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Chuck Hesler of Sumner picked the first tomato from his garden last week. He has already been harvesting burpless cucumbers. The cabbage plants are not fairing as well due to the more than plentiful rainfall. The variety of garden vegetables which will be preserved for winter enjoyment. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

The Maxine E. Spitler Foundation awarded $27,229.44 to 12 non-profit organizations in Lawrence and Jasper Counties last week. The ceremony was held at the Sunrise Youth Center and Community Building, located in Newton.

Spitler Foundation awards grants to 12 groups
  Four non-profit groups from Lawrence County will benefit from grant awards made possible through the Maxine E. Spitler Foundation.
   Last week, the Foundation awarded grants to the libraries of Red Hill Community Unit School District #10 (Sumner Attendance Center, Bridgeport Grade School, and Red Hill Jr./Sr. High School) in the amount of $2,398.49 for books of various titles appropriate for pre-k through 12th grade; the Lawrence County Historical Society for the Pepple School Project at Lanterman Park ($5,100.); the Lawrence County Farm Bureau Foundation Ag in the Classroom ($1,031.19) for Ag-related books for the third grade “Book of the Month Club,” classroom equipment and supplies; the Lawrence County Humane Society ($2,500.) for a 15 cubic foot freezer and balance towards spay and neuter program.
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Unit 10 approves amended budget
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Red Hill Unit 10 School board approved an amended budget during their Thursday, June 25 meeting. The budget reflects a positive balance of $135,623 in the four operating funds (education, transportation, working cash and O & M).
   All other funds are projected to have revenues that exceed expenditures.
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Savannah Steber, 6, and Blaine Steber, 9, had exciting news recently! They had three Mallard ducks and five Black Orpington chickens hatch out. The young entrepreneurs are the children of Jeff and Dawn Steber, Sumner. (Photo provided)


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