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Fairmont students get free books

FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Schools kindergarten students recently received a donation of personalized books from author Lillian Peterson.

Kindergarten teacher Jenni Diegnau helped arrange the donation.

Peterson, proprietor of A Blessing Comes LLC, is marking 25 years in business. When trying to decide how to best celebrate, Peterson did not have to think long. Earlier in the school year, Diegnau was seeking contributions to ensure each child in her classroom could receive books during the Scholastic Book sales. Peterson contributed to the cause and was certain the children would enjoy seeing their names in their books. She discussed a possible donation of personalized books with Diegnau, who welcomed the opportunity to receive the books at no cost.

Peterson sent 21 personalized copies of “My School Fun Book” to the school on March 16. While concern about the coronavirus prevented Peterson from presenting the books in person, their excitement was expressed through Diegnau’s enthusiastic response. Diegnau also said the books came at the perfect time, as they are a welcome distraction for students, who were nervous and confused about the school closure.

More information about Peterson’s business can be found at www.ablessingcomes.com

Lewisville man facing drug charge

FAIRMONT — A Lewisville man is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Alan Thomas Flitter, 31, has been charged with one count of drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On March 2, a Fairmont police officer stopped a vehicle for having a headlight out. The officer approached the vehicle, driven by Flitter, and could smell a strong odor of marijuana.

The officer asked Flitter to be honest with him and Flitter looked around the passenger seat and was able to locate a large paraphernalia pipe with marijuana residue. Inside the vehicle, officers discovered two marijuana grinders and a baggie containing a green leafy substance.

On Flitter, police found a paraphernalia pipe and a baggie containing six white pills. The pills were later determined to be Alprazolam, a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Flitter was placed under arrest, read his rights and agreed to answer questions. He said the pants and shirt he was wearing were not his, and that he would only test positive for marijuana. At the jail, Flitter tested positive for meth, THC and benzodiazepines.

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