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Students help collection efforts for Tennessee fire victims
  The Red Hill High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization and others joined together to collect needed items for the victims of the recent fire in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee area.
   As a plea from the New Hope Church which is making delivery of items possible, the students collected toys, blankets, and other items in just a matter of three days. They loaded a U-Haul trailer on Friday at the school for its trip to the mountainous region, Saturday. David Hulfachor and Amy Marley took the items as both had family members affected by the tragedy.
   Other church groups of the county also joined in the effort.
   More than a dozen people were killed in the fires and more than 1,000 buildings destroyed. Amy Ryan who is in charge of the FCA said that it was “amazing to help others out and to give back, it makes us feel good.”
The Lawrence County Memorial Hospital 2016 Forward Look Award was presented to Annette Akers, Tuesday night by Hospital CEO Doug Florkowski .

Hospital presents 2016 Forward Look Award
  By Barbara E. Allender
   Lawrence County Memorial Hospital had its annual holiday dinner on Tuesday night. As customary, the hospital honored a member of the community with the Forward Look Award. This year’s recipient was Lawrenceville City Police Officer Annette Akers.
   Hospital CEO Doug Florkowski commended her for her police work, as well as her volunteerism. Akers is not only a driving force behind fundraising and coordinative efforts of the “Shop with a Cop” shopping adventure for children in need during the Christmas season, she helps in hospice care, tutoring of special needs individuals, delivering seniors’ meals through the meals onwheels program and other community-oriented efforts.
   Following the dinner, the hospital board discussed monthly business.
Santa is coming to town!
  Santa is coming to town. Friday, December 16, 2016 5pm-7pm Sumner City Hall Treats, refreshments, a gift for every child. Come have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Clause and tell Santa what you want for Christmas.


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Parade of Lights
  The Annual Parade of Lights in Lawrenceville has been scheduled for Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.
   Parade entries should line up between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m. at the south end of 12th Street across from Neal Tire at the Lawrence Township barns. The parade will travel north on 12th Street to the Courthouse Square.
   Any and all entries are welcome. There is no entry fee.
   For the safety of children, candy may be distributed by participants walking with their entries; but not thrown from vehicles.
   This year there will also be activities near the Square, sponsored by The Downtown Revitalization Committee. Santa will be in his house on the Square. The Lawrenceville Elks Lodge sponsors the parade.
   Contact Bill Shick (618-943-9848) or Dee Jennings (812-204-6438) with any questions. People may also call the Elks Lodge at 618-943-3413.

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