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Shawnee High School baseball coach Chad Pitts resigned from his baseball coaching duties recently, according to Shawnee athletics director Mindy Livesay. Following his resignation, former Shawnee Junior High baseball coach T.C. Schaefer was hired to replace him for the upcoming season. No...
Blake Klett helped lead the Orient Express to a 21-0 rout of Trenton in the first round of the Wooden Bat Classic in American Legion baseball at Steeleville, Friday, July 1. Klett was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs at the plate and was the winning pitcher, allowing 5 hits to go with 2 walks and 10 strikeouts...
The Shawnee Community College Lady Saints softball team has announced the recent signings of four players for the 2016-2017 season.  Martina Ashley from Sparta, Jocee Dunn from East Prairie, Mo., Destiny Crossno from Portageville, Mo., and Hanna Placek from Sikeston, Mo. all signed national letters...
The Friends of Stinson Library are planning to host the third Sunday Afternoon at the Library program of the 2016 series on Sunday, July 10.   “The Importance of Putting” is scheduled to be presented by Brandon Bierstadt. Bierstadt is a Union County Country Club PGA professional.   The program is...
This is one of the undefeated champion horses owned by the Meisenheimer family of Jonesboro.
The Union County Fair horse show at the fairgrounds in Anna (the Anna City Park) is planned for Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.  There will be a total of 21 classes. Blankets will be presented in each class to the winner by the sponsors of the class.  Horse judge Joshua Burchfield of Cordova, Tenn.,...
Kaitlin McWhorter of Cobden is one of the top rodeo competitors in the nation in her division. Photo provided.
Kaitlin McWhorter of Cobden is ranked number eight in the nation out of 543 girls in the senior division who are participating in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, NLBRA. The 18 year old is headed to the 2016 NLBRA finals at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., in July. The Lazy E...
The Cobden Junior American Legion baseball team split in recent action. Cobden 14, Christopher 4: Bryce Reynolds was 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs to lead host Cobden to the win Sunday, June 26. John Russell was 2-for-3 for Cobden. Cody Wieseman was 2-for-4. Trevor Middleton was 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Chandler...
Dale Prater and Sydney Ray, recent graduates of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School and members of the A-J golf team, are recipients of the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each.  Dale Prater is the son of Jim Prater and Missy Teska of Anna. Sydney Ray is the...
Session One, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 2nd and 3rd grades. Photo provided.
Coach Ron’s 2016 Sports Speed Development camp was held at Jonesboro Grade School on June 20-23. Ninety-six campers registered for the four-day camp with an average attendance of 86. The campers ages ranged from incoming 2nd graders to outgoing 8th graders. The camp was divided into three sessions...
Campers and coaches watch to see if the ball will roll into the hole. The golfers were competing in a golf scramble on June 20, the final day of a junior golf program at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Photo and story by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Country Club in Anna hosted a junior golf clinic June 14-20. The clinic finished with a golf scramble on Monday, June 20. The young golfers were instructed in golf etiquette, course management and the rules of the game. Professional Golfers' Association professional Brandon...

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