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The Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition has scheduled a charity auction for this Saturday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, 105 North Parrish Lane.  The evening will feature appetizers, a live and silent auction and music by Kindred Moon and Meridian 90. Proceeds from the...
The Union County Sheriff’s Office in Jonesboro is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted person, Jennifer L. Hileman.  She is described as a white female, 41 years of age, 5’1” and 125 lbs.  Hileman is wanted for Failure to Appear on Possession of Controlled Substance charges.  Anyone...
The First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna again this year plans to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who would like to participate. Delivery is planned between 11 a.m. and noon on Thanksgiving Day, which is Thursday, Nov. 24. The church notes that for each year the special...
Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests, according to scientists who study birds, native plants and other wildlife.  That’s why the U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest use fire as a tool to restore Southern Illinois forests. “Fire rejuvenates the forest. It increases nutrient availability,...
Tuesday, Nov. 8, was Election Day. A total of 8,716 votes were cast in Union County. The county has 12,685 registed voters. Here's a look at unofficial election results from Union County, as tallied at the Union County clerk's office in Jonesboro: For Union County Circuit Clerk Democrat: Tiffany...
Special events are planned in the area in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11. Lincoln School, Anna Lincoln Elementary School in Anna is planning to have an assembly to honor local veterans. The assembly is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, today, at the school....
The Illinois Department of Insurance, DOI, announced on Nov. 1 that Qualified Health Programs, QHPs, are now available to Illinois residents at Get Covered Illinois and Healthcare.gov.   Due to the significant changes to the plans and prices from plan year 2016, DOI is encouraging all Illinois...
Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick has announced that the Sheriff's Office Firing Range will be open to persons that would like to sight in their hunting guns for the upcoming firearm deer season.  The range will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. The range will be...
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day.  Facilities open Tuesday to Saturday will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 12. Offices and facilities open Monday to Friday will reopen on Monday, Nov. 14....
This year is the 241st anniversary of the Marine Corps.  To celebrate, the Shawnee Detachment No. 812, Marine Corps League is hosting a formal ball on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Murphysboro American Legion on 17th and Gartside streets for Marines and other service branch members. Festivities begin...

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