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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVERBEND SINCE 1836 Bams Move to 82 after beating 49ers again Page Cl showers late Helping others makes the High 66 Low 52 holidays special Page CIO PageBl 31150 cents November 1999 Bev Farm workers strike ends Employees anxious to return to work By JIM KULP For The Telegraph ALTON Striking Beverly Farm work ers voted overwhelmingly Sunday to end their tourmonthold The vote to return to work was 94 percent in favor at a meeting of the members of the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees Council When Peggy Zimmerman of staff memberof asked if the workers wanted to hear the results of the she was met with enthusiastic cheers and She got more cheers and applause when she said the vote was 94 percent in favor of ratifying the contract and even more when she invited the work ers to give Ihemeslves a very big hand for sticking together through the Though no official count was available of how the vole was pro and a union staffer said 200 out of the 370 See Page A9 The BARNES members of AFSCME are happy with the annoucement Sunday that an agreement has been reached with Beverly and workers will start going back to work Tuesday AFSCME staff member Peggy Zimmerman announces the result of a membership ratification vote on the tentative agreement reached with Beverly The vote to end the strike was Crimes against educators in Madison County decreases fifteen percent By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer The number of crimes com mitted against Madison County teachers and other school staff members decreased by almost 15 percent during the first half of according to data provided by the Illinois State According to the State Polices semiannual 23 crimes were committed against Madison County school personnel within the county in early During the same time period in 27 such Some crimes may not have been reported crimes were committed in Madison The figures include crimes such as assault and The State Polices data counted all crime reports made to county and state law enforce ment That doesnt mean there werent additional crimes han dled within the schools that werent reported to the state said Trooper Ralph media liaison for the Illinois State Madison County ranked sixth highest in the state for the num ber of crimes committed against school The Madison County Regional Office of in an effort to reduce the number of these provides train ing to help teachers across the county defuse potentially dan gerous The regional offices school improvement department is holding a Deaccelerating the Angry Student Workshop on 1 and previously held work shops on protecting the school from students who bully and cre ating a safer school environ I do believe our schools are safe its not a bad idea for teachers to be pre said Cullen assistant regional superinten dent for Madison Cullen said the staffs from the Educational Therapy See Page A9 1999 1998 23 27 0 0 0 0 Madison Calhoun Greene Jersey Macoupin Keshners son carries on family tradition The BADMAN HawEast Alton Police officer Charlie By KERRY SMITH Telegraph staff writer EAST ALTON Judge Lawrence Keshner would have been proud of his The young is the newest member of the East Alton Police He was appointed on 16 as a pro bationary police officer and was sworn into office that Were thrilled to have Officer Keshner on our East Alton Police Chief Richard Brown Hes a sharp man with a very professional and hes a topnotch public Keshners first official day of work was Keshner said he had told his father about passing the qualifying exam required to be an East Alton police a T grew up in law and although I did not choose law as my father he was most definitely a mentor for Charlie Keshner On becoming newest mem ber of East Alton Police Department Madison County Circuit Judge Lawrence Keshner died 6 at age 1 grew up in law and although I did not choose law as my father he was most defi nitely a mentor for Charlie Keshner Dad knew that I was in the process of joining the East Alton and he was really happy for Keshner said he had been planning the move for nearly a He conies to East Alton from three and a half years as an officer in the Louis City Metropolitan Police He is a native of Alton and Keshner holds an associates degree in criminal justice from Lewis and Clark Community College and is a 1989 graduate of Marquette High He and his are expecting their first Colonial church remains favorite spot in Brighton By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer BRIGHTON The Sherry Stottler preaches the gospel message from the pulpit of the historic First Presbyterian Church where pioneer preacher David Dimond proclaimed the good Telegraph Towns news in The message of God has gone forth from the pulpit of the historic First Presbyterian Church since said the popular who followed the footsteps of famous minis ters who have preached at the See A9 Good morning Bulletin 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