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Ongoing concerns about street flooding, passage of several resolutions, sharing the cost of a new fence and a proposal to create a pickle ball court were among the items on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, at Anna City Hall...
A partnership which is helping to boost local economic growth and development was highlighted at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Aug. 10, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The partnership which was highlighted at the...
University of Illinois Extension reports that two full scholarships have been made available for upcoming fall Master Naturalist training.  One scholarship, funded by an anonymous donor, is open to residents of 13 counties in Southern Illinois.   The second scholarship, a match by University of...
The annual Friends of Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale fund-raising effort to support the library’s mission is planned Sept. 22. This year’s event features a buffet dinner, concert and silent auction. The benefit will be at the Copper Dragon at 720 E. Grand Ave. in...
Veterans, active duty service personnel and their families are invited to attend a Veteran Adventures Warrior Welcome Weekend scheduled Aug. 25-26 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center. Touch of Nature is located about 8 miles south of Carbondale on Giant...
The Union County community again is stepping up to help a family in need. A number of businesses, as well as individuals, are working to support the Moore family of Alto Pass. Young Kohen Moore sustained injuries in a traffic accident which occurred last week in Union County. His mother also was...
Members of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School class of 1961 are planning to have a reunion during the weekend of Oct. 12-13. Activities are planned on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Brick House Restaurant in Anna.  The schedule includes a meet and greet at 5 p.m. and a class photograph at 5:45 p.m....
As of late last week, a limited number of reservations were still available for an Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop which is scheduled Sept. 28-30 at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center/Giant City State Park near Makanda.  The workshop fee is...
A summer in the swamp hike is planned from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Cache River State Natural Area’s Lower Cache River Access area. Kimberly Rohling, the Cache River State Natural Area’s conservation education representative, will lead the hike. The guided hike will begin at the...
Common Threads Quilt Guild members Donna Budelsky, Elaine Dunn and Susan Askew display this year’s quilt for the American Cancer Society raffle. Photo provided.
The First Presbyterian Church of Cobden Women’s Council is selling raffle tickets for a black-and-white themed quilt created by the Common Threads Quilt Guild. The tickets sell for $5 each or five for $20. The proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.   The drawing is planned Oct. 13. To...

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