From left are coach Stephen Cohen, Autumn Mosley, Owen Pickle, Keagan Craig, Leo Guijon, Blake Williams, Cooper Knueven, Kynlee Needling, Smith Wilson, Hadassah Harvel and coach Bethany Harvel. Photo provided.
The Union County Soccer League Division A Kindergarten Panthers won first place at the Marion Whirlwind Classic Soccer Tournament, which was played May 6-7.
Last Thursday evening, the A-J seniors all came together to help assist with putting their high school “up for sale” by making a foreclosure banner and plastering fliers of the school’s dimensions up around the high school and around the Anna and Jonesboro community.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School seniors decided to leave their mark on their beloved educational establishment. They put their high school up for sale as their senior class prank.  
Peekaboo: A groundhog/woodchuck was taking a look around from a nifty hiding place, and was kind enough to hang around for a picture, or two, or three...
The Other Half has returned from a journey to the Bluegrass State, and that was very, very good news. Especially for our kitties.
 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School athletic director Rick Livesay reports that A-J senior Chelsea Reinier has signed with McKendree University in Lebanon, where she has received a golf scholarship. Reinier had already received a soccer scholarship from the university. Photo provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School athletic director Rick Livesay reports that A-J senior Chelsea Reinier has signed with McKendree University in Lebanon, where she has received a golf scholarship.
Anna-Jo Garden Club member Linda Karraker helped Maeve and Mia Kell pick out flowers for the pots they had painted during an annual Paint and Plant program Friday afternoon, May 12, at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Anna-Jo Garden Club member Linda Karraker helped Maeve and Mia Kell pick out flowers for the pots they had painted during an annual Paint and Plant program Friday afternoon, May 12, at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna.
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County.
From left are coach Stephen Cohen, Autumn Mosley, Owen Pickle, Keagan Craig, Leo Guijon, Blake Williams, Cooper Knueven, Kynlee Needling, Smith Wilson, Hadassah Harvel and coach Bethany Harvel. Photo provided.
Last Thursday evening, the A-J seniors all came together to help assist with putting their high school “up for sale” by making a foreclosure banner and plastering fliers of the school’s dimensions up around the high school and around the Anna and Jonesboro community.
Peekaboo: A groundhog/woodchuck was taking a look around from a nifty hiding place, and was kind enough to hang around for a picture, or two, or three...
 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School athletic director Rick Livesay reports that A-J senior Chelsea Reinier has signed with McKendree University in Lebanon, where she has received a golf scholarship. Reinier had already received a soccer scholarship from the university. Photo provided.
Anna-Jo Garden Club member Linda Karraker helped Maeve and Mia Kell pick out flowers for the pots they had painted during an annual Paint and Plant program Friday afternoon, May 12, at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Shawnee Community College instructors Ed Billingsley, Zachary Garrett and Marilyn Uehle presented at a Closing the Gap conference on April 26 at John A. Logan College in Carterville. Billingsley, a full-time agriculture instructor at the college, presented alongside student Brandon Cummins on how...
A Memorial Day weekend celebration is planned at the Thebes Historical Courthouse on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28.  Activities are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Thebes landmark. A community worship service is planned at the courthouse at 10 a.m. on Sunday.  The Rev. Brent Gordon...
A Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City National Cemetery. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Mound City National Cemetery An annual Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City...
Young people are invited to attend a free junior golf program which is set during June at the Union County Country Club in Anna. The program is set to start June 13 and runs through June 19. The program will be taught by PGA professional Brandon Bierstedt. A four-day program is planned Tuesday,...
From left are coach Stephen Cohen, Autumn Mosley, Owen Pickle, Keagan Craig, Leo Guijon, Blake Williams, Cooper Knueven, Kynlee Needling, Smith Wilson, Hadassah Harvel and coach Bethany Harvel. Photo provided.
The Union County Soccer League Division A Kindergarten Panthers won first place at the Marion Whirlwind Classic Soccer Tournament, which was played May 6-7.
The Cobden High School baseball team won the South Egyptian Conference title with an 8-0 conference record after beating Elverado and Century last week. Cobden 8, Elverado 5: Cody Wieseman was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead host Cobden to the win Wednesday, May 10. Zane Nance was 2-for-3. Trevor...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Julia Lasley finished in second place in the pole vault at the Class 2A sectional at Salem Thursday, May 11. Lasley, who finished with a 9-06 effort, will advance to this weekend’s Class 2A state track meet in Charleston.  The top finishes in each event and...
The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization plans to have a ceremony Saturday, May 27. The ceremony is planned at 1 p.m. at the veterans memorial in downtown Alto Pass. The ceremony is scheduled to include a brief presentation and a three volley salute. The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial...
Last Thursday evening, the A-J seniors all came together to help assist with putting their high school “up for sale” by making a foreclosure banner and plastering fliers of the school’s dimensions up around the high school and around the Anna and Jonesboro community.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School seniors decided to leave their mark on their beloved educational establishment. They put their high school up for sale as their senior class prank.   Last Thursday evening, the A-J seniors all came together to help assist with putting their high school “up for...
Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers noted that only the...

Obituaries

Hillary Vega, 44, of Anna, died at 2:08 p.m. Monday, May 15, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To leave online condolences for the family visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home...
Harry M. Verble
Harry M. Verble, 87, of Anna, died at 1:45 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. He was born on Sept. 11, 1929, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Arlie and Maud Helton Verble. He married Jewel Pauline Slone on Jan. 20, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant. She preceded him in death...
Dean Honey Robison
Dean Honey Robison died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 5:20 p.m. She was born on Sept. 20, 1929, in Edgar County, the daughter of Guy and Thelma Bozarth Morris. She married James Lawrence Honey on Jan. 1, 1947, and to that union were born four children: Philip Leon, James Leslie, Laura Lee and Keith...
Margaret F. Newton
Margaret F. Newton, 84, of Anna, died Friday, May 12, 2017, at her granddaughter’s home, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 4, 1932, in Cairo, the daughter of Frank and Helen Willard Smith. She married James I. Newton on May 8, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28...
Linda J. Koesters
Linda J. Koesters, 74, of Centerville, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 10, 1942, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Vernon and Margaret Barhorst Monnin. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Denis Koesters; children Tony (Jenn) Koesters, Steve...

Sports

Young people are invited to attend a free junior golf program which is set during June at the Union County Country Club in Anna. The program is set to start June 13 and runs through June 19. The...

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