The Jacksonville Fire Department will begin testing the city’s fire hydrants on Monday. This testing is necessary to maintain and improve current Insurance Service Organization ratings, which determines insurance rates for business and homeowners.
This testing could cause the unsettling of sediment that does collect in the water mains. This sediment will cause discoloration of the water and can stain clothing in the wash. However, unsightly the water may be, it is bacteriologically safe to drink. Citizens are urged to check for discolored water before doing laundry to avoid staining clothing during the testing period. The testing is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 28.
Winter coat donations will be collected Saturday
Donations of winter coats will be received at Wal-Mart by the Salvation Army on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers will be available in the parking lot to receive all donations. These coats will be available for needy families during the time of Christmas assistance sign-ups in early November.
Parks and recreations sets craft sale for Nov. 19
Jacksonville Parks and Recreation will hold its annual holiday craft sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at Jacksonville Comm-unity Center, No. 5 Municipal Drive. Vendors from all over will be on hand. Crafts include quilts, woodwork, needlework, candles, ceramics, jewelry, American Native crafts, basket weaving, rug hooking, carving and much more. There is a $1 admission fee at the door for adults only. For more information call 982-4171.