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Red Hills State Park Superintendent Tony Holtschlag awaits more ghosts and goblins to arrive at the park for the weekend of Halloween events. Campers decorated their sites and welcomed trick-or-treating. Games for the children were also planned, including a “needle in the haystack” seek-and-find game and toilet paper toss. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

A Lawrenceville High School Indian football fan Jack Pinkstaff was treated to a visit by the team on Saturday morning. Extending a handshake to each member of the team, he congratulated them on their outstanding season and commended them on their sportsmanship and moral character. The 1950 graduate of Lawrence Township High School recalls statistics and monumental accomplishments of the team and its players. Pinkstaff is a total sports fan who follows local teams, as well as his favorite baseball Cubs team. (Photo by Barbara Allender)

The resident of Aperion Care in Bridgeport also enjoys good natured fun in showing his support for his favorite team. Tina Ash is a “Saluki mom” and supporter of the team as her son, Isaiah Cavins is a member of the team. Last week, she wore the Saluki colors, while Jack donned his favorite Indians sweatshirt. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

Bridgeport opens doors to new businesses
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The City of Bridgeport is opening its doors to new businesses. Visible work has already begun in preparation of a new Dollar General Store.
   The former home of Bob and Jeanie Smith is being torn down to make way for the store on Judy Avenue. Construction of the building will begin in November.
Sumner calls special meeting
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Sumner City Council met in special session on Monday afternoon. A full house of citizens listened as the Council revisited a couple of items of interest revealed from the regular monthly meeting agenda.

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Havoline Hall will be unveiled November 1 in Lawrenceville
  A historic building in the city of Lawrenceville has been remodeled and is ready for its repurposing. Last year, Chris and Lindsey Sechrest purchased the former Allen Large law office, located on the west side of the Courthouse Square. They, along with Chris’s father, Cal Sechrest, have worked to bring the building back to its original grandeur with exposed brick walls, original tin ceiling, etc. It is the intention of the owners to provide an event hall that will be available to rent for reunions, meetings, bridal/baby showers, rehearsal dinners and more.
County Board passes tentative 2015 budget
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Lawrence County Board took a look at its finances during its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Curt Benson of the Kemper CPA group was on hand to present the figures outlining a tentative budget for the 2015 fiscal year.
   With a general fund budget of $2.8 million, the county is expected to have a surplus of $8,460. Still, the county will have to work within constraints of a decreased budgeted revenue. The major change in funding will result from a deficit in the E911 budget.
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  You will find an insert in this week's edition with information pertaining to the November 4, 2014 General Election. The specimen ballot listed on pages 2 and 3 of the insert inadvertently lists the front page of the ballot twice. We ask our readers to please refer to page 5 of The Sumner Press which correctly lists the second page of the specimen ballot.

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