No Left Turn sign ignored - again
The intersection at Hanson and Washington Streets was the scene of another "fender-bender" Friday
afternoon, as yet another driver ignored the highly visible "no left turn" signs
and attempted to turn left onto Washington from East Hanson Street.
No injuries from that accident were reported; however, police and city officials
feel it's only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt at that location.
Police also caution that the intersection will be even more closely monitored
for drivers who ignore the "no left turn" signs.
What to do today...
Today's a big day in downtown Cleveland for those who want to get
a head-start on Christmas shopping, play games, and enjoy some great
chili, homemade tamales,
and other culinary delights.
The Fall Festival, sponsored by Operation Refuge, Inc. (ORI), kicks off at
9 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. and includes over 30 arts and crafts vendors
around the area, a chili cook-off, games for the kids, and even musical entertainment.
The day-long event is a fundraiser for ORI, a non-profit organization in the
city that provides food and utility assistance to low-income families.
Games include an egg toss, a jalapeno-eating contest, and even a stick-horse
barrel race for the kids. Inmates from Wackenhut Corrections made and decorated
100 stick-horses that children can take home with them after they've entered
Twenty cooking teams are expected for the sanctioned
chili cook-off, and with each team making at least 1 gallon of chili
ought to be plenty
for hungry festival-goers. Plus, the SWAT Club from Cleveland high school
homemade chicken tamales, and will be taking orders for more that will be
available next Friday at the high school.
The Fall Festival is centered around the back parking lot at First Bank and
Trust, next to the gazebo. Two city streets will also be roped off to vehicular
to allow room for the crafts vendors and games.
And if that's not enough...
More shopping bargains can be found at the big "garage sale" being
held today at the Cleveland Senior Citizens Organization (SCO) on Peach Street
beside Stancil Park. The sale opens at 8 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m., or
until everything is gone - whichever comes first.
Items of all description will fill the main hall at the Center, from kitchen
items, cookware, and dishes to some furniture, jewelry, clothing, decorative
pieces and small tools.
Proceeds from the sale will be used to help with the meals-on-wheels program
of the SCO, that provides over 1,000 meals per week to homebound senior
citizens, as well as other programs offered by the Senior Citizens Organization.
Funeral Services scheduled
--Ron Kyle; graveside services 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Farley
Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd.
--Ann Silvea; graveside services 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Montague
Cemetery in Cleveland.
Arrangements are pending through Pace-Stancil Funeral Home for Marvin
Wright and John Spivey.
Police had a busy day Thursday, making 2 arrests, recording 6 offenses,
and handling 4 vehicular accidents. Arrested were Herman Lee Lewis
resisting arrest and search, and Christopher Lee Landgraf for disorderly
On Tap at the Texan
Showing tonight at 7 and 9 p.m. and through Thursday at 7 p.m. is "Radio",
starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ed Harris Admission is $2 for children aged
3-11, and $4 for those aged 12 and up.