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Red Hill Salukis take back Oilfield Trophy
  The crowd at Friday's league contest between the Red Hill Salukis (Bridgeport, IL) and the visiting Lawrenceville Indians, observed Red Hill's football squad take back the “Oil Field” trophy from Lawrenceville with a score of 46-20.
Red Hill High School senior Dunncan Akers leads a group of students in prayer prior to classes on Monday. Students and members of the community are encouraged to meet on the south side of the school at 7:15 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays to hear scripture and pray for all concerns. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

Prayer group gathers before school
  By Barbara E. Allender
   A new tradition has been started at Red Hill High School. And, it started with one student who was looking for a way to bring students and community together.
   Dunncan Akers, a senior at RHHS, has been attending the “Restart” program at Fountain Fellowship in Bridgeport each Friday. The lessons that are shared within the group are ones that he wanted to take outside of the church. He sought the help of his pastor, Charlie Ash, to help organize that time to share God’s message and prayer with others.
       On Mondays and Thursdays at 7:15 a.m., students and others gather at the “bulldog” in front of the high school to have that moment of sharing.
Lawrence County Trick or Treating
  Trick or Treating
   Lawrenceville- Octber 31st- 6-8pm
   Sumner- October 31st- 5-8pm
   Bridgeport “ Halloween Carnival on Friday October 28th from 5-7pm in downtown Bridgeport.
   October 31st 6-8pm Trick or Treating
   St. Francisville-October 31st-5-8pm

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Motorists urged to be on lookout for farmers
  Harvest Season is in full swing and Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, urges motorists to be alert while traveling on rural roadways.
   As farmers move equipment from field to field they will be traveling at much slower speeds than the rest of the motoring public. Drivers should be aware of farm vehicles and prepare to slow down when encountering them.
   Here are some harvest season safety tips:
   ·Farm equipment, which travels at speeds of 25 mph or less, is required to have a slow moving vehicle emblem (bright orange triangle) mounted to the rear of the vehicle.
   · If traffic begins to back up behind the farm equipment, the
   operator should pull over in a safe location and allow traffic to pass.
   ·Farmers should avoid movements of farm equipment prior to sunrise and after sunset. Visibility is limited during these times.
   · Even if the farm equipment operator motions for you to pass, motorists should not attempt to pass farm equipment unless it is legal and safe to do so.
   ·Remember, most farm equipment does not have turn signals.
   Often-times crashes between farm equipment and passenger vehicles occur as the farm equipment is making a left turn and a passenger vehicle is passing the farm equipment on the left.
   ·Anytime you approach farm equipment you should slow down. Even vehicles approaching from the opposite direction should slow down. Farm equipment may be over-width and encroaching into the opposite lane of travel.
   ·When approaching farm equipment traveling in the opposite direction, be alert for impatient drivers passing at the wrong time.
   ·As always, keep a safe speed, maintain a safe following distance, do not drive distracted, and be patient.
   Drivers should remain especially alert during harvest: The Illinois State Police wants this to be a safe season for all, said Captain Ristvedt.

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