|Youth livestock auction|
|Maycee Moore, with help from Taylor Heath, shows off her Grand Champion beef entry while Tyler Parrott calls Thursday's youth livestock auction. Also shown is Miss Lawrence County Katlyn Baker helps out in the arena. The winning bid, by S. A. Smith Electric, was an auction-high $6,000.|
|IDPH: Make sure students are vaccinated|
|SPRINGFIELD - As the beginning of a new school year rapidly approaches, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reminding parents to make sure students are adequately vaccinated. |
"Vaccines are an important step in protecting against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases," IDPH director Dr. Hasbrouck said. "Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives. They are proven to protect children from 14 serious diseases before they turn two years old, adolescents from cancer caused by certain types of HPV, young adults from meningitis, people of all ages from flu, and aging populations from various illnesses."
Beginning this year, children entering school at any grade level will need to show proof of having received two doses each of rubella and mumps vaccines. In addition, any child entering kindergarten, sixth grade or ninth grade for the first time will have to show proof of having received two doses of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine.
Friday, August 1, 2014
|Red Hill schools set open
house, orientation dates
| BRIDGEPORT - Red Hill Unit 10 school officials have announced back-to-school open house date.|
Open house at Bridgeport Grade School Aug. 13. Open house for Red Hill Junior/Senior High School is also on Aug. 13 with hours from 5:30-7 p.m.
On Aug. 14, Sumner Attendance Center will host and open house from 5:30-7 p.m.
Junior high school orientation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the north gym at Red Hill Jr./Sr. High School. Freshman orientation is the same night, beginning at 6:15 p.m., also in the north gym.
All three Unit 10 schools will open for student attendance on Aug. 15.
Students will have a partial day of classes with dismissal at Sumner Attendance Center at 11 a.m., Bridgeport Grade School at 11:05 a.m. and Red Hill Jr./Sr. High at 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014