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Oswald proclaims March Colon Cancer Awareness Month at Carlinville Council

Four citizens of Carlinville affected by Colon cancer were present at the City Council meeting for the March Colon Cancer Awareness Month Proclamation. From left are Ryan Koller, Tonya Koller, Kelly Emmons, Mike Emmons and Mayor Sarah Oswald. Enquirer~Democrat photo by Erin Sanson.


Enquirer~Democrat Reporter

The Carlinville Council met on March 4 for its first of two monthly meetings. Several items were discussed and a proclamation was read by Mayor Sarah Oswald.


Oswald read a proclamation declaring March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Blue is the Colon Cancer awareness color. Blue lights are available for sale at Ace Hardware and the Carlinville Chamber of Commerce encourages businesses to put up blue lights to show their support. Community members were also encouraged to ask their healthcare providers about Colon Cancer screening.


Sue Mueller requested space on the Square to hold an Art Festival in coordination with the MAC Art Bus. The Festival will be held on Sept. 28 at the Carlinville Square and Gazebo.

Other Business

The loan with CoBank was renewed during the meeting.

The council agreed to a natural gas contract with Constellation with a six month fixed price on an 18 month contract.

The Spring Clean Up dates for Carlinville were announced to be Fri., March 15 and Sat., March 16. Dumpsters will be provided to Carlinville residents from 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on March 15 and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on March 16. Dumpsters will be located at 434 North Plum Street and will be for general debris, yard waste and metal. Batteries, Televisions, electronics of any kind, paint, tires and chemicals are not to be disposed of at the City clean up.