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Santa coming to Bridgeport on Dec. 22

December 2, 2021

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Fire Department is sponsoring its second annual Santa Parade which will usher Santa and Mrs. Claus into Bridgeport via the BFD’s new fire engine 1758 on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m.

Pet Food Drive planned for Lawrence County homeless animals

December 2, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — A county-wide pet food drive has been planned by the Lawrence County Health Department and the Lawrenceville Moose Lodge in support of the homeless pets of Lawrence County.

Local 4-H members honor those who served

December 1, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — Lawrence County 4-H believes in honoring the Veteran’s of the community and the retiring of the American flag. That is why 22 Lawrence County 4-H members and Red Hill High School FFA members placed 407 American flags on Veteran’s graves at the Bridgeport Cemetery. Each Veteran was honored as members placed flags, they thanked them for their service. Members of Lawrence County 4-H and Red Hill High School continued to honor Veteran’s during the flag retiring ceremony that was held at the Bridgeport First United Methodist Church Parking lot where they retired 40 large flags and 120 grave flags.

Local Salvation Army kicks off annual holiday campaign

By Crystal Wimberly
| December 1, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The annual bell-ringing campaign for the Lawrence County Salvation Army is now underway and will continue at locations throughout the county through Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve.

Cloverbud workshops will resume in February

November 30, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — Cloverbud members, youth ages 5-7, had the opportunity this fall to participate in live interactive activies every Wednesday via Facebook. Members made apple and spice magnets, a pumpkin snack pack, a bird seed feeder and leafy napkin ring holders with supplies provided by the Illinois Extension office. There was a total of 15 youth participants.

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Alexis Perry (center in floral dress) looks at flowers held by Wain Davis after putting on her EnChroma glasses as Linda Ryan-Catt, Carol Mehler, and Travis Matthews look on. Contributed photo

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VU expands its commitment to affordable college for all

October 8, 2021

VINCENNES, Ind. — Vincennes University extends its pledge to ensure a college education is within reach and is further expanding its support of students and families affected by the pandemic and other current challenges. VU President Dr. Chuck Johnson announced the University is offering additional scholarships to students during a meeting of the Board of Trustees on Oct. 4.

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