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Unique and one-of-a-kind creations and donations from local artists, crafters, businesses, individuals and supporters will all be up for bids Saturday, Nov. 5, at PAWS’ 23rd annual Auction for Animals benefit.  The event is presented by Pets Are Worth Saving Inc., a local animal welfare...
Veterans will be saluted at an upcoming program which is planned in Union County. The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center plans to honor veterans at an upcoming event. On Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m., the arts center plans to host a Celebration to Freedom: Salute to Veterans and Active Duty...
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Stinson Memorial Library in Anna was recently featured in a blog called The BLT, the Blog for Lifestyle & Travel, in an article titled, "20 Libraries That Will Make You Forget About Netflix." The blog is part of www.vacationsmadeeasy.com, a well-known trip planning website.
One of those who was on hand to see No. 844 was Josh Cox of Lick Creek. Cox is owner of Skyborne 4D and the pilot of a drone which he used to capture aerial images of the locomotive. At one point, the drone crossed directly in front of No. 844.
Nearly 100 people of all ages gathered at a railroad crossing in Wolf Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when the Union Pacific’s “Living Legend”No. 844 steam locomotive made a stop in the Union County community. Union Pacific reported on its website that No. 844 was on a journey of more than 1,200 miles...
The Upward basketball and cheerleading program is preparing for its 18th season at Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center in Cairo.    Organizers said in a news release that the Upward league “offers opportunities to introduce children and their families to the love of Jesus Christ while using a...
The Egyptian High School student council plans to host a chili supper/movie night fundraiser at the school in Tamms on Thursday, Nov. 3. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m. and movies will start at 6:30 p.m.  Children are encouraged to wear pajamas.
The River-to-River Trail Society has announced its fifth guided hike of the fall 2016 hiking season, on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Ferne Clyffe State Park in Goreville.  The hike is free and open to the public. Hikers should meet at 10 a.m. at the parking area beside the lake.  This will be a hike of...
A winter tree identification program is planned Saturday, Nov. 5, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The free program is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public. The program will involve a hike on the Giant City Nature Trail. The hike will be led by NRCS soil conservationist...
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help stock the shelves before the upcoming busy holiday season. Many regular donors delay giving blood between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day because of holiday activities.  The Red Cross says that this often causes a drop in...
Spots were still open as of last week for an upcoming event planned at Southern Illinois University Carbondale that is designed to help young women explore careers in science and mathematics. The annual Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics conference is set for Saturday, Nov. 19, at...

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