Highland News Leader

Alhambra news for the week of April 16

Hitz Home to host program on dementia

Hitz Home, at 201 Belle St. in Alhambra, will be the site of an educational program on Tuesday, May 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. This program will alert the public of the 10 signs of early dementia. Learn the differences in normal aging and the warning signs of dementia. Information on how to seek diagnosis will be given. This is a free program. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. An attendance prize will be awarded.

Home Extension to meet

The Alhambra-Leef Home Extension will meet on Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Alhambra Township Center. The lesson for the evening will be, “Mindfulness and Soul Care,” given by Faye Brown. The hostesses for the evening will be Gladys Wahl and Eleanor Gregory. There will be a plant and bulb exchange. Members are reminded to bring Best Choice labels and aluminum tabs. Visitors are always welcome.

Alhambra Primary

End-of-year testing will be coming up in the near future. From April 20-30, MAP (measure of academic progress) testing will begin for kindergarten to third grade. STAR testing will be May 4-15, and PARCC for third grade will be April 27 to May 8.

Students have the opportunity to attend the after-school camp “Gardening and Growing Habitat Camp.” This camp is open to students from kindergarten to third. The fee is $25 and includes enrollment in 4-H. The camp will introduce students to working and planting a garden and studying local trees and habitats. Make checks payable to Alhambra Primary.

The next PTO meeting will be held at Alhambra Primary on Thursday, April 16 at 6 p.m.

Hitz Home Art and Craft Fair

Hitz Memorial Home to have a art show and craft fair on Sunday, May 3 at 1 p.m. Vendors will be on hand to show off their wares. A bake sale will be included and a taco lunch may be purchased.


Many times throughout the year, flags are put out along the streets. These flags are the responsibility of many civic organizations in the village. Alhambra Village Board members are responsible for the flags on Flag Day; Alhambra Firemen on Fourth of July; Salem UCC Youth Group on Memorial Day; First Baptist Church on homecoming weekend; and the Township Board on Labor Day. Volunteers are welcome to help at any time.

Many times the flag holders and braces need to be replaced. It would be helpful if those that like the flags being put up during the holidays would give a dollar or two to help keep the equipment in good repair. Donations may be dropped off at the Village Hall at any time throughout the year. Just put your donation in an envelope marked “Our flag.”

Fire Department Scholarship

The Alhambra Fire Department is offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving senior. Applicants must be living in the Alhambra Fire District and be a graduating senior in 2015. Forms may be picked up at Highland High School or call John Mindrup at (618) 409-3941 to get the applications before April 30. Applications will be assessed and a recipient chosen by an independent company.

Alhambra Township Annual Meeting

The Alhambra Township Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. The regular monthly meeting for April will follow the Annual Meeting.

Town Yard Sales

The annual Town Yard Sales will be May 7-9. Jessie Ketchum will be coordinating the yard sale maps. The cost for being placed on the map will be $3. Mail your payment and information Jessie Ketchum, 5353 Marine Road, Alhambra, IL 62001. For further information, call (618) 580-5314.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary on April 16 to Ron and Rhonda Schmidt; April 17, Gene and Barb Lotter; April 22, Doug and Nancy Heidbrink and Mitch and Sharyn Gieseking and on April 24, Hilbert and Verna Klenke and Tom and Margie Glassmaker.


Happy birthday on April 17, Maxine Wernle and Eugene Froman; April 18, Joe Reinhardt and Richard Harper; April 19, Lauren Craft, Elinor Stille, Colby Hosto and Coltin Sumner; April 20, Steve Lynn; April 21, LaDonna Karpan, Casey Cornejo and Destiny Odle; April 22, Kevin Brink, Sherry Hurst and Sarah Doubet; April 23, Mark Gause and Jenna Uhe; April 24, June Lienemann, Cortney Carroll and Matt Collmann.

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