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‘The Shack’ is Back! After more than three years of other ownership, the Christy Avenue diner in Sumner is owned again by Maurena Stoltz. Patrons of the eatery, Harold and Diana Fiscus (seated) are pictured with employees Clay Organ and Krissy Neer. Hours are 6 a.m.—2 p.m., Monday—Saturday. Breakfast is served all day. Other menu items include a variety of sandwiches, salads and side dishes. Delicious desserts also top the menu. Dine in or place a carry-out order by calling 936-2983. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

Lawrence County 4-H and Jr. Fair starts
  The Lawrence County 4-H and Jr. Fair opens this weekend with entertainment for all ages and interests.
   An event to kick-off entertainment at the fair is the queen pageant. The 2014 Miss Lawrence County Katlyn Baker and Jr. Miss Lawrence County Saylor Price will crown new representatives of the county.
   There are five Miss Lawrence County contestants (pictured below and at right) and 10 Jr. Miss contestants (page 6) who will participate in the pageant, beginning at 7 p.m., Sunday, in the Main 4-H building. Doors open at 6 p.m.
   On Monday, a new event will feature 10 Little Miss contestants who will take the stage at 7 p.m. (see page 7)
   For a schedule of more events, see page 8.
   The 4-H Fair starts tonight and continues through July 31 with the Jr. Fair kickoff Saturday.
Unit 10 gets on track for new school year
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Red Hill Unit 10 School District is trying to get back on track as it plans for a new school year. Transportation is among those priorities that was heard by the school board at its monthly meeting last Thursday, July 16.
   It is one of the areas that the state is cutting back. Therefore, the district is making changes to adjust to the financial restraints. With a $50,000 drop in the funds, it was deemed necessary to cut back on the routes.
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County Board hears audit report
  By Barbara E. Allender
   Lawrence County is forecasting a shortage of funding around $150,000 for the next fiscal year. However, an audit report, presented by Curt Benson of Kemper CPA, during the Wednesday, July 15 meeting of the Board shows a positive balance of $91,000 in the waste water treatment plant fund and a healthy savings of one million dollars in certificates of deposit remaining from the past year.
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Kid's Shopping Day needs volunteers
  An annual event is seeking the assistance of volunteers who would enjoy being a personal shopper to take kids around to each station and help them pick out two outfits, help them try them on, and take them around to each ‘station’ (pick out outfits, underwear, socks, shoes, school supplies, alterations, etc.) during the Lawrence County Kid’s Shopping Day, August 1 at Central Christian Church, 303 Buchanan Dr., Lawrenceville. Volunteers must be 18+ years of age.
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