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Union County Presiding Judge Mark Boie, standing at right, talked with Anna School District No. 37 students and their teachers Friday morning, Oct. 27. Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel, left, was leading the students on a tour of the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
Students from a Union County school had a firsthand lesson on how government and the judicial system works last week. Nearly 70 3rd grade students from Anna School District No. 37 visited and toured the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro last Friday morning. The Anna students have been reading a...
More than 100 people attended a Vietnam War Veterans Commemoration Ceremony which was held last Saturday afternoon at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.
Vietnam War veterans were honored and thanked for their service during a ceremony which was held last Saturday afternoon at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. The ceremony to honor men and women who served during the Vietnam War was presented by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, IDVA...
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The goal for the drive is 100 units. To learn how to be a donor, contact the school at 833-8502. Organizers noted that if the school meets a...
An old-timers all-star basketball game is planned Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Cairo Junior-Senior High School.   Activities are slated to tip off at 6 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. The event will feature “old schoolers balling for charity.” Guest dance teams are scheduled to...
Veterans and active duty military personnel will be honored at a series of upcoming events which are scheduled in the region. Celebration of Freedom The Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center plans to host a Celebration of Freedom: Salute to Veterans and Active Duty Military event. The...
Pulaski County Sheriff Randy Kern and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office plan to participate in No Shave November. No Shave November is an effort to help in raising awareness in the fight against cancer. During this time, those who are participating will have given a small portion of their pay and...
Halloween trick-or-treat hours are planned in communities throughout the area. Halloween is Tuesday, October 31. Trick-or-treat hours in area communities follow. Anna: Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cobden: Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Trick-or-treaters are invited to visit the Cobden Fire Department,...
Marsha Griffin of Jonesboro, standing at podium, announced her candidacy for state representative Thursday evening, Oct. 19, in Carbondale. Photo provided.
Union County resident Marsha Griffin, a local elementary school teacher and community volunteer who has organized on behalf of correctional officers and their families, will be a candidate for state representative in 2018. Griffin, a Democrat from Jonesboro, announced her candidacy Thursday evening...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna again is planning to sponsor a Veterans Day parade in Union County. The post has been sponsoring the parade for many years. This year, the parade is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. Those who would like to be a part of the parade...
Anna Youth Advisory Committee members are, from left, Caitlin Ames, Camille Turner, Alyvia Lawrence, Gracie Barlow, Destiny Rendon, Evie Eddings, Max Castle, Noah Treece, Ayden Dillman, William Carwyle, Ryan Johnson and Ian Crunk. Photo provided.
Twelve Anna Junior High School students recently joined forces with The Fellowship House Prevention Program to form a Youth Advisory Committee, YAC.  The committee plans to meet each month throughout the 2017-2018 school year with Teresa Goddard, a preventionist from The Fellowship House. Goddard...

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