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French Creole fiddler
Dennis Stroughmatt, a specialist in North American French Creole and Cajun culture, lectured as well as performed Monday night at the monthly meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society held on the second floor of the Lawrence County Public Library. Stroughmatt is a native of Albion and went to college at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO). Once at SEMO, he immersed himself in the music and culture of the French Creole population near Old Mines, Missouri, learning both their language and musical styles. According to the Lawrence County Historical Society, Stroughmatt moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, where he worked at the famous Vermilion Folk Life Village. He continued his formal education at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, earning a Master of Arts and History, and from there went to the University of Quebec, where he was awarded a Certificate in Quebec French language and culture.

Hunter education classes to be offered in September
SUMNER - Lawrence County Extension and the Department of Natural Resources will offer free Hunter Education Classes in September.

Organizers said youth wanting to secure a hunting license are encouraged to sign up for classes as follows: Sept. 22-23-24 from 6 - 9:30 p.m. each evening at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in the main building, 11107 4H Road, Sumner.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with classes starting promptly at 6 p.m.

Class size will be limited to the first 60 registered. Youth must attend all three sessions.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Kids' Corner

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LTC places emphasis on campus safety
ROBINSON - Lincoln Trail College is strengthening its safety plans in two ways this fall.

According to college officials, LTC installed a new emergency alert system over the summer. The alert system will allow the college to broadcast emergency alert messages throughout its buildings and around campus.

The system also allows the college to broadcast the messages to only specific buildings or areas.

LTC faculty and staff are also undergoing ALICE training.

ALICE is enhanced lockdown training and gives people different options in the event of a violent situation.

Monday, August 24, 2015
Local sports

Miss Salukis score victory
BRIDGEPORT - Red Hill Junior High School's softball team made the most of seven hits Friday in rolling past visiting West Salem, 12-3.

The Miss Salukis (2-4) scored three runs in the opening frame, then scored seven times in the bottom of the third to stretch their lead to 10-1.

Caitlin Bowersock tossed a complete game for coach Greg McKinney's team, and allowed five hits. Bowersock walked one batter and fanned eight.

Bowersock had two hits for RHJH, while Sara Joines, Allie Johnson, Anna Bickers, Cheyenne Daugherty and Mattie Ryan added one hit apiece.


Monday, August 24, 2015


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