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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 24, 1999, Alton, Illinois COLORTYME more thanServing the River Bend since 1836 October 24, 1999 I Coupons and special offers I t inside most editions I Seh*t§ul« Of events jWI vUTiiyTCKt. lf r    a    gett1    Sigma    WH hold a HaMOWPtfl party at 6 () m at the Knight* of Cotunrbu# Halt rn CwroWan prize of $50, not to mention the • glory" of being this year's button designer. Thompson said the parade committee had a difficult time choosing the winning button “We had no idea we were going to get this type of design," Thompson said about the high-quality creations. “The selection process was tough. There were so many good ideas, the committee had a really hard time deciding on the winner.” Teacher Lexa Browning said she was glad she did not have to choose a winner from among the designs, of which about one-fourth “would have made excellent Halloween buttons." By LINDA N. WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON —^Two squinting, emerald green cat eyes that peer out from under a full moon add a spooky chill to this year’s Halloween Parade buttons. The mostly black buttons feature festive orange and yellow lettering that proclaims the eyent, which begins at 7:30 p m. Saturday, Oct. 30, as the city’s 83rd annual Halloween Parade. Alton High School junior Erica Gusoskey, 16, of Alton designed the button. “It has a lot of good color and mystery," said parade chairman Steve Thompson. “The green eyes on the design highlight it; it looks like it is staring at you. It’s nice; it Alton trick-or-treat hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday ■ Carlinville will hold Us tncH-oMreating 6 to 9 pm ■ Carrollton will hqfd tfick-or-treattng from r'* 6 to 9 pm    wk ■ Jerseyville will hold trick or-treating from S to 9 pm ■ C alhoun PTO WSI holds Halloween carnival al 5 p.m at Calhoun HigffcBphooi rn Hardin was creative." The East End Improvement Association Inc,, the parade's sponsor, has issued the fund-raising buttons for the past five years, but this is the first time that the designer is an Alton High student Gusoskey’s entry was among 45 buttons that students in two vocational commercial art classes at J.B. Johnson Career Development Center designed for a contest. For her efforts, the East End group rewarded Gusoskey with a ■ Jerseyville wW hold Ifs parade at 6 30 pm ji S down Slate Street to the library    ‘ Afcy Slimily, 0Cf. lorn Afton will hold its naradn at 7 30 p rn ■ Jerseyville will hold its trick or-treatmg from 5 lo 9 p rn ■ Carlinville Rotary Club will hold its huh annual Halloween parade at 6 30 p.m beginning at North Broad I Street and Nicholas Street Sutaity, Oat. ,11s ■ Carlinvilte will hold its inck hr treating from 6 to 9 p m ■ Hardin Will hold it trick or treating from 6 to fi p rnIllini defeat 9th-ranked Michigan 35-29 ■ See PARADE, Page A11 The Telegraph/Of^ORQlA SHRIMPTON Books galore Second Reading Book Shop has used and rare books Page DI By LINDA N. WELLER Telegraph staff writer Dozens of residents spent a crisp autumn Saturday making a difference in the lives of their neighbors. Efforts throughout the area meant the needy will have food on their tables, children will be getting nearly new toys this Christmas and countless others will have happier, safer, healthier lives. The volunteer projects were part of “Make a Difference Day,” a national volunteer effort sponsored by USA Weekend magazine in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation. Early Saturday morning, more than 40 volunteers converged on Community Hope Center, 950 14th St., in Cottage Hills, to plant mums, spread mulch, mark pantry food packages with Christian messages of hope and love, install Impressive torque Magazine finds XKR beats Corvette in some areas Page Cl ■ See DIFFERENCE, Page A11 By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER - The East Alton-Wood River Community High School District Board is asking the two area elementary district school boards to join it in an attempt to place on the spring ballot the issue of consolidating the three local districts. The high school board recently passed a resolution supporting the merger of the two elementary districts and one high school district into one K-12 unit district. The resolution calls upon the members of the East Alton Elementary District Board and the Wood River-Hartford Elementary District Board to pass similar resolutions. Copies of the resolution have been provided to the two elementary boards. “We passed the resolution to take the first step in getting this going,” said Mark St. Peters, high school board member. “No one seemed to want to take the helm after the study was released, so we passed the resolution to try to move the process ahead.” The resolution comes after the high school board reviewed a reorganization feasibility The outlook Mostly sunny but cool. High 56; low 39Page D12 By BARBARA M. COPE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE - Two support organizations for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville say they have a deal for you. The SIUE Foundation and SIUE Alumni Association hope local investors are looking for a local opportunity as $2 million worth of bonds hit the market on Friday to finance a new campus building. The building that will house The Foundation, a fund-raising support organization for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and the SIUE Alumni Association will be named B. Barnard Birger Hall, in honor of an alumnus who donated land at the north end of campus for the project. “The design and engineering work is complete. We are Area/Illinois A3-9 Bulletin Board.......A7 Classifieds.........02 Editorial............A4 Horoscope.........D7 Nation&world ... A10.12 Obituaries..........A6 Iberg, Jameson, Kutrip, McLaughlin, Rosenthal, Scales, Scheibe, Turner, Wilhite Scoreboard.........C2 Stocks.............D2 three school boards in August. The resolution states that the members of the high school board believe the study shows that consolidating the three units would be “in the ■ See CONSOLIDATE, Page A11 Living Room Sets W&mt Starting at x 18.99 per wky Refrigerators Starling at 15.99 per wkr ££/ ' mfENTERTAINMENT ^ A ^CENTERS shlock,J    A ^Starting at    I per wk/ PM WM (•at it FUE! 2801 Homer Adams Pkwy. Alton 618/46S-S29*    * ;