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The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education plans to sponsor the yearly Hillbilly Dinner Theater on Saturday, April 8. The dinner theater will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Ham and beans, cornbread, slaw, fried potatoes, fried...
In January, the University of Illinois leader of a multi-state soybean research project put out a call to farmers to help gather data for the project.  Few participants have signed on, so he is putting the call out again. “We only need two or three producers in each soybean-growing county in...
In preparation for Resurrection Sunday, the board of Kornthal Church in Union County has scheduled a Palm Sunday service. The service is planned at 2 p.m. on April 9. Music and the message for the service will focus on the passion account of Jesus Christ which is found in the gospel record. The...
Junior high students in teacher Heather Coffman’s science classes at Lick Creek School recently hosted engineers from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The engineers brought items with them for a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) presentation. One group worked...
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., said March 17 that he is seeking input from residents of Southern Illinois as Congress moves forward in crafting a health care reform package.  Bost said in a news release that he has created a forum at http://bost.house.gov/yourstory for constituents to share their...
Union County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0287. The issuing of the tentative multiplier was announced in a March 15 news release from the Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR. The tentative multiplier number also had been reported at a March 10 meeting of...
The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's assistance with identifying a person, in reference to a theft investigation. Anna Walmart reported a theft occurred on March 14. The theft was captured after reviewing recorded video surveillance, which stemmed from an employee finding an empty...
The Anna Junior High School Drama Club is planning to host a talent show. The show is set for 6 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the new gymnasium at the Anna school. Admission is $2. Proceeds will help to support a theater program at the school. Twenty students will be performing a variety of acts,...
Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, reported March 16 that James Nathaniel Watts, 32, of Cairo, had pleaded guilty to a federal superseding indictment regarding the May 2014 attempted robbery of the First National Bank in Cairo. Boyce reported in a news...
Union County farmers who attended the conference included, from left, Jeff Flamm  from Cobden; Mark Eddleman, president of the Union County Farm Bureau, from Dongola; and Paul Rich, director, Union County Farm Bureau, from Anna. Photo provided.
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, with a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered a variety of speakers and information encouraging farmers...

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