Alhambra Primary News
Students will be enjoying Earth Day activities on April 21. They will need some clean recyclable items, such as plastic water bottles, milk jugs, plastic bags and aluminum cans.
The last day of school will be May 20, and there will be no school on May 19, due to teachers institute.
The next PTO meeting will be on April 19 at 6:30 at Grantfork Elementary.
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Alhambra Care Center
Fun times were the order of the day for residents at Alhambra Care this April. Olive Nungesser’s nephew visited for her birthday and sang, and performed as Elvis for the enjoyment of everyone. Olive’s family brought in a huge birthday cake for all to enjoy also.
Cece came up with some wonderful games that brought laughter and smiles to those that played. One game was to see who could hang up laundry the fastest, then a race to sort and fold socks(this one got a little out of hand when a sock fight began). The next game was to wear an oven mitt and try to pick up clothes pins and put them on a tray.
Mark Phelps took everyone back to the ’50s with some good old rock and roll music.
In the event of an emergency, it is imperative that ambulance and fire fighters are able to find the residents in need. Many houses have the numbers displayed on the front of their houses but they are hidden by vehicles in the driveway, or by grown trees or maybe just faded to the point where they can no longer be easily read.
The next time you drive up to your residence, look to see if your house numbers can easily be read from the street without an emergency responder having to drive past and then back up.
Numbers should be large enough to be read from the street. Reflective numbers will show up better at night with a light shining on them. Rural numbers will be more effective if on both sides of the post. Ambulance services may come from one direction and Fire services from the opposite direction so the numbers need to be seen from both directions.
It is important to put porch lights on to help aid emergency vehicles. Every second counts when a life or property are in danger.
Grass And Property Ordinance
It is an ordinance within the village of Alhambra that all premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or growth in excess of 10 inches. All noxious weeds are prohibited. Property must be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Disposal shall be done in a clean and sanitary manner by placing the rubbish in approved containers.
Mosquitoes need 5 days to hatch in still water. Help eliminate breeding sites by contacting the village at 488-3505 for larvicide or more information.
Residents are asked to report street lights that are out to the village hall at 488-3505. Leave a message on the answering machine if call is not during office hours. Please give the location of the light.
Alhambra has a zoning ordinance in effect. Any building or remodeling projects should contact the Zoning Officer, Ralph Buzick at 488-2701 for permits or information.
Fire Department Scholarship
The Alhambra Fire Department is offering a $500 scholarship.
Applicants must be living in the Alhambra Fire District and be a graduating senior in 2016.
Forms may be picked up at Highland High School, or call John Mindrup at (618) 409-3941 to get the applications. The deadline for applying is April 15.
Applications will be assessed and recipient chosen by an independent company.
Vincent Cemetery to hold clean up day
The clean up day for Vincent Cemetery will be Saturday, April 16. Volunteers are asked to be at the cemetery at 8 a.m. Bring any type yard tool you think may be needed, such as, shovels, rakes, weed whips, etc. In the event it is raining, volunteers will try for the next weekend. Call Ron Mindrup at 488-7108 with any questions.
Alhambra Yard Sales
The annual Alhambra Yard Sales will be held from May 5-7 this year. Maps will be available, compliments of Yvonne Green of Equity Fifty-Five. Call Jessie Ketchum at (618) 580-5314 to have your sale put on the map for free.
Happy anniversary to all couples on April 16, Ron and Rhonda Schmidt; April 17, Gene and Barb Lotter and April 22, Doug and Nancy Heidbrink and Mitch and Sharyn Gieseking.
Happy birthday to all on April 16, Isla Stille, April 17, Eugene Froman; April 18, Joe Reinhardt and Richard Harper; April 19, Lauren Craft, Elinor Stille, Colby Hosto, Coltin Sumner; April 20,Logan Duffin and Steve Lynn; April 21, LaDonna Utley, Casey Cornejo and Destiny Odle; April 22 Kevin Brink, Sherry Hurst and Sarah Doubet; April 23, Mark Gause and Jenna Boxell; April 24, June Lienemann, Cortney Carroll and Matt Collmann.
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