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Miss Lawrence County Bailey Adams pictured with her royal court: Little Miss finalist Emma Jo Scout Arbuckle (second runner-up), Whitley McCaslin (third runner-up), Jr. Miss Lawrence County Chloe Helderman, Little Miss Bailey McDaniel, Adams, and Adrianna Maxwell (first runner-up). (Photo by Barb E. Allender)

It's Fair Week in Lawrence County!
  The Lawrence County 4-H and Jr. Fair is underway this week!
   The crowning of a 4-H Princess established royalty for the fair on Thursday, July 23. Mikayla Waggoner, the daughter of Roger and Nita Waggoner, was crowned by 2014 Miss 4-H Sonia Adamson.
   Contestants for that title were: Emma Heath, the daughter of Neil and Beth Heath; Sarah Stovall, the daughter of Dave and Tricia Stovall; Anna Miller, the daughter of Larry and Jennifer Miller; Savhanna Smith, the daughter of Ton and Shana Smith; Heather Hill, the daughter of Kerry and Tonya Hill, and Lyndsey Brunson , the daughter of Michael and Tammy Brunson.
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The 2015 4-H Princess Mikayla Waggoner (at left) was crowned on Thursday night. She is pictured with the 2014 4-H Princess Sonia Adamson. (Photo by Barb E. Allender)

Small Town Music Fest
  Live music, covering more than six decades and genres, will fill the air in Bridgeport’s historic Lanterman Park from 12 noon—8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Aside from gathering outstanding entertainment all in one place, it is a benefit to pull together the community in a fundraising effort.
   It is the hopes of organizers that money raised will assist the community in its “Restore Main Street Project.”
   Sound and Lights will be provided by Alvis Music & Sound of Vincennes, Ind.
   The schedule of performing bands is:
   12—1 p.m. Clay Harding Band
   1—2 p.m. Motty Doss
   2—3 p.m. FFW
   3—4 p.m. The M.A.D. (Mothers And Daughters) Band
   4—5 p.m. ROKK (80’s Cover Band)
   5—6 p.m. Hit List tribute
   6—7 p.m. Every Day Losers
   7—8 p.m. Rollek
   Food will be available.
Plans underway for Sumner Fall Festival
  The Sumner Fall Festival is being planned for September 10, 11, and 12.
   Some of the highlights, this year, include the Car Show on Friday, Sept. 11 with the band “Hot Rod Lincoln” performing in the evening.
   On Saturday, Sept. 12, the parade will be at 2 p.m.

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St. Francisville chooses engineering firm
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The St. Francisville City Council met in special session on Wednesday, July 22 to open packets for engineering work for the construction of a two-lane bridge on the Illinois side of the Wabash River.
   Three firms submitted bids, including the winning bidder HLR Engineering.
   Although the Council commended the quality packets submitted, they were pleased with HLR’s prior work on a bridge which replaced the one-lane bridge on the Indiana side of the river.
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Vintage Camping Trailer Rally
  By Barbara E. Allender
   An upcoming event is expected to draw a large number of campers to Red Hills State Park. Although the atmosphere is one of the best around, these campers aren’t just seeking a recreational retreat. They are participants who enjoy the comraderie and hobby of remodeling vintage camping trailers.
   According to organizer of the event, Sue Thompson of Mt. Carmel, there are already 20 campers registered to camp at Red Hill during the weekend of September 17-20.
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