For more than a decade, WIBH Radio in Anna has  worked to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect in the Southern Illinois region.   Since 2011, the local  radio station has partnered each winter with area child service agencies to raise funds to buy new coats through its New Coats, New Hope...
Paula Stairs, left, with Shawnee Development Council, and Stephanie Rhodes, with the Union County Farm Bureau, are shown with items which were collected during the WIBH Radio Stuff-a-Truck Food Drive. Photo provided.
Food insecurity is defined as “a lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life, and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate food.”  According to the Illinois Poverty Report, by the end of 2015, the food insecurity rate for adults and children living in...
Community awareness was highlighted at a kickoff event for a local Blue Ribbons for Kids campaign which was held last Friday morning in Union County. WIBH radio in Anna is spearheading the community-wide campaign, which will be held in conjunction with April’s observance of National Child Abuse...
April’s arrival next week will bring with it the 2017 observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In commemoration of the month, WIBH radio in Anna again is leading a community-wide Blue Ribbons for Kids campaign, which is in its seventh year. WIBH sales and promotion manager Shawnna Rhine...
The Anna-Jonesboro  Community High School football team travels to Du Quoin this Friday. “Du Quoin has a lot of big kids,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “Du Quoin is always tough and they’re big and physical. It will certainly be a challenge for us.” Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be...
Each winter, hundreds of children throughout Southern Illinois go without warm coats, causing a staggering effect on academic learning, self-esteem and general health.   Since 2011, WIBH Radio in Anna has made it an annual mission to provide new coats to children through the New Coats, New Hope...

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