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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 JMR Budget signs Colorful things happening Page Dl Faces of cultures Masks to be on display at Louis Art Museum Page Cl The outlook Mostly sunny and cool high low 45 Page D6 Prep soccer CM wins at Alton tourney Page Bl 272 50 cents October raph Roxana fire chief resigns Ford leaves after month to take state job By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer ROXANA Terry Ford has resigned after only one month as Roxana fire chief to accept a position with the State Fire Marshals it was a shortlived appoint said Roxana village board trustee Felix We the board havent officially taken any action Mayor Kay Spencer accepted Fords resig nation last She said she would have no official comment on Fords departure before Mondays Village Board Trustees are expected to approve the resignation at that meeting and discuss whether Roxana will hire another retain a fire chief on a consulting basis or not fill the newly created fulltime Village Trustee Jim Loyd said it is his wish that the board take advantage of the existing talent and expertise of Roxanas three firefight I really hope we promote from within this time Loyd The guys are off pro bation and have been here over a work ing hard for Weve already got the tal ent and expertise we need right State Fire Marshals Office deputy director Dan Williams hired Ford 8 as an adminis trative a new Williams said Fords years of experience with arson investi gation qualifies him well for the Were very fortunate to have hired Williams He has an extensive fire ser vice background and has held local and statewide elected These demonstrate his proactive leadership approach and his suc cessful track Ford is in Springfield undergoing training and was unavailable for Fords new duties include leading two new Williams The first is working with volunteer fire departments in holding regional arson Ford will teach fire chiefs and firefighters how to recognize and identify possible arson Fords second new initiative will be to coordinate and lead several jointtraining workshops with state fire marshals investigators and fulltime fire departments Ford will be based in East t Terry will be assisting in our arson pro Williams Hell be upgrading arson unit policy and procedure and organizing See Page A9 The BADMAN Terry the former longtime Godfrey fire quit after only a month as Roxana fire chief to take a job with the Illinois State Fire Marshals The SMITH Marissa a firstgrader at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in tried her hand Wednesday at pumping water from the well at the Pumpkin Town at Loschs Pumpkin Farm in The attraction is open to school groups daily and to the public on Its pumpkin time down on the farm By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ROXANA gourds and fun will abound this weekend and the rest of the weekends in October at Loschs Pumpkin Farm in From noon to each Saturday and Sunday in Loschs Pumpkin 4262 Hedge will play host to Harvest Festival Weekend visitors to the Morning farm can enjoy a variety of fun The main message we want to give people is dont go to WalMart to get a pump said Caroline who runs the farm along with her and son Come out here to the where you can see how pumpkins grow and where they really come They dont grow on a wooden palette in front of the Visitors to the festivals can enjoy a wagon ride through the farm while members of the Losch family explain the crops on the farm and how they They also talk about the new road coming through the which is Illinois Route Losch Its more than just a bumpy ride its Children can puzzle their way through two dark mazes made out of more than 700 straw bales and take a tour through Pumpkin where pop culture and histori cal figures created from pumpkins and gourds Residents of this falls Pumpkin Town include Tarzan and Austin an Austin Powers lookalike with a pumpkin orange dark glasses and ruffled green In honor of the 30th anniversary of the moon land a rocket scene with astro See Page A9 Hepatitis A warning for CM students Celebrants may have been exposed at Hard Rock Cafe By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO Civic Memorial High School stu dents who celebrated the schools homecoming last weekend by dining at the Hard Rock Cafe at Louis Union Station may have been exposed to hepatitis The Missouri State Health Department has issued a warning stating that an employee of the Louis restaurant was carrying the Anyone who ate at the restaurant between 13 and 9 may have been exposed to hepatitis Dennis superinten dent of the Bethalto School said school officials believe some Civic Memorial students may have eaten at the Hard Rock Cafe 9 before or after the homecom ing We believe some kids from the high school did go there to Rucker We dont know at this point of time how many or who went but we have been led to believe some kids may be among those affected by this warn Rucker said high school students would be informed about the warning issued by the Missouri State Health Department he said school administrators and the school nurse would make a special effort to contact students iwho may have frequented the Our nurses will get infor mation about the situation and about whatever procedures need to be followed out to any body who may be he Anyone who ate at the restaurant between 1 and 9 is encouraged to receive an immune globulin shot to reduce the chance of The shot must be administered within 14 days of exposure to be so those who ate at the restaurant before 1 would not benefit from receiv ing the Paula a registered nurse and assistant adminis trator with the Madison County Health said information from the Missouri State Health Department indicated that only those who ate sandwiches I See Page A9 SIUE near Werner says uilfftinBoard Wilson By DEBORAH BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE SIUE is moving successfully toward the goal of becoming the place to but there still is work to be the university chancellor said In his 1999 State of the University Chancellor David Werner said that since Southern Illinois University Edwardsvilles improvements made each year make it the best time ever to be a student at During last years Werner presented a sevenstep plan to improve the The Moving SIUE to the Next called for progress on seven Werner said each of these goals should be The excitement of this fall is heightened by the bustle of over students living on campus and a total enrollment of the largest since and the largest oncam pus enrollment and the largest undergraduate enrollment since Werner Werners first goal was to increase enrollment to by We appear to be on the path to achieving our he Graduate enrollment lev els are being addressed through a council that devel ops goals specifically for the graduate The third residence which should be completed in the fall of addresses the chancellors second See Page A9 Greuier ST LOl JIS OUly Graham CRUSADE Doors open to the crusade at the TWA Dome Crusade service begins Dove and Grammy Award winning vocalist and key board artist Michael Smith Mary Lou Retton 5000voice Greater Louis Billy Graham Crusatfe Mass Choir Crusade music director Clitt Barrows Crusade soloist George Beverly Shea The Billy Graham Crusade concludes   

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