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LOCUST/STANFIELD NEWS: Santa accepts letters in Locust

There is a North Pole Express Mailbox in front of Locust City Hall where you can drop your letters to Santa. Santa’s helpers will make sure the Big Man gets it before Christmas. Grownups, leave your address on back of your letter to Santa so he is able to respond. (And return the letter for safekeeping.)

Leaf Collection

Sarah White

The last leaf collection date for the City of Locust residents will be Jan. 9, 2021. During this event, all leaves must be at curb/roadside and must only be leaves, no brush. Please have your leaves accessible by 7 a.m. on the scheduled dates and crews will work diligently to get all collected as quickly as possible. Please be patient with weather delays. In the past there were some delays due to rainy weather.

All involved will be working to provide the citizens if Locust the best service available. If you have questions contact Tim Flieger at 704-888-5260 ext. 106.

Locust Police Department

The Locust Police Department is hosting Coats By Cops, a donation event coordinated by Locust Elementary School Resource Officer Allison Griffith to assure area children in need have a winter coat and accessories for the upcoming cold weather months.

Donations of children’s and youth coats, jackets, scarfs, gloves, hoodies and pullovers will be accepted at the Locust Police Department from now until Dec. 31.

On Jan. 9, 2021, the Locust Police Department will host an event to provide these donated items to any children and youth in need. Event details will be determined based on current status of Covid pandemic and associated requirements.

Please consider donating new or like new winter coats and accessories for this wonderful cause and help us at the Locust Police Department continue to better serve in our community.

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to: Janna Pressley Dec. 14, Ralph Furr Dec. 15, Christine Smith and Peggy Beatty Dec. 16, Lynn Taylor and Jpan Hall Dec. 18, Emily Yow Dec. 26, Jeanett Linker Dec. 27.

Locust News is by Sarah White. Call 704-888-5359.