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Tragic Handgun Accident Claims Life of Child PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 5, 2008

The Dearaujo family (l-r): Omkara, Rhonda, Pema, Tulasi, Lila, and Bhajan. (Photo submitted)The tragic misfire of an illegally altered .25 caliper handgun ended the life of eight-year-old Pema Ozer Shakti Dearaujo on the evening of Monday, May 5, 2008. Pema, a native of Macon County, was currently a resident of Trace Creek Road in Clay County, and a kindergarten student in Miss Amanda’s class at Hermitage Springs.

Born February 11, 2000, Pema was the son of Rhonda Dearaujo and the brother of Omkara (7), Tulasi (14), Bhajan (20), and Lila (21) Dearaujo, and Heather Mucha (30) of Detroit, Michigan.

Alexander Funeral Home Under New Ownership PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 5, 2008

Phillip and Shirley Anderson, co-owners of the Alexander Funeral Home and the Macon County Memorial Gardens in Lafayette, are selling to Guthrie and Mary Hammer and Brad and Andrea Tuttle.

Funeral director Jerry Caps will remain at the funeral home.

After much prayer, Phillip and Shirley decided it would be best to sell as there are a few people in Macon County that feel they need to have a choice in who takes care of their family during a very difficult time.

86 Years of Motherhood - 103-year-old Eura Meador Celebrates her 86th Mother's Day PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 5, 2008

Eura Meador, who will turn 104 this June, is a mother of three, a grandmother, great grandmother and a great, great grandmother. (Photo by: J. Ellefson)

Early Voting to Kick-Off May 10 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lafayette citizens will get a chance to vote for Mayor of the city this year, as well as three seats on the city council.

The council seats currently held by Loryn Atwell, Tim Morgan, and Jerry Wix will all be up for grabs this year.

Running for the three open seats will be Loryn Atwell, Richard Bransford, Robert Hodges, Steve Turner, and Jerry Wix. Jerry Wix, whose name does not appear on the ballot due to tornado-related delays, will run as a write-in candidate for his own council seat. Councilman Tim Morgan decided not to run for re-election this year.

Police Arrest 46 Alleged Drug Dealers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 28, 2008

Lafayette Police begin 50 person round upThe 15th Judicial Drug Task Force, in conjunction with the Lafayette Police Department, began making arrests on Tuesday, April 22, to round up 50 persons indicted for selling illegal drugs to undercover officers in Macon County by the Grand Jury in February of this year.

According to Lafayette Police Chief Jerry Dallas, 46 of the 50 indicted have been arrested as of Monday, April 28, and the investigation to find the final four is ongoing.

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