Headlines for Saturday February 3rd 2018

The Fairfield Community High School varsity scholastic team went 2 and 1 in a conference meet on Thursday evening. FCHS defeated Salem and Centralia and narrowly fell to Marion. Senior Sam Beach was named MVP of the meet. Answering tossup for FCHS were Sam Beach with 24, Amber Clark with 2, and Ethan Kakac with 2. Also participating for FCHS were Gary Davis, Cody Gawthrop, Cassidy Hayes, Chloe Hodges, Tyler Hooper, Hannah Odom, and Cody Todd. FCHS moves to 22 and 10 on the year. They will be in action again at the EIU Honors Tournament on Saturday.

Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announces additional enforcement plans for the upcoming Super Bowl Weekend. ISP Troopers will strictly enforce FATAL 4 moving violations, which include: DUI, Speeding, Distracted Driving, and Seat Belt compliance. Additional emphasis will be placed on impaired driving. During the 51 st Super Bowl Weekend, ISP Troopers issued 1,744 FATAL 4 citations statewide, 195 of which were alcohol related arrests. Two alcohol related crashes occurred during the 2017 Super Bowl weekend and resulted in two fatalities. District 19 will conduct roving patrols throughout the weekend identifying impaired and unsafe drivers. If you drive impaired, expect to be pulled over. Also, please be sure to watch for vehicles parked or sitting on the side of the road with flashing lights. If you see them, move over if possible, and slow down. Alcohol is a leading factor in fatal traffic crashes, especially during celebratory weekends. The ISP is reminding motorists to help keep the roadways safe by planning ahead and designating a driver, calling a cab, or making other responsible arrangements.

Fairfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale & Silent Auction on Friday, February 9th to benefit special projects and equipment purchases for the Hospital. The Valentine’s Day Bake Sale & Silent Auction will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the FMH Medical Arts Complex Community Education Room. April Greifzu, FMH Director of Nutrition Services, who is known for her sweet treats, will be making red velvet cake pops, “Big Momma” cinnamon rolls, regular cinnamon rolls, snack mix,specialty valentine cakes, and much more! Items that will be in the Silent Auction will include a heart lap quilt, valentine basket worth over $100, small flat screen TV, wall decor, and more! Pat Kenshalo, FMH Auxiliary Gift Shop Coordinator, has refreshed the shop for the New Year, and has a few specialty Valentine’s Day items, and will be stocking spring merchandise soon. For more information about the upcoming event or if you would like to donate an item for the Silent Auction, contact Charlotte St.Ledger, FMH Executive Foundation Director, at 618-847- 8297.