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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Alton, Illinois Page two. At thursday december 9, 1999 a tin the amour Pas dec. 9,1974 a the Madison county sheriffs department warned of Confidence games that increase during the Christmas season and pointed out especially the Rise in fake television deals Deputy Conrad a a Pete Quot Baetz said several people in the county had gotten Quot burned Quot in recent weeks by individuals offering to sell them new color tvs for a fraction of their actual value. One Man who made a Purchase found Only a piece of card Board with Wood Grain Contact paper around it resting on a wooden Frame with several cinder blocks in the Bottom of the Box for weight. A the interfaith movement to preserve the historic Rocky Fork Bethel ame Church was bridging relations among Church denominations and helping to heal wounds of discord Between the races in the Alton Community area Church officials said. Members of the Edwards Street Assembly of god donated $700 in a special thanksgiving Mission offering. The congregation of the evangelical United Church of Christ had offered their Church As a meeting place for the citizens working to save the historic Church. The history of the Church reached Back to slavery Days and had always remained a place for worship without persecution. A a helicopter and barges with camera Crews were attracting attention around Alton the Crews were filming Quot the a to movie and possible series Pilot for Abc to. They had been shooting location scenes in Alton and Grafton. Their plans also called for blowing up a Barge. Lorimar productions was directing the . 9,1949 a City court judge William p. Boynton assured Alton City officials that he would give without Cost to the City sufficient land along the top of the Bluff East of Prospect Street to make room for the construction of the Mcadams Parkway on the Highway level. A the question of what the Alton City Council should do with respect to the old Union depot was raised at the East end improvement association meeting As the lease to the teamsters amp chauffeurs Union would expire dec. 13. Dec. 9,1924 a main Street methodists filled their new Church building to capacity at services marking its formal opening. A number of new members were received and one infant was baptized. A boy scout executive a f. Claude gave a True and false quiz on the history of the movement to scoutmaster attending a meeting in Council Headquarters. His next test he announced would be on an analysis of their troops with a View to suggesting improvements. Compiled by Charlotte Stetson the Luer Home on Washington Avenue was the scene of one of Altona a most famous events. On a july night in 1933, meat Packer August Luer was kidnapped from his Home. Ransom notes demanded Money from the family and a widespread search for the missing Man was launched by police and Fri. Two weeks after he was kidnapped Luer was released by his captors because they were worried about his Heath. They had kept him in a pit under a House in Madison. Though they never collected any Money the gang was caught and served prison terms. The House was razed in 1960. Of you have an old photograph of interest to readers please submit it to our cast the Telegraph . Box 278, Alton in 62002-0278. Please include information about the people or the scene in the picture As Well As the year the photo was taken. Photographs will be returned. Trivia Amateur radio station a student club at Roosevelt High school operated a modern Amateur radio station in 1920. It had a Range of 500 Miles sending distance and 1,000 Miles receiving distance. True Christmas spirit students at saints Peter and Paul Grade school collecting items for those in need a tit very one has always seemed Happy to i participate. Last year we collected four Large bags of baby items and Hope to have As much again this Melinda Fischer principal saints Peter and Paul Grade school by Vicki Bennington for the Telegraph Alton a children at saints Peter and Paul Grade school in Alton have the giving spirit this Holiday season. During december children Are being asked to bring a canned Good to each school mass for the St. Vincent Depaul society All canned goods collected Are Given to the crisis food Center in Alton. Also during the month of december baby items Are being collected to Benefit the arms of love pregnancy Center in Godfrey. Baby items such As bottles diapers Sleeper sets baby lotion shampoo and diapers Are among the Many items needed now and throughout the year. Principal Melinda Fischer is very Happy with the response of children and their parents. A everyone has always seemed Happy to participate a Fischer said. A last year we collected four Large bags of baby items and Hope to have As much again this year. A baby items Are collected in a crib that is placed under the Christmas tree in the main Hall of the school a she added. The crib serves As a visual reminder to the children of whom their donations Are helping. Fischer said that planning such activities around the holidays helps those in need and also increases awareness among the children at saints Peter and