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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...
The Illinois State Police, ISP, have received reaccreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., CALEA. State police officials recently announced the reaccreditation. CALEA accreditation ensures the agency continues to serve Illinois residents with...
A free program about solar eclipses is planned Thursday, Aug. 11, in Carbondale. The program is set for 7 p.m. at 216 E. Monroe (look for the green door, off the alley), across from Rockhill Baptist Church. Free parking is available off Monroe Street, between Washington and Marion streets. The...
The Shawnee Veterans Memorial Wall committee is asking farmers, businesses and other potential supporters throughout the community to help make the memorial wall become a reality. The committee wants the wall to be placed on the grounds of the school district to honor all veterans, living and...
The Pulaski County Fair is planned in Pulaski from Sunday, Aug. 14, to Saturday, Aug. 20. Highlights of the fair week schedule follow: Sunday, Aug. 14 A parade will be in downtown Pulaski at 5 p.m. A community worship service and gospel singing will be at the pavilion at 7 p.m. The service is open...
A deadline is approaching soon for those who want to be contestants in the upcoming Cache River Days beauty pageant in Ullin. The pageant is scheduled on Sept. 9. Organizers noted that contestants are needed for all age groups. The deadline to enter the pagant is 4 p.m. on Aug. 12. For more...
Egelston demonstrated how to do a magic trick.
The Jonesboro Public Library hosted a magic show on Tuesday, July 26. The show, "Reading is Magic," was presented by Chris Egelston, "the reading magician." Egelston introduced several magic tricks to the kids, including turning an invisible cake into a toy snake, making "Super Frog" disappear and...
Several citizens in Tamms were able to have their questions answered about the future of the Tamms Depot during a community meeting on Thursday, July 28. The meeting was held at the Tamms Community Building. Most village board members were present along with mayor and president of the board, Buddy...
The Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 plans to host a school supply “give away” for needy children on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (or while supplies last) at the post home at 70 VFW Ln., Anna.   The children need to be present when picking up supplies...
T-shirts are helping to promote the #FarmingForGood effort. Photo by EGS Photography of Union County.
Rendleman Orchards in Alto Pass saw a need – and asked what could be done to fill some gaps in a dire community need.   With state funding dwindling and small non-profits struggling all around them, the #FarmingForGood Project was born.   Rendleman Orchards said in a news release that the mission...

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