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Community forums are planned in the area in late August and in September with Dr. Peggy Bradford, who is the new president of Shawnee Community College. The schedule for the community forums includes: •Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Shawnee Community College Anna extension center, 1150 E. Vienna St...
Registration for fall semester classes continues at Shawnee Community College. Fall classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 16. The schedule of classes is available at the main campus near Ullin and at each of the college’s extension centers in Anna, Cairo and Metropolis. The college offers 54 degrees...
While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains.  The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the...
Shawnee Community College’s Adult Education Program is planning to offer GED classes this fall. The classes will be offered at various locations in the area and at the college’s main campus near Ullin. Classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 22. The classes are offered at no cost to students. Main...
The Egyptian Area Agency on Aging, EAAA, reports that starting July 12, farmers market coupons will be distributed in the area. The program intends to help senior adults to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets. EAAA stated in a news release that the coupons “are a great...
The Egyptian Area Agency on Aging, EAAA, is planning to have three public hearings in the region to discuss a major reduction in federal and state funding and a plan for services for senior adults for the southern 13 counties in Illinois. The agency reported in a news release that discussion at the...
During May’s observance of Trauma Awareness Month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.  The National Trauma Institute reports that trauma...
More than 30 people attended a medical cannabis educational seminar, which was presented last Saturday at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. The seminar was presented by Caprice Sweatt (near the center at the top), the founder of Medical Cannabis Outreach.
Medical Cannabis Outreach Pain Management & Wellness Clinics hosted two educational seminars last weekend in Southern Illinois. The first of the two seminars was held Saturday morning at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. More than 30 people attended the seminar, which was in the auditorium at...
Medical Cannabis Outreach Pain Management & Wellness Clinics plans to offer two educational seminars in Southern Illinois. The seminars are scheduled on April 15: from 11 a.m. to noon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the public library in Metropolis. The seminars...
From left are Faye Mize, Carmen Dixon and Phyllis Webb. Photo provided.
For the first time in nearly 15 years, Johnson County has a Master Gardener graduate.  Carmen Dixon completed the 11-week training and will be completing volunteer hours over the next year.   Part of her volunteering will include submitting articles to local papers, giving presentations to groups...

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