veterans Section of Maple Hill Cemetery.  Elmer McDuffee will be the speaker and the Master of Ceremonies.  The service will include the laying of the wreath at the monument of the Unknown Service Person by Robert Locke, Commander of the Wayne County Memorial VFW Post #4535 and Bert Englekes, Commander of the Anthony Wayne American Legion Post #176.  In case of bad weather, the service will be moved to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Illinois State Police District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Cory Ristvedt, has announced the activity and enforcement figures for the month of October.  Troopers in District 19 answered 301 calls for service and initiated 1096 incidents in the field during the month.  Enforcement figures included 252 speeding tickets, six DUIs, 43 seat belt tickets, three child-restraint citations, 221 written warnings for speeding and 26 criminal arrests.  There were no fatal traffic crashes in District 19 during October.

Frontier Community College in Fairfield is launching its new Construction Technology Program in January with the start of the 2014 Spring Semester.  The program will offer a two-year associate in applied science degree and two certificates, Construction Technician and Carpentry Specialist.  Gene Kollak of Fairfield has been hired as an adjunct faculty to teach the courses.  The courses will meet on Mondays and Wednesday from January 6th through May 5th.  To register or get more information, call the college at 842-3711.

Scherrie V. Giamanco, State Executive Director for the Illinois Farm Service Agency has announced that the 2013 FSA County Committee Elections have begun as of November 4th, with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters.  The deadline to return the ballots to your local FSA office is December 2nd.  To be eligible, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program.  Ballots must have a December 2nd postmark to be considered on time.  Newly elected committee members and their alternates will take office January 1, 2014.

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