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Buffalo Day was held Saturday, Oct. 2, at Bison Bluff Farms, which is located along Bethel Church Road near Cobden. Bison Bluff Farms was started by Clifton Howell with five bison. Buffalo Day is planned twice each year, typically one Saturday in the spring and one Saturday in the fall. The...
Union County Counseling Service has announced that it is canceling its 5K run/walk, which had been scheduled for Oct. 23. The counseling service noted that while the event has been canceled, a financial need remains for activities which have been supported by the 5K run/walk. The counseling service...
Forty-two Community Health Centers, CHCs, throughout Illinois have been awarded a total of $35.7 million in American Rescue Plan funding. The awarding of the funds was announced Oct. 4 by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. Three CHCs in the Southern Illinois area...
Glass artist Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen will discuss her work and also present a public demonstration of her creations next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The lecture is at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium and is part of the university’s ...
Unseasonably warm October weather was in the forecast for last weekend. Soon, however, colder weather will be here – and with it will come the need to stay warm on chilly winter days. Continuing its yearly tradition of helping families in need, WIBH Radio in Anna has begun its annual New Coats, New...
The first Olmsted Library October Fest is planned Saturday, Oct. 16. The festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Olmsted. October Fest is being sponsored by the Olmsted Public Library Board of Trustees. Admission is free. The schedule for the day follows: 8 a.m. Vendors downtown,...
Several proposed projects were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Oct. 5, at Anna City Hall. Members of the Anna Junior High School Art Club presented a proposal to paint picnic tables at the Anna City Park. Fourteen students and art...
State Sen. Dale Fowler is teaming with MeridianHealth to distribute free, pre-made meals in Mounds. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 12, starting at 11:30 a.m. Meals can be picked up the U of I extension office at 502 Oakley Street in Mounds. Each meal serves two and will have been...
Shawnee Development Council Inc. has announced that funds are available to assist income-eligible households with their natural gas, propane and electric bills and furnace assistance.  Shawnee Development Council is administrator of the Home Energy Assistance Program in Massac, Pope, Hardin, Union...
Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, Oct. 4, reported four newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Union County. An update released on Monday by Southern Seven showed that the area has surpassed a total of 10,000 cumulative cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.  The health...

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