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A four day young artists' workshops will be held July 19 through 22 at the Little Egypt Arts Association in Marion. Other classes are Mondays at 4 p.m. at Missy's Studio. The July location is the Arts Centre on the downtown square in Marion (the building with the mural) Class 1 Ages 4-8 (age 4 and...
85-year-old Dean Troutman pushed the same buggy for 700 miles in 2015 to raise funds to build a park in honor of his wife.
Dean Troutman, an 85-year-old man from Princeville in Northern Illinois, will be walking near the Anna-Jonesboro area with his bright green shirt and yellow buggy Tuesday, July 12.  He is traveling on foot from his home to Memphis, Tenn.  The approximately 560-mile-long journey is an effort to...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is alerting motorists about upcoming interstate ramp closures in the area. Beginning on Tuesday, July 12, weather permitting, the I-57 south bound entrance and exit ramps (exit 40) to Goreville will be closed for 10 days. IDOT explained in a news...
Shawnee Community College fall 2016 registration is underway. Classes are scheduled to begin on Aug. 17. Classes are available at the SCC main campus near Ullin and at the SCC extension centers in Anna, Cairo and Metropolis. The schedule of classes is available at the main campus and at each of the...
In what they said is an effort to maintain sustainability, organizers of the fair announced the establishment of a minimal admission fee for the 2016 Du Quoin State Fair in Du Quoin. The fair is scheduled Friday, Aug. 26, through Monday, Sept. 5. All adult fairgoers who want to attend the 2016 Du...
The Illinois Farm Bureau experts plan to meet with Union County farmers at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 11, at the USDA building Anna to share information about protecting water quality. Lauren Lurkins, director of Natural & Environmental Resources division of the Ill. Farm Bureau, will be the guest...
The Shawnee School District No. 84 Board of Education recognized students of the quarter at its regular monthly meeting for June. The meeting was June 21 at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake. Students who were honored for the fourth quarter included: Kelci Baber, 3rd grade; Rayah...
University of Illinois Extension is teaming up with area farmers to provide four evening “twilight meetings.”  The goal of the evenings is to highlight and demonstrate diverse farming enterprises across Southern Illinois.   Organizers said that anyone who is involved in, or interested in, local...
(Editor’s note: the following article was shared by Sanford Keller of Houston, Texas.) Sunday, June 12, was a joyous day for the Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church of 1624 W. 34th St. in Houston, Texas. Mayor Silvestor Turner of Houston, Texas, declared the day Gospel Truth Day. The mayor’s...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel wants to alert residents to another phone scam. According to the Illinois Sheriffs' Association, a phone campaign is fraudulently using the name of the Illinois Sheriffs' Association in their solicitation.  The Illinois Sheriffs' Association never solicits by phone...

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