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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2003 LOCAL Trenton 00Eme00ncy Management f agency meets The Trenton Emergency Man- agement Services agency met on August 6 with Trenton police chief Mike Jones presiding. There were twelve memhers present and three guests. The Mayor of Trenton, The Fire Chief from Albers and the Chairman of the disaster plan- ning committee in Albers were our guests. Chief Jones demonstrated the use of new equipment that we have purchased with a grant from Illinois Power Company. Two of the items ,#ere for storm spotters to use. The name Of the devices is Skywatch "GEOS. These devices have the capabil- ities to measure wind speed, direction, temperature, and humidity among other things. They can be taken into the field by storm spotters who are then able to determine when the weather is at a dangerous point and the sirens need to sound to alert citizens of Tren- ton to take cover. Despite new advances in weather technology for issuing alarms, it is still difficult to always know exactly when we should sound the alarms. Our decisions are not perfect but we feel it is safer to sound the alarms when certain criteria are met rather than wait until it is too late to provide adequate warning. Citizens should remember that the sirens are meant to alert people to go inside and take shelter. If you are already inside during a storm you may not always hear the siren, so it is important to use TV and radio to prepare. Keep in mind that the radar on TV is usually 15-20 minutes delayed so it is equally important to be vigilant during a Storm. Other equip- ment was reviewed. We did receive a nice letter and pictures of the members who traveled to Springfield to receive the Governor's Home Town Award which can be dis- played for one year. After reviewing the criteria, we feel we are ready to submit an appli- cation to be named a Storm Ready Community. A big thank you to the storm spotters who went in at 3:00 a.m. recently when the watch was issued for our area. The next TEMS meet- ing will be September 3. Parts of the Emergency Operation Plan will be reviewed. Wins at regional level Emily Pokojski, daughter of David and Sue Pokojski, was awarded a first place certificate from Central Region of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. for the Smokey the Bear poster contest she entered last fall. Emily's poster also won first place at the local, district, and state level. Central Region encompasses the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, end Wisconsin. Emily received her certificate at the Trenton Tumbleweeds Garden Club salad luncheon on Wednesday, August 13. It was a treat for the ladies to meet this talented young lady. Emily will be a fifth grader at St. Mary's Elementary this year. Congratulations Emily! r Lawn Care & Landscaping "' Home Improvement = Interior/Exterior Painting Bobcat Work eGeneral Labor Moving/Hauling ;$. No Job Too Small  .. d Insured NEWS TIPS? Call 224-9422 ted at 7-est State Farm Life Insurance A wonderful gift to help secure your child's financial future. Ask me how to wrap-up this great package. Herb Schlarmann, Agent ! 9 West Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293 618-224-7897 State Farm is there for life. TM State Farm Life Insurance Company Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois i ii i ii i i i i i ii i (Augie Voytas is turning 80 on August 18th Please share your stofles about Augie with us. We'd like to put together a book of memories that you've shared with kugle -- spedal, funny, unforgettable, whatever! it doesn't have to be long, Just true. If you want to send a card, that would be great tool Please send to: ..... : Vickie Voytas 98 S. Hull Street Aviston, IL 62216  OPTIMIST . | n n U [ t t p00:t00V Refreshments Available For Purchase Friday, August 22nd @ New Baden Pool TIME: 7:00 PM - lO:OO PM COST: Ss.oo Per Person Open to All Ages Parents must accompany young children Music By "Live Wire" Cancelled If we have bad weather .,:.. If you have any questions, plese contact An4y Weh 2.24-9488 or Renee Harpstrlte 22,$-7705 00URG HOMECOMI00G00 & CRAFT FESTIVAL OVER 50 BOOTHS Craft Festival Sat. & Sun. Noon-10 PM at Freeburg