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Wednesday, December 31,2014 Trenton Sun Page 3 - Local Crimestoppers seek Aviston burglary info Clinton County Crime Stoppers is offering a re- ward for information leading to the arrest of person(s) in- volved in the recent burglary and burglary to motor vehi- cles in the Northtown area of Aviston on December 21 and 22, 2014. Anyone with informa- tion can contact the Clinton County Sheriffs Office at 594-4555, the Aviston Police Department 228-7262, or Clinton County Crime Stop- pers at 800-918-8911. Infor- mation can also be emailed to The promise of anonymity for callers is Crime Stoppers' most powerful weapon in the fight against crime. Clinton County Relay For Life tops in nation The American Cancer So- ciety has recognized Clinton County for ranking first na- tionally for per capita Relay For Life fundraising in 2014. Led by local volunteers in Clinton County, the event raised more than $300,000 in the fight against cancer this year, about $7.98 per person in the county. The 2015 Relay For Life of Clinton County will be Au- gust 7th at Central Commu- nity High School in Breese, from 4 p.m. to midnight. Each year, more than four million people in 20 coun- tries participate in Relay For Life, allowing people all over the world the opportu- nity to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remem- ber loved ones lost and to participate in fighting back against the disease. Funds raised from Relay For Life events help the American Cancer Society save lives by investing in cancer research and providing critical patient support such as 24/7 access to information and support throughout the cancer jour- ney. To form a team, become a sponsor, or for more infor- mation, contact Jacqueline Allaria at 618.288.2320 or About the American Cancer Society The American Cancer So- ciety is a global grassroots force of more than three mil- lion volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birth- day threatened by every can- cer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and count- less more who have avoided it will celebrate more birth- days this year. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit inves- tor in cancer research, en- suring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for ac- cess to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more in- formation, to get help, or to join the fight, call us any- time, day or night, at 1-800- 227-2345 or visit www.can- News Tips? Call 224-9422 or email Visit us on the web at ' Vqe Shore - We Serve" e Strive " ST. JOHN "" UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Rev. Mark Styjak, Pastor Corner First & Walnut Trenton, IL 62293 618-224-9828 Home of Rainbow PreSchool Trenton Park Boosters president Brian Kuhl presents char- ter member and original president Phil Schmitt with the 'Booster of the Decade' award. Park Boost,00J', conclude first decade of service Trenton's Park Boosters capped their tenth consecu- tive year of activity at their annual Christmas party at their December meeting. The Boosters honored one member and memorialized two others as part of its year-end gathering. Park Board president Brian Kuhl presented Phil Schmitt with the 'Booster of the Decade' award for his service since the inception of the organization. Schmitt is a charter mem- ber of the Park Boosters, and was the group's original president. Schmitt's dedication to the Park Boosters has been unwavering, according to Kuhl. The Boosters memorialized the two members who have died since the group began, by presenting memo- rial pavers to the families of Russell Ritzheimer and Eric Pakosta. The pavers will be placed at the flag pla- za at Trenton Park, which serves as the trailhead for the concrete walking path the Park Boosters installed a few years ago. Trenton Park Boosters president Brian Kuhl presents a memorial paver to the family of the late Eric Pakosta, from left, his widow Karen, sons Luke and Kyle, and daughter Lindsey. Trenton Park Boosters president Brian Kuhl presents a memorial paver to Randy and Ashley Ritzheimer, son and daughter-in-law of the late Russell Ritzheimer. Finalists named for 'Black Tie' scholarships Aviston Sons of Legion sponsors competition for tenth year The Aviston Sons of American Legion (SAL) Squadron recently pared down the competition for its 10th Annual Black Tie and Talent Scholarship Con- test. Over $10,000 in scholarships will be given away to the winning contestants on Saturday, January 10 at Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston, at the black tie event. Contestants will be judged on their talents, appeal, speech, public speaking ability and community ser- vice. Contestants selected for the final com- petition include Shannon Netemeyer of Germantown, Alexis Strieker of Breese, Madeline Moylan of Breese, Caitlynn Listello of Carlyle, Ashleigh Brand- Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at I0:45 a.m. meyer of New Baden, Vanessa Major of Trenton, Lexi Howard of Beckemeyer, and Sarah Kreke of Bartelso. Brandon Ratermann of Breese and Kayla VonBurg of Carlyle are alter- nates for the competition. The final competition will be a formal event including evening dress and Black Tie attire for the crowd. The event starts at 5 p.m. with a Happy Hour, followed by a four-course dinner at 6 p.m. and the talent competition at 7:30 p.m. Lo- cal performers will entertain the crowd after the talent competition. To reserve tickets, make a donation, or fund a scholarship, call Jim Kues at 228-7008 or Craig Timmermann at 830-7737. Still time to register for Master Gardener training The deadline for University of Illinois Master Gardener training conducted through the Clinton County Extension Service has been extended. Potential Master Gardeners have until January 9 to complete registration for the Janu- ary 27th start date for training, allowing students to regis- ter during the holiday season. If you love gardening, sharing knowledge with others, and working as a volunteer on projects in your community, you should consider becoming a Master Gardener. You do not need to be a skilled gardener to participate in the train- ing. The course will cover a wide variety of topics including annuals and perennials, vegetables, insects and diseases, fruits, lawns and a whole lot more. Master Gardeners share and work together and believe in "Helping Others Learn to Grow." The class is taught by University of Illinois personnel and includes a reference book. The classes will take place at Clinton County Extension Office, 1163 North 4th Street (old Route 50) in Breese. Call 526-4551 for information. Nobody knows the ins and outs of car repair like the pros at Deien! Find us on Facebook COMMUNION FIRST SUNDAY of the MONTH