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The following winners were announced following last Saturday afternoon’s Peach Festival parade in Cobden: Church float: Apostolic Lightouse, first place. Immanuel Praise and Worship Center, second place. Business float: Flamm Orchards. Motor patrol: Williamson County Shriners. Antique tractor: Jeff...
Union County public schools plan to open their doors to students in August. Here’s a look at plans by the county’s school districts to open the 2016-2017 academic year: Lick Creek Community Consolidated School District No. 16 A teacher’s institute is scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 18.  The first day...
Union County CEO program students are Shad Turner, Erin Dillow, Aaron Lence, Julian Smith, Dillon Harris and Jessica Glasco. Photo provided.
The Union County CEO program began its second year with an orientation event hosted by Anna-Jonesboro National Bank at its Anna facility on Leigh Avenue.  Students Erin Dillow of Shawnee Hills Christian Academy in Anna, Jessica Glasco of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, Dillon Harris of A-JCHS...
Rent One in Anna has rescheduled plans to host a car wash, bake sale and cookout to benefit the Anna American Legion post. The events had been planned for Aug. 13, but have been postponed due to the possibility of very heavy rain. The events now are scheduled for Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...
SIU Family and Community Medicine started providing care at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Monday, Aug. 1.  Katy Scott, PA-C (certified physician assistant), will be providing primary care to A-JCHS students and staff. She will also be accepting new patients from the community. Medical...
In recent decades, farming across Illinois has evolved dramatically in the face of technological, environmental and economic change.  An upcoming evening of food, music and conversation which is planned in Cobden will offer those who attend an opportunity to discuss possible future developments in...
Karlyn Furry of Alto Pass was crowned as the 2016 Cobden Peach Festival queen last Saturday night. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A new Cobden Peach Festival queen was crowned last Saturday night. The 2016 queen is Karlyn Furry, 19, of Alto Pass. She is the daughter of Kenny and Lee Furry. First runner-up in the queen pageant was Kaitlin McWhorter, 18, of Cobden. She is the daughter of Garon and Kim Adams. Second runner-up...
The Union County Alliance of Churches is planning to sponsor prayer walks at eight Union County schools next week.   Host churches are scheduled to lead the prayer walks and members of the community are invited to participate.   Praying Christians who are unable to physically attend a prayer walk...
The ELITE camp winners, Blake Aranico, left, and Olivia DeVore. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College has recognized ELITE summer camp winners Olivia DeVore and Blake Aranico. Olivia DeVore received best overall business plan for her Krazy Kerchiefs. Blake Aranico received most creative business idea for his Custom Kicks and Socks. Each received a $100 prize. ELITE (...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Aug. 12-13 at the Main Street Center in Anna. Hours for the course are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 12 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13. Students must attend both classes. A 1996 state law requires all...

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