Recreation Park FISH FRY FRI. ""''-'" FIR um mmmwB m. z..m mmlmmmmmmmlmmmmmmm SUNDAY 9:30 PM  It  nmuuLmm.nmu f mmw sM'uultv CHilDREN lllll- Starting at 12:00 Noon Call 539-5211 for lnfo. Ride Matinee Sat. 8. Sun. 1 Fi " [ FRIDAY EVENING...: ........................... "Dixie Exp[ess" LiVE MUSIC SAAY G ........................... "Backv ' SUNDAY OON ,...,."George Portz Bluegrass" $1.rNA EVENING ......................... "Avery H'ill Band" PAGE D RISKY BUSINESS FOR MOTORISTS Passing a Stopped School Bus LJ If red lights are flashing, stop! They show that children are getting on or off the bus and may be crossing the street. E N /I I What is the most dangerous part of the school bus ride? The Children are at greatest risk when they are getting on or off the bus. Most of the children killed in bus-related crashes are five to seven years old, who are getting on or off the bus. They by the school bus or by motorists illegally passing a stopped bus. In neighborhoods, near schools and at bus stops, drivers need special care because children do not behave like adults. Elementary school children: Become easily distracted and may start across the street without warning Don't understand the danger of moving vehicles Can't judge vehicle speed of distance May be blocked from view by the bus Most importantly, children expect vehicles to stop for them Iii school bus stop. Standard School Bus Stop Laws Laws exist to protect children getting on and off the bus AND to you from a tragedy. Check with your school transportation offiC, e police department for more information on state laws. Here I standard rules: ////////.J i Motorists coming to a schOol bus from either direction must stop when the bus displays flashing red warning lights and extends the stop signal arm. These signals show that children are getting on or I off the school bus. / ,,. Vehicles may not pass until the flashing red lights and signals are ///" turned off. Drivers traveling in the same direction as the bus are to stop. Never pass on the  of the bus, where children enter or exit This is illegal and can have tragic results. \\; \\; I I I / / / The extended stop signal arm alerts traffic when children get on or off the bus. Penalties for Failing to Stop 1. The Secretary of State shall suspend for a period of 30 days the driving privileges of any person convicted of a violation of law or similar provision of a local ordinance. 2. The. Secretary. shall suspend for a period of one year the driving privileges of any person convicted of a second subsequent violatiO 3. Any person convicted of violating this Section or a similar provisiOn of a local ordinance shall be subject to a mandatory fine of $150 or upon a second or subsequent violation, $500. Trenton A_M: 7:35 7:36 7:39 7:40 7:41 7:45 7:30 7:50 7:55 ...... (K-6 town students) P.M. 2:55 2:56 2:55 2:56. 2:55 2:56 2:55 2:50 2:45 Magnolia & First Cemetery & Fourth Monroe & Second Van Buren & Third Second & Tyler Route 50 & Harmony Lane Wisconsin & Main Trenton Elementary to St. Mary St. Mary to Trenton Elementary 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 Bus# P.M. 3 3 9 9 6 6 7 6 6 Trenton (7-12 A.M. P.M. 7:20 3:45 720 3:45 7:40 3:20 7:40 3:20 7:40 3:20 town students) i - A,M. Route 50 & Ash 3 Route 50 & Third 9 Trenton Elem./St. Mary Student last name (A-H) 3 3 Student last name (I-M) 9 9 Student last name (N-Z) 7 7 3 9 A.M. P.M. 7:30 2:55 7:45 2:55 7:50 2:56 7:57 2:55 8:00 2:56 7:55 2:55 Bus# AM.  P.M. Clinton Hills 10 1 West Cedar/West Birch & Franklin 1 10 County Line & Illinois 1 10 South First & East Illinois 1 5 Park & Illinois 1 5 West Clinton/Country Lakes/Mary Irene 11 11 New_Ba'den]7-12 town students.) Bus# AM. P.M. A.M. P.M. 7:30 3:45 Clinton Hills 10 10 7:40 3:20 Civic__Center 7:40 3:20 Student last name (A-M) 11 , 1 7:40 3:20 Student last name (N-Z) 11 11 New Baden Elem, Student last name (A-L) 5 Student last name (M-Z) 10 West Clinton/Country Lakes/Mary Irene 10 7:40 3:20 5 7:40 3:20 10 7:40 3:15 10 Times are approximate and subject to change. Please allow ten minutes before & after each stop.Country students will be notified of bus times by their bus driver. ALL STUDENTS NOT ON A COUNTRY ROUTE MUST SIGN UP TO RIDE THE BUS. EACH STUDENT WILL BE ASSIGNED TO A SPECIFIC BUS.