Glen Browning
Olive Branch native Glen Browning has been involved with thumbpicking since he was 8 years old, but he never thought he would be recognized with a prestigious award for his hobby. In September of 2015, Browning received the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame award for supporting musician. Browning...
The New Chicago Chamber Orchestra is scheduled to perform at the Anna Arts Center in Anna. The performance is part of the 2017 Southern Illinois Music Festival. The orchestra’s performance is set for 7:30 p.m. on June 5 in the performing arts auditorium at the center, which is located at 125 W....
Mike Hanson
Mike Hanson has been the principal at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake for the past six years. In mid-June of this year, he will retire. Hanson, of Grand Tower, graduated from Shawnee High School in 1973. However, like many graduates who are tired of school, he swore he would never...
The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
Trinity Assembly of God in Olive Branch plans to host a performance by The Legendary Songfellows Quartet on Sunday, March 5, at 11 a.m. For more information about the event, contact Pastors Stephen and Carrie Clardy at 618-833-3089 or 573-225-8580.
Brooke Miller and Ray Hogan
The Old Feed Store in Cobden looks the same from the outside, but on the inside, the apartment upstairs is getting a makeover. The apartment isn’t being redone because it was outdated or needed repairs, but because there is a new owner.  Brooke Miller recently bought The Old Feed Store from Ray and...
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...

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