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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time when healthcare providers increase their patient/provider conversations about regular colonoscopies.  But for patients who are hesitant to begin the process or needing an in-between screening, Southern 7 Health Department, S7HD, continues to...
More than 500 high school students and teachers from around Southern Illinois visited Shawnee Community College’s main campus near Ullin Feb. 22 for the college’s annual Career and Technical Education Day.  Ninth and 10th grade students got hands-on experiences in professions like nursing, welding...
Hunters in Illinois harvested a statewide total of 803 wild turkeys during the 2023-2024 fall archery turkey season.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reported the total compared to a 2022-2023 harvest of 801 turkeys and the five-year average of 750 birds harvested. This season,...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council is planning to offer a free advanced scene study class. The first class is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Anna Arts Center, which is located at 123 W. Davie St. in Anna. The instructor is James Roberts. The targeted audience for his course...
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden is planning to restart its twice monthly food distribution program.  Distribution is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, March 20. Days and hours are planned on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the church’s parish hall,...
History provides powerful lessons about the dangers of hate and intolerance.  People must aim to learn from them and not repeat those same dangerous mistakes, the organizers of an essay contest for young people say.  The Mobile Museum of Tolerance, MMOT, created by the Simon Wiesenthal Center,...
The board of directors of Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois has announced that the 12th mission to transport Veterans to Washington, D.C., is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7. “The generosity of Southern Illinois just keeps coming,” Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois chairman Bryan...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to host public scoping meetings for the Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study (LMR Comp) at venues throughout the study area between Feb. 27 and March 11. The meetings will consist of a remote overview presentation and followed by an on-...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, Feb. 2, announced that the latest data continued to show the spread of respiratory viruses was declining throughout the state.  The state’s overall respiratory illness level decreased from low to minimal in the most recent available CDC...
Southern 7 Health Department, S7HD, has announced January Wellness on Wheels, WOW, Van Clinics which are scheduled in Union County. The schedule includes:  Jan. 31. Dollar General Store, Dongola. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Jan. 31. Dollar General Store, Anna, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free services which are...

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