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The Lawrenceville Wal-Mart celebrated its remodeling with a ribbon cutting on Friday, April 24. The event followed changes made which included a self checkout station, a fabric department, and Verizon phones have returned to the electronics department. At the center of the ribbon cutting stands Walmart’s two lifelong employees; Marty Yost and Debra Fiscus who have been there since opening 31 years ago. (Photo by Amy Shields)

Wal-Mart grand re-opening
The Trailblazers Horse and Pony 4-H Club receives a grant. Pictured are: (from left) Farm Credit Illinois representative Karen Raber with Trailblazers Koltyn Loveland, Jodie Brian, Colen Wickiser, and Leader Mandy Loveland.

Farm Credit Illinois funds 4-H and FFA club projects
  Local 4-H clubs and their members will be improving the local community, thanks, in part, to grants from Farm Credit Illinois. Farm Credit Illinois recently awarded $10,500 to 42 4-H clubs and seven FFA chapters in the area it serves through its annual community improvement grant program. Clubs received up to $250 each for specific community projects.
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Tony Swarens, fifth and sixth grade Science Teacher at Sumner Attendance Center and science students, pose with the Container Garden they received as part of a grant.

Ag in the Classroom
  Bloomington—The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program and the IAA Foundation, along with the Illinois Farm Bureau® have released the names of the 2015 Container Garden Grant Winners.
   Tony Swarens, of Sumner Attendance Center in Sumner has been awarded a Container Garden grant for use in the classroom. Grant recipients receive reusable gardening materials including an EarthBox® container, money to purchase soil and seeds, and related books and lessons to further the educational experience.

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   Price Reduced for Great Home in Sumner
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Unit 10 School District
  The Red Hill Unit 10 School Board will reorganize its Board today (Thursday) with a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. In the Red Hill Jr./Sr. High School library.
   During the public meeting, the election of officers, including the president, vice-president and secretary will take place.
   Board meeting dates and times will be discussed for confirmation.
   All current policies and procedures, contracts and agreements are also expected to be adopted by the new board.
   One outgoing member, Bruce Jones, will be recognized for his 12 years of service on the board. The Board is seeking a Unit 10 district resident to fulfill the open position.
   Board members are: Chad Hill, Trenton Masterson, Jim Legg, Dixie Purcell, Bob Christy, and Ashley Ryan.
Red Hills State Park gets great catch
  By Barbara E. Allender
   Good news for the area was awarded to local restaurant owners. Bruce and Janice Lasllie, owners of Bosso’s Grill in Lawrenceville, On Friday, they received word that their application to manage The Trace Inn restaurant in Red Hills State Park was accepted.
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