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Union County CEO board members who were on hand for a recent event at Coad’s Ford building in Anna included Mark Chamness, Darren Bailey, Natalie McLean-Miller, Beth Marks, Mindy Carter, Crystal Housman, Ryan Carter and Evelyn Bailey,  with CEO team member Jessica Glasco. Photo provided.
Team 2017 of the Union County CEO program recently “gave back” to the community that has given them so much support.  Representing last year’s class were Shad Turner, Jessa Bond, Erin Dillow, and Jessica Glasco.   The students raised the funds through their class business, a special insert called...
From left are Union County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Brian Hill, Illinois FOP trustee John Dunning, Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel, Union County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Robbie McGee, and FOP Labor Council staff attorney Amy Rose. Photo provided.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Murphysboro Police Department on Oct. 23 each received two Automated External Defibrillators, AEDs, as part of a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.  The AEDs are being distributed in the state through the Illinois Fraternal Order of...
Anna’s long-time city administrator is planning to retire in 2018. The administrator’s plans were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was held Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, at Anna City Hall. City administrator Steve Guined shared with the council about his...
Sherrie L. Crabb, the executive director of the Family Counseling Center Inc. in Vienna, recently was recognized by Harmony Health Plan Inc. as part of their 2017 Harmony CommUnity initiative.   Along with other award winners in the areas of health care, education and community support, Crabb was...
The theater department at Shawnee Community College is planning to present “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” as its 28th annual fall production. Performances are set for 7 p.m. on Nov. 3-4 in the educational center on the college’s main campus near Ullin. The college’s presentation of “Disney’s The...
Local volunteers are working hard to ensure that all of the veterans who have been laid to rest at the Mound City National Cemetery are honored in December on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, ceremonies are planned simultaneously across the country at more than 1,200 locations on...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported Oct. 10 that Jeremy McCormick, 37, of Mill Creek, was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, which is a Class 2 felony.   McCormick will serve a two-year period of...
The resource management class at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School takes active steps to ensure that seniors are ready to become adults once they graduate. Resource management teacher Alysha Hase brought in business people from the community to conduct mock interviews with students. Each...
Area residents are invited to be a part of a special upcoming program which is planned to help combat hunger. An Illini Fighting Hunger 4-H food packaging event is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 4, at Shawnee Community College. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gymnasium and...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team head coach Barry Hinson, standing, at right, was a guest speaker at an assembly held last week at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. At the time the picture was taken, Hinson had asked members of the school’s marching band and cheer squad to stand, as well as students who attended A-J’s football game against Du Quoin on Friday night, Oct. 6.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team head coach Barry Hinson shared a pep talk, some inspirational advice, a few thoughts about modern communication and even assigned some homework during a visit last week at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Hinson was the guest...

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