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Open auditions for "Scenes From Alice" are scheduled Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 20-21, with call-backs on Wednesday Feb. 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Anna Arts Center in Anna. A variety of roles are available. "Scenes from Alice," is an adaptation combining materials...
Emergency preparedness officials plan to unveil an interactive kiosk aimed at educating the public on earthquake safety, developed in part by a Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher. Harvey Henson, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at SIU and manager of the project,...
A free, six-week diabetes self-management course is scheduled to begin on Feb. 28 at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The Live Well, Be Well with Diabetes course is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday in the community room at the courthouse. The courthouse is located at 309 W....
A sign language class taught by Beth Schumacher is planned at the Anna Arts Center in Anna. Schumacher graduated from MacMurray College with a deaf education degree. She then went straight to the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind and taught there for 13 years.  Classes are six weeks starting...
The Anna Community Consolidated School District No. 37 Board of Education recently honored Dale Foster for his service.   Foster served on the board of education from 2005 to 2017. From left are board members Craig Dillman, Elaine Ray, Tina Waller, Dale Foster, Grant Capel, Pam Needling and Dave Sullivan. Photo provided.
The Anna Community Consolidated School District No. 37 Board of Education recently honored Dale Foster for his service. Foster served on the board of education from 2005 to 2017. During his tenure, Foster served as the board’s president and vice president. In November 2016, he was elected to serve...
Budget talks were on the agenda for a special meeting of the Anna City Council which was called for Monday afternoon, Feb. 13. Anna’s new fiscal year begins on May 1. The budget, and plans for the special session, were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the city council. The regular...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds is alerting the public about identity theft and tax refund fraud associated with April’s tax filing deadline.   Tax refund fraud commonly occurs when stolen identity information is used to file a tax return in the victim’s name and the thief then...
The volleyball team was one of many sports teams and clubs that helped make healthy eating posters that now hang in the A-JCHS cafeteria.
Since the spring of 2015, students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School have had more options for lunch than are available at several larger schools in Southern Illinois with the addition of a salad bar. The availability of the options took hard work by students and family and A-JCHS consumer...
Economic growth and development efforts were addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Feb. 10, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The county board welcomed Mike Stegle, Candy Eastwood and Tabitha Smith to the...
One Union County student’s patriotism and writing ability has led to a second place finish in a national essay contest.  Madilyn Gawyrch-Turner, an 8th grader from Jonesboro Grade School, won second place in the National Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. The contest was open to...

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