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The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season: a lifesaving blood or platelet donation.  Donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season. Busy holiday schedules and travel plans make it more challenging for...
Shawnee Community College is planning to host a holiday reception on Dec. 7. The reception is planned from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the K atrium on the college’s main campus near Ullin. The holiday season event will feature shopping opportunities with a number of vendors who will be on hand,...
A day of festivities is planned for the third annual Light Up Tamms parade, which is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Alexander County community. At 2:30 p.m., a craft/vendor fair will begin in the Tamms Community Center, at the corner of Second and Illinois streets.  There is no entry fee for...
The Dodge Memorial Library in Olive Branch offers a variety of services to the community. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Dodge Memorial Library in Olive Branch has been at the center of the community since 1984. The library has made an upgrade that is a huge benefit to the community: fiber-optic internet, provided by Clearwave Communications. This type of internet, the fastest in the area, is currently only...
The students at Lick Creek School presented a program called "Thank God for our County Life" for their annual Grandparents' Day event Nov. 14-15. More details about the event can be found here.
The annual Gingerbread House Bazaar is part of Christmas in Downtown Anna on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church. Displaying craft items that will be available are, in back, Sarah Hensch, Liz Kelley, Kay Rothschild, Deb Rossberg, and Ann West, and, in front, Judy Lyerla, Connie Ray, Patty Simpson and Kathleen Wright. File photo provided.
The Hands of Faith ladies at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna are part of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America called WELCA. Mt. Moriah’s Hands of Faith group was established to promote the churchwide theme of “God’s Work, Our Hands.”  During the past 2015-2016 year the Hands...
Christmas holiday season events are planned at the Cross of Peace at Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. “Christmas at the Cross” is planned on four consecutive Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   On Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, Christmas and gospel music are planned each...
Barbara Jahn works on a quilted wall hanging called “Ceremony of Carols” that was inspired by music she learned to play on the piano in earlier years. Photo by Carlos Tobon, Medellin, Colombia.
The PAST organization of Union County announces a special exhibition of unique quilted wall hangings during the Christmas Luncheons at Heritage House in Jonesboro.   The collection is inspired by “Christmas Carols” and sets the theme for the annual PAST sponsored luncheons to benefit the Heritage...
Elizabeth Corbit, left, led students of Lick Creek School in singing for their guests on Grandparents Day events, which were held Nov. 14-15. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Boots and flannel shirts were a common sight at Lick Creek School Nov. 14-15.  The students presented a program called “Thank God for our Country Life” for their annual Grandparents’ Day. The program is a longstanding tradition which is held each year during the Thanksgiving season at the Union...
A holiday season tradition continues this year at a Union County landmark. The PAST organization of Union County is planning to host the annual Carols at Candlelight from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the historic St. Anne’s Church in Anna.  The church is located along South Main Street in...

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