Mobile Junction November 25, 2008

Students design cards for 8th year in bank contest

• Five District 51 middle-schoolers were honored at Alpine Bank on Monday for designing greeting cards inspired by what they are thankful for.
This marks the eighth year District 51 and Alpine Bank have been partners for the contest.
The winners’ cards are printed into real greeting cards for the holiday season.
Erika Meister, a seventh-grader at East Middle School, said her winning scarecrow design has a similar fall theme to her design last year, which was a leaf on a tree.
“But I wanted to do something different this year,” Meister said.

‘Broken’ hydrant really is OK, Fire Department says

• The Clifton Fire Department has been told several times that the fire hydrant outside the station is broken.
But that ever-spewing fan of water is supposed to happen.
It’s a fountain, after all.
The fountain was built in front of the fire station at 3254 F Road in honor of the donations the fire department has received.
The water from the fountain is recycled and also waters flower beds that adorn the area in the summer.

Ordinance separates treasures from eyesores

• The Palisade Board of Trustees expanded the town’s nuisance ordinance this year with justification that one man’s trash is not another man’s treasure, just an eyesore. The ordinance was adopted in April and address trash, weeds and animal control among others.
Part of the expanded ordinance prohibits any property that is “damp, unwholesome, nauseous, offensive, or filthy” within the town that might create a breeding ground for mosquitoes, such as stagnant water that collects in stacked tires or sits in children’s pools.
The ordinance also outlaws anything outside buildings that could be considered “unsightly,” such as scattered trash or lumber and abandoned property.

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