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This photo of Red Hill High School FFA students, wearing their original t-shirt design, will be featured in the National FFA catalog. The photo was taken by Double O Photos of Chauncey. Students pictured are: (from left) Kristen Schafer, Alex Buchanan, Taylor Heath, Austin Hawkins, Kati Jones, Tyler Tewell, Maddie Hammel, and Leavitt Price. (Photo by Double O Photos)

Red Hill FFA students’ t-shirt design gets national attention
  Congratulations are in order for the Red Hill High School FFA students.
   They won a contest for their original t-shirt design. The group will be featured in the National FFA catalog and the t-shirts will be sold in the catalog and on the national website. The Red Hill chapter will receive a portion of the money from the t-shirt sales.
   Their sponsors are Steven Clodfelter and Jennifer Staley.
The U.S. Route 50 Coalition (from left to right): Mayor Charlie Hilmes (Breese), Mayor Mike Burton (Carlyle), Mayor John Raymer (Salem), Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, Mayor Trevor Bissey (Clay City), RCDC Executive Director Courtney Yockey (Richland County), and Retired Lawrence County Board Charles Gillespie (Lawrence County) met in Springfield on April 1.

U.S. Route 50 Four-Lane Coalition meets in Springfield
  The US Route 50 Four-Lane Coalition visited legislators in Springfield on April 1st. The Coalition was represented by members of different counties across the state; Charles Gillespie represented Lawrence County with Courtney Yockey representing Richland County. The Coalition’s Co-President, Mayor Trevor Bissey represented Clay County. Representing Marion County was Mayor John Raymer. Mayor Charlie Hilmes, Coalition Co-President and Mayor Mike Burton were in representation of Clinton County.
Ashlae Nelms, a top contender for the ‘Voice of McDonald’s.’

Local singer is in top 3 of ‘Voice of McDonald’s’
  Time is getting close for the finals of the ‘Voice of McDonald’s’ singing contest. For Lawrence County native Ashlae Nelms, the anticipation is even more exciting as she is in the Top 3 of the nation!
Delta Theta Tau Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday
  The Lawrenceville chapter of Delta Theta Tau has announced that this year’s Easter egg hunt will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 19. The Easter egg hunt will again be held at Red Hills State Park – North Park, North Wind Shelter Pavilion.
   There will be five (5) different age categories with many different candies and ‘Bunny Money’ prizes available.
Emergency Pet Food Drive
  Team TNT will be hosting an Emergency Pet Food Drive for the Lawrence County Humane Society at the Lawrenceville Wal-Mart from 3—8 p.m., Friday, April 18.
   They are in desperate need of food and other supplies. Please come out and help our furry friends!

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An American Bald Eagle was seen overlooking the community of Sumner on Tuesday afternoon. He is perched just south of the Red Hills State Park entrance on Illinois Route 250, Sumner. Majestically balanced at limbs’ edge, the site of the nation’s symbol was even more breathtaking when spreading its wings to take flight northward over Red Hills State Park. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

Red Hill School District makes cuts
  By Barbara E. Allender
   Some tough choices were made and announced at a meeting of the Red Hill Unit #10 School District on Thursday, April 10. The meeting was a follow-up to public hearings that were conducted in the cafeteria on Tuesday, April 1 and April 8.

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