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Grant provides bullet-proof vests
Thanks to an Illinois Public Risk grant, arranged by Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency Director Jess Angle, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department will soon receive six new bullet-proof vests. Angle is shown presenting a check for $5,948 to Sheriff Russell Adams. Angle said the grant is spread around annually and that the money has been used by the Lawrence County Ambulance Service, as well as the county EMA in recent years. Adam noted the timing of the grant is good because the sheriff’s department vests well expire in a few months.

National Park movie night set
VINCENNES - The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park will be the site of three movies next week.

In honor of National Park Week, the public is invited to watch "The Challenge of Yellowstone," "Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder" and "The Battle of Horseshoe Bend" at 6:30 p.m. (EST) on April 23 at the park's visitor center, 401 S. 2nd St.

For more information, contact Park Ranger Jason Collins at (812) 882-1776, extension 207 or via e-mail at jason_m_collins@nps.gov.

Monday, April 14, 2014
Uniform survey on Unit 20 website
LAWRENCEVILLE - During the March Unit 20 school board meeting, some interested parents expressed an interest in creating a school uniform.

Superintendent Doug Daugherty said the district has created an on-line survey for parents to complete. Parents are urged to go to the website, survey.cusd20.com, or to stop by the school to complete a survey.

Friday, April 11, 2014
LCMH Auxiliary celebrates 10 years
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrence County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary marked a monumental milestone on Wednesday with a luncheon at Alfonso's Pizza Palace.

The Auxiliary is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month.

"Those have been 10 quality years. Other hospitals may have had their auxiliaries longer, but no one is more active than ours," LCMH Chief Executive Officer Doug Florkowski said. "We have a tremendous core group that does whatever we ask. Some people will tell us no, but this group does it all."

Friday, April 11, 2014
Emotions run high at Unit 10 meeting
BRIDGEPORT - Several hundred Unit 10 residents, students and teachers were on hand at Tuesday's special school board meeting to make their opinions and wishes known.

It was the second special/public hearing meeting of the month as the board continues to grapple with a financial crisis that could see the district losing between $625,000 and $750,000 during the current budget year.

The school board is looking for ways to cut more than three-quarters of a million, about 10 percent, from next fiscal year's budget in an effort to keep the district afloat.

The meeting a week ago, when cost-cutting ideas were presented and reviewed, went smoothly with residents voicing their support. 

Monday's meeting, which focused on a list of action items the board is seriously considering, including cutting four elementary positions, one art position, a music position and a social worker, was much more impassioned.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Unit 10 plans preschool screenings
BRIDGEPORT - The Red Hill Unit 10 school district will conduct preschool screenings for all 3- and 4-year-olds residing in in the district.

Preschool screening will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. April 28 and April 29 at New Hope Christian Church in Bridgeport, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. April 30 at Sumner United Methodist Church, and from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. May 1 at Sumner UM Church in Sumner.

Parents should bring immunization records and a certified birth certificate.

Monday, April 7, 2014
Hospice training seminar planned
OLNEY - April 18 is the deadline to register for a two-day Hospice of Southeastern Illinois Volunteer Training Seminar at Richland Memorial Hospital.

The seminars will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 29 and April 30 in the hospital conference room of the hospital, 800 E. Locust St. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Hospice of Southeastern Illinois provides terminally ill patients with care in their own homes and nursing facilities. Volunteers will help patients with cooking, baking, and making crafts.

The group is also looking for volunteers to help with fundraising, special events and office work. Services are provided in 13 counties, which include Lawrence and surrounding counties.

To register, call 392-2745 or toll free at 1-800-375-9343.

Monday, April 7, 2014
Red Hill Unit 10 school board to host special meeting Tuesday
BRIDGEPORT - The Red Hill Unit 10 school board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in special session.

The meeting, which will include a public hearing, will be held in the Red Hill Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria.

Red Hill officials said the purpose of the meeting is to hold a public hearing "on the question of the potential honorable dismissal of certified employees." Members of the public and employees of the school district will be invited to make comments or ask questions.

The public and Unit 10 staff will also be invited to address the board concerning the "economic necessity to pursue cost-saving measures."

Friday, April 4, 2014
State's Attorney to have open heart bi-pass surgery
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrence County State's Attorney Chris Quick will have open heart bi-pass surgery Monday in Evansville.

Quick said he expects to be out of the office for four weeks. During that time, Assistant State's Attorney Michael Strange will be handling the case load.

Friday, April 4, 2014
LCMH hopes relationship with SIU School of Medicine will reap benefits
LAWRENCEVILLE - A relationship with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine could reap benefits for Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.

LCMH Chief Executive Officer Doug Florkowski told the board at Wednesday's monthly meeting, that the hospital is in the process of forming a partnership with the SIU medical school.

"The way that will work is in the last year of their medical school training, they'll (medical students) come and do a clinical assignment with one of our physicians for 30 days. They'll be in the community living here for 30 days. They should get a good feel for how we do things, how we take care of patients, and what our community is like," Florkowski said.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Daily Record welcomes new staff writer
Editor's note: As an introduction to the community new staff writer/photographer Kelly Monroe has taken the opportunity to share with our readers a little bit about her life.

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LAWRENCEVILLE - I'll start off by saying I am almost completely new to Illinois. Starting at the Daily Record on Monday marked my first job outside the Indiana state lines.

This summer will mark my third anniversary living in Vincennes with my dad, Dean, and my dachshund, Molly. Dad is the Human Resources Manager at Schott Gemtron in Vincennes.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


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