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Update: The event has been moved to Friday, April 28 due to weather concerns. An Appleknocker Glow Run 5K and kids fun run are planned Friday, April 21, in Cobden. Proceeds will support the Cobden High School volleyball program and junior high school basketball program. Race time is 7:15 p.m....
The Auxiliary to the VFW’s Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna plans to host a quarter auction Saturday, April 8, at the post home. The auction begins at 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Several vendors plan to be in attendance. Prizes from local businesses will be awarded. Proceeds will help to...
The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education plans to sponsor the yearly Hillbilly Dinner Theater on Saturday, April 8. The dinner theater will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Ham and beans, cornbread, slaw, fried potatoes, fried...
I’ve always enjoyed American Legion baseball. My interest began when I was a very young child chasing foul balls at the Murphysboro City Park baseball diamond for the American Legion baseball team.  My father, who was the head umpire in charge, made it all worth while and would give me 25 cents for...
A Union County high school marching band has received the opportunity of a lifetime with an invitation to perform in the National Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C., on May 27. Cobden High School has been working towards this parade for many months.  The process began when superintendent Edwin...
Meridian High School plans to host Autism Awareness Night, Shooting for Autism on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Meridian basketball team will play Marion. The first game begins at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds from this event go to benefit the Autism Society of Southern Illinois.
The Dongola School music department is planning to host a trivia night event. The event is set for Saturday, Feb. 18. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia will begin at 7 p.m. The cost to enter is $80 a table. Mulligans cost $5 for 10 and are worth “freebies."  Easy Street SoCo Food Truck is set...
The 8th grade class at Jonesboro School is planning to host a shopping bazaar on Saturday, Feb. 4. The bazaar is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The event is being held as a fundraiser to help support an 8th grade class trip. Admission will be free from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be charged...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center again is offering area residents an opportunity to adopt a flamingo for a good cause. Proceeds generated by the special project will go to the arts center’s capital development fund, and specifically for the replacement of restrooms in the performing...
WPSD Local 6 has announced plans to support relief efforts in Gatlinburg, Tenn. by airing the first two hours of the Smokey Mountain Rise Telethon, Tuesday, Dec. 13, tonight, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on WPSD 6.3 Local 6 Classic TV.  The lineup of performers includes Hank Williams Jr., Cyndi Lauper,...

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