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7897 QueensNewly crowned Miss Clinton County Fair Queen Meredith Timmons (left) poses for a photo with retiring fair queen Kirstie Rule. Timmons is the daughter of Hobie and Carolyn Timmons of Albers. She is a graduate of Central Community High School in Breese and plans to attend Kaskaskia College in Centralia this fall to study speech communications. Eight lovely ladies competed for the title of fair queen during the annual pageant held Saturday afternoon at Mater Dei High School in Breese. Chosen as first runner-up was Adrienne Brammeier of Ferrin, while second runner-up was Nicole Hanke of Boulder. Timmons was also voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. Story and additional photos on pages 1E and 2E.    Meredith Timmons, 20, of Albers was crowned 2014 Miss Clinton County Fair on Saturday, July 19.
    The pageant was filled with entertainment, excitement and emotion as the eight contestants vied for the crown.  Held at Mater Dei High School in Breese, the event began with an introduction from the Mistress of Ceremonies, 2010 Miss Clinton County Fair Brittany Seiffert, and the singing of the national anthem by Judy Conrad.  Then, retiring Miss Clinton County Fair Kirstie Rule and the contestants performed a dance routine sparking up the audience and leaving them anxious for the competition to begin.
    The contestants took part in a series of competitions in pursuit of the title of 2014 Miss Clinton County Fair Queen.  The categories of competition included Beauty and Physique in swimwear, Formal Speaking, and Evening Gown. The judges hosted an interview portion of the competition prior to the pageant.
    Lydia Dall, winner of the Clinton County Fair Talent Show Senior Division, sang and played guitar to Carrie Underwood’s “Leave Love Alone” and played one of her own original songs, “That’s What Country Is.”
    After a great deal of anticipation, the judges announced Timmons as the 2014 Miss Clinton County Fair Queen. Overwhelmed with emotion, the new queen embraced her fellow contestants and graciously accepted the crown from Rule.


RelayBakeSale    A large quantity of brownies and lemonade were sold last week by this group of young ladies in Aviston to raise $700.52 for Clinton County Relay For Life. The fundraiser was organized by Karlie Markus and Sydney Kuper with support from their friends Asia Jansen, Maddie Schlimme and Taylor Motley. The 14th annual Relay For Life takes place at Central High School in Breese on Friday, Aug. 1.


Hannah 2482Clinton County Showcase
    Angie Voss, Clinton County Showcase (CCS) treasurer (on left), recently presented a donation to Debbie Berndsen for Hannah's Playground in Breese. CCS donated their Thursday night 50/50 raffle proceeds during their production of "Peter Pan Jr."  CCS's next show, "The Sound of Music," is set for Aug. 7-10. CCS has chosen to donate their Aug. 7 50/50 raffle proceeds to Relay For Life.  

Hannahs EBFCentralia Correctional Center
    The Centralia Correctional Center EBF (Employee Benefit Fund) made a $500 donation to Hannah’s Playground in Breese.  Pictured are Jeremy Weh, Chuck Mattmiller, Robyn Weh, Marcia Ross, Michael Berndsen, Benjamin Smith, Debbie Berndsen and Warden Julius Flagg.

Hannah 2492Siblings and Company
    Siblings and Company donated the proceeds from this year's Children's Art Show to Hannah's Playground in Breese. Pictured are Angie Wuebbels, Michael Berndsen, Debbie Berndsen and Anne Rutz.


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