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Southern Illinois residents are being encouraged to renew their Firearm Owner Identification Cards, FOID, before June 1 to avoid potential delays with their renewal applications.   “Renewing your FOID card sooner rather than later will help residents get their cards quicker and avoid any potential...
Brian Cox is in the first row. In the second row are Amelia and Tony Smith, Horseshoe Lake Fire Department assistant chiefs; Mike Honey, Horseshoe Lake Fire Department chief; Leslie Bigham, Horseshoe Lake Fire Department president; and Scott and Cheryl Miller, Scott Miller Farms. Photo provided.
Tamms – County farmer Scott and Cheryl Miller of Scott Miller Farms directed a $2,500 donation to the Horseshoe Lake Volunteer Fire Department as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.  As part of its mission, the Horseshoe Lake Volunteer Fire...
A Memorial Day weekend celebration is planned at the Thebes Historical Courthouse on Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27. Activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. A community worship service is planned at 10 a.m. Sunday at the courthouse. Jimmie Monahan, the pastor of Apostolic...
Special events are planned in the region to commemorate Memorial Day. Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 28. Mound City National Cemetery A Memorial Day service is planned Saturday, May 25, at the Mound City National Cemetery. The service, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., is being...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, and Illinois State Police, ISP, were teaming up with more than 160 law enforcement agencies throughout the state in the national Border to Border mobilization. The goal of Border to Border was to send a unified message that riding or driving without...
The Anna-Jonesboro Water Commission hosted an open house last Saturday afternoon. Those who attended the open house had an opportunity to get an up-close look at the operations at the commission’s water treatment facility near Jonesboro, including gravity upflow clarifiers.
The Anna-Jonesboro Water Commission hosted an open house Saturday afternoon, May 19, at its water treatment facility. The facility is located at 495 Water Plant Rd., which is west of Jonesboro, off of Illinois Route 146. The commission has recently finished a major renovation of the facility. The...
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Project of Southern Illinois, RSVP of SI, is looking for volunteers. RSVP of SI is welcoming volunteers from 12 Southern Illinois counties.  Based out of Carterville, Illinois, RSVP of SI is currently serving Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson,...
Local farmers are pitching in for a farm-to-fork benefit for area native Cody Woolard.  On Saturday, May 26, lovers of local food can have dinner and hear live music at Flyway Family Farm near Makanda to help raise funds for Woolard’s medical costs as he recovers from a head-on collision with a...
Paula Stairs, left, with Shawnee Development Council, and Stephanie Rhodes, with the Union County Farm Bureau, are shown with items which were collected during the WIBH Radio Stuff-a-Truck Food Drive. Photo provided.
Food insecurity is defined as “a lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life, and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate food.”  According to the Illinois Poverty Report, by the end of 2015, the food insecurity rate for adults and children living in...
On June 10, Southern Illinois Growers Network and Food Works plans to host an industrial hemp forum with guest speakers. “Hemp: Farming for a Better Tomorrow” is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Jackson County Agricultural Extension Service office at 402 Ava Rd. in...

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