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The St. Louis Symphony is scheduled to return to  Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau to perform at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Ticket information is available by contacting the River Campus box office, which is located in the...
It’s been said that many hands make light work – one of the many reasons that volunteers are a valued part of Union County Hospital in Anna.  Volunteers are integral to Union County Hospital’s commitment to the community, by supporting the hospital’s mission of providing comprehensive care –...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, has launched a new online tool that will allow landowners, producers and chemical applicators to see the locations of sensitive natural resources in Illinois.  The Natural Resources Awareness Tool for Applicators was created in response to reports...
The Board of Education of the Shawnee Community Unit School District No. 84 held a special meeting Wednesday, April 4, in the Shawnee High School library.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and vote on bids for four renovation projects proposed to take place during the summer of 2018. The...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna is making plans to present its 5K ruck march in honor of fallen service members. The Ruck to Remember is planned on Memorial Day, which will be observed on Monday, May 28. The ruck march is scheduled to begin with registration 7 a...
Statewide average precipitation for February-March was 8.69 inches. That total made the period the fourth wettest February-March on record, according to Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois. The wettest February-March was in 1898...
Master Sgt. Kent Baker recently announced his retirement from the U.S. Air Force Band. Baker served the Ceremonial Brass for 20 years as a horn player and later as assistant drum major. He also composed many feature works that were performed live on “The Today Show” and “Fox and Friends.” Baker is...
State Sen. Paul Schimpf addressed students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Wednesday, April 4.
Students in Anna-Jonesboro Community High School civics classes received a visit from Illinois State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, for a discussion and question-and-answer session on the subject of school safety on Wednesday, April 4.  Shimpf represents the 58th State Senate District, which...
A Southern Illinois Congressman has received a Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award from the 60 Plus Association for his commitment to the elderly.  On behalf of the American Association of Senior Citizens, 60 Plus chairman Jim Martin was on hand at an event in Washington, D.C., to present U.S. Rep....
Family Counseling Center Inc. in Vienna hosted its fourth annual Reaching for the Rainbow 5K/10K event.  The event included male and female divisions among multiple age groups in a 10K run, a 5K run and a 5K walk, as well as a fun run. The event included 70 total participants, a major increase over...

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