The Carmi-based 14U Diamond Xplosion ‘03 travel softball team won the recent Midwest Regional Tournament in dramatic fashion by defeating the S.I. Bandits 10-9 in the final inning.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School senior Jayce Turner has been named an All-American prep football player and will compete in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
The new owners of The Davie School Inn in Anna, Tammy and Lyle Woodrum, right, only charged $1 to their first customers, Jim and Debra May, left, of Plano, Texas. The Woodrums took over the business on June 29. Photo provided.
The Davie School Inn in Anna is under new management. Lyle and Tammy Woodrum bought The Davie School Inn from Gary and Andrea Dahmer on June 29.
A creature that only a mother could love? The bug was spotted recently on your writer's big green garbage can.
For this week, yours truly considered writing a colyum about something that had not happened yet. However, that would have been some more FAKE NEWS, and we're all done with that silliness. Well, I am...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team displays its championship trophy. Photo provided.
The Cobden American Legion baseball team topped host West Frankfort 13-2 to win the 25th Junior East District Tournament Sunday, July 16.
A chair straddle was presented by Tae Kwon Do students. Photo provided.
Saturday, July 8, was described as a great day for Coffman Martial Arts Academy in Anna. Two black belts, Dillon Greer and Jacob Cross, tested for and achieved their First Dan (degree) black belt rank. 
The new owners of The Davie School Inn in Anna, Tammy and Lyle Woodrum, right, only charged $1 to their first customers, Jim and Debra May, left, of Plano, Texas. The Woodrums took over the business on June 29. Photo provided.
A creature that only a mother could love? The bug was spotted recently on your writer's big green garbage can.
The Cobden American Legion baseball team displays its championship trophy. Photo provided.
A chair straddle was presented by Tae Kwon Do students. Photo provided.
The Carmi-based 14U Diamond Xplosion ‘03 travel softball team won the recent Midwest Regional Tournament in dramatic fashion by defeating the S.I. Bandits 10-9 in the final inning. Entering the final frame, Diamond Xplosion was down 9-5. First baseman Alli Goering led off the inning with a single...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School senior Jayce Turner has been named an All-American prep football player and will compete in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. The game is scheduled Dec. 18 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The stadium is the home of the National Football League’s...
The Jonesboro Bi-Centennial Committee is already planning to celebrate next year’s 200th anniversary of the founding of Jonesboro in 1818.   The committee is looking for old pictures of  individuals, groups, organizations, buildings, businesses, advertisements – anything 50 years or older.  ...
The new owners of The Davie School Inn in Anna, Tammy and Lyle Woodrum, right, only charged $1 to their first customers, Jim and Debra May, left, of Plano, Texas. The Woodrums took over the business on June 29. Photo provided.
The Davie School Inn in Anna is under new management. Lyle and Tammy Woodrum bought The Davie School Inn from Gary and Andrea Dahmer on June 29. The Woodrums are not from the area. They have spent much of their lives moving around to different areas, including Georgia, Texas and India. They worked...
The Union County Board of Commissioners had nearly wrapped up discussion about items on the agenda for last week’s regular meeting when the focus turned to a check-writing process. The commissioners met Friday morning, July 14, at the Union County Courthouse. Early discussion focused on the issuing...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team displays its championship trophy. Photo provided.
The Cobden American Legion baseball team topped host West Frankfort 13-2 to win the 25th Junior East District Tournament Sunday, July 16. Cody Wieseman was 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs to lead Cobden to the win. Landon Britt was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and 3 RBIs. Josh Burgess was 2-for...
At the first night of the Wildcat Youth Football League’s annual football camp on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field, members of the next season’s 7th and 8th grade team worked out as a team for the first time. “I’m guessing we had around fifty or sixty kids at the camp tonight....
A chair straddle was presented by Tae Kwon Do students. Photo provided.
Saturday, July 8, was described as a great day for Coffman Martial Arts Academy in Anna. Two black belts, Dillon Greer and Jacob Cross, tested for and achieved their First Dan (degree) black belt rank.  Grand Master Robert Cutrell, founder of the ChunJiDo Organization, was an honored guest and...
Union County Hospital District Auxiliary member Sandra Boaz presented Union County Hospital CEO Jim Farris with a $2,000 donation to help with landscaping costs.
The Union County Hospital District Auxiliary held a meeting at United Methodist Church in Anna on Thursday, July 13. The theme was “Mad Hatters Tea Party.” Several members wore hats for the occasion. Tea and tea party snacks were served. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
From left are Pamela Turner, Susan Ramsey, Angie Bowen and Dr. Keith Reinhardt. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro Elementary School PTO has made a donation for a playground project at the school. PTO representatives Susan Ramsey and Pamela Turner presented Jonesboro School representatives with a $10,000 donation. The donation was presented at a June 26 meeting of the Jonesboro School District No...

Obituaries

Betty Janice Swink, 80, of Dongola, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Nov. 12, 1936, in Union County, the daughter of Lloyd Samuel and Alma Irene Smith Sims. She married Don C. Swink on Dec. 20, 1953, in Jackson, Mo. He preceded her in...
Shirley West Davis of Carbondale, formerly of Anna, passed away peacefully at her home on May 30, 2017. An ecumenical memorial worship service will be held at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna on July 29, beginning at 10 a.m. The Davis family looks forward to worshipping with those who loved her...
Troy E. Glasco
Troy E. Glasco, 93, of rural Cobden, died at 8:13 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. He was born on June 23,1924, in Union County, the son of Lowell and Rosa Mae Leggans Glasco. He married Bobbie Foster on June 10, 1945, in Carbondale. He is survived by...
Johnathan L. Carlton
Johnathan L. Carlton, 33, of Kansas City, Mo., and a former resident of Johnson County, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 1:26 a.m. at the North Kansas Hospital in Kansas City from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born on July 15, 1984, in Paducah, the son of Craig L. and Barbara...
Violet Mayberry
Violet Mayberry, 86, of Anna, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born on June 20, 1931, in Granite City, the daughter of William and Mary Hinkle Cline. She married Carl M. Mayberry on Aug. 5, 1947, in Anna. She loved to attend church. She was...

Sports

The Carmi-based 14U Diamond Xplosion ‘03 travel softball team won the recent Midwest Regional Tournament in dramatic fashion by defeating the S.I. Bandits 10-9 in the final inning. Entering...

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