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The 13th annual Cobden Peach Festival 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run are planned Saturday, Aug. 6. The run and walk are held in conjunction with the annual Cobden Peach Festival. This year’s festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6. The Cobden Runners’/Walkers’ Club sponsors the run/walk....
The varsity cheerleading squad from Cobden High School attended an NCA cheer camp July 11-14. Eight of the Cobden squad’s 10 members were able to attend. They are coached by Melanie Smith and Karen Engelmann. In the first row, from left, are sophomores Maddie Bundren and Morgan Bass. In the second row are sophomores Carla Guerrero, Amanda Smith and Elle Mason and juniors Haley Smith, Nicole Shields and Zoe Fuhrhop. Photo provided.
Cobden High School varsity cheerleaders attended an NCA Cheer Camp held at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., July 11-14. This was the first NCA camp the squad had ever attended.   Twenty-five other teams were at the camp from various other areas, including Hazelwood, Mo., Columbia, Mo.,...
Egyptian Country Club in Mounds plans to host a Rally for the Cure twoperson golf scramble on Aug. 6. Rally is a grassroots program that works to spread awareness about breast cancer volunteer through organized golf, tennis and social events. This year marks the first year Egyptian Country Club has...
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The Dozers softball team of Anna won first place in a tournament which was played July 9-10 in Murphysboro. In the first row are, from left, Sadie Cross, Olivia Schaefer and Dixie Kaufman. In the second row are Macie Hoehner, Hallie Plott, coach Lyle Plott, Elle Penrod, Breanna Hileman and Emma...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Hannah Reach has been named the girls’ 2016 scholar athlete of the year by the Southern Illinoisan newspaper. Reach became the first A-J female athlete since the award began in 1994 to receive the honor. She set the school and Southern Illinois River-to-River...
A golf tournament benefiting the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund is scheduled Saturday, July 23, at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Shotgun starts are slated at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  For more information about the tournament, contact Brandon Bierstedt at the Union County...
Ligon returned the ball to the pitcher during his All-Star game on July 14. Photo by Amber Skelton.
John Michael Ligon of Anna played catcher this summer for the Athletics, a Marion team. Ligon completed a full season without being struck out at bat. He was selected from his team to play in an all-star game on Thursday, July 14. The game ended in a tie. Each team scored 9 runs, with Ligon...
Coffman’s Martial Arts Academy students who have been promoted to black belts include Cooper Johnson, Wes Johnson, Heather Coffman, Andrew Inman, Dillon Greer and Jacob Cross. Photo provided.
A group of six students are the first at Coffman’s Martial Arts Academy in Anna to be promoted to black belts. Those earning the special achievement include Cooper Johnson, Wes Johnson, Andrew Inman, Dillon Greer, Jacob Cross and Heather Coffman. Coffman is the owner and operator of the academy. “...
A golf tournament benefiting the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund is scheduled Saturday, July 23, at the Union County Country Club in Anna. For more information about the tournament, contact Brandon Bierstedt at the Union County Country Club at 833-7912. Flyers regarding the...
The Terry Bartruff fundraising golf scramble is scheduled Friday at the Union County Country Club in Anna. A shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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