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Headlines for Sunday, October 27, 2013

The sentencing of Mount Carmel businessman Kevin C. Williams has been delayed again.  Williams faces up to 40 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Nov. 15 for looting an elderly Wabash County woman’s family trust.  As part of the plea agreement on convictions of money laundering and wire fraud, Williams – a local CPA – has agreed to pay over $2 million restitution to the victim.

Three cookouts staged Saturday in Fairfield to honor Darrell Meritt were successful.  Meritt has retired from the benefit cookout scene after more than 30 years. One more event has been slated for next Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  A benefit dinner and auction has been slated to raise money for Darrell’s three favorite charities – the Scranton Cancer Fund, Festival of Lights and Secret Santa Program.

A Golf Ball Drop to benefit the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in St. Louis has been slated for 3 o’clock this afternoon at the Wayne County Golf Course.  Numbered balls will be dropped from a helicopter, with the balls landing on the target winning a cash prize of up to $1,000.  Those attending can still buy a numbered ball for $10 at the golf course before the event.

The second installment of Edwards County Property Taxes will be due on Monday, Oct. 28.  To keep from receiving a certified letter, payment must be received no later than Nov. 8.  To keep your name out of the paper as a delinquent taxpayer, payment must be made by Nov. 25.

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