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The Alto Pass Veterans Memorial Group plans to serve a barbeque dinner on Saturday, April 28. The dinner will be served to help support the Alto Pass Veterans Memorial. Serving is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. The dinner will be in pavilion in the park in downtown Alto Pass. The dinner menu will...
Rehearsing for the play “Scenes from Pooh” at the Anna Arts Center: the cast is preparing to trap a Heffalump. Rehearsals have been underway since January. The play is adapted from the original “Winnie the Pooh” stories by English author A.A. Milne.  Dr. Lynn Steveson wrote the adaptation and is directing the production. Performances are set for Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Photo provided.
The cast and crew of “Scenes From Pooh” are hard at work (and play)  four evenings each week and Sunday afternoons, preparing the five scene production, adapted from the original “Winnie the Pooh” stories by English author A.A. Milne.   Dr. Lynn Steveson wrote the adaptation and is directing the...
Across the state, one event at a time, Illinois 4-H members and volunteers are dedicating energy, time and money to creating more food-secure communities where they live.  On April 4, Illinois 4-H passed a major milestone, providing more than 1 million meals to families as part of the 4-H Feeding...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, has launched an Opioid Data Dashboard, which allows access to data about opioid overdoses and deaths. “The Opioid Data Dashboard is an innovative way to share information with our partners in health care, government, community organizations, law...
Union County native Joe Wilkins is the author of a newly released book titled “Gates of the Arctic National Park: Twelve Years of Wilderness Exploration.” “Gates of the Arctic National Park” is the first book written about the second largest national park in the United States. Wilkins is scheduled...
The community’s next generation of innovative thinkers will be on display next week as students from the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities, or CEO, program showcase their products and services at two April trade shows.  In addition to a combination trade show with Jackson County CEO at the...
A benefit for the David Wilkins family is planned Saturday, April 28, at JR’s Place in Jonesboro. The Wilkins family’s home near Jonesboro sustained major damage as the result of a fire which occurred Monday morning, April 9. No injuries were reported. The April 28 benefit is scheduled from 11 a.m...
Community members are invited to attend a meeting which is planned in Anna which will focus on preventing gun violence before it happens, particularly in area schools. The meeting is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Stinson Memorial Library. Organizers who announced plans for...
The first Illinois Department of Agriculture, IDOA, Bicentennial Farm honor has been presented to a Union County family. Gov. Bruce Rauner joined IDOA director  Raymond Poe and members of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission to honor Gerald and Betty Brown of Jonesboro as the first family to be...
This year’s River to River Relay is scheduled to be run Saturday, April 21. The relay begins in Union County and ends in Golconda. The event is coordinated by the River to River Runners Club. The club noted on its website that due to logistical issues on the relay course, the number of teams in the...

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