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Farm Bureau annual meeting
  The 97th Annual Meeting of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau was conducted Monday evening at Central Christian Church in Lawrenceville. This year’s featured speaker was Adam Nielsen, the director of National Legislation and Policy Development of the Farm Bureau. Nielsen has served in that role since 2009. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, majoring in Economics. He currently resides with his family in Normal, Illinois.
Tina Thacker (at left), fifth grade teacher, and a parent, Ashley Lackey, discuss the progress of Lackey’s son, Gage, in the classroom. Parent-teacher conferences were held at the Sumner Attendance Center on Thursday evening and Friday morning last week. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

Update of City Ordinances is considered
  By Barbara E. Allender
   It won’t cost the city of Sumner any more or any less to delay a decision concerning the codification of its city ordinances. However, the update of such records at a cost of $6,400 is contingent upon the budget.
   During the city council meeting on Tuesday, the council discussed the project; but ultimately voted to table it. If approved, it will take about a year to compile the ordinances into three categories: personnel, police and water system. The completed project will be available for viewing in three-ring binders, as well as on a CD and uploaded to the city website.


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St. Francisville views bridges
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The bridges of St. Francisville were the main topic of discussion at the city council meeting on Wednesday.
   Steve Megginson, vice-president engineer of Hampton, Lenzini & Renwick, Inc., Springfield, spoke to the Council and several community members in attendance concerning bridge inspections and upcoming construction.

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