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Mount Carmel Register (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Mount Carmel, Illinois Mount Carmel a Register coming wednesday Brickyard photos monday july 27, 201 5 serving mount Carmel and Wabash county since 1839 published mondays wednesdays fridays vol. 176, no. 19 putting pigs on pedestals Marcus Smith staff writer Wabash county county a hog wrestlers know the goal of hoisting a pig upon an elevated tire in one minute or less is a Slippery proposition. Some of Friday nights fair teams did no to want to get in the pigs Way while others had the pig slipping through their grasp. Boys and girls teams in two age divisions wrestled pigs of different sizes. Each team had a minute to place their pig upon a wheel fastest time wins. There was a $100 prize give away in each division and one Given out for Best girls costume and Best boys costume. In the 10-12 year old girls division it came Down to two separate a hog offs before a Winner could be declared. Neither Neon mud nor the pork choppers which tied at 27 seconds in the original match put a pig on a Pedestal in the tie breaker minute round triggering a second Quot hog in the subsequent a hog Oil a Neon mud could not top pork choppers time of 8 seconds. Doc data prisons still overcrowded Springfield 111. A new state data show that the number of people incarcerated in Illinois prisons has fallen in recent years but the states facilities remain overcrowded. The most recent report on Illinois department of corrections facilities shows the Agency held 47,483 inmates in May 2015. That s the Low est since May 2010 when the department reported 47,150 inmates behind bars. The Peak was in january 2013 with 49,321 inmates the Springfield Bureau of Lee enterprises newspapers reported. The state prison systems facilities Are designed to House 32,000 prisoners. Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked a special committee to study How to reduce the Illinois prison population by 25 percent Over the next decade. The Illinois state commission on criminal Justice and sentencing Reform is scheduled to hold a Public hearing monday in Chicago. Officials attribute the drop to a program enacted under former Illinois gov. Pat Quinn that awards inmates for Good behaviour. Officials also say the drop May be because the number of prisoners that county judges Are sending to state prisons has Illinois 102 counties All but 21 Are sending fewer inmates to state retirees aboard Honor flight to . Marcus Smith mount Carmel Register Leo Lambert Paul Mcclellan and Pete Jones left to right discuss their experience with the Honor flight program. Haley Church staff writer mount Carmel a weekend in june proved to be a memorable one for three Mtcarmel resident veterans. Snap on tools sponsored an Honor flight to the nations capital for retirees who served their country and Pete James Paul Mcclellan and Leo Lambert made the trip. They and 26 other snap on retirees travelled to Washington . From Evansville Indiana for the All expenses paid three Day trip june 12. Quot they snap on footed the entire thing a said James. A we Only had to pay for souvenirs if we wanted veterans and former snap on employees shared in experiencing All of the monuments and memorials. Quot the changing of the guard at Arlington National cemetery a Tomb of the unknown Soldier that Quot Lambert paused. A that really got James said he enjoyed meeting fellow veterans and spending time with the other two it. Carmel residents. Mcclellan worked at snap on for 29 years and retired in 2 x 4 when the local Plant closed. A when you got a Job at snap on in those Days you thought a i have it made a a remembered James. James finished service As a combat Engineer in tin1 . Army in 1972 when he got his Start at the company. He retired after 30 years. Lambert was stationed off the coast of Korea in the War. A when people ask me what i did Over there i always feel bad a he said. A a Why a that a said James. A because we did nothing but sit on that ship a Lambert responded. A but you had a purpose for being there a James assured him. Mcclellan was a Coder in the . Air Force during the Vietnam War. A i sweated bullets that first year As an encoder because if you mess up its bad a he said. Mcclellan remembered the intricate numbered codes red sealed envelopes and Metal buzzing doors. While on the Honor flight trip the Trio got the Chance to find old classmates fellow soldiers and friends remembered on various memorials. James took a photo of the name Quot John w. Carver on the Vietnam memorial Wall. A on july 3, 1970, we were attacked by a sapper Quot said James. Quot in was killed by a rocket propelled grenade Reg. There were a lot of others injured but he was the Only one that remembering the fallen was a solemn experience for them All but there was also time for fun. Lambert made a a dime in ring that he gave to a woman in rolling Thunder who escorted them into . His associates said he did not just get engaged to one Lucky lady however. A the was giving them out left and right he can to count High enough for All of his Fiancee a laughed James at the ongoing joke. Just in one Day James took 366 pictures of everything they saw. A a in a go Back again in a heartbeat a in said. Marcus Smith mount Carmel Register Leo Lambert folds a ring out of a Dollar Bill. Photo provider Leo Lambert left and Pete James right stand watching during their Honor flight experience in Washington . In june. Quote of the Day Quot anxiety in a Many a heart weighs him Down but a Good word makes him Solomon King of Israel proverbs 12 25 comics classifieds crossword inside 5a 2-6b 2b Heloise a hints 5a deaths 2a drs of amp Roizen 5a weather monday 93/73 a rain tuesday 95/74 a sunny wed 97/71�? sunny 8 "17344 00451 Marcus Smith mount Carmel Register the pork choppers grab their pig Friday during hog wrestling winning their division Wabash general is proud to announce it has received the 2014 guardian of excellence award from press Ganey associates inc. Preb8 Baney guardian of excellence award Wabash general Hospital i people you know helping people you love this award recognizes the top performing facilities in the nation and is a nationally recognized Symbol of achievement in health care a special thank you to our employees who Are devoted to providing the first rate compassionate care that our Community expects and deserves. You Are the people who provide the encouragement and professionalism that make our Hospital a top ranked facility percentile ath ent experience Pati

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