September 30, 2014

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Class of 2014 Top 10
Lawrenceville High School graduates with the top 10 grade point averages (above) are: (back, from left) Jaguared Rich, Kaili Phillips, Kourtney Osmon, Breanna Hawkins, Breanna Shick; (front, from left) Trent Jones, Sydney Routh, Tanna Gillespie, Josh Hancock and Hannah Delaney Holden.

LHS to host book fair
Unit 10 Board adopts $300,000 deficit budget
POW/MIA chair dedication at WVC
MT. CARMEL - A POW/MIA Chair of Honor dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Monday in the area between Main Hall and the Industrial Studies Building on the Wabash Valley College campus.

The Rolling Thunder National POW/MIA Chair of Honor Program places the chairs in cities and towns as a reminder of soldiers who never returned, according to a press release.

The Honor Chair memorials are the brainchild of Rolling Thunder Massachusetts Chapter member Joe D'Entremont, who has made it his mission to educate the public about the legacy of the nation's estimated 92,000 armed services members either made Prisoners of War (POW) or listed as Missing in Action (MIA) in a combat zone since World War One.

Locally, A POW/MIA chair was recently dedicated with a similar ceremony in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Drug Takeback set for Saturday
LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrence County Sheriff Russell Adams reports his department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a Drug Takeback Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Christian Church.

Residents may anonymously turn in expired, unused and unwanted prescription pills and pain patches. Liquids and needles will not be accepted.

Last April, Americans turned in 390 tons of prescription drugs at nearly 6,100 sites operated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and more than 4,400 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.1 million pounds - more than 2,100 tons - of pills.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Health department to host children's flu shot clinics
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrence County Health Department will host children's flu-shot clinics this Wednesday and Sept. 30 from 3-5:30 p.m. in the WIC Department.

Children must be between ages 6 months and 18 years old. The cost is $32 for an injection and $39 for the mist. The Health Department said it will bill insurance, Medicare and Medicaid if a card is presented at the time of the service.

For more information, call the WIC Department at 943-3302.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
County's school district's announce early dismiss dates
The Red Hill Unit 10 school district, comprised of students from the west side of the county, primarily Bridgeport and Sumner, recently announced a series of early dismissal dates in September and October.

The first will be Wednesday for school improvement. Sumner Attendance Center students will be dismissed at 1 p.m., Bridgeport Grade School at 1:05 p.m. and Red Hill Jr./Sr. High School at 1:15 p.m.

There will not be school Oct. 10 and 13 due to a workshop and Columbus Day.

Students will be dismissed an hour early on Oct. 23 and won't have school Oct. 24 for parent-teacher conferences.

There will also be early dismissal on Oct. 29 for another school improvement day. The schedule will be the same with Sumner releasing students first.

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Unit 20 students, primarily from Lawrenceville and St. Francisville, will be dismissed two hours early on Wednesday for school improvement.

There will also be no school on Oct. 10 and Oct. 13 for teacher institute and Columbus Day.

Parent-teacher conferences will be held 4:30-8 p.m. on Oct. 23. There will not be any school on Oct. 24 due to conferences from 8-11 a.m.

Students will also be dismissed two hours early on Oct. 29 for a school improvement day.

Monday, September 22, 2014
WVC announces Performing Arts Series lineup
MT. CARMEL - Wabash Valley College recently announced its 2014-15 Performing Arts Series schedule, with all events in the Brubeck Arts Center Theatre.

The Series will begin with "Funny Little Thing Called Love" at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 18 and 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 19. The show is directed by Lynn Kinkade and is billed as "a deliriously funny new Jones Hope Wooten comedy is all about that four-letter word: L-O-V-E. These four rollicking tales take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns.

Friday, September 19, 2014
IECC board adopts 2014-15 budget
ROBINSON - The Board of Trustees of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District No. 529 adopted a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, following a public hearing at its regular meeting Tuesday at Lincoln Trail College.

Estimated revenue for the Education Fund is from the following sources:  Local taxes $2,285,000, state government $11,574,249, tuition and fees $15,194,625, and other sources $250,000, for total receipts of $29,703,874.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
County clerk announces change in school board filing procedure
LAWRENCEVILLE - County Clerk Will C. Gibson announced a change in procedure for filing to run for Unit 10 and 20 school board positions.

For the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election, all prospective candidates will pick up petition packets and will file them at the County Clerk's office. Gibson noted in a press release the new guideline is in accordance with changes made in the Illinois election law. Previously candidates picked up and filed packets at their respective school district offices.

Candidates may begin the process of circulating petitions in order to obtain the required number of signatures. The filing period will run from Dec. 15-Dec. 22.

Unit 20 will have four seats open and Unit 10 will have three.

Anyone with questions should contact Gibson at 943-2346.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 www.red.lawrnc.k12.il.us 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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