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Southern Seven Health Department on Wednesday, Oct. 27, reported 29 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region. The health department serves Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union counties. The update showed newly confirmed cases in all seven of the counties served by the...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna is planning to have a sloppy Joe or chili and hot dog dinner, a fish fry and Taco Tuesday. The dinners will be served at the post, which is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. Sloppy Joe, Chili, Hot Dog Dinner The Anna VFW plans to serve...
As people age, they often cope with feelings of loss, inadequacy and disengagement from their community.  The Shawnee Community College Continuing Education Center is working to help them reengage with friends, family and the world around them through the ElderReach program.  ElderReach is designed...
The River-to-River Trail Society is planning to have a hike on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Dutchman Lake in Johnson County. The hike is free and open to the public.  The trail society said this will be a hike of between 5 and 6 miles, with some small creek crossings, and is intended for people in good...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, is reminding waterfowl hunters of key dates and other information regarding the 2021–2022 waterfowl seasons.  Changes to daily procedures at IDNR waterfowl hunting sites are possible due to health and safety protocols.  IDNR advies hunters to...
Carroll P. Foster VFW Post No. 3455 in Anna continues to accept entries for this year’s Veteran’s Day parade. The parade is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 11, in Anna. The parade’s organizers requested that if a business, club, organization or school received an invitation and it hasn’t yet been returned...
The Southern Seven Health Department has announced that it can now schedule appointments for individuals needing to get a COVID-19 booster dose for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. This is in addition to the Pfizer boosters which have been available since the end of September. The...
Southern Seven Health Department notes that about 3.3 million American households, including 2.1 million low-income households, have children under 6 years of age who live in homes with lead exposure hazards.   National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct. 24-30. Southern Seven Health Department...
Piper Kerman, author of “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” the bestselling book that became a Netflix series, is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and free tickets for her presentation are available. Kerman is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in Shryock...
An Illinois state government program aimed at aiding small business recovery could be a welcome respite for struggling business owners in the region.  As part of Gov. JB Pritzker’s economic recovery strategy, $250 million has been allocated for the Back to Business, B2B, grant program.  The program...

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