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Jonesboro Public Library is planning to host a story hour program on Tuesdays in July and August. Story hours are set for 2 p.m. on July 11, 18 and 25 and Aug. 1. The library is located at 412 S. Main St. in Jonesboro. For more information, call 833-8121.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and 42 other attorneys general recently announced they have reached a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary over misrepresentations it made about manufacturing practices of well-known, over-the-counter, OTC, drugs. The practices...
With the arrival of hot weather, the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, urges motorists to be alert for the possibility of pavement buckling on roads during periods of extreme heat. Very high temperatures can lead to pavement expanding and ultimately buckling or blowing out, causing...
The Shawnee Community College Adult Education Program has scheduled GED classes in Anna, Cobden, Vienna and at the college’s main campus in Ullin. The classes are offered at no cost to students. Classes were scheduled to begin during the week of June 5. GED classes are scheduled at the college’s...
The public is invited to attend an informational and planning meeting about a community food bank garden in Anna. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. June 22 at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Organizers said that the new community food bank garden is located on the grounds of Choate Mental Health...
“No Strings Attached” is the theme for a special upcoming event at a Union County church. The non-profit event is planned Sunday, June 25, at the First Christian Church in Anna and is designed to help meet the needs of the community.  Free services and giveaways are planned at the church, which is...
Fruit salsa, pudding shake and tic-tac-taco mix were just a few of the tasty recipes prepared by area young people this past semester during University of Illinois Extension’s Illinois Junior Chefs program at  the Century and Cairo school districts.  Illinois Junior Chefs is a cooking school...
A Southern Illinois legislator said last week that his office had been contacted multiple times by the suspect who was involved in a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia. The suspect was reported to have been from Belleville in Southern Illinois. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.,...
Two Shawnee Community College students have been named to the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois Academic Team. Alysha Giltner of Villa Ridge and Gabriel Wrye of Belknap were chosen as two of the top Phi Theta Kappa scholars in the State of Illinois. A Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois dinner was held at...
Students and teachers look through eclipse viewers the students made during their solar camp. They used post office boxes to create the viewers. Photo provided.
Egyptian School in Tamms recently held a two-week solar camp. The camp was headed by two Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate assistant students: Nick Lamkey and Joe Krienert. The theme of the camp was the solar eclipse that will take place Aug. 21.  Southern Illinois will be a key...

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