December 2012

Southern Illinois Girl Scouts implement Challenge projects

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, GSSI, has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA, in collaboration with Girl Scouts of the USA, to implement Challenge and Change projects in three Southern Illinois communities, including one in Union County.

Challenge and Change: Challenge Yourself, Change the World is designed to strengthen rural communities.  

Through these projects, girls become change-makers as they envision and start long-term community service projects in their own communities.  

Lillian A. Livesay

<strong>Mrs. Lillian A. Livesay, age 95 of Anna, formerly of Ware, died at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born April 29, 1917 in Union County, the daughter of Audrian and Mollie Morton Travis. She married Joseph D. Livesay Sr. in January 22, 1936 in Union County. He preceded her in death on July 16, 1983.</strong>

Bartruff appointed as new county clerk

A new Union County clerk has been named.

Terry Bartruff of Anna will succeed longtime Union County Clerk Bobby Toler Jr. in the post.

Toler retired as county clerk on Monday, Dec. 31. A reception was held in his honor Monday afternoon at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.

Vonda Benefield also has been named as a temporary county clerk.

Benefield will serve in the post until Bartruff officially takes office.

Special projects

The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois announced that they have received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA, to implement Challenge and Change projects. The projects are planned in three Southern Illinois communities, including Anna.

Challenge and Change: Challenge Yourself, Change the World is designed to strengthen rural communities. Through these projects, girls become change-makers as they envision and start long-term community service projects in their own communities.

Sheriff, 911 move offices into new courthouse

The Union County Sheriff's Office has moved its administrative offices into the county's new courthouse.

An update on the move was shared at last Friday morning's regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was at the community center in Jonesboro.

Union County Sheriff David Livesay reported that the move by his department's administrative offices into the new courthouse was made on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

The administrative office for the county's 911 program also has moved into the new courthouse.

Cobden rolls over Elverado

Cobden built an early lead on its way to a 69-35 win over visiting Elverado in non-conference high school boys’ basketball action Saturday, Jan. 5.

The Appleknockers led 12-5 after the first quarter and 29-14 at halftime. Cobden led 52-24 heading into the fourth quarter.

J.C. Chapman scored 16 points to lead Cobden. Parker Flamm added 11 points, Austin Flamm 7 and Jordan Waldrop and Josh Aspen 6 each.

Tyler Lewey, Zach Moore, Nathan Sweitzer, and Keagan Tripp each scored 4 points, Sam Cohen 3 and Alex Inman and Garrett Marks 2 each.

Flu bugging schools in Union County area

With Illinois and the nation facing a severe flu season and hospitals treating a surge of patients, state officials this week urged the public to obtain a vaccination shot,  which they say is the best protection against the seasonal flu.

Illinois is one of 24 states that are reporting higher than normal flu activity this season.

A check with Union County area schools this week showed that the flu and other illnesses are fairly prevalent.

Jonesboro School was reported to be experiencing a second round of illness this week.

Cobden alumni games planned

Cobden Appleknocker alumni basketball games are planned Saturday, Feb. 2.

The ladies are scheduled to play at 2 p.m. The “young guys” play at 3 p.m. The “old timers” play at 4 p.m.

The day also will feature concessions, a chance to win prizes throughout the day and halftime entertainment for each game.

For more information, contact Chris Duckworth at 618-201-5712.


        Walter Neal Bledsoe

        <strong>Mr. Walter Neal Bledsoe, age 71 of Jonesboro, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013 at his home in Jonesboro. He was born January 7, 1942 in Olive Branch, Illinois, the son of Orville Ray and Ella Robinson Bledsoe. He married Audrey “Kay” McDowell on April 27, 1971 in Cairo, Illinois</strong>

        Mayes King

        <strong>Mr. Mayes King, age 57 of Cobden died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at his home in Cobden. He was born August 24, 1955 in New Albany, MS, the son of Everett R. “Diz” and Helen Thompson King.</strong>

        <strong>         Mayes is survived by one brother, Everett LeRoy King of Florida; one sister, Kay LaBaume of Linton, IN; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.</strong>

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