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  • Real estate scam pops up in county

    A letter has been making the rounds to Washington County residents in recent weeks in an attempt to scam recipients out of money for a copy of their property deed.

    The letters may look authentic, but Washington County PVA Chief Deputy Marilyn O’Bryan said they’re anything but.

    “People get that letter thinking that it came from us because it looks so official,” she said. “We want to make it known that this is a scam and people need to be aware of it.

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  • Reduce your risk of stroke

    Ashley Spalding
     A.P.R.N.

     
    Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States and the third leading cause of death. According to the American Stroke Association, roughly 800,000 Americans per year will suffer from a stroke.

    Fortunately, individuals who understand warning signs and risk factors can significantly reduce their risks of having a stroke.

  • Five lives lost but not forgotten

    Diane Mattingly
    Special to The Lebanon Enterprise

    Time wasn’t there. That’s how Judy Ballard Platt describes that night 50 years ago when five young men crashed into a tree near her home.  

    “It was just like it was something that wasn’t happening,” she said. “It was like an eternity, like a slow motion-type thing.”

    Platt, along with her father and brother Howard, went immediately to the wreck scene on that Monday night of May 25, 1964.

  • County discusses disposal systems

    In last Friday’s regularly scheduled meeting of Washington County Fiscal Court, the main topic of discussion centered around the first reading of an ordinance for on-site disposal systems.

    Washington County Environmentalist Kate Peake was present at the meeting to discuss what the ordinance entails.

    To start the conversation, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles stressed that the ordinance would only affect electrical reconnects and has “nothing to do with new service.”

  • Changes to farmers market

    The start of the Springfield farmers market season is just around the corner, but one key feature is lacking just two weeks shy of opening weekend: the vendors.

    The market will be open for business on Saturday, June 7, but Sr. Claire McGowan, founder of the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, said the search is still on to find vendors to fill what is remaining of the 14 total spaces downtown.

  • Lincoln Homestead loses a gem

    Over the last 40 years, a lot has changed at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

    Four different course managers (Jimmy Ballard, Bill Padgett, Gary Feldman and Bobby Bartholomai) have taken the reins, the course has undergone major changes and the popularity of the 18-hole attraction has increased drastically. Throughout that time, the course has had one constant, and that’s Ruby Noel.

    That is until Noel, or Miss Ruby as she’s known by many, stepped away from her position as clerk at the pro shop last week and into retirement.

  • Man shot over weekend

    An incident at KC Hall in Springfield on Saturday night resulted in a shooting that left one man hospitalized, according to local authorities. The shooting occurred following an altercation, but few other details were available at press time.

    Check www.readthesun.com for updates as they become available.
    The Springfield Police Department noted four separate incidents that included a narcotics arrest, domestic assault, burglary and vandalism in reports recently provided to The Springfield Sun.