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Trees were snapped off all over Allerton like this one on the northwest side of town. More storm photos on Page 2.
A large tree was uprooted at the home of Ron Bergmeier in Allerton, just missing the house.
Allerton hit by high winds
About 10:30 Monday morning a storm with high winds and heavy rain hit Allerton bringing down large trees all over the small village. Hardly a yard escaped downed trees or at least large branches from their own trees or from the neighborís trees. Fortunately, little structure damage was reported.
TeenServe — A mission to serve
It was a very busy and hot week for the 365 teens, chaperones and staff staying at the Salt Fork Junior High School for TeenServe.
Youth Groups from eight different states worked on 68 homes in a 25 mile radius of the school, either painting or fixing things like ramps and door ways.
Cindy Brown is sharing some cool summer desserts in the Recipe Box. Suzanne Woodard is dusting off some old books to read and the Editor is trying to stay cool, only in this week's Sidell Reporter. Read them in an issue near you!
Area couples celebrate a 40th and 60th wedding anniversary only in this week's Sidell Reporter. Be sure to read all about it. Pick up a copy today at the Sidell Reporter, Sidell Grocery, Sonny's Cafe, Casey's General Stores in Catlin and Fairmount, inside the Catlin IGA or at news stands in front of the Sidell Post Office and Sidell Reporter office.
Wayne Hooker, 90, of Sidell, died at 7:30 a.m. Sun., July 17, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Danville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sat., July 23 at the Joines Funeral Home, 401 W. Gillogly St., Newman, with Craig Roller officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Friday evening at the funeral home.
Wayne was born July 13, 1926, in Rose Hill, the son of Marion and Inez Boring Hooker. He married Phyllis Edwards Jan. 1, 1953. She preceded him in death in 1987.
Surviving are one son, Glen (Shelly) Hooker, Sidell; one grandson, Joshua Hooker, Sidell; one brother, Ronald Hooker, Springfield, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.
Wayne was a veteran having served in the U. S. Army. He was a lifetime farmer in the Sidell area.
Memorials may be given to the donors choice.
FOR SALE— Star Spangled Recipes cookbook — 545 recipes and 37 pages honoring local veterans are included. $17.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Veteran’s War Memorial. Mail c/o Sidell Reporter, P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Proceeds from the book support the upkeep of Sidell Veteran’s War Memorial Board.
FOR SALE—GREAT FOR JAMAICA ALUMNI—“A Look Back At 39 Years of Cardinal Pride.” 40 pages covering Jamaica sports from 1955-1995. Lots of pictures, stats and memories from fans and athletes. $12.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Reporter. Mail to P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Click here to order.
“The 50th Anniversary of Jamaica High School – 1955-2006” commemorative issue. 32 pages with over 100 photos depicting the first 50 years of Jamaica High School. Includes a list of all graduates and teachers. $12.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Reporter. Mail to P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Click here to order.