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Rural Health Inc. has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior from high schools in its service region.  Scholarship recipients were chosen based on their desire to pursue a career in healthcare.  Rural Health Inc. announced the following scholarship recipients, along with their schools...
A poetry reading is planned Sunday afternoon, May 21, at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center. “Random Reflection, A Reading of Steve Falcone’s Poems by Steve Falcone and Lee Hackney,” is set for 2 p.m. at the arts center. The center is located in the 100 block of W. Davie St. in Anna...
The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial Organization is planning to host a Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday, May 27. The ceremony is set for 1 p.m. at the veterans memorial in downtown Alto Pass. The ceremony is scheduled to include a brief presentation and a three-volley salute.   The Big Muddy...
A free screening of the Dan Johnson film, “Under These Same Stars – the Céladon Affair,” is planned Saturday night, May 20, in Alto Pass. The screening of the historic drama set in the Illinois Country of 1773 will be at 7:30 p.m.  The film’s producer, Anne Johnson, is scheduled give a brief...
The Illinois State Police, ISP, Division of Internal Investigation, DII, last week was continuing to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred on Interstate 64 near Mount Vernon. An ISP officer was shot during the incident. The state police reported in a news release that on Tuesday,...
Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center and PAWS are looking forward to hosting the Annabelle Festival Pet Carnival on June 10. The carnival is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in front of the Anna Arts Center at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna Early registration is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Judging...
Bill Bass of Bass Farms near Cobden is teaming up with University of Illinois Extension to host the first of four “twilight meetings” at his farm on Monday, May 15, starting at 6 p.m.  Illinois Extension educators Bronwyn Aly, Nathan Johanning and Katie Bell have partnered with area farmers over...
The Village of Cobden plans to have a community yard sale day on Saturday, May 14. The event will be held rain or shine. Yard sales are planned throughout the Union County village and at the park in downtown Cobden. Yard sale maps will be available starting at 7 a.m. at Cobden Village Hall, which...
As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, which was observed in April, Jo Poshard, director of The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children, planned to announce grants for over $100,000 at a press conference held Thursday afternoon, April 27, at John A. Logan College in Carterville.  Agency...
West Nile virus, WNV, is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States.   There are no vaccines to prevent, or specific medications to treat, WNV in people, but there are steps that can be taken to prevent contracting the disease. Beginning the week of May 22,...

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