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. The Jaycees will have a Dumpster behind the Jaycee Hall for all to use.
Community Club meets
The monthly meeting of the Alhambra Community Club was held at Maedge’s Restaurant with 29 members present.
Following the meal, the meeting was called to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and the secretary’s minutes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Guest speaker for the evening was Ms. Margie Abert, who spoke on her work with developmentally disabled adults.
Under old business, it was announced that the scholarship will be awarded to Ms. Cami Ernst, daughter of Chad and Rochelle Ernst. It will be presented during the Awards Ceremony at the High School.
The Community Club is looking for someone to take over the Welcome Wagon. Christa Mansholt and Carol Reckman have mentioned an interest in taking on this project.
A thank you card was received from Tyler Reinhardt for the donation for his Scout project at the park.
The homecoming was discussed, and it was decided to do the cake walk and the corn wagon again.
It was brought up that the club had planned to have one “fun day” meeting without a speaker. This is planned for the July meeting. Shaun and Kathy Lewis have invited the club to have their meeting at their place. It will be a pot-luck. This will be decided next meeting.
Students will finish out their last mile of their mini marathon on Thursday, May 5 at Alhambra Township Park. School will dismiss at 11:50 a.m.
Kindergarten and pre-K will not be attending school on May 6, as this is kindergarten visitation day.
May 10 will be the final Domino’s PTO fundraiser for this school year.
On May 16, classes will go to HMS for a band and chorus performance at 10:15 a.m.
Salem UCC Vacation Bible School
Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra will have vacation Bible school on June 5-9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. The VBS is for children 3 years old to fifth grade. Those in sixth grade to high school are invited to join the crew. This year’s theme is “Cave Quest.” It will show kids to follow Jesus through dark times with memorable Bible learning activities. They will be reminded how much Jesus loves them. This will include songs, teamwork games, yummy treats to make and eat, science “stuff.” Parents are asked to send children in play clothes, as some of the projects may get messy.
Register now, forms are available outside the church office, 1117 W North St. in Alhambra. Phone 488-3215. Sign up early, so plenty of supplies can be purchased. Children of every faith are invited to participate.
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, TVs, 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.
Alhambra Homecoming will be held on June 3 and 4. Parades, rides, lots of food , raffles to win and plenty of cold beer on hand. The parade will start at 7 p.m. on Friday and at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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.
Any resident filling a swimming pool over 1,000 gallons can receive a deduction on their sewer charge by contacting the village hall 488-3505 prior to filling the pool.
Happy anniversary to the following couples on May 4, Brien and Tonia Bowers; May 6, Scott and Michelle Warford, Tom and Martha Seest; May 7, Brian and Denise Grandame; May 8, David and Tina Poggemoeller and Dave and Lindsey Duffin; May 9, Vernon and Marie Mindrup; Robert and Kelsey Dauderman and on May 11, Dave and Lindsey Duffin
Happy birthday to everyone on May 4, Tiffany Gillison and Catherine Adolph; May 5,Madison Adolph, Megan Henschen, Sarah Linenfelser and Nicholaus Hanratty; May 6, Tyson Rakers, Jim Davis, Charley Vassier, and Lorene Knackstedt; May 7, Gavin Goodwin and Presley Reeves; May 8, Kory Brink; May 9, Ashlie Mindrup; May 10,Don Maine II, Connor Carroll, Merilee Mindrup; May 11, Ron Debatin, Larry Henschen, Ronnelle Griffith, Travis Porter and Carrie Gibbons.
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