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Southern 7 Health Department plans to present a seven-week workshop, “Take Charge of Your Health: Live Well, Be Well,” beginning July 25. The health department said the evidence-based, self-management workshop is designed to help individuals take control of diabetes or other chronic health...
Legislation to establish the Prairie du Rocher French Colonial National Historical Park has been introduced in Congress by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.  The park would include sites in Prairie du Rocher, as well as nearby Kaskaskia and Fort de Chartres. “Southern Illinois is blessed to have a rich...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 and its Auxiliary are planning to host Steve and Eric Dueling Pianos Night in August. The special event is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 at the post, which is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, is announcing late-summer hunting opportunities for 2022.  Hunting seasons are scheduled to begin in August and September. IDNR noted that hunting licenses can be purchased through the department’s online license portal at https://exploremoreil....
Shawnee Chapter Illinois Audubon Society’s annual Hummingbird Day is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 23. Hummingbird Day will take place at Illinois Audubon Society’s War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located at 228 Buchwack Rd., Golconda. Presentations about hummingbirds are...
Back 2 School Bash ‘22 is planned Saturday, July 23, in downtown Olmsted. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Back 2 School Bash ‘22 is being presented by the Olmsted Fire Department and the Olmsted Public Library. The schedule for the day follows: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., vendors downtown. 8 a.m...
The final summer story hour scheduled during July at the Jonesboro Public Library is planned on Tuesday, July 26. The library also plans to present a special program about caterpillars. The story hours begin at 2 p.m. A story, crafts and snacks will be featured. Sign up is not needed. “All About...
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding residents to be on alert for scams claiming to be from the Secretary of State’s office or from “Illinois DMV” seeking personal information to defraud Illinoisans.  White said in a news release there is a new round of fraudsters’ attempts to...
WIBH Radio in Anna announces that the recent Warm Soles, New Hope Campaign to provide new shoes for children in need was a tremendous success; more than doubling the goal in the first year of the effort. The shoes, which have arrived and are being prepared for distribution, were a local fund-raiser...
A photograph of the Mississippi River taken by Larry Braun was selected to be used as a U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp. The photograph was taken from a bluff in Wickliffe, Ky. Photo provided.
The photography of Larry Braun of Benton, Mo., is featured in an exhibit which is scheduled to open Tuesday, July 19, at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council Anna Arts Center. The exhibit is scheduled from July 19 through Aug. 11. The arts center is located at 117 W. Davie St. in Anna. An opening...

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