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Fireworks display

The Fredericktown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a fireworks display July 4 beginning at dusk, approximately 9 p.m., at the Fredericktown High School Football Stadium

The Fredericton Fire Department will be setting off the display. Don Mays, owner of Barefoot Village, has choreographed the half-hour show. Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 27 will be selling refreshments.

Art exhibit comes to library

An art exhibition will open 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Fredericktown’s Public Library.

The exhibition will feature student artists from a private middle/high school in Kuwait. Ten original pieces of art will be on display and will be available for viewing during normal library hours.

DeWayne Stevens who teaches at Dasman Model School in Kuwait is bringing the exhibit to town.

Stevens said, &#8220This is my third year at Dasman and I felt this collection was something that I wanted to share with my hometown.”

The exhibit will be on display at the Fredericktown R-I campuses during the upcoming school year after it has closed at the library.

There will be a book available for guests to leave comments about the artwork and when the tour is over the book will return to Kuwait for the students to read and become acquainted wit the Madison County area.

Iron County

Deputies make arrest

Deputies have arrested a man they believe was growing marijuana.

According to the Iron County Sheriff’s Department, deputies found 35 marijuana plants at Marion Martin’s home south of Belleview. Martin, 31, was not at home at the time of the search but he turned himself into the sheriff’s office later that evening.

He was arrested and has been charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance.

Chamber sponsors fireworks display

The Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a fireworks display at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site Tuesday night.

Presentation of the miss and master firecracker awards, sponsored by Our Town Tomorrow, will be held at 7 p.m. in front of the site’s museum.

Ste. Genevieve

Huelskamp appointed as Public Administrator

Ste. Genevieve County has a new Public Administrator. Robert D. Huelskamp was sworn into the position last week. Huelskamp is taking over for Fridolin &#8220Staabie” Staab who died.

Huelskamp was appointed to the position by Governor Matt Blunt. Huelskamp is a partner in the law firm of Rottler and Huelskamp P.C. and is also the City of Ste. Genevieve municipal judge.

Huelskamp will finish out Staab’s term which will end in December of 2008. The public administrator serves as a guardian or conservator for residents who require such services. The position is also in charge of handling the estates of people who die without a will.

Young sentenced on child molestation charges

Dennis Wayne Young, 42, Ste. Genevieve, has been sentenced to serve two concurrent 17-year terms in prison for child molestation charges. Young pleaded guilty to the pair of charges. Young was arrested in December of 2005 and was charged with three counts of statutory sodomy and five counts of first degree child molestation.

Washington County

City takes mosquito control measures

Mosquito control efforts are under way in Potosi, and the health department reports a dead bird from the Mineral Point area has tested positive for West Nile virus.

Mosquito traps will be placed near potential breeding grounds Saturday and fogging for the insects has also begun within the city limits.

Community members are asked to eliminate any areas of standing water around homes. Even small containers with standing water can become breeding grounds for mosquitos, which lay their eggs in stagnant water.

If you will be going outside, officials recommend using insect repellent.

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