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The Village of Cobden, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association, IMUA, is again offering a scholarship competition program for eligible high school seniors.   Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing her or his...
More than $670,000 in federal grants have been awarded to Anna and Cahokia schools to strengthen security in the classroom.  The grants were announced Monday, Jan. 10, by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill. More than 153 jurisdictions nationwide applied and received grants through a Department of Justice...
Rural Health Inc. has announced that it is funding and administering eight healthcare scholarship opportunities.  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior at each of the following high schools:  Anna-Jonesboro, Cobden, Dongola, Goreville, Joppa, Massac County, Shawnee (in Wolf...
The Anna Police Department recorded more than 5,000 calls to service during 2021. Anna Police Chief Bryan Watkins has released a review of statistics recorded by the Anna Police Department for the year 2021, and for the final three months of the year. Watkins credited the department’s police...
Out of an abundance of caution and due to the continued high numbers of new COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that all Secretary of State departments, including Driver Services facilities, will resume conducting in-person transactions Monday, Jan. 24....
The nation’s blood supply has reached a dangerously low level. On Jan. 10, the following statement was issued by AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross regarding the status of the nation’s blood supply: As the blood community celebrates National Blood Donor Month this January, the...
The Union County CEO class of 2021 gave $500 to Collin Cain, who provides the Wounded Warrior hunting experience at Grassy Lake Hunting Club at Ware. From left are Tim Coop, southeast United States regional director of the Wounded Warrior Project; Collin Cain, owner of Grassy Lake Hunting Club; Will Hunter of the 2021 Union County CEO class; and current CEO team members Camden Hodges, Kyle Hall, Hunter Boyd, Luke Lasley and Madi Hawk. Union County CEO photo.
Another special experience happened for four CEO students and an alumnus last week – an opportunity to meet 16 Wounded Warriors, their hunting guides and other people involved in the annual waterfowl hunt at Grassy Lake Hunting Club at Ware. Encouraged by the phrase, “Successful People Give Back,”...
Those who attended the open house included, from left, Cairo Mayor Thomas Simpson, Arrowleaf board member Artie McBride, TJay Purchase, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst, R-Metropolis, Marsha Hayes, Arrowleaf board member Vickie Foulks, Candice Smith, State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Arrowleaf CEO Sherrie L. Crabb.
The Arrowleaf human services organization which serves the Southern Illinois area has opened a new food pantry and office in Cairo. The client choice food pantry and office are located at 1401 Washington Ave. in Cairo. An open house to celebrate the opening of the facility was held Monday morning,...
The National Weather Service office in Paducah last week issued a flood warning for parts of the Ohio River in the region. Heavy rainfall during the first weekend of the new year caused water levels to rise along the Lower Ohio River Basin last week.  Minor flooding was in the forecast for the...
Elective procedures at SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and SIH Herrin Hospital were temporarily suspended as of Thursday, Jan. 6. SIH announced the suspension of elective procedures in a message to area media. The message stated: “We continue to closely monitor and assess all elective...

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