November 08, 2003
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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 from 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 the races.
Twenty cooking teams are expected for the sanctioned chili cook-off, and with each team making at least 1 gallon of chili each, there ought to be plenty for hungry festival-goers. Plus, the SWAT Club from Cleveland high school is offering 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 traffic 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 Report
Police had a busy day Thursday, making 2 arrests, recording 6 offenses, and handling 4 vehicular accidents. Arrested were Herman Lee Lewis for parole violation and resisting arrest and search, and Christopher Lee Landgraf for disorderly conduct.

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.