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    Community celebrates Independence Day

    by  • July 4, 2013 • News

    Today is the Fourth of July, a federal, state, and local holiday so all government offices are closed today and there is no home mail delivery. Communities across our area will be celebrating the holiday, with events in Centralia, Salem and Mt. Vernon, as well as Farina, Patoka and Nashville. Centralia started their celebration...

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    Leaking roof for newly opened Centralia CILA home

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News

    Just three weeks after a federal judge reaffirmed his ruling halting the transfer of residents from the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia without guardian approval, the home to which two wards of the state were moved last week is already found in disrepair. Reports Tuesday of a leaking roof at the C.A.I.L. operated...

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    Miner killed Tuesday at Wildcat Hills

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News

    A miner was killed Tuesday at Wildcat Hills Mine near Eldorado, Saline County coroner Jerry Watson said. The miner’s identity has not been released. The miner was hit by a ram car being trammed through a ventilation curtain, according to an MSHA report. The emergency call was received at 12:17p.m. Tuesday and the victim...

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    Law enforcement crack down this holiday week

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News

    A holiday weekend is coming up. That means increased traffic patrols. The target is drunk drivers, says Michael Witter, regional administrator for the national highway traffic safety administration. According to Witter, over 300 law enforcement agencies across the state will be participating in high-visibility traffic enforcement. The enforcement effort goes through midnight Sunday and...

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