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Rural St. Francisville resident Anne Weed portrays the role of a one-room schoolhouse teacher. The historic Pepple School in Bridgeport is the site of the reenactment. Weed is a retired teacher. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

School revisited - One room for eight grades
  By Barbara E. Allender
   A trip back in time became part of the educational experience for students of the Lancaster Christian School. On September 25 , the students visited Bridgeport’s historic Pepple School in Lanterman Park.
   They were led through the time period of one-room schoolhouses by retired teacher, Anne Weed, who was dressed in complete school marm attire.
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The Joe and Ellen Wall family of Sumner have returned from a mission trip to Guatemala. They went as part of a team of 18 from the First Assembly of God Church in Olney.

Local family goes on mission trip
  By Barbara E. Allender
   A bucket list wish became a reality for the parents of a young family in Sumner. Ellen and Joe Wall used their vacation time to take their three children, twins Rebekah and Hannah, and son, Jacob, and go on a mission trip to Guatemala.
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The Chestnut Festival royalty gathered for pictures on Thursday, Oct. 1. The first Chestnut Festival Princess Jayna Carter was chosen among a court of 12 young teens. Asher Moyes was crowned as Little Mr. Chestnut Festival, while Evelyn Padgett was the Little Miss Chestnut Festival. (Photo by Lee J. Campbell)


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Red Hill Music Fest is Saturday
  The Red Hill Dulcimer Society is hosting its tenth annual Red Hill Music Festival on Saturday. This year, once again, the panel of instructors is top caliber. Tull Glazener will teach advanced and intermediate level mountain dulcimer, including classes in international folk songs and songs of the Civil War.
   Pam Bowman, of Marion, Mi, is back for her third year and will feature hymns and Christmas music on the hammer dulcimer.
   By popular demand, for the fourth time, Dottie and Danny Shepherd are coming from Hopkinsville, Ky to teach mountain dulcimer and ukulele for beginners and intermediates. They specialize in teaching the instruments to children.
   New this year, Jackie Armstrong, well known mountain dulcimer teacher from Jeffersonville, In, will teach beginner and novice classes.
   Paul Umfleet, club member from Lawrenceville, will teach the Irish whistle, an instrument growing in popularity. A complete list of all classes and registration forms are available at the club’s website
   Classes are held at the United Methodist Church, 400 S Christy, and its annex and the Congregational Church, next door.

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