January 2009

Is this justice?

To the editor,

Here in the world we have countries that have these fancy and expensive government buildings and offices, but yet they have millions of people that are poor, hungry and no medical help.

Where is their morals? Is this justice? No.

Signed, Paul H. (Doc) DuBois, Cobden


        John Charles McEnelly

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        T-shirt sales helping with Bald Knob Cross restoration project

        Silkworm Inc. in Murphysboro is doing its part to help one of the most recognizable landmarks in Southern Illinois.

        Beginning on Saturday, Dec. 12, locations throughout Southern Illinois and into Missouri were selling t-shirts to raise money for the restoration of the Cross of Peace atop Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass.

        The t-shirts sell for $10 each. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Cross, a local organization which is helping to raise funds for restoration of the landmark.

        Appleknockers rout Egyptian

        Cobden raced to a big first quarter lead on its way to a 47-11 win over visiting Egyptian in South Egyptian Conference high school girls’  basketball Wednesday, Dec. 9

        The Appleknockers were ahead 19-2 after one quarter and 27-7 at the half. The Lady Pharaohs were outscored 20-4 in the final half.

        Ana  Duda had 11 points to lead Cobden. Katelyn Wiggs, Alysha Bottje, Taylor Orsburn and Bekah Russell had 6 points apiece, Mara Hackethal 4 and Jordyn Grey 2.

        Cobden improved to 6-0.

        Nancy A. Hartline

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        Charlotte Kraatz

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        Shirley Dolores Hawk

        Shirley Dolores Hawk, 65, of Murphysboro, died at 5:45 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2009, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

        She was born on June 15, 1944, in San Francisco, Calif., the daughter of David Frank and Irene Mae Boughan Low.

        She married Ron Hawk on June 30, 1975, in Carbondale. Mr. Hawk died earlier this year.

        Survivors include a brother, Robert and his wife Linda Reason of Peoria; a step-sister-in-law, Kathy Low; and several nieces and nephews.

        She also was preceded in death by her parents and by a step-brother, Larry David Low.

        Local historian to give talk at John A. Logan

        A presentation by Darrel Dexter scheduled at John A. Logan College Library in Carterville, on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2:30 p.m. will focus on the life of Harry Daugherty, who lived as a slave in Union County in the early 1800s. 

        The presentation is sponsored by The Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois and is free and open to the public.

        Dexter, a local historian and genealogist, of Jonesboro, has traced the life of Daugherty from his entrance into Illinois as a 5-year-old slave in 1810 to his death as a free man during the Civil War.

        Judy Kay Stalions

        Judy Kay Smith was born on Feb. 9, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., and died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind., with her family by her side.

        She married Coy Stalions on Feb. 8, 1974, in Golconda. He preceded her in death on July 9, 2008.

        She attended Union County schools in Alto Pass and Anna before moving to Golconda in Pope County.

        The Stalions made Golconda their home and raised their family there.

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