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The flags were flying in Sumner and at the Law Factory in Lawrenceville in honor of former Governor Jim Edgar’s birthday on Tuesday!

The reigning Jr. Miss Lawrence County Fair Jr. Miss Lawrence County Lauren Tollet and Miss Lawrence County McKenzi McClain will be handing over their crowns on Sunday, July 27th at 7pm in the main building of the 4-H Fairgrounds. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children five and under are admitted free for both the Jr. Miss and Miss Lawrence County Pageant.

Rex Energy made a donation of $42,806 to the Bridgeport Fire Protection District last week. The company’s annual golf event on June 25 was held in State College, Penn. Bridgeport, Ohio and Pennsylvania company employees participated to contribute to charities of each community. Pictured presenting the “check” are: Jim Fehrenbacher, CPL Director of the Land Illinois Region; Patrick M. McKinney, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Bob Wood, vice-president, Illinois Regional Manager, to BFPD Chief Rick Leighty and Terry Andrews. “We’re proud to do this. You guys are our front line,” McKinney said. The money will be used for a stationary breathing air fill station for filling air packs at the BFPD. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

Unit 10 is restructuring for new year
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Red Hill Unit 10 School Board is restructuring its staff assignments to deal with a diminished budget.
   On Thursday, July 17, the Board met to finalize some of the changes before the quickly approaching school year.
   The Board approved the re-hiring of honorably dismissed staff which provided positions for Stacy Stout, second grade teacher; Sherrie Zeigler, kindergarten teacher, and Amy Ryan, paraprofessional.
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It’s Fair time in Lawrence County!
  The Lawrence County 4-H and Jr. Fair will kick off this week.
   Those attending the fair can begin enjoying its offerings with Jr. Fair grandstand events beginning Saturday, July 26 with Motor Cross at 7 p.m.
   It is followed up by a weeks schedule of events, including horse shows, tractor pulls, a demo derby, queen pageant, baby contest, 4-H BBQ, and auction.
   Project judging will be tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m.
   Livestock judging will get underway on Monday.
   This year, the fair welcomes the return of amusement rides. They will be set up and ready on Sunday.
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Grant helps Parkside Elementary
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Lawrenceville School District Unit #20 school board met on Wednesday, July 16 to further prepare for the upcoming school year.
   To address school security issues, a “safety grant” in the amount of $10,000 was received to add to the those measures being taken at Parkside Elementary School.
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Sumner Ice Cream Social
  Sumner Booster Club will be having an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 26, in Downtown Sumner featuring "Dairy Dee Ice Cream". The event will start at 5 pm and last until 10 pm. Music and a Sock Hop Dance will also be offered. Come out and enjoy a night of fun and refreshments.

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