One of the displays at the visitors center at Giant City State Park features animals which can be found in the woods in our neck of the woods. The bobcat is one of those critters. So is Bob the Cat. I'm pretty sure that Bob the Cat could give a bobcat a run for its money.
A few casual observations before we get started on the good stuff... ...last week, it was so hot that I saw a chicken basting itself...
These pictures were taken at the camp on Tuesday evening, July 18.
Fall – and football – may seem like they are a long way off during the sweltering heat and humidity of a Southern Illinois summer. But football took center stage during the Wildcat Youth Football League’s annual camp.
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A junior PGA golf tournament was played at the Union County Country Club course in Anna Tuesday, July 18.
Union County’s CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program kicked off the 2017-2018 school year on July 18 with summer orientation. Photo/information shared by email from the CEO program.
Union County’s CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program kicked off the 2017-2018 school year on July 18 with summer orientation.
On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and warm-up exercises.
An annual Wildcat Youth Football League’s football camp was held last week on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field. Around 50 to 60 young people participated in the week-long camp.
The picture was taken at the start of a back stroke event.
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team hosted a meet Tuesday evening, July 18. Anna and Herrin competed at the meet, which was held at the Anna City Pool. The picture was taken at the start of a back stroke event.
One of the displays at the visitors center at Giant City State Park features animals which can be found in the woods in our neck of the woods. The bobcat is one of those critters. So is Bob the Cat. I'm pretty sure that Bob the Cat could give a bobcat a run for its money.
These pictures were taken at the camp on Tuesday evening, July 18.
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Union County’s CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program kicked off the 2017-2018 school year on July 18 with summer orientation. Photo/information shared by email from the CEO program.
On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and warm-up exercises.
The picture was taken at the start of a back stroke event.
These pictures were taken at the camp on Tuesday evening, July 18.
Fall – and football – may seem like they are a long way off during the sweltering heat and humidity of a Southern Illinois summer. But football took center stage during the Wildcat Youth Football League’s annual camp. The camp was held July 17-20 on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A junior PGA golf tournament was played at the Union County Country Club course in Anna Tuesday, July 18. Two teams from the Union County Country Club and two teams from Kimberland Country Club in Jackson, Mo., competed in the tournament. The accompanying pictures feature some of the action from...
Chris Egelston, the “Reading Magician,” plans to present his “Readers are Winners” show at the Jonesboro Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. Egelston uses magic, comedy and audience participation to teach children about the fun and importance of reading. He encourages them to read both to...
An Independence Day fireworks display, a utility rate ordinance, project updates and yard sales were among the items discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, July 18, at Anna City Hall. Mayor Steve Hartline opened discussion at the meeting...
Giant City Park in Makanda has planned a look into the world of local noctural creatures on Saturday, July 27, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Beverly Sofstall from Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is set to bring animals to the park for the program. The program is set to take place at Shelter 5 (...
Union County’s CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program kicked off the 2017-2018 school year on July 18 with summer orientation. Photo/information shared by email from the CEO program.
Union County’s CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program kicked off the 2017-2018 school year on July 18 with summer orientation. The orientation event was hosted by Anna-Jonesboro National Bank at its facility on Leigh Avenue in Anna, with students, parents, the program’s facilitator...
The Anna Police Department released these security images of the suspects.
The Anna Police Department has asked for the public's assistance with identifying two people suspected of committing a theft at Walmart in Anna July 11.  The two people concealed over $300 of merchandise and walked out of the garden center doors without offering payment for the merchandise. They...
Union County Hospital’s Our Healthy Circle, OHC, plans to host a murder mystery dinner theater for its annual anniversary event.   “A Dance with Death: A 1950s Sock Hop” will be performed by the Murder Mystery Company out of Nashville, Tenn.   The event is set to begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11...
The Egyptian Early Learning Center Head Start Program is planning to host a community resource fair on Aug. 4.  The event is set from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the community building in Tamms. The staff will be completing intake applications for the 2017-2018 school year for Egyptian Early Learning...
Shawnee Community College’s Adult Education Program is planning to offer GED classes this fall. The classes will be offered at various locations in the area and at the college’s main campus near Ullin. Classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 22. The classes are offered at no cost to students. Main...

Obituaries

Rev. Verlee Eaker
Rev. Verlee Eaker, 88, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Anna, died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Grassy, Mo., the son of Raymond and Lilly Mouser Eaker. He married Joyce Johnson on July 10, 1950. She...
Betty Stahlheber, 86, of rural Dongola, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Integrity Healthcare Center in Anna.  She was born in Dupo, the daughter of Louis and Christine Kurtz Sutter.  She married Earl Stahlheber in 1951. She is survived by her husband, Earl Stahlheber of rural...
Bonnie Moreland
Bonnie Moreland, 89, of Anna, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Aug. 7, 1927, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Arthur and Marie Frick Boyd. She married Raymond L. Moreland on Sept. 23, 1950. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2015. She is survived by...
Joanna Coles
Joanna Coles, 62, of Anna, died July 19, 2017, at her home.  She was born on March 25, 1955, in Anna, the daughter of Boyd B. and Ruth A. Martin Henson.  She married Mike Coles on Jan. 3, 1987, in Carbondale. She is survived by her husband, Mike Coles of Anna; children Tommy Yates of Missouri, Gary...
Walter Thomas Lamer, 79, of Jerseyville, died at 5:35 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Feb. 6, 1938, and was the youngest, and last surviving of 10 children born to Lawrence Lafayette and Lena “Budgie” Angell Lamer. He grew up in...

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These pictures were taken at the camp on Tuesday evening, July 18., These pictures were taken at the camp on Tuesday evening, July 18., These pictures were taken at the camp on Tuesday evening, July 18.
Fall – and football – may seem like they are a long way off during the sweltering heat and humidity of a Southern Illinois summer. But football took center stage during the Wildcat Youth...

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