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Illinois Army and Air National Guard Maj. Gen. Richard R. Neely visited a Southern Seven Health Department mass vaccination clinic at Shawnee Community College near Ullin on Wednesday, March 24. Southern Seven Health Department photo.
Southern Seven Health Department welcomed Maj. Gen. Richard R. Neely, commander of the Illinois Army and Air National Guard, on a site tour of COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics in the southernmost area of the state on Wednesday, March 24.  Neely and his support staff arrived by helicopter at...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s Main Street Center in Anna. The church is located at 315 South St. Hours for the course are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m....
Polling places are set for the Tuesday, April 6, election in Union County.  Polls are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. Anna 1 and 2 Precincts Union County Clerk Lance Meisenheimer has announced a change in the normal polling place for Anna 1 and 2 precincts. The county...
Southern Seven Health Department this week is announcing that effective immediately, it will open up COVID-19 vaccinations to any adult 18 years old and up.  The health department noted in a news release that opening up vaccinations to the general public comes at a time when COVID-19 vaccine...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School has been named as a 2021 Casey’s Cash for Classrooms grant recipient. The Union County school is receiving $4,950.  The Cash for Classrooms program awards grants to school districts to help fund school improvements, teacher support and training resources,...
Representatives from Arrowleaf and Camp Ondessonk met with Glenn and Jo Poshard of the Poshard Foundation at New Simpson Hill. The Poshard Foundation presented a donation of $10,180 to sponsor three dozen New Simpson Hill students for an after-school program at Camp Ondessonk in Southern Illinois. From left are Dan King, executive director, Camp Ondessonk; Nolan Hurst, camping services director, Camp Ondessonk; Glenn Poshard; Jo Poshard; Sherrie Crabb, executive director, Arrowleaf; Candace Armstrong, princ
(Editor’s note: the accompanying photograph and story are courtesy of The Vienna Times newspaper.) Every school district has students who have faced traumatic experiences and New Simpson Hill School is no exception.  For 22 years, the Poshard Foundation has sought to help such children throughout...
High water was seen under a railroad bridge over the Big Muddy River during a visit on Sunday afternoon, March 21. At the time, a flood warning was in effect for the river.
River flood warnings continued during the past week in the region – and more heavy rain was in the forecast. The National Weather Service office in Paducah was calling for the possibility of severe weather and locally heavy rain on Thursday, March 24, as Monday’s Pub. went to press. The weather...
Union County Hospital Auxiliary invites the community to attend what is billed as the “non-event of the year.” The organization is sponsoring an April Fool’s Day Auxiliary Dance to benefit patients at Union County Hospital in Anna. The big event is planned on April 1. The auxiliary says the dance...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants totaling over $17.8 million to four Southern Illinois health centers through the department’s Health Center Cluster funding program. The awarding of the grants was announced March 18 by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.  The...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team has six games on its schedule during the spring 2021 season. The schedule features three home games and three road games. A-J’s season opened last weekend at Carterville. The Wildcats’ home schedule includes: Friday, March 26, 7 p.m., Senior...

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