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.
Spotted this creepy looking spider while venturing out in the backyard during the dark of night. Needless to say, it was rather eye-catching.
A celebration 300 million years in the making happened on Wednesday: National Fossil Day was October 13.
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.
Why did the white-tailed deer cross the road? Obviously, to get to the other side. Well, that was how it seemed last Friday morning in metropolitan Alto Pass.
If nothing else, Rocky is persistent. He paid another visit to our front porch last Sunday night. Well, I think our visitor was Rocky. We still have not been formally introduced. Meanwhile...
Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden, in dark uniforms, hosted Murphysboro in a boys’ high school soccer game on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 23, in Anna. Action was moving up the field during the first half of the game.
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden high school co-op boys’ soccer team won twice in recent action.
The Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division girls’ golf tournament was played Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Herrin. Twenty-seven girls competed. A-J’s Marlee Smith placed first. A-J’s Maddi Hawk placed seventh. With their finishes, both A-J golfers earned all-conference team honors for 2021. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ golf team competed at the Pine Hills Golf Course at Herrin in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Spotted this creepy looking spider while venturing out in the backyard during the dark of night. Needless to say, it was rather eye-catching.
Why did the white-tailed deer cross the road? Obviously, to get to the other side. Well, that was how it seemed last Friday morning in metropolitan Alto Pass.
Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden, in dark uniforms, hosted Murphysboro in a boys’ high school soccer game on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 23, in Anna. Action was moving up the field during the first half of the game.
The Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division girls’ golf tournament was played Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Herrin. Twenty-seven girls competed. A-J’s Marlee Smith placed first. A-J’s Maddi Hawk placed seventh. With their finishes, both A-J golfers earned all-conference team honors for 2021. Photo provided.
A Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day program is planned Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Kincaid Mounds Historic Site in Massac County. Formal programs are scheduled during the field day. A presentation is planned at 10 a.m. by Dr. Paul Welch, chair and associate professor of anthropology at Southern...
Southern Seven Health Department has announced plans to offer a series of community drive-thru flu clinics throughout the region it serves. Southern Seven Health Department is encouraging everyone to get an annual flu shot to reduce the overall burden of respiratory illnesses.  Now more than ever...
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...
Professional Long Driver Andrew “Thor” Herbert is planning to host the Thor’s Challenge Charity Golf Classic Saturday, Oct. 30, at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek in Makanda. The event will benefit special needs children, both locally, through organizations such as The Autism Society of Southern...
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...

Obituaries

George G. Oliver
George G. Oliver, 62, of Dongola, died Friday, Oct.  15, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  He was born on Nov. 20, 1958, in Metropolis, the son of Cletus and Nina Hannah Oliver.  He married Lena Battaglia on Nov. 20, 2004, in Alto Pass. Mr. Oliver is survived by his wife, Lena Oliver of...
Correne Lavonna Bliss
Correne Lavonna Bliss, 93, of Coweta, Okla., formerly of Olathe, Kan., Mount Morris, Ill., Davis, Ill. and Anna, Ill., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at 3:20 p.m. at her home. Lavonna was born on April 15, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Lester Lee and Enola Lois (Williams) Stevens. Lavonna...
Barbara Alice Zimmerman
Barbara Alice Zimmerman, 70, of College Station, Texas, died on Sept. 30, 2021.  She was born on Oct. 20, 1950, the daughter of Donald and Margaret Swanson, in Anoka, Minn.  She was raised in Oxlip, Minn., until the 8th grade, where she went to school in a one-room house with one other kid in her...
Betty R. Holmes
Betty R. Holmes, 90, of Carterville, formerly of Anna and Cairo, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at 10:23 a.m. in Shawnee Senior Living in Herrin. She was born on Feb. 6, 1931, in Portageville, Mo., a daughter of Chester and Wilma Shumaker Riley.   She married James F. Holmes on June 15, 1951, in...
Nina Brown
Nina Brown, 92, of Cobden, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.  She was born on March 31, 1929, in Pittsfield, the daughter of Charles Everett and Monacrista Belle Rogers Coleman.  She married James “Bill” Brown on Dec. 1, 1984, in Park Ridge. He preceded...

Sports

Professional Long Driver Andrew “Thor” Herbert is planning to host the Thor’s Challenge Charity Golf Classic Saturday, Oct. 30, at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek in Makanda...

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