Paul As Well As other schools. Bruce Compton a missionary for the office of missions conducted an Assembly last month at the school. Compton who recently returned from Haiti talked about the need to help others. He stressed to the children the importance of giving to the Community to help those less fortunate. He talked about the world hunger situation and said that 35,000 people worldwide die each Day from starvation. Each tuesday in december the students will gather in the main Hall of the school for a prayer ser vice. Each class will do a Reading and place on the tree an ornament depicting a moment from the old testament up to the birth of Jesus. In november the St. Vincent Depaul society sponsored the first annual Christmas Bazaar in is. Peter amp Paul gym and cafeteria. Parishioners donated All kinds of items ranging from handmade decorations and Flower arrangements to gift baskets and televisions. Children and adults shopped for Christmas presents for their families. The response from parishioners and the general Public was tremendous. Many parishioners and children donated their time to making items preparing refreshments and working at various Booths and stations at the Bazaar. An auction was held for various items and a Turkey dinner was served in the cafeteria. The goal for the Bazaar of $10,000 was met. All proceeds went to support the efforts of St. Vincent Depaul society to help those in need. Wmk a journal Register company publication the Telegraph is published daily at 111 e. Broadway Alton in 62002. Copyright 1999, the Telegraph. No reproduction or reuse of materials without written consent of the Telegraph. All rights reserved. To request permission to reprint arid material from this publication please Contact Dan Brannan at 463-2560. Assn 0897-456x. Second class postage paid at Alton in 62002. Postmaster Send address changes to the Telegraph . Box 278, Alton in 62002. Telephone numbers classified advertising .463-2527 retail advertising.463-2550 circulation .463-2511 Alton newsroom. 463-2551 Edwardsville Glen Carbon newsroom.656-7500 Jerseyville newsroom .498-5551 Billing inquiries.463-2506 information .463-2500 sound off.463-2523 or 656-7434 toll free 800 477-1447 subscriber service Telegraph carriers Are expected to Complete Home delivery of the Telegraph by 6 30 . Monday Friday and 7 . Saturday and sunday of you do not receive your paper by then please Call the office responsible for your areas delivery Between 6 30 . And 10 . Monday through saturday and Between 7 . And 1 . Sunday. Wood River Hartford roxana.463-2511 cottage hills.259-1982 bethalto.463-2511 Jerseyville 800 477-1447 All other areas.463-2511 new makers Oakland Calif. A the stars of a will amp Grace a an Abc comedy about a Gay attorney and his heterosexual woman Friend Are in a television commercial opposing a California ballot initiative to ban Gay marriages. Erie Mccormack will Debra Messing Grace Megan Mullally Karen and openly Gay actor Sean Hayes Jack agreed to appear in the commercial after being approached by Max Mutchnick the shows co creator and co executive producer. The commercial opposes proposition 22, an initiative on the March state ballot. The initiative would rewrite the state Constitution to specify that Only marriages Between a Man and a woman Are valid in California. Same sex marriages Are not recognized by any state government or the Federal government. Under California Law the state must recognize All unions performed in other states. A a a los Angeles a Dick Clark and new years eve go hand in hand and this time he a got a top 10 list of a Dick Clark releases a millennium mix hit tunes to celebrate 2000. Clark has released the results of an online poll to choose the a millennium the songs Are �?o1999,�?� Prince a american pie a Don Mclean a smells like teen spirit a nirvana a beat it a Michael Jackson a Holiday a Madonna a satisfaction a the rolling stones a love me tender a Elvis Presley a stairway to heaven a led Zeppelin a Rock around the clock a Bill Haley amp h comets and a she Lov it you a the beatles. A a it a reflective of this particular generation a a Clark who is Host for be years celebrations in Tim Square each Yea a a somebody a going to As whereas Glenn Miller where the Bing Crosby record a a a a London a Roy aides Are planning a big eel bration for Queen Moth Elizabeth a 100th birthday be year. It was announced tues it that a thanksgiving Servit would be held in St. Paul Cathedral july la. In addition a tribute Likely involving i tary parades and Marche will be held july 19 in Londo said a statement fro Clarence House the que mothers London residence. Queen Elizabeth ii a Mot or often rated the most pop Lar member of the Royal fan by turns too aug. 4. Walking with the Aid of Cane since two hip replace ment operations in her 90s, to Queen Mother continues carry out a limited number Public engagements. _. _ the Telegraph John badman from left Sydney Scheiter 10, Maggie Doody 11, Aaron Cranmer 5, and Patrick Connell 8, All of Godfrey sort some of the canned goods donated by children at Altona a saints Peter and Paul Church on state Street

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