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Canoe Olympics
Erin Hill and Austin Bowler (above) were the overall winners of the 24th annual Canoe Olympics held Sunday at Red Hills State Park. Category winners were: Evan Leech and Carter Woods in Junior Pairs division, Talley Chadwick and Randy Traughber in Men’s Adult Pairs, Killeen Reidy and Emily Smallwood in Women’s Pairs and Hill and Bowler in Mixed Adult Pairs. Participants competed in events called Tri-Loop, “Dead Fish” Polo, Slalom, Sprint and Tape Tag.

Hidden in plain site
ROBINSON -Could you recognize the signs of drug abuse in your child or loved one? A free upcoming community event geared toward families and the community will shed light on the growing drug problem facing rural southern Illinois.

This event will be on Sept. 13, at Highland Church of Christ, 500 W. Highland Ave., Robinson. The talk will begin at 6 p.m., with an interactive drug awareness exhibit opening at 5:30 p.m.

The "Hidden in Plain Sight" exhibit, presented by Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA), is an interactive exhibit that helps teach parents what to look for if they suspect their child has a drug problem. Open only to those age 21 and older, the exhibit features a mock bedroom with drug paraphernalia camouflaged throughout the room.

The highlight of the night will be the evening's speakers "A Man in Recovery," a Naperville, Illinois-based group with the mission of helping drug addicts and their families.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kids' Corner

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LHS, RHHS plan homecoming parades, coronation ceremonies
Lawrence County schools are back in session and homecomings are only weeks away.

The Lawrenceville High School homecoming parade is scheduled for Sept. 30. LHS officials said the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. with lineup at 4:30 p.m.

In the event of rain, the parade will be rescheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 1.

Coronation will immediately follow the parade on Ed Loeb Field.

School officials said parade entries can be called in to LHS after Labor Day.

The Red Hill homecoming parade is also set for Sept. 30. Start time is 5 p.m. with lineup beginning at 4 p.m. according to RHHS officials.

The annual homecoming pep rally and king and queen coronation will follow the parade on the high school football field.

In Bridgeport, the RHHS parade route will change slightly. Officials said the parade lineup will be along Gray Street and its attached side roads. The parade will begin at the intersection of Gillespie Street and Judy Avenue. From there, the parade route will turn east onto Chestnut, and then north onto Church Street and back to the high school.

People who would like to be in the parade should contact Natalie Dunkin or Tena Seed at Red Hill Jr./Sr. High School at 945-2521. Deadline to enter is 3 p.m. Sept. 26.

Both schools will play their homecoming football games on Saturday.

Monday, August 29, 2016
Local sports

Lawrenceville Jr. Pro 7th-8th downs Olney
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville Junior Pro Football's seventh and eighth grade team downed Olney, 20-8, on Saturday.

Zeth Underhill, Brenyn Winningham and Ryan Schultz all scored touchdowns for Lawrenceville while Brayden Sherman ran in a two-point conversion.

Hunter Scott intercepted a pass and Fox led the team in tackles.

Monday, August 29, 2016


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