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Scenes from weekend Art & Wine on the Square event
  The 2016 Art & Wine on the Square in Lawrenceville rounded up talented artists to contribute to its event, Friday and Saturday. Along with activities for children, music and food, awards were presented to participating artists.
   A total of $2,100 was awarded to the artists of varied mediums.
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Amber Rucker-Newlin (at left) nominated her father, Rick Rucker (center) for the WAKO Radio Father of the Year. Station Manager Gil T Wilson (at right) presents a plaque and other prizes to Rucker. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

Rucker named 'Father of the Year'
  (EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was submitted by Amber Rucker-Newlin to WAKO Radio for the annual Father of the Year award. While the other candidates were deemed very worthy of the distinction, radio station manager Gil T Wilson said that Rick Rucker’s community service likely contributed towards the final decision).
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Arts Council is taking Registrants for Kids Theatre Workshop 2016
  Kids Theatre Workshop 2016 is coming! The Lawrence County Arts Council is happy to announce sign ups for our annual kids workshop. Students who will be entering 3rd grade through Freshman year are eligible to join the fun, July 11th through July 15th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the Lawrenceville High School auditorium/cafeteria. Cost is $5 per a student. This year's final performance will take place on Friday, July 15th. Each student registered on or before June 30th is guaranteed a camp t-shirt. Snacks are provided daily.
   Each student will have the opportunity to learn basic stage craft including coming up with costumes, props and set pieces. They may also choose to perform in a skit or become part of the backstage crew. Come join us as we sing, dance and paint our way through a week of theatrical fun!
   To register or for information please email Cynthia Hays-Morris at or call Maria Rayborn at 618-943-2146.

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Akin Seed Company to be Discussed at Historical Society Meeting
  The history of Akin Seed Company will be the topic of the June meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society
   The Lawrence County Historical Society will hold its monthly program meeting on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m., at the History Center on the corner of 12th and State in Lawrenceville. Don Seger, Marketing Logistics Coordinator for AgReliant Genetics, will speak on the history if Akin Seed Company, which, over the course of 80 years, has grown into one of the leading international hybrid seed companies.
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County Board meets
  The Lawrence County Board met in regular session, Wednesday, June 15.
   Appointments made were James W. Perrott to the Christy Fire Protection District, Walter J. Gerber to the Bridgeport Fire Protection District, and Tom Padgett, Bob Johnson and Lloyd Schrader to the Denison Fire Protection District.
   Sheriff Russell Adams requested that the County hire a full-time road deputy. The matter was tabled for further discussion.
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