January 2010

Senior Circle members journey to San Antonio

Twenty-seven members from the Union County Hospital Senior Circle chapter recently returned from a seven-day trip to San Antonio, Texas. 

Members did lots of sightseeing and shopping. The trip also included food and entertainment. 

They visited many historic sites, including the Alamo, the San Jose Mission, the German influenced King William District and the San Fernando Cathedral. 

The group also experienced the Institute of Texan Cultures, the National Museum of the Pacific War and free time in Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country. 

Ernest E. Rosenthal

<p style="line-height: 150%;" class="MsoNormalCxSpFirst"><strong style=""><span style="">           </span> Mr. Ernest E. Rosenthal, age 84 of Marion, formerly of Union County, died at 6:10 A.M. Monday, November 8, 2010 at Herrin Hospital. He was born January 24, 1926 in Cobden, the son of Ray H. and Suda L. Evans Rosenthal.</strong></p>

Arlene Poe

<p style="line-height: 150%;" class="MsoNormal"><strong style="">Mrs. Arlene Poe, age 76, of Wolf Lake, died at 8:21 A.M. Monday, November 22, 2010 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born March 9, 1934 in Wolf Lake, IL. the daughter of Ogle A. “Bog” and Florence L. Vincent Miller. She married E. A. Poe on January 19, 1952 in Wolf Lake. He preceded her in death on December 28, 1993.</strong></p>

Three basketball starters back for Wildcats

First-year Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball  head coach Mike Chamness likes the direction his team is going so far.

“We’re a lot further along that I thought we’d be,” Chamness said. “I’m really impressed with the first week of practice and intensity we’ve shown.”

The Wildcats return three starters from last year’s 16-14 squad for the 2010-11 season.

The returning trio includes a pair of seniors in 5-10 guard Cody Livesay and 6-7 center Tyler Duckworth, along with 6-4 junior forward Brady Wright.

Anna girl winner at Cairo Footrace

The 41st running of the Cairo Levee Footrace took place Saturday, Nov. 13, in Cairo.

The Cairo event is the oldest footrace in Southern Illinois. As always, there were two races: a 3.1-mile race and a 6.2-mile race.

On the men’s side of the 3.1-mile race, the overall winner was Austin Pryor, 16, of Eldorado, who won in a time of 18:16.

Another Eldorado Eagle, Ethan Harris, 16, took second place in a time of 18:31.

Jonesboro 45, Cobden 29

Natty Hepburn scored 18 points, had 5 steals and 4 assists to lead the Jonesboro Junior High School girls’ basketball team to a 45-29 win over Cobden Monday, Nov. 1.

Sammy Brimm had 10 points and 4 assists for Jonesboro. Ally Reynolds had 9 points and 10 rebounds. Aliah Delgado had 7 rebounds.

Taylor Smith scored 14 points and had 5 steals to lead the Jonesboro Junior Varsity team to a 36-17 win over Cobden.

Jaycee Pender added 8 points and Jody Brown had 4 points and 8 steals. Hailley Abernathy had 5 rebounds.

Litter in Southern Illinois

To the editor,

I wrote a letter to the editor a while back about the litter in Southern Illinois.

Les Winkler wrote an article that was on the front page of the Southern Illinoisan newspaper about all the litter in our beautiful area.

Geof Skinner wrote an article the following week in The Gazette-Democrat about litter.

I continue to pick up litter all over Southern Illinois when out walking my  dog or hiking.

Veterans Day parade set

The annual Union County Veterans' Day parade is planned Thursday, Nov. 11, in Anna.

The parade is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

The parade route will begin at the Anna City Park entrance on East Davie Street, and then go to South Main Street, to Jefferson Street and then back to the park.

        Guy Anthony Renzaglia

        With sadness we lost Guy Anthony Renzaglia on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2010, at 4:35 a.m. in his home at Mahomet, Illinois. He was with his life companion, Betty, when he fell, gracefully, peacefully next to her.

        Guy’s passing leaves a void in the lives of many. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, teacher and colleague without parallel, and a champion for those in need. His legacy reaches across the region and into the far reaches of the country.

        Now, the work begins

        The 2010 election campaign has come to an end. The winners will take office soon. The losers just might start gearing up for the next election.

        In the meantime, the hard work begins. Those who were elected on Tuesday face some very tough challenges, from Jonesboro to Springfield and all the way to Washington, D.C.


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