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E911 meeting set for Feb. 19

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Red Cross Heroes program underway

By Stephen Lega

 

The Marion County Fiscal Court and the City of Lebanon have approved an agreement to create the Lebanon/Marion County E911 Advisory Committee.

The next step is for that committee to meet, and an initial meeting has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said this meeting will be aimed at helping the committee get to know one another and letting everyone know what has been done so far toward implementing E911.

In other business

- The Marion County Fiscal Court approved $1,200 from community project funds to help the new softball programs at Lebanon and St. Charles middle schools.

The money came from Magistrate Larry Caldwell, John Arthur Elder III and Steve Masterson’s project funds. Magistrates Jackie Wicker and Roger “Cotton” Smothers have already committed their project funds for the year.

- The court approved its annual $5,000 allocation for Marion County Little League.

- The magistrates approved $1,400 from their community project funds for the Jim Claypool Student Conservation Awards Dinner.

 

Red Cross Heroes program underway

Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced that the local chapter of the Red Cross has launched its 2013 Heroes campaign.

As part of that campaign, Mattingly said Marion County’s goal is to raise $5,000 for the local Red Cross efforts to assist. The magistrates approved a combined $500 from their community project funds toward this effort.

Mattingly pointed out that the local chapter has acquired a trailer with blankets, cots and emergency response kits, and several local volunteers have gone through training on how to respond in the event of a disaster. The Red Cross may be best known for disaster relief, but they also assist in other ways, such as helping fire victims.

“We are better prepared than we were before,” Mattingly said.

But the county can always be better prepared, and Mattingly said collection cans will be placed throughout the community in an effort to raise funds.