Cool kitty: While walking along the Quetil Trail in Alto Pass, I happened to catch a glimpse of a very fluffy cat catching some rays in the rocky cliffs along the trail. I’m guessing the cat wanted to know why the creature with the camera wasn’t inside, where it was warm.
Once again this week, we’re going to wander around a little bit... Mainly because it’s Monday afternoon and my self-imposed deadline to complete this little gem has long since come and gone. (Then it was Monday evening...Monday night
The Union County CEO class of 2021 gave $500 to Collin Cain, who provides the Wounded Warrior hunting experience at Grassy Lake Hunting Club at Ware. From left are Tim Coop, southeast United States regional director of the Wounded Warrior Project; Collin Cain, owner of Grassy Lake Hunting Club; Will Hunter of the 2021 Union County CEO class; and current CEO team members Camden Hodges, Kyle Hall, Hunter Boyd, Luke Lasley and Madi Hawk. Union County CEO photo.
Another special experience happened for four CEO students and an alumnus last week – an opportunity to meet 16 Wounded Warriors, their hunting guides and other people involved in the annual waterfowl hunt at Grassy Lake Hunting Club at Ware.
Those who attended the open house included, from left, Cairo Mayor Thomas Simpson, Arrowleaf board member Artie McBride, TJay Purchase, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst, R-Metropolis, Marsha Hayes, Arrowleaf board member Vickie Foulks, Candice Smith, State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Arrowleaf CEO Sherrie L. Crabb.
The Arrowleaf human services organization which serves the Southern Illinois area has opened a new food pantry and office in Cairo.
As readers may know, yours truly likes to take photographs with critters in them. Saw this feathered critter while motoring through my hometown on a bright and sunny afternoon during the closing days of the year now gone by...we can only hope that 2021 will Rest in Peace...
Some things that made me go... hmmmmm...or, maybe...huh?
Tim and Melanie McReynolds, on behalf of the Oasis Shrine Club in Anna, made and donated a new Grinch to replace the one which was stolen from the ILS display. They are with Anna Mayor Steve Hartline and Anna city administrator Dori Bigler. The photograph was shared by the City of Anna.
A popular story for the holiday season written by Dr. Seuss tells a tale of how the Grinch stole Christmas. During the Christmas season in Union County, somebody actually stole the Grinch.
As mentioned last week, it’s the season for traditions. That’s why you get to see some photographs of critters again this week. Before we get to the critters, a few words about a couple of other holiday traditions...
Cool kitty: While walking along the Quetil Trail in Alto Pass, I happened to catch a glimpse of a very fluffy cat catching some rays in the rocky cliffs along the trail. I’m guessing the cat wanted to know why the creature with the camera wasn’t inside, where it was warm.
The Union County CEO class of 2021 gave $500 to Collin Cain, who provides the Wounded Warrior hunting experience at Grassy Lake Hunting Club at Ware. From left are Tim Coop, southeast United States regional director of the Wounded Warrior Project; Collin Cain, owner of Grassy Lake Hunting Club; Will Hunter of the 2021 Union County CEO class; and current CEO team members Camden Hodges, Kyle Hall, Hunter Boyd, Luke Lasley and Madi Hawk. Union County CEO photo.
Those who attended the open house included, from left, Cairo Mayor Thomas Simpson, Arrowleaf board member Artie McBride, TJay Purchase, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst, R-Metropolis, Marsha Hayes, Arrowleaf board member Vickie Foulks, Candice Smith, State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Arrowleaf CEO Sherrie L. Crabb.
As readers may know, yours truly likes to take photographs with critters in them. Saw this feathered critter while motoring through my hometown on a bright and sunny afternoon during the closing days of the year now gone by...we can only hope that 2021 will Rest in Peace...
Tim and Melanie McReynolds, on behalf of the Oasis Shrine Club in Anna, made and donated a new Grinch to replace the one which was stolen from the ILS display. They are with Anna Mayor Steve Hartline and Anna city administrator Dori Bigler. The photograph was shared by the City of Anna.
The Village of Cobden, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association, IMUA, is again offering a scholarship competition program for eligible high school seniors.   Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing her or his...
More than $670,000 in federal grants have been awarded to Anna and Cahokia schools to strengthen security in the classroom.  The grants were announced Monday, Jan. 10, by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill. More than 153 jurisdictions nationwide applied and received grants through a Department of Justice...
Rural Health Inc. has announced that it is funding and administering eight healthcare scholarship opportunities.  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior at each of the following high schools:  Anna-Jonesboro, Cobden, Dongola, Goreville, Joppa, Massac County, Shawnee (in Wolf...
The Anna Police Department recorded more than 5,000 calls to service during 2021. Anna Police Chief Bryan Watkins has released a review of statistics recorded by the Anna Police Department for the year 2021, and for the final three months of the year. Watkins credited the department’s police...
Out of an abundance of caution and due to the continued high numbers of new COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that all Secretary of State departments, including Driver Services facilities, will resume conducting in-person transactions Monday, Jan. 24....
The nation’s blood supply has reached a dangerously low level. On Jan. 10, the following statement was issued by AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross regarding the status of the nation’s blood supply: As the blood community celebrates National Blood Donor Month this January, the...
COVID-19 impacted the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team last week. The A-J girls missed two games due to COVID-19. The Lady Wildcats’ game with Goreville on Thursday, Jan. 6, and Murphysboro, Jan. 8, both were cancelled. Murphysboro also was dealing with COVID-19. Plans...
The Union County CEO class of 2021 gave $500 to Collin Cain, who provides the Wounded Warrior hunting experience at Grassy Lake Hunting Club at Ware. From left are Tim Coop, southeast United States regional director of the Wounded Warrior Project; Collin Cain, owner of Grassy Lake Hunting Club; Will Hunter of the 2021 Union County CEO class; and current CEO team members Camden Hodges, Kyle Hall, Hunter Boyd, Luke Lasley and Madi Hawk. Union County CEO photo.
Another special experience happened for four CEO students and an alumnus last week – an opportunity to meet 16 Wounded Warriors, their hunting guides and other people involved in the annual waterfowl hunt at Grassy Lake Hunting Club at Ware. Encouraged by the phrase, “Successful People Give Back,”...
Those who attended the open house included, from left, Cairo Mayor Thomas Simpson, Arrowleaf board member Artie McBride, TJay Purchase, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst, R-Metropolis, Marsha Hayes, Arrowleaf board member Vickie Foulks, Candice Smith, State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Arrowleaf CEO Sherrie L. Crabb.
The Arrowleaf human services organization which serves the Southern Illinois area has opened a new food pantry and office in Cairo. The client choice food pantry and office are located at 1401 Washington Ave. in Cairo. An open house to celebrate the opening of the facility was held Monday morning,...
The National Weather Service office in Paducah last week issued a flood warning for parts of the Ohio River in the region. Heavy rainfall during the first weekend of the new year caused water levels to rise along the Lower Ohio River Basin last week.  Minor flooding was in the forecast for the...

