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An Anna Sandlot Legends baseball camp for boys and girls 7-11 years old is planned at the Anna City Park June 26-29. Hours are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The camp is designed to allow boys and girls the freedom to enjoy the game, to play as a team, to make decisions and to solve...
This is not Chuck. I'm guessing that this is one of Chuck's northern cousins. Chuck's cousin apparently is not very bright, either, because he/she was playing alongside the road, which was good when it comes to generating a somewhat blurry photograph, but not so good when it comes to longevity.
This week, dear readers, allow me to wax philosophical. And, you're asking yourself: What exactly does he mean when he's going to wax philosophical?  Thank you for asking. To be honest with you, to wax philosophical was one of those things I've heard hundreds of times on the Journey Through Life....
Swimmers make their way to the finish line in a heat of the 25-meter backstroke event last Saturday during an invitational meet hosted by the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. The meet was at the Anna City Pool in Anna.
Swimmers make their way to the finish line in a heat of the 25-meter backstroke event last Saturday during an invitational meet hosted by the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. The meet was at the Anna City Pool in Anna. The Blue Dolphins hosted teams from Carbondale, Du Quoin, Herrin, Marion, Mt....
Former WRAJ radio employee Tim Jones, left, presented a special memento to Don Michel. Jones gave Michel a turntable which had been used when WRAJ was in operation in Anna.
A special chapter in the life and history of Union County was remembered during an event which was held last week in Anna. About 20 people gathered Wednesday afternoon, June 14, at historic St. Anne’s Church to hear a presentation by former Union County resident Don Michel. He was introduced by...
Anna mayor Steve Hartline and the Anna City Council announced that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual 4th of July fireworks display held at the Anna City Park has been canceled. Hartline said in a press release that "the decision was not arrived at lightly." "City officials would like to...
The Shawnee Community College Adult Education Program has scheduled GED classes in Anna, Cobden, Vienna and at the college’s main campus in Ullin. The classes are offered at no cost to students. Classes were scheduled to begin during the week of June 5. GED classes are scheduled at the college’s...
The public is invited to attend an informational and planning meeting about a community food bank garden in Anna. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. June 22 at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Organizers said that the new community food bank garden is located on the grounds of Choate Mental Health...
“No Strings Attached” is the theme for a special upcoming event at a Union County church. The non-profit event is planned Sunday, June 25, at the First Christian Church in Anna and is designed to help meet the needs of the community.  Free services and giveaways are planned at the church, which is...
Here's hoping that the squirrel was offering a prayer of forgiveness to the god of typographical blunders on behalf of the person who tries to entertain you each week in this space.
As you may have noticed, this space occasionally is devoted to a bit of wandering around and aimless observations, and so it will be this week... ...first up, allow me to reflect on a couple of boo boos which showed up in last week's paper... ...for one thing, yours truly somehow managed to move an...
Registration is open for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Power Camp which is set this summer in Anna. The camp is planned July 5-7 at Anna Junior High School. The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Registration information can be found online at http://sifca.org/powercamps.php....

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