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The Shawnee Community College Adult Education Program has scheduled GED classes in Anna, Cobden, Vienna and at the college’s main campus in Ullin. The classes are offered at no cost to students. Classes were scheduled to begin during the week of June 5. GED classes are scheduled at the college’s...
The public is invited to attend an informational and planning meeting about a community food bank garden in Anna. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. June 22 at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Organizers said that the new community food bank garden is located on the grounds of Choate Mental Health...
“No Strings Attached” is the theme for a special upcoming event at a Union County church. The non-profit event is planned Sunday, June 25, at the First Christian Church in Anna and is designed to help meet the needs of the community.  Free services and giveaways are planned at the church, which is...
Here's hoping that the squirrel was offering a prayer of forgiveness to the god of typographical blunders on behalf of the person who tries to entertain you each week in this space.
As you may have noticed, this space occasionally is devoted to a bit of wandering around and aimless observations, and so it will be this week... ...first up, allow me to reflect on a couple of boo boos which showed up in last week's paper... ...for one thing, yours truly somehow managed to move an...
Registration is open for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Power Camp which is set this summer in Anna. The camp is planned July 5-7 at Anna Junior High School. The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Registration information can be found online at http://sifca.org/powercamps.php....
Participants in this year’s Union County CEO program presented a trade show Thursday evening, June 1, at The Old Feed Store in Cobden. The trade show was part of a celebration for the 2016-2017 program and featured businesses created by CEO team members.
A special event was held Thursday evening, June 1, in Cobden to celebrate the 2016-2017 Union County CEO program. The celebration, attended by about 100 people, was held at The Old Feed Store in downtown Cobden. CEO stands for Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities.  The 2016-2017 annual report for...
“Rule Number 1: Anything is Possible” With those words, author and former Union County resident Don Michel opens his newly published book. Michel’s book is titled “Getting to Know...Walter Cronkite, Buckminister Fuller, Michael DeBakey, MD, Arthur Godfrey, Ann Landers and the Officer Who Arrested...
Southern Illinois Reading Council short story winners from Union County included, from left, Tyer Cunningham, Victoria Perez, Evelyn Eddings, Jaley Watkins and Anna Hess. Photo provided.
Five students in Anna and Jonesboro were recently recognized at the Southern Illinois Reading Council’s Short Story Spring Celebration. The celebration was held earlier this spring at the Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale. Schools from the 15 southermost counties in Illinois were invited to...
Glen Browning
Olive Branch native Glen Browning has been involved with thumbpicking since he was 8 years old, but he never thought he would be recognized with a prestigious award for his hobby. In September of 2015, Browning received the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame award for supporting musician. Browning...
The 2017 Annabelle Street Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, in Anna. The festival celebrates the heritage of the Annabelle hydrangea plant and its connection to the Union County community. Festival activities are planned from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the downtown Anna area. The...

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