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The Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative plans to have its annual meeting Thursday, Aug. 4. The meeting will be at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Registration is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Entertainment is planned from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. A business meeting begins at 6 p.m. Registered...
Illinois State Police District 22 has announced the results of a roadside safety check detail which was conducted during the late evening hours of June 4 and the early morning hours of June 5 in Alexander County. State police also released statistics from occupant restraint enforcement patrols...
Bargain hunters may want to make a note of an event which is scheduled to make its debut in the region in early August. The first River to River yard sale is scheduled for Aug. 4-6 in Southern Illinois. Organizers said the yard sale's route will follow from Illinois Route 146, from East Cape...
The Tamms Volunteer Fire Department recently received a $500 donation from Unimin Specialty Minerals Inc. From left are Lt. Jeffrey Dinsmore, Fire Chief Jesse Kerr and Unimin health and safety coordinator Dasha Fehrenbacher. Photo provided.
Tamms’ Fire Chief Jesse Kerr and Lt. Jeffrey Dinsmore were reccently presented with a $500 donation from Unimin Specialty Minerals Inc. "It is because of our local supporters and caring residents that we are able to keep our heads just above water,” Kerr said. “With the population level decreasing...
A sign in Cobden announces the upcoming 2016 Peach Festival.
The 79th edition of the Cobden Peach Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6. Most of the Peach Festival activities will be at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. Activities begin at 5 p.m. each day. The park is located along Locust Street in the Union County village. The Peach Festival...
Marsha Griffin, candidate for state representative in the 115th Representative District, is hosting a grand opening of her campaign office from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 29, located at 2015 W. Main St., Suite 107 in Carbondale. "I have been out knocking on doors and talking to residents...
One of the waiting rooms at the Two Rivers Child Advocacy Center is full of stuffed animals and toys for children to play with.
Two Rivers Child Advocacy Center in Anna is planning to celebrate its 15th anniversary with an open house that will have several activities for children and adults. The open house event is planned on Friday, Aug. 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public will have a rare opportunity to tour the facility...
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, IDVA, has asked Nintendo to restrict the internet augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, from any of the department's veterans homes properties. The department also announced in a news release that it will ask the public not to play the game on these...
Photo by Amber Skelton.
Young people could work on crafts while they listened to a story being read on a recent Tuesday afternoon at the Jonesboro Public Library. The library has been hosting story hours for children each Tuesday afternoon during July. 
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Science Series’ July night programs continue this Saturday with the “Night Skies” program.  Come to the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center as Rend Lake College General Science AssociateProfessor, Greg Hollmann allows you to explore our solar...

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