February 5, 2016

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LHS team finishes third in WYSE competition
The Lawrenceville High School WYSE team finished third place in the annual WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) regional contest held at Olney Central College, Feb. 3. Six LHS team members took individual medals. Students who finished first or second will compete at the sectional event at Eastern Illinois University on March 10. The team is sponsored by LHS teacher David Atkins. Team members include, left to right, Leah Buchanan: third place, English; Gabby Libort: third place, chemistry; Nicholas Weger: first place, engineering graphics; Ainsli Hubbard: second place, English; Chandler Lynch: second place, chemistry and second place, engineering graphics; Tyler Emmett: first place, physics. Other team members (not pictured) Cailyn Andrews, Seth Croslow, Slayton Dorney, Harrison Loeb, Alyssa Ruston, Hunter Stallings, Dylan Volkman, and Macey Waggoner.

Basketball fans asked to support 'fish and loaves' with food donation
BRIDGEPORT - While there are free lunch programs in both Lawrence County school Districts - Unit 10 and Unit 20 - officials have determined that more than 100 elementary children go hungry on weekends.

To include junior high school and high school students from both districts would put that number well above 200.

In an effort to see that no child has to be hungry, a Lawrence County group formed late last year to create a weekend food distribution program.

Through this program, which is called "Fish and Loaves," and "Friday Backpack Program," children who are recommended by their school teachers will be sent home with a bag of food for the weekend so they do not have to worry about going hungry until they return to school.

Lawrence Countians have a reputation of coming to the aid of their friends and neighbors and supporting programs that help others.

On Tuesday, basketball fans are being asked to bring a food item to the Lawrenceville-Red Hill basketball game. This year's Pack the Place game, sponsored by Peoples State Bank who will pick up the admission fees for all fans, will be at Bridgeport.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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NRCS sign-up: Funds will be available for 2016 conservation stewardship program
CHAMPAIGN - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that funds will be available this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and although applications are accepted all year, agricultural producers and private forest landowners should submit applications by March 31, 2016 to ensure they are considered for this year's funding. 

Applications received after that date will be considered for future funding.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Local sports

LHS girls fall a basket short
PARIS - Lawrenceville High School's girls basketball team came up a basket short Thursday, in the final game of the regular season.

Host Paris outscored LHS 8-5 in the fourth quarter and held off the Lady Indians, 31-29. The Lady Indians finished the season with a 19-10 mark and finished 5-4 in the Little Illini Conference. Paris finished 16-10 overall and concluded the conference season with a 7-2 mark, sharing the conference crown with Flora, Marshall and Olney.

Friday, February 5, 2016


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