WOMAN CHARGED WITH HURRICANE KATRINA RELATED MAIL FRAUD
A Federal Grand Jury in E. St. Louis returned an indictment against Deangela Lynne Dixon, age 49 of Fairview Heights, for committing Hurricane Katrina related mail fraud. Dixon allegedly devised a scheme to defraud the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal assistance. The alleged event happened September 2005. Dixon claimed she was displaced by Hurricane Katrina when in fact she was living in Gary Indiana at the time of the storm. If convicted Dixon could face up to 25 years in prison and or a fine up to $250,000. To date, the Katrina task force has indicted 892 people.
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM REGISTRATION DATES
The Regional Office of Education #3 Alternative Education Program will have high school registration on Wednesday and Thursday, August 13th and 14th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Returning New Approach students should register at the Vandalia site. Returning Aspire students should register at the Effingham site. New student interviews will be August 13th - 15th and students will be contacted by the school. The first full day of classes will be Monday, August 18th.
MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT TO SPEAK AT OPENING CEREMONIES FOR VETERANS TRAVELING WALL
Allen James Lynch, a Medal of Honor recipient for actions while serving is Vietnam, will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony for the American Veterans Traveling Tribute. The ceremony will be in front of the Traveling Wall, Thursday, July 31st, at 7:00 PM, east of the Bond County Fairgrounds, off Killdeer Road.