Obituaries

Cherie A. Sharp
Cherie A. Sharp, 70, of Pulaski, died at 3:33 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Illinois. She was born on April 12, 1951, in Cairo, the daughter of Edwin Staggs and Helen Polk. She was a cashier attendant at Harrah’s Casino in Metropolis. She was preceded in death by her...
Charles McCoy
Charles McCoy, 84, of Shalimar, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.  He was born in Cache on Nov. 10, 1937, the son of General Lee and Lena Crider McCoy. He graduated from Thebes High School.  He and Minnie Foster were married on May 28, 1955.  He joined the U.S...
Derek Thomas Harvell
Derek Thomas Harvell, 25, of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.  He was born on Dec. 10, 1996, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Darryl and Diane Moreland Harvell. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Jessica (Khyle) Dean; nieces and nephew Aria, Brigham and Adaley Dean; his...
John F. Berry Sr.
John F. Berry Sr., 70, of Anna, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Jan. 13, 1951, in Cobden, the son of Delmar and Vesta Davis Berry.  He married Brenda Poole on Aug. 1, 1969, in Alto Pass. Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, Brenda Berry of Anna; a son,...
Joyce Ann Sullivan
Joyce Ann Sullivan, 80, of Anna, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Joyce was born the daughter of Henry (Frog) and Nora (Davis) Bryan in Mascoutah, Ill. Joyce married William Joseph (Joe) Sullivan on July 12, 1958, at Joe’s home in Jonesboro, Ill...

Sports

COVID-19 impacted the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team last week. The A-J girls missed two games due to COVID-19. The Lady Wildcats’ game with Goreville on...

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