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Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna plans to serve a monthly fish fry on Friday, April 6. Serving is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the post home, which is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. The menu will include fish, potato salad and slaw for an $8 donation. The...
An outdoor Celebration of Life service for Tim Landis, son of  Floyd and Ann Landis of Anna,  is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the residence of family cousin Connie Lingle at 1895 Lick Creek Road. In case of rain or inclement weather, the service will be held at the Anna VFW post home at...
Shawnee Hills Christian Academy in Anna plans to host its annual spaghetti dinner and auction on Friday, April 6. The dinner and auction will be at The Main Street Center in Anna. Serving of the dinner is planned from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu for the all-you-can eat dinner will include...
The scene has been a familiar one in recent weeks in the Union County area: heavy rain falls leave lots of water standing in low-lying areas on local highways. More heavy rain fell on the area last week. The picture was taken early Thursday afternoon, March 29, along part of old U.S. Route 51 in Cobden where heavy rain often leads to a very wet road.
Spring-time frost and the possibility of snow were in the forecast for the Union County area following the threat of severe weather early this week. The forecast posted on the website for the National Weather Service office in Paducah was calling for a chance of widespread frost before 8 a.m....
By Christi Mathis news.siu.edu Each year nearly five million athletes participate in Special Olympics, but if not for Southern Illinois University, it might have never happened.  As Special Olympics celebrates its 50th anniversary, the kickoff event will take place where it all began: at SIU....
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White  has announced that entry forms are available for the 14th annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition.  Winners will receive the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. “We created the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition to promote creative writing and...
Horace Pippin’s road to fame in the art world first traversed through the World War I’s front line trenches.  His physical and emotional wounds from his experiences and shrapnel injuries shaped him and his art. The life and works of Horace Pippin, an African-American soldier and self-taught painter...
Egyptian Community Unit School District No. 5 announces third quarter honor roll students. High Honor Roll Seniors: Sarah Johnson, Kayla Kobel, Kelsey McCrite, Asya Wade. Juniors: Chloe Dowdy, Kailee Henderson, Brooke Sinn. Sophomores: Chyaria Barnett, Dawson Essex, Morgan Pace. Freshmen: Daisha...
For the past 14 years, Lourdes Hospice in Paducah has offered Camp Robin. The day camp program provides support and counseling to children affected by the loss of a loved one or friend.  This year’s camp is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Heartland Church in Paducah....
The 45th annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta is returning to Campus Lake at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for 2018. The event that has grown to be a worldwide phenomenon is set for April 28, with registration and inspection beginning at 10 a.m.  The races start at 1 p.m. and everyone is...

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