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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archive: February 19, 1999 - Page 1

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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 On hardwood Carrofltonwins sectional title PageBl YKJU 60 APE Lookup Children can mark Wadlow birthday PageCl The outlook Concrete lungle Mostiy cloudy with a few morning flurries high near low j served customers PageD1 35 50 cents February Church set to rebuild from storm Material arrives to replace wrecked addition By LINDA Telegraph staff writer GODFREY The seeming ly unremarkable piles of solid steel beams lying outside Faith Lutheran Church belie their status as milestones in the churchs recovery from a devastating On a crew from Jun Construction of Godfrey delivered the long awaited beams and other material to the Within a couple workers will transform those buildingsupplies into an addi tion at the north end of the 6809 Godfrey Its been such a vacant the Curtis Deterding Even though weve been doing a lot to put the building we havent seen anything yet that showed tangible The preengineered build ing will replace a gymnasium and two portable buildings that were destroyed by heavy winds June The addition may cost as much as depending on interior options that the church board of directors might choose during the con struction The children at Faith Lutheran School will use the gym and three classrooms the gym also will be used by the church as a fellowship A mezzanine is planned above classrooms and will be used as storage at The area later may be converted to Construction of the replace ment gym and classrooms is the second phase of the church and schools recovery from the severe windstorm that hit Godfrey First on the priority list was to renovate the churchs seri ously damaged restore its replace the flooring and alarm sys tem and repair the lowerlevel It was not a project we could plan all at once or do all at Deterding Cost of the devastation was See Page A7 The SMITH Workers unload trusses and supports from a flatbed Thursday that will form the new addition to the Faith Lutheran Church In The SMITH Jeanene at grabbed onto a rope and swung on an obstacle course at boot camp Thursday at McKinley School in Nakeia practiced her sharpshooting with the help of parent volunteer Alan Medford Top pupils get theboot Day of activities is reward for good behavior By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON A shrill whistle and a call of attention inter rupted fourthand fifth grade classes at McKinley School Select students were drafted and led to McKinley Boot Camp by Marcia known on regular days as Principal The boot camp was a reward for pupils who had no deten tions and who had completed all assignments during the first Two hundred pupils 73 percent of the schools enrollment were eligible to attend boot The activity was unknown to the pupils until Dodds and her sergeants broke into the class I thought we were in trou said thirdgrader Brittlyn Jeremy also a third thought it was a fire The recruits were led to the boot camp set up in the Pupils swung on a rope crawled through a tun nel and ran through a group of tires on an obstacle Other recruits practiced their sharpshooting taking aim at balsam wood airplanes with rubber dart Drill a father volunteering for the led recruits through a tough regimen of jumping situps and running in Dodds gave the recruits a closing pep She empha See Page A7 Glark to sell gas stations By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer HARTFORD Clark USA Inc is focusing on refineries after announcing plans to sell its700 gas Louisbased cpmpa ny announced Wednesday that it wants to concentrate its efforts on marketing and improving its We want to focus all of our management resources on our said Suzanne a spokeswoman for will benefit all of our including the one in Clark supplies 70 percent of their refined oil products to l the open market and 30 per cent to Clarks own gas sta In we had a good year in sales at ourgas she We just wanted to go in a different direction and put all our marketing empha sis on the Miller said the company will improve efficiency in its refineries as well as look into acquiring more There is nothing definite on when or what refineries were looking she plPfS Television Pride salutes special lady By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Pride hon ored one of the River Bends most notable contributors to beautification efforts Thursday at its 33rd annual Bertha Bert for mer Godfrey Township high way commissioner and public works director for the village of received the beau tification organizations 1998 Outstanding Ci t i ze n Pride offi Roberts cers cited Roberts for her work on the villages tree beautification and AdoptA Highway as well as Prides former Class of the trash pickup for high school She is a very special said Sam president of See Page A7 18008939424 Touch Tone 24 Hours Illinois Sales Tax Included in loan Your Credit is not as as you think We are this leader in getting you approved 155 AT MERAMEC BOTTOM SOUTH MO 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