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Headlines for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

At a specially called meeting of the Fairfield Community High School Board Monday night, members appointed April Smith to serve a two year term on the board. Smith is a former Fairfield Grade School Board member, teaches in the Fairfield Grade School system and is founder of Happy Day Express Day Care Center in Fairfield.

A SUPERCATTodd “Supercat” Bailey was sworn in as mayor of the village of Browns Monday night.  “Supercat”  (pictured) defeated incumbent mayor Harry Duncan by six votes in the recent consolidated municipal election. Bailey plays the bass and sings in the local rock band “Orry Kraw”.

25-year-old Nicole R. Parker of Fairfield was arrested Monday afternoon on a Wayne County warrant charging her with identity theft.  Parker was lodged in the Wayne County jail pending the posting of $1,000 cash bond.

Funeral services for 17-year-old Joel Martin Boulds of Eldorado will be 4 o’clock this afternoon at the Duff-Kingston Gymnasium in Eldorado.  Boulds died early Saturday morning after his Jeep Liberty ran off Rt. 45 at I-64 and hit a concrete pillar.  The crash remains under investigation.

Carter FFAFairfield FFA Member Leah Carter recently placed 3rd at Illinois State FFA Prepared Public Speaking in Bloomington on Saturday. Leah’s qualified for State Public Speaking by Winning at the Section 23 and District 5 Levels. She was only one of 10 State Finalist in Illinois and he has qualified for two straight years.

The Fairfield Baseball Association will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch Hit and Run competition for area youth at 6 o’clock this evening at Leo French Park. The competition will be divided into four age groups from 7 – 14.  More information about the event is available from Ryan Best or Justin Odom.

WADI is seeking scholarship applications for Wayne County residents.  The $1,150 scholarships are funded by the Community Services Block Grant through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. More information is available from your local WADI office.

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