September 15, 2014

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LHS royalty
The 2014 Lawrenceville High School homecoming king and queen are (center) Bryce Weger and Amerae Miller. The king and queen were crowned during a Friday afternoon coronation on Ed Loeb Field.

Grant allows for free computer help for county residents
BRIDGEPORT - Lawrence County residents in need of computer use or computer-related assistance will now have another place within the county to receive free help.

The Red Hill Unit 10 school corporation recently received an "Eliminate the Digital Divide" grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce to open a Technology Learning Center at the high school.

"The lab will be open so people that need access to computers, internet and printing will have it all available to them. It's open for students and adults so it doesn't matter how old you are," Assistant Technology Director Tammy Parker said. "We've found there are several people in the county that don't have access to computers or internet."

The grant enabled the school to purchase 30 new Macintosh computers that Parker said will be loaded with all the necessary programs.

The lab can be accessed through the main doors at the high school from 3:45-6 p.m. on weekdays. There will be a monitor on duty at all times to help with any needs.

A basic computer class focusing on employment skills will also be taught twice a week from 4-6 p.m. beginning Sept. 29.

Registration for the free class will begin Wednesday online at or by picking up a form at the Red Hill Jr./Sr. High Office. The class is also free to attend.

Monday, September 15, 2014

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Extension offering hunter safety classes
SUMNER - Hunter Safety Education Classes will be held Oct. 7-9 from 6-9:30 p.m. each day at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

The Lawrence Extension, University of Illinois and the Department of Natural Resources are offering the course to area youth wanting a hunting license.

Registration will be held at 5:45 p.m. each evening with classes starting promptly at 6 p.m. All sessions will be limited to the first 50 registrants. Youth are required to attend all three free sessions.

The 10-hour course will include instruction in wildlife management, firearms safety, hunter ethics, game identification, first aid survival techniques and regulations.

Participants must attend all 10 hours and successfully complete a final exam before receiving a Certificate of Competency.

Friday, September 12, 2014
Local sports

Unbeaten Indians respond for homecoming win
LAWRENCEVILLE - When Lawrenceville High School's football team had to find an answer Saturday afternoon it was able to do so on both sides of the ball.


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