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Shawnee School District No. 84 in Wolf Lake welcomes the submission of names for inclusion on a Shawnee Veterans Memorial Wall. Veterans, living or deceased, with ties to the Shawnee School District, can have their names added to the memorial. Plans call for the memorial to be located on the front...
A National Day of Prayer service is scheduled at Egyptian School in Tamms on Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m. All churches and pastors are invited to participate in the service. Pastors can contact Brent Gordon at gordons45@hotmail.com.
The Southern Illinois Flute Choir and SIU Flute Studio plan to present a spring concert Friday night, May 5, in Carbondale. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 214 W. Main St. Admission is free. The choir and studio are under the artistic direction of Dr....
The National Day of Prayer is scheduled to be observed in Union County on Thursday, May 4.   The observance is being hosted by the City of Anna and coordinated by the Union County Alliance of Churches.  The event will again be held at the band shell in the Anna City Park.   The theme for the...
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Alexander and Pulaski counties.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Cairo School District No. 1 High school graduation: Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. Eighth grade promotion: Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m....
The Illinois State Police are reminding young drivers to think responsibly as they celebrate during the upcoming prom and graduation season.   The primary safety message is in the word PROM, which asks teens to “Please Return On Monday.”      Now that prom and graduation season is here, area high...
Century Unit School District No. 100 superintendent Leslie Varble was honored as a Superintendent of Distinction from the Shawnee Region of the IASA luncheon in Springfield on April 24. From left are Varble and state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith. Photo provided.
Leslie Varble, superintendent of Century School District No. 100 at Ullin, has been named as a 2017 Superintendent of Distinction by her colleagues in the Shawnee Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators, IASA. Varble was honored at an awards luncheon which was held April 24 in...
Gary Funk, standing, the director of the Rural Schools Collaborative, gave a presentation about the future of Illinois rural public schools at Egyptian High School in Tamms on Tuesday evening, April 25. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, presented a free public program called The Future of Rural Public Schools at Egyptian High School in Tamms on Tuesday, April 25. Egyptian seniors Daneesha Carthell, Tyra Huff and Kacia Houston,...
The second annual Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail event in Southern Illinois is planned Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Ten potters will be featured on the trail. The self-guided driving/biking trail will include seven stops and go through Jackson and Union...
The National Weather Service has issued a forecast of heavy rain for the next several days. Illinois State Police District 22 Interim Commander Lieutenant Michael Alvey, would like to remind motorists to be safe when traveling through areas experiencing flooding. Motorists are urged to reduce their...

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