Headlines for Wednesday, September 30, 2015

65-year-old William L. Baker of West Salem was injured Tuesday when the pickup truck he was driving in rural Wabash County ran off the road and overturned in a ditch. Baker was taken to a nearby hospital following the 10:20 a.m. accident.

65-year-old Clifford C. Anderson of 310 Hiland Avenue in Fairfield has been arrested on a charge of unlawful production of marijuana. Police seized 12 suspected pot plants from his home. The plants were growing in five gallon buckets. Police also seized a quantity of drug paraphernalia.

FCHS Mulebackers will be serving BBQ sandwiches and nachos with the all the trimmings at the Homecoming football game this Friday. Mulebackers will also be raffling off a duffle bag full of Mules spirit wear and other gear. The items were donated by Fairfield Printing and Graphics.

The FCHS Homecoming queen candidates this year are Jorji Demaret, Sidney Eckelberry and Gemma Loss. The king candidates are Colton Land, Sky Kollak, Holden August and Michael Mitchell. The retiring king and queen are Grace Borah and Jagger Wolf.

The 15th annual charity golf scramble to benefit Special Olympics Illinois is this Saturday at the Wayne County Golf Course. Breakfast is at 8 with play beginning at 8:30. The event is a four-person scramble. More information is available at the golf course.

Participants are needed for the Fairfield Memorial Hospital and Frontier Community College “Run for your life” 5-K this Saturday. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with the race starting at 8. Entry forms are available on either sponsor’s website.