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The Union County Alliance of Churches is planning to sponsor prayer walks at eight Union County schools next week.   Host churches are scheduled to lead the prayer walks and members of the community are invited to participate.   Praying Christians who are unable to physically attend a prayer walk...
The ELITE camp winners, Blake Aranico, left, and Olivia DeVore. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College has recognized ELITE summer camp winners Olivia DeVore and Blake Aranico. Olivia DeVore received best overall business plan for her Krazy Kerchiefs. Blake Aranico received most creative business idea for his Custom Kicks and Socks. Each received a $100 prize. ELITE (...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Aug. 12-13 at the Main Street Center in Anna. Hours for the course are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 12 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13. Students must attend both classes. A 1996 state law requires all...
The Illinois State Police, ISP, have received reaccreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., CALEA. State police officials recently announced the reaccreditation. CALEA accreditation ensures the agency continues to serve Illinois residents with...
A free program about solar eclipses is planned Thursday, Aug. 11, in Carbondale. The program is set for 7 p.m. at 216 E. Monroe (look for the green door, off the alley), across from Rockhill Baptist Church. Free parking is available off Monroe Street, between Washington and Marion streets. The...
The Shawnee Veterans Memorial Wall committee is asking farmers, businesses and other potential supporters throughout the community to help make the memorial wall become a reality. The committee wants the wall to be placed on the grounds of the school district to honor all veterans, living and...
The Pulaski County Fair is planned in Pulaski from Sunday, Aug. 14, to Saturday, Aug. 20. Highlights of the fair week schedule follow: Sunday, Aug. 14 A parade will be in downtown Pulaski at 5 p.m. A community worship service and gospel singing will be at the pavilion at 7 p.m. The service is open...
A deadline is approaching soon for those who want to be contestants in the upcoming Cache River Days beauty pageant in Ullin. The pageant is scheduled on Sept. 9. Organizers noted that contestants are needed for all age groups. The deadline to enter the pagant is 4 p.m. on Aug. 12. For more...
Egelston demonstrated how to do a magic trick.
The Jonesboro Public Library hosted a magic show on Tuesday, July 26. The show, "Reading is Magic," was presented by Chris Egelston, "the reading magician." Egelston introduced several magic tricks to the kids, including turning an invisible cake into a toy snake, making "Super Frog" disappear and...
Several citizens in Tamms were able to have their questions answered about the future of the Tamms Depot during a community meeting on Thursday, July 28. The meeting was held at the Tamms Community Building. Most village board members were present along with mayor and president of the board, Buddy...

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