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A little bit of rain didn’t seem to put a damper on Ladies Nite Out last Friday in Cobden. The popular event, presented by the Cobden Community & Business Association, CCBA, welcomed more than 80 visitors. Ladies Nite Out featured food, shopping discounts, raffles, giveaways and other...
National Adult Education and Literacy Week, which runs from Sept. 26 – Oct. 1, underscores the continued demand for programs and services for adult students who need to improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math and obtain a high school equivalency certificate.  More than 36 million adults...
The Illinois Green Party plans to hold a state membership meeting on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Mississippi Room at the SIUC Student Center, followed by a fundraising dinner at Hunan...
A proposed Shawnee Parkway project will be the topic of a meeting which is scheduled Friday, Sept. 23, in Carbondale. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the First United Methodist Church, which is located at 214 W. Main St. The event is free and open to the public and is...
A sign in front of St. John’s Lutheran Church notes that the faith community’s history dates to 1816.
St. John’s Church near Dongola celebrated its 200th anniversary Sept. 17-18 with an open house and a celebration service. Sunday’s celebration included a service, lunch, games and surrey rides. The church welcomed visitors to an open house on Saturday. Visitors could tour the church and learn about...
The Union County Ambulance Service has been awarded $1,625 from the Illinois EMS Assistance Fund for the purchase of a new stair chair with tracks for the service. Application for the funds was made by ambulance service director Grant Capel in September 2015 and funding was completed for the...
From left are Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel, retired Lt. Gen. Randall Rigby and Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds in Washington, D.C. Photo provided.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds joined prosecutors, police chiefs and sheriffs from across the country recently in Washington, D.C., to encourage lawmakers to fund programs for children that prevent crime. Edmonds and other members of the Illinois delegation met with Illinois...
The Southern Illinois Plane Pull will take place this Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Southern Illinois Airport. The challenge is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. on Saturday.  The teams will face off with Southern Illinois University Aviation’s 737 at the airport in Murphysboro for the benefit of Special...
Cairo High School Beta Club members Rameisha Smith, Ke’Ron Jackson,  Jaeanna Pritchard, Hezekiah Brown, Malia Lester and Breona Childs participated in the Cairo Blues Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 10. Photo provided.
Cairo High School Beta Club members Rameisha Smith, Ke’Ron Jackson, Jaeanna Pritchard, Hezekiah Brown, Malia Lester and Breona Childs participated in the Cairo Blues Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 10. Beta Club members worked to decorate the float as the Cairo Blues Festival approached. The...
Epsilon Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority Inc. plans to sponsor its 16th annual Karen M. Adkinson Sickle Cell Anemia Walkathon on Saturday, Sept. 24. Registration for the walk is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. at Cairo Junior/Senior High School on the day of the event. The walk is...

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