Alhambra Primary News
The last day of school will be May 20, and there will be no school on May 19, due to teachers institute.
Students will be participating in different activities on April 21 as they honor Earth Day. Each student will make a fun bag out of an old T-shirt.
The winner of the VFW Americanism contest for this year was Trent Kronk.
The PTO received a check for $50 from Prairie Farms for their participation in the “Our Caps Your Cause” fund raiser. Families are asked to continue to enter the codes found under the caps on Prairie Farms milk jugs or send the caps to school. Jaime Dressler has headed up this fundraiser and will enter the codes from any caps received. Campbell Labels for Education are still being collected until April 29.
Big Trash Pick-up
A Dumpster will be placed behind the Jaycees Hall for any items (no electronics) to be thrown away. Curbside pick-up of large items, furniture, toys, bikes, etc. (no tires, tv, computers or monitors) will be on May 11.
Dog vaccinations will be given at the fire house on Saturday, June 11 from noon to 1 p.m.
Happy anniversary on April 22, Doug and Nancy Heidbrink and Mitch and Sharyn Geiseking;
April 24, Hilbert and Verna Klenke and Tom and Margie Glassmaker; April 25, Eric and Mary Starr; April;27, Craig and Courtney Wright.
Happy birthday to all on April 21, LaDonna Utley, Casey Cornejo, Destiny Odle; April 22, Kevin Brink and Sarah Doubet; April 23, Jenna Boxell; April 24, June Lienemann and Matt Collmann; April 25, Joe Whitworth and Lacey Buzick; April 26, Collin Reckman and Joseph Sanders;
April 27, Jean Wirz and Makenna Quade; April 28, David Poggemoeller; April 29, Peter Babic, Jeremy Schmidt and Bianca Valsecchi.
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.
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.
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