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While influenza seemed to take a back seat to COVID-19 this past winter, like always it’s planning a comeback.   Southern Seven Health Department is recommending everyone who can to get an annual flu shot to protect themselves and their loved ones from serious flu-related complications, including...
Craig Bradley
Gov. JB Pritzker recently announced the appointment of Craig Bradley, a longtime Shawnee Community College instructor, to the Illinois Community College Board.  Bradley has served on the Shawnee Community College faculty for nearly 30 years, teaching computers, astronomy and electronics.  Bradley...
Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative recently presented a check for $1,000 to the University of Illinois Extension office.  The funds will be used for supplies for electricity camps held throughout the seven Southern Illinois counties served by Extension’s AJMPU office.  The co-op said it was...
A discussion about recent and pending constitutional decisions before the U.S. Supreme Court are a part of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Constitution Day activities which are scheduled this week. The SIU School of Law will livestream the two-hour discussion beginning at 12:15 p.m....
Carroll P. Foster Auxiliary No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna is planning to smoke pork butts on Saturday, Oct. 9. Pork butts are available for $40 each. A limited supply is available. Orders can be placed by calling auxiliary president Phillip Wright at 967-1374. Proceeds from sales help to fund awards...
The Anna City Council continues to move forward to establish a Tax Increment Financing, TIF, district in the Union County community. TIF districts give municipalities in Illinois an opportunity to make improvements without tapping into general municipal revenues or raising taxes. The city is...
“Of Myth and Fable,” an exhibition of works by Southeast Missouri State University student artists Erin Ashwell and Gwendolyn Sterrett, is available for viewing through Friday, Oct. 1 at The Nest Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau. The exhibition is on...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 and its Auxiliary in Anna sponsor many programs for school age children.   All of the information has been taken to the Union County schools.   The VFW and Auxiliary noted that if a child has not received the information, they might want to...
Southern Seven Health Department has reported four new deaths as a result of COVID-19 in the region. Three of the deaths involved Union County residents. The health department serves Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac counties. The health department on Sept. 13 reported one...
Union County Board of Commissioners chairman Max Miller held a proclamation which declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Union County. The proclamation was signed at an Aug. 27 meeting of the county board. From left are commissioners David Gould, Bobby Toler Jr., Max Miller, Kent Pitts and Darryl Harvell.
Sept. 17 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America in 1787 by the Constitutional Convention, which was meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. Special events are being planned in Union County in commemoration of Constitution Week, which is celebrated each...

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