A section of pavement was ripped away exposing this roadbed on the Fayette / Montgomery County Line, on New Bethel Avenue in rural Ramsey. The cause was heavy rainfall from last Thursdays storms that generated a strong current of flood water from a overflowing nearby creek.
Shawna VanUytven commented “The flood water from this storm
was much worse than the flooding from a few weeks
Mothers Day Collision In Ramsey
The accident is still under investigation. Chasta Cox was
transported to Pana Community Hospital and left against
medical advice. No other injuries were noted. Chasta
received three citations, failure to reduce speed, improper
lane usage and failure to signal. No citations were issued
to the other driver.
Above is the Nicholas Davidson vehicle and below the Chasta Cox vehicle.
Last Days Of The School y\Year
These are the last days of school for all the students in the area. For Ramsey school some seniors finished off the year on Tuesday of this week. Today Kindergarten students are registering today (Thursday) from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday the class of 2013 will be graduating at 3:00 p.m. Next Thursday, May 23 is the 8th Grade Promotion.
Ramsey School is under construction in case you haven't noticed. Parking is an issue and you are advised to make plans to park at the Ramsey Cafe or Ramsey Christian Church for the shuttle service.
Sunday May 19th RHS graduation shuttle pick up locations are Ramsey Christian Church and will run every 15 minutes starting at 1:45 p.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m. and Ramsey Cafe running every 5- 10 minutes starting at 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 23 RGS 8th grade graduation shuttle pick up locations are Ramsey Christian Church and will run every 15 minutes starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 6:45 p.m. and Ramsey Cafe running every 5- 10 minutes starting at 6:00 p.m.
The area graduates and eighth grade classes are introduced in a special section inserted in this issue.
Next week will wrap up the school year. Next Friday, May 24 is Field Day for the grade school.
There will be a full day of school on Tuesday, May 28 and no school on Wednesday, May 29. Thursday, May 30 will be report card day.
• A Special School Board Meeting has been called for today Thursday May 16, at 6:15 p.m. concerning staff.
• R.H.S. Graduation will be Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m. R.G.S. at Ramsey High School Gym.
• C-H High will be Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Cowden-Herrick High School. C-H 8th Grade Promotion will be May 21 at 7:00 p.m.
• R.G.S. 8th Grade Graduation will be Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ramsey High School Gym
• Ramsey Alumni Banquet is Saturday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. Dance is at 9:00 p.m.
• Memorial Day Service at Ramsey Cemetery will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27. The Ramsey American Legion Post #460 will be hosting the program.
The Ramsey Alumni Officers are reporting that the attendance for the Alumni Banquet has dropped. Please come
and support the Alumni Banquet, we are getting close to that 100th year anniversary mark and would hate not to keep it going.
May 21—Vandalia Battle of the Badges Blood Drive; sponsored by the Rotary with a friendly competition between the Fire and Police Dept., 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge.
May 30 — Ramsey Community Blood Drive; sponsored by the Anderson Scroggins American Legion Post 460, 2:00-7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall
Lions Support Scout Camp
Ramsey Lions Club met Monday evening for dinner and business at Ramsey Cafe. President Dan Trout led the meeting and Jimmie Brewer took minutes in the absence of secretary David Hinton. Dale Neisler sat in for treasurer Wes Green.
Lions are the sponsoring organization for Boy Scout Troop 121. Scoutmaster Shirley Eddy was a dinner guest and then told about the troop’s plans to attend Scout Camp this summer. Eight scouts and two adults plan to camp and the club, as in previous years, offered $1,000 to help against their expenses.
Alan Eddy brought a report about a new 4H club which will specialize in sporting clays. The youth, several of which are from Ramsey, have already shot in several events. Lions donated $500 to the club to help toward the cost of ammunition.
Several youth organizations worked in the Community Sale, said president Trout. A list was prepared by sale chairmen Jeff Casey and David Hinton. Lions made monetary donations to Boy Scouts, Senor and Senorita 4H Club and high school groups such as the FFA club, cheerleaders, baseball and softball teams. A dinner is provided for the First National Bank crew that takes care of the sale collecting. Total sale gross this year was $343,300, according to FNB this week. The club realizes a small percentage of profit which all goes back into community improvements the following year.
Lions bought eyeglasses for one citizen from a fund supported by a portion of Candy Day proceeds. John Adermann won the 50-50 pot and donated his share to the Lions Scholarship fund. Lions will not meet May 27 which is the Memorial Day holiday. Look for Lions to put up flags for that weekend, as well as Legion flags all the way to west side cemeteries.
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