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Headlines for Thursday, October 10, 2013

David WilliamsWayne County State’s Attorney David M. Williams is the latest candidate to announce his intentions to seek the Republican nomination for Wayne County Circuit Judge.  The position became available following the announced retirement of Wayne County Resident Judge Joe Harrison at the end of November.  Other local attorneys seeking their party’s nomination include Kevin Kakac, Mike Molt and John Robison.

The Wayne County Board meets in regular session tonight.  Once again, the issue of crime in the village of Cisne is on the agenda. Last month, a number of Cisne residents voiced their concerns about lawlessness in the village and the Sheriff’s Department’s response to their complaints.

Darrell Merritt and Volunteers for a Progressive Fairfield are having a cookout this Saturday. All proceeds will benefit the Festival of Lights display at Leo French Park.  Volunteers will also be selling People’s Choice Award Freedom Park Prints for $20 and raffle tickets for the Hope Bridge painting donated from last year’s Paint Out event.

Starting next year, Illinois law will require that owners of Off Highway Vehicles purchase a Usage Stamp from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  The stamp costs $15, plus a .50 cent issuance fee to the point-of-sale vendor.  DNR officials say the stamp sales will support the development and maintenance of off road trails around the state.

The Fairfield Community High School Class of 1963 is invited to an informal get together this evening at the Jimini Coffee House. The gathering starts at 7 p.m.  The 49th annual FCHS Alumni Association dinner is this Saturday at the Community of Christ Church in Fairfield starting at 5 p.m.  Gene Martin will be the featured speaker.

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