Cairo Junior High Beta Club presents the newly-elected officers. From left are Queen Brown, president; LaTayvia Little, vice president; Alana Young, secretary; Isiah Brown, reporter; and Dorian Howard chaplain. Photo provided.
Cairo Junior High and Cairo High School have recently elected new officers for the 2016-2017 school year. The new officers have plans for fundraisers and service projects to help the Cairo community again this year.
Community Relations Award: Tamms/ Elco plant manager Alan Joiner, left, was presented with an IAAP Community Relations Award by Jack Hennessey from IAAP member Southern Illinois Stone Company. Photo provided.
Unimin Specialty Minerals and its Tamms and Elco plants have been recognized for outstanding community involvement and support activities, as well as safety performance by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, IAAP.
The Future Teachers Organization, FTO, at Shawnee Community College near Ullin conducted an annual school supply drive as a new academic year got underway.
First Christian Church prayed in a hallway at A-JCHS on Aug. 16. Photo by Amber Skelton.
First Christian Church of Anna led a prayer walk through the halls of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Ride 'em, cowperson. One of the competitors at last Friday evening's ranch rodeo at the Union County Fair in Anna tries to lasso a steer. The steers did not seem all that interested in being lassoed. (Is that last word a real word?)
Two songs flashed through the dust bin between my ears Monday morning as I started to compose this masterpiece. Songs...compose...get it...oh, never mind...
The Anna-Jonesboro Wildcat football team has been practicing in preparation for its its 2016 season opener, which is set for this Friday night.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football coach Brett Detering enters his 20th season at the helm of the Wildcats.
Cairo Junior High Beta Club presents the newly-elected officers. From left are Queen Brown, president; LaTayvia Little, vice president; Alana Young, secretary; Isiah Brown, reporter; and Dorian Howard chaplain. Photo provided.
Community Relations Award: Tamms/ Elco plant manager Alan Joiner, left, was presented with an IAAP Community Relations Award by Jack Hennessey from IAAP member Southern Illinois Stone Company. Photo provided.
First Christian Church prayed in a hallway at A-JCHS on Aug. 16. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Ride 'em, cowperson. One of the competitors at last Friday evening's ranch rodeo at the Union County Fair in Anna tries to lasso a steer. The steers did not seem all that interested in being lassoed. (Is that last word a real word?)
The Anna-Jonesboro Wildcat football team has been practicing in preparation for its its 2016 season opener, which is set for this Friday night.
The Illinois State Police reported in a news release that 44 year-old David Thomas, of Elizabethtown, sustained injuries from a car crash in Rosiclare on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3:11 p.m. Thomas was driving an ATV southbound on Walnut Street towards 5th Street when Rosiclare police officer Greg Robinson...
The Illinois State Police reported in a news release that 26 year-old Justin Oliver, of Metropolis, and 33 year-old Brittany Miller, of Brookport, died in a car crash that occurred in Massac County on Monday, Aug. 29 at 6:15 p.m. Miller was traveling southbound on Pell Road. Oliver was traveling...
Cairo Junior High Beta Club presents the newly-elected officers. From left are Queen Brown, president; LaTayvia Little, vice president; Alana Young, secretary; Isiah Brown, reporter; and Dorian Howard chaplain. Photo provided.
Cairo Junior High and Cairo High School have recently elected new officers for the 2016-2017 school year. The new officers have plans for fundraisers and service projects to help the Cairo community again this year. The officers are making plans for the 2017 Illinois Beta convention. The Junior...
Legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner is designed to make adjustments to the law to allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, to more efficiently do its job of protecting Illinois’ lands and wildlife. In addition, SB 2410 extends the youth licenses program to further invest in...
A 2017 event billed as The Great American Eclipse will be the focus of two upcoming informational planning workshops which are scheduled in Southern Illinois. The Great American Eclipse will occur on Aug. 21, 2017. The Southernmost Illinois area is predicted to have the longest duration of totality...
Community Relations Award: Tamms/ Elco plant manager Alan Joiner, left, was presented with an IAAP Community Relations Award by Jack Hennessey from IAAP member Southern Illinois Stone Company. Photo provided.
Unimin Specialty Minerals and its Tamms and Elco plants have been recognized for outstanding community involvement and support activities, as well as safety performance by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, IAAP. A Community Relations Award and Rock Solid Safety Awards were presented...
The Future Teachers Organization, FTO, at Shawnee Community College near Ullin conducted an annual school supply drive as a new academic year got underway. As part of the drive, the FTO issued a Pack-A-Backpack Challenge to all full-time faculty and staff at the college. A total of 43 backpacks...
A recent attack on prison guards at Pontiac Correctional Center serves to highlight the shortsighted decision to close a prison in Southern Illinois, an area legislator says. The Tamms Correctional Center, a “supermax” prison that housed Illinois’ most dangerous criminals, closed its doors in 2013...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Invitational golf tournament scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Union County Country Club course in Anna was cancelled because of inclement weather. The tournament has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Anna course.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School volleyball season hasn’t begun, but it has already suffered a huge blow. Senior power hitter Maddie Bigler, who the Lady Wildcats were counting on this season, broke a foot during the offseason and will be out. “We’re trying to fill in the power hitter...

Obituaries

John Harley Wilkins II (J.H.) born April 24, 1921, died March 15, 2016. John Harley Wilkins II (J.H.) was born on April 24, 1921, near Anna. Using the road that dead ends and divides the old and new sections of the Anna Cemetery and Brady Mill Road, go east a mile or so across the I.C.R.R. and on...
Hazel Morgan Proveaux
Hazel Morgan Proveaux, 98, of Cape Girardeau, died at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Nov. 28, 1917, in Ware, the daughter of Charles P. and Lela Frick Morgan. She married Aldean A. Proveaux in 1947 in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in...
Deloris Miller
Deloris Miller, 82, of Dongola, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at her home. She was born on Nov. 1, 1933, in Ullin, the daughter of Wilbur Joseph and Erma Marie Poole Richards. She married Darrell Miller on Nov. 19, 1954. After graduating from high school, she worked for McKesson-Robins Drug in Cairo...
Joan M. Kennedy
Joan M. Kennedy (not the famous one as she would say), 85, of Murphysboro, died at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale surrounded by her family. She was born in Murphysboro on March 14, 1931, a daughter of Robert Lee and Elsie Fulenwider Morgan. She married...
Kay Coleman
Kay Coleman, 67, of Dongola, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at her home. She was born on May 7, 1949, in Anna, the daughter of Fred and Vernetta Osman Acuff. She married Larry Coleman on Jan. 21, 1966. She worked for 26 years at Florsheim Shoe Company. She loved to read and spend time with her family...

Sports

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Invitational golf tournament scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Union County Country Club course in Anna was cancelled because of inclement weather. The...

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