Jesse Osbourne, Springfield Sun en Rescued Boy Wins Project Lifesaver Bracelet <p><a href="’s-first-project-lifesaver-bracelet-recipient">A project that rolled out in late March is finally </a>reaching its intended audience. Project Lifesaver, which helps caregivers of Alzheimer&rsquo;s patients and autistic children, has been available for Washington County residents since then. Randall Chesser, the seven-year-old autistic boy that went missing for nearly two days last month, is the first person to benefit from the program. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:39:33 +0000 Jesse Osbourne, Springfield Sun 14145 at Rescued Boy Wins Project Lifesaver Bracelet Forty-Five Hours of Despair, Then Joy <p><a href="">Hundreds of volunteer searchers played an instrumental role</a> in locating a missing 7-year-old autistic child from Willisburg this week. The ordeal brought together an already closely knit community but not before so many endeared 45 hours of despair after little Randall Chesser disappeared from his home. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:39:55 +0000 Jesse Osbourne, Springfield Sun 13298 at Forty-Five Hours of Despair, Then Joy Hard Times for Tobacco Farmers <p><a href="">Tobacco farmers in Washington County who have been around</a> a while may recognize the quality of tobacco this year&rsquo;s crop is producing. Memories from the drought of 1983 stir like the dust that blows in the hot, dry summer wind. &ldquo;This is the worst tobacco crop I&rsquo;ve ever had,&rdquo; James Osbourne, who has been raising tobacco for 20 years, said. &ldquo;My dad thinks the tobacco is as bad as that (1983).&rdquo; An ill-timed mixture of extreme wet conditions and extreme heat have concocted a bitter tasting result for farmers. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:45:46 +0000 Jesse Osbourne, Springfield Sun 11971 at Hard Times for Tobacco Farmers