January 2009

Howard ‘Lynn’ Day

Funeral services for Howard “Lynn” Day, 79, of Paducah, were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Milner and Orr Funeral Home in Paducah with the Rev. Louis Brinker officiating.

Burial with military honors followed in the Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Pulaski County.

Mr. Day died at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.

Memorial Day events set throughout area Holiday to be observed Monday, May 25

Memorial Day programs are planned throughout the region.

Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 25.


The Village of Cobden is planning to conduct a Memorial Day service.

The service is set for 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the Cobden Cemetery.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the multipurpose room at the Cobden Elementary School.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 will provide an honor guard and a bugler for "Taps."

Cobden ends regular season with 25-4 record

Taylor Orsburn tossed a three-hitter to lead host Cobden to a 4-1 win over Hamilton County in the final regular season high school softball game Monday, May 17.

Orsburn had 11 strikeouts  and 2 walks.

Taylor Wilkins was 1-for-2 with a double and 2 RBIs. DaCota Knop  was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

Ana Duda was 1-for-2. Jenna Lehr was 1-for-3 with a double. Kayla Quertermous had an RBI.

Cobden improved to 25-4 with the win.

Anna students receive honors at recent district music contest

The Anna Junior High School music department competed in the recent Illinois Grade School Music Association’s district solo and ensemble contest.

The contest was May 2 at Centralia Junior High School in Centralia.

Anna Junior High School received four first superior ratings, seven Division 1 ratings and one Division 2 rating.

The following Anna students received first superior ratings:

Female voice solo: Olivia Gordon, Janna Harner, Amber Skelton.

Treble ensemble: Timbre Craig, Katie Whiteside, Jenna Collier, Amanda Halter.

William C. ‘Bill’ McDonald

Bill McDonald, 86, of Cobden, died at 3 a.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1922, in Cobden, the son of Hosea and Clara Anderson McDonald.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He worked many years as a truck driver for the Trojan Powder Plant.

He married Betty Broadway. He was a life member of the Anna VFW.

Rita Sue Tally

Rita Sue Tally, 75, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Mounds, died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau.

Mrs. Tally was born on May 24, 1933, in Cairo, the daughter of Robert Parker and Jeno Etheridge Parker.

Mrs. Tally was a 23 year professional investor with the Illinois Department of Regulations, retiring in 1991.

Cletis Alanzo Adams

Cletis Alanzo Adams, 72, of Makanda, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2009, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

He was born on Sept. 16, 1936, in Portageville, Mo., the son of George Washington and Hattie Mae Reames Adams.

He married Norma Jean Braggs on April 2, 1954, in Carbondale.

Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Adams of Makanda; two daughters, Donna Adams and Veronica Adams, both of Makanda; one sister, Juanita Pratt Stephens of Cambria; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.


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