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Maddy Lieberman, the daughter of Mike and Nancy Lieberman of Sumner, was the district winner of the Veterans of Foreign WarVoice of Democracy speech contest, in Centralia at VFW Post 2055, Saturday. She was presented with a certificate and $500 check. She advanced from winning a cash prize of $700, locally. She will now compete at the state level during the weekend of February 10-12 in Springfield with an all-expense paid trip and stay at the Abe Lincoln Downtown Hotel. She will be treated to site-seeing tours of Lincoln’s Library and Museum and a pool and pizza party with her fellow contestants. The awards banquet will be Sunday afternoon with the State’s first place winner receiving $2,500, Second place—$1,500, Third—$1,250, Fourth—$1,000, and 5th—12th places—$750—$325. All others receive $300 each. The first place winner will advance to the national competition in Washington, D.C. The state’s first place winner’s school will also receive a check for $500.

City of Sumner to give prison water shut-off notice
  By Barbara E. Allender
   Non-payment of a water bill has culminated to the point that the city of Sumner will be taking decisive action. The Sumner City Council decided in a unanimous vote on a motion, made by Tony Inyart and seconded by Jess Brian, Tuesday night, to present the Lawrence Correctional Center with a water shut-off notice. The action was made during the regular monthly meeting of the Council after learning that the state facility has an outstanding water bill of $223,000 owed to the city.
   The shut-off notice allows 10 days before the actual turning of the valve. Council members expressed a willingness to accept a partial payment, if offered. There is also the factor that a late fee could be assessed since payments are more than 60 days late.
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