January 2009

Frances O. Childers

Mrs. Frances O. Childers, 63, of Herrin, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born on Friday, Sept. 13, 1946, in Sumner County, Tenn., the daughter of Ruben and Pauline Sanders Carr.

She was the wife of Paul “Buddy” Childers. They were married on Feb. 14, 1976.

Dongola Thanksgiving service scheduled

A Dongola area community Thanksgiving service is planned Sunday, Nov. 22.

The service will be at 7 p.m. at Cypress Grove MB Church.

The program for the service follows:

Hymn.

Welcome by the host pastor: Pastor Enloe Clemons, Cypress Grove MB Church.

Invocation: Pastor Jay Franklin, Bethany Baptist Church.

Special music: Taylor Bound, St. John's Lutheran Church.

Responsive reading: Pastor Dare Aden, Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Hymn.

Scouting for Food drive begins on Nov. 14

According to the 2009 Report on Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance in Illinois, more than 1.5 million Illinois residents, live below the poverty level of $21,200 for a family of four. 

In Southern Illinois, local food pantries feel the economic strain as they receive more calls and visitors each month.

On Saturday, Nov. 14 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers will hit the streets to deliver tens of thousands of bags to residences across the area. 

Union County Scouts will be joining the food drive.

Hospital district auxiliary holiday lights, ornaments scholarship event set

Union County Hospital District Auxiliary is planning to begin the sale of Christmas lights and ornaments Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Lights are $1 and ornaments are $25 each.

Donations will be posted on a scholarship tree that will be displayed at Union County Hospital Anna.

Lights and ornaments can be designated in honor of, or in memory of, someone in the donor's family, or "a special someone in your life."

Transcraft plans to close Anna plant Union County plant employs nearly 80 people

The planned closing of a major Union County manufacturing facility was made public early this week.

The closing of the Transcraft Corporation trailer manufacturing plant in Anna was announced Tuesday night.

The plant, which began operations in 1962, employs about 80 people

Transcraft Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Wabash National Corporation, which has its headquarters in Lafayette, Ind.

Wabash National Corporation posted a press release about the future of the Anna plant on its website Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Annette L. Vaughn

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Be warmed by memories

To the editor,

It saddened me to hear about the passing of Wes Boie.

When I moved to Anna in 1981, I was having difficulty securing finances for a piece of property.

Thanks to Wes and his affiliation with the First National Bank of Jonesboro, I purchased the property and became a resident of Anna, Illinois.

Over the years, I would greet Wes or would stop by his office for a friendly chat.

He was always soft spoken, very intelligent and very observant. He had a sense of humor as well.

Dr. John O. Wells

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Cobden’s Taylor Orsburn signs to play softball at SIUC

Cobden’s High School’s Taylor Orsburn signed a national letter of intent last Friday afternoon to play softball at Southern Illinois University Carbondale next season.

A signing ceremony was held in the Cobden High School gymnasium.

Orsburn was joined by her parents and coaches for the special event.

The Cobden standout said she was looking forward to becoming a Saluki after wrapping up her high school career. Orsburn said she plans to study special education or sports medicine at SIUC.

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