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A fish fry and Xtreme Bar Bingo are planned at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455. The post is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. Fish Fry The Auxiliary to Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 plans to serve a monthly fish fry on Friday, Aug. 7. Serving starts at 5 p.m. The menu...
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that there will be a road closure at the railroad crossing on Illinois Route 146 near Ware, just east of the intersection of Illinois Route 146 and Illinois Route 3 intersection. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and concluding at 6 p...
Southern Seven Health Department reports that the U.S. Census Bureau has announced that, starting Aug. 11, it will begin following-up with households in the region that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Southern Seven advised that households can still respond now by completing and mailing...
The number of COVID-19 cases in Union County rose significantly during the past week. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, Aug. 3, confirmed 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the region it serves in Southern Illinois. Twenty-two of the cases were in Union County. The health department reported one...
A major U.S. study reveals large gaps between urban and rural patients in quality of care received after a stroke and rates of survival.  In more rural areas, the ability of hospitals to deliver advanced stroke care is lower and mortality rates substantially higher, the research shows. The analysis...
State and federal officials have issued an alert about mystery packages with unidentified seeds which began to show up in mailboxes across the United States during late July. University of Illinois Extension horticulture experts urge people to never plant unidentified seeds. The U.S. Department of...
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, officials at John A. Logan College in Carterville last week announced they had made the decision to cancel the 2020 Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days.  The event was scheduled to take place at the college’s Carterville campus on Sept. 26-27. John A....
Southern Seven Head Start last week announced the temporary closing of Early Head Start centers due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. Due to the increase in COVID-19 positivity numbers in area counties, Southern Seven Head Start announced in a news release on July 21 that it had decided to temporarily...
A proposal has been made which requests that the National Park Service, NPS, conduct a study of the historical significance of sites in Prairie du Rocher for possible recognition as a National Historic Park.  The action comes as Prairie du Rocher, one of the oldest French villages in the United...
The number of COVID-19 cases in Union County, and in surrounding area counties, continued to climb during the past week. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, July 27, confirmed 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the region it serves in Southern Illinois. That was on top of seven new cases confirmed...

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