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In recent decades, farming across Illinois has evolved dramatically in the face of technological, environmental and economic change.  An upcoming evening of food, music and conversation which is planned in Cobden will offer those who attend an opportunity to discuss possible future developments in...
Karlyn Furry of Alto Pass was crowned as the 2016 Cobden Peach Festival queen last Saturday night. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A new Cobden Peach Festival queen was crowned last Saturday night. The 2016 queen is Karlyn Furry, 19, of Alto Pass. She is the daughter of Kenny and Lee Furry. First runner-up in the queen pageant was Kaitlin McWhorter, 18, of Cobden. She is the daughter of Garon and Kim Adams. Second runner-up...
The Union County Alliance of Churches is planning to sponsor prayer walks at eight Union County schools next week.   Host churches are scheduled to lead the prayer walks and members of the community are invited to participate.   Praying Christians who are unable to physically attend a prayer walk...
The ELITE camp winners, Blake Aranico, left, and Olivia DeVore. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College has recognized ELITE summer camp winners Olivia DeVore and Blake Aranico. Olivia DeVore received best overall business plan for her Krazy Kerchiefs. Blake Aranico received most creative business idea for his Custom Kicks and Socks. Each received a $100 prize. ELITE (...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Aug. 12-13 at the Main Street Center in Anna. Hours for the course are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 12 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13. Students must attend both classes. A 1996 state law requires all...
The Illinois State Police, ISP, have received reaccreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., CALEA. State police officials recently announced the reaccreditation. CALEA accreditation ensures the agency continues to serve Illinois residents with...
A free program about solar eclipses is planned Thursday, Aug. 11, in Carbondale. The program is set for 7 p.m. at 216 E. Monroe (look for the green door, off the alley), across from Rockhill Baptist Church. Free parking is available off Monroe Street, between Washington and Marion streets. The...
The Shawnee Veterans Memorial Wall committee is asking farmers, businesses and other potential supporters throughout the community to help make the memorial wall become a reality. The committee wants the wall to be placed on the grounds of the school district to honor all veterans, living and...
The Pulaski County Fair is planned in Pulaski from Sunday, Aug. 14, to Saturday, Aug. 20. Highlights of the fair week schedule follow: Sunday, Aug. 14 A parade will be in downtown Pulaski at 5 p.m. A community worship service and gospel singing will be at the pavilion at 7 p.m. The service is open...
A deadline is approaching soon for those who want to be contestants in the upcoming Cache River Days beauty pageant in Ullin. The pageant is scheduled on Sept. 9. Organizers noted that contestants are needed for all age groups. The deadline to enter the pagant is 4 p.m. on Aug. 12. For more...

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