Thursday, August 18, 2016

Don't Steal Melons

Lawrence County News August 26, 1909

For the past two weeks melon thieves have been tormenting Dave Hipsher to such an extent as to make life a burden. Freight No. 51 on the B & O usually takes water at the tank east of town and the crew has been in the habit of helping themselves to Uncle Dave's melons. The railroad company was notified, but paid no attention to the warning, so Friday afternoon Uncle Dave took the loss in his own hands and arrested Frank Glover, train employee on No 51. He was brought to this city and pled guilty before Squire Judy, and fined three dollars and costs, four dollars in all.  He paid it, and will likely steer clear of that particular melon patch in the future.

Don't forget our Monthly meeting Monday night!

 Lawrence County Historical Society Kicks Off Water/Ways 
with Program about Conservation Practices
When: August 22, 2016 7 pm
Where Lower Level Public Library 814 12th St Lawrenceville, IL

Gary Zwilling, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Victoria Goad, Lawrence County Farm Bureau and Trevor Irwin, Farm Service Agency-USDA  will be the featured speakers for the monthly Lawrence County Historical Society’s meeting Monday August 22, 2016 at 7:00pm.  They will be kicking off the scheduled programs in conjunction with the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit about water and the way it has influenced our lives. The speakers will discuss the history of soil and water conservation efforts in the county, and the benefits these efforts have provided for our waterways. Future conservation programs will also be discussed. Please Note: The program location will NOT be at the History Center. To provide more seating, it will be held in the Meeting Room, lower level of the Lawrence Public Library located at 814 12th Street Lawrenceville.