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Union County FCA campers participated in competitions in the afternoons with games like volleyball, one-hit softball, flinger ball and more. Photos by Amber Filbeck.
The 2017 Union County Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCA, Power Camp was held July 5-7 for the ninth year at Anna Junior High School in Anna.  The camp was open to any Union County student in 5th through 8th grades. Tony Foeller, who has directed the camp since its beginning, said that 82...
Erin Dillow of Anna showed her rabbit Lazarus, her Himalayan cat Merlin and her German shepherd dog Sasha. Erin is a member of the Lick Creek 4-H Club and the daughter of Rhonda and Greg Dillow.
Union County 4-H small animal, home economics and general shows were held last Saturday at Anna Heights Baptist Church in Anna. The shows gave local 4-Hers an opportunity to showcase their work.
The Egyptian Area Agency on Aging, EAAA, reports that starting July 12, farmers market coupons will be distributed in the area. The program intends to help senior adults to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets. EAAA stated in a news release that the coupons “are a great...
Union County Hospital Auxiliary is planning to have a Mad Hatters Tea Party. The tea party is set from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the fellowship room at the United Methodist Church in Anna. The church is located on West Monroe Street. Those who plan to attend are invited to wear...
The upcoming schedule at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center includes a kids art camp, a drama camp and a kids painting party. The kids art camp and the drama camp both are planned July 24-28. Hours for both camps are from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Kids Art Camp: At the kids...
Contestants are being sought for the 2017 Union County Fair Queen, Little Miss and Junior Miss Fair Queen pageant. The pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the fair, which will be at the Anna City Park in Anna. Union County Fair Queen Pageant Pageant organizers said that contestants for...
Photo by Amber Filbeck.
Stinson Memorial Library in Anna is hosting its annual summer reading program for children of preschool age through the 8th grade. The theme this year is “Build a Better World.” Stinson’s children’s librarian, Beth Sisler, read “Big Bear Hug,” a book about caring for trees, during the preschool and...
Seranna Cross plans to have a lemonade stand at the PAWS 2nd Hand Resale Store in Anna on Saturday, July 8. She plans to have regular lemonade, black cherry lemonade, popcorn, and dog and cat treats. Proceeds will help to support PAWS.
Construction of a new concessions/restroom building is underway as part of a major improvement project at the Anna City Park in Anna.
Construction of a new concessions/restroom building is underway as part of a major improvement project at the Anna City Park in Anna. Wissinger Construction of Cairo is the general contractor for the project; local subcontractors also have been working on the project. The building project is slated...
On Thursday, June 29, representatives of a number of emergency service organizations in Union County came together to devise a plan for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and providing their services to all of the visitors expected to appear for the event. Transport and housing of patients and...

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