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November 12, 2003
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Honor a Veteran today
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World War I officially came to an end. For years, in recognition of that event, the day was known as "Armistice Day." Proclaimed a national holiday by Congressional action in 1938, it might have remained "Armistice Day", had not World War II broken out. Of the sixteen and one-half million Americans who took part in that war, 407,000 of them died in service.
In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day, in the realization that peace was equally preserved by veterans of WWII and Korea and that a special day was necessary to honor those who have served America in all wars.
Today is that day.
At 11 a.m. today, at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens, a ceremony will be held to honor Cleveland-area veterans. A wreath will be placed at the veterans monument. Members of VFW Post 1939, the Cherry Gibson American Legion post, and Cleveland's Junior ROTC will participate in the ceremony, to which all area citizens are cordially invited.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.


Council to address codes, regulations

In tonight's regularly scheduled meeting of Cleveland's city council, members will consider several regulations and ordinances regarding loud noise, the prohibition of using RVs as permanent dwellings, substandard buildings, various building codes, and building permit fees.
Students from Cleveland high school's National Honor Society will also be present to conduct a brief mock city council meeting.
As always, the meeting will include a time period for citizens to make any public comments about city-related business, although council may not discuss, deliberate, or vote on any matter raised in public comments unless it is specifically on the agenda.
The meeting, held at Cleveland's city hall, begins at 7 p.m.

Funeral Services scheduled

--Frances Rovinelli; services scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with interment following in Cleveland Memorial Park.
--Mary Jo Nash; services to be held Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, with interment following at Farley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation hours are Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6-9 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.


Police Report

Cleveland police made three arrests over the weekend and assisted with several vehicular accidents that sent 7 people to area hospitals for treatment. An accident at 59S and Gladstell Road sent a Liberty County Deputy and two Cleveland women to area hospitals, where they were treated and released. On Friday, a two-vehicle accident at Washington and Hanson resulted in minor injuries to four passengers, each of which were advised to seek medical attention.


On Tap at the Texan
Showing tonight through Thursday at 7 p.m. is "Radio", starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ed Harris, rated PG-13. Admission is $2 for children aged 3-11, and $4 for those aged 12 and up.


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