Highland News Leader

Alhambra news for the week of April 23

Large trash pick-up

Large trash pick-up is scheduled for Friday, May 15. This will be a curb-side pick-up. A Dumpster is available at the Alhambra Jaycees Hall, 109 E. Main St. No electronics, tire, yard waste, or concrete or batteries will be picked up at either the large pick-up date or regular trash pick-up.

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 and may be dropped off at Maedge’s or mailed to: Jessie Ketchum, 5353 Marine Road, Alhambra, IL 62001. For further information, call (618) 580-5314.

Dog vaccinations

Dog vaccinations will be available at the Alhambra Fire Department on Saturday, June 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. Dogs need to be on a leash.

Alhambra Primary

Students will begin the end-of-the-year testing, starting with the kindergarten on April 20-23. Testing will be each morning. Grades 1 and 2 will be April 27-30 in the morning. STAR reading and math tests for the K-3 will be done May 4-6. PARCC for grade 3 has been changed to May 11-14.

The spring dress code for the lower grades are as follows: No halters. Shorts and dresses need to be mid-thigh in length. One shoulder, tube tops and crop tops are not permitted.

On Friday, April 24 grades K-3 will have a field trip to Carlyle Lake, rain or shine. Students will need to bring a sack lunch with their name on it. Sunscreen should be applied at home, and they are asked to wear tennis shoes and jeans.

On Friday, May 1, there will be no school for the pre-K and kindergarten students. This will be a visitation day for the kindergarten students enrolled for the 2015-2016 school year.

The PTO and Edwardsville’s Panera (St. Louis Bread Co.) will have a fundraiser on Thursday, April 23 from 4 to 8p.m. Those participating will need to pick up a flier from the school or download one from the Internet on your phone or tablet when ordering. A percentage of each order will go to the PTO.

Teacher Appreciation week is May 4-8. A collection is taking place to buy each teacher a small token of appreciation.

On Thursday, April 23, students are invited to show Mrs. Hooks their appreciation for all she does for them by bringing in a flower for her.

Hitz Home Host Art and Craft Fair

Hitz Memorial Home will host a Spring Art and Craft Show on Sunday, May 3 at 1 p.m. Taco salads may be purchased and enjoyed while checking out the lovely items on display. Call 488-2355 for further information.

Fire Department Scholarship

The Alhambra Fire Department is offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving senior in the fire district. 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.

Hitz Home to host free program on dementia

Hitz Home, 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.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary on April 22, Doug and Nancy Heidbrink and Mitch and Sharyn Gieseking; April 24, Hilbert and Verna Klenke and Tom and Margie Glassmaker; April 27, Craig and Courtney Wright.


Happy birthday on 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; April 25, Gladys Mullen, Joe Whitworth, Lacey Busick and Nancy Waggener; April 26, Cheryl Noll, Collin Reckman, Mike Bolk and Joseph Sanders; April 27, Jean Wirz; April 28, David Poggemoeller and Sharon Diesselhorst; April 29, Barb Lotter, Pete Babic, Jeremy Schmidt and Bianca Valsecchi; and April 30, Avery Bright.

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