January 2012

Noteworthy achievement

The Union County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 30 announced the resolution of a longstanding financial issue.

The board authorized the transfer of $313,000 from the county's general fund to the liability insurance, or tort, fund.

The amount that was transferred represented the final payment of funds which previously had been borrowed to cover deficit spending. The inter-fund loan obligations totalled $1.2 million.

Susie Isabel Earnhart Tripp Batson

<strong>Mrs. Susie Isabel Earnhart Tripp Batson, age 95 of Anna, died at 8:08 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2012 at her home in Anna. She was born July 26, 1917 in Wolf Lake, the daughter of Elijah and Anna Cordolla Smoot Earnhart. She married Ernest F. Tripp in 1934 in Anna, he preceded her in death on October 7, 1978. Later she married Ralph O. Batson in June of 1981; he preceded her in death in 1989.</strong>

Lick Creek girls improve to 14-1 with recent wins

The Lick Creek School girls’ basketball team won four games in recent action.

Lick Creek 54, Joppa 20: Elle Basler scored 21 points and added 9 assists, 6 steals and 6 rebounds to lead visiting Lick Creek to the win Friday, Dec. 7.

Madison Root added 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Makenzie Chaney had 7 points and 6 rebounds. Morgan Dillow added 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and a block.

Brooke Miller had 6 points, 3 steals and a rebound. Alivia Miller had 2 points, a steal and a rebound. Bailey Hooks had 2 points and 3 rebounds.

Shawnee College notes deadline for scholarships

Students who are interested in applying for any Shawnee Community College scholarship must complete and submit the required application and supporting documentation to the college’s financial aid office on or before Feb. 1.

There are a few scholarships with later deadlines, the college noted.

Complete scholarship application information is available by clicking on the financial aid section on the SCC website: www.shawneecc.edu/financial_aid/ .

James Fly

James Fly, 91, of Carbondale, died at 10:05 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.

He was born on March 17, 1921, the son of James and Anna Starling Fly in Marion.

He married Martha Sullivan on Feb. 9, 1941.  Together they shared 71 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a T4 and a 530 engineer.

Gail Richard Brown

Gail Richard Brown, 79, of Jonesboro, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his home in Jonesboro.

He was born on April 6, 1933, the son of Fred L. and Agnes E. DuRall Brown.

He married Shelby J. Barker on Oct. 9, 1959, in Cobden.

Brian L. Campbell

<strong>         Mr. Brian L. Campbell age 57 of Dongola, died at 12:02 am Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  He was born on January 15, 1955 in Yearling, Nevada, the son of Elton Carl and Ellen Love (English) Campbell.  Brian married Jolynne Womack on September 10, 1975 in Cobden.</strong>

Chamber of commerce installs officers, presents awards

Tim McGrath will be serving as president of the Union County Chamber of Commerce in 2013.

An announcement about the organization's new president was made at the Union County Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and banquet.

The event also was highlighted by the honoring of a business of the year, a new business of the year, a citizen of the year and the presentation of a business improvement award.

The meeting was Tuesday night, Dec. 11, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll Post No. 3455 near Anna.

Letters: Many helped with event

To the editor,

I would like to express my gratitude for a successful event during the recent Christmas in the Village in Cobden.

The third Christmas in Cobden 5K Run/Walk fielded 27 participants on a beautiful Dec. 1 this year. I wanted to take some time to thank all those who made the event possible. The race this year raised money for the American Cancer Society.


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