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In an effort to further expand vaccine accessibility in rural communities, the State of Illinois is launching a rural vaccination pilot program.  Starting this week, additional National Guard mobile operations will begin visiting rural communities with the capability to deliver upwards of 1,000...
A reimagined and reinvigorated economic development initiative is designed to create a regional hub and serve as a unified voice for the 17 southernmost counties in Illinois.  SI Now, a Southern Illinois Success Initiative, involves collaboration among leaders in business and industry, healthcare,...
Anna Church of the Nazarene is planning to have a free grocery giveaway on Saturday, March 20. The giveaway is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 100 Kirk St. in Anna. Those who would like to receive groceries are asked to enter the church parking lot by way of Kirk Street and...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s Main Street Center in Anna. The church is located at 315 South St. Hours for the course are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m....
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden high school co-op boys’ soccer team will enter the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division race for the first time this season. “The boys are looking forward to it,” A-J head coach Mark Boomer said.  There are seven seniors, seven juniors, three...
The Illinois Department of Employment Security, IDES, reports that the state’s unemployment rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point to 7.7 percent in January. Nonfarm payrolls were up 9,700 jobs in January, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and released by...
The 2021 Illinois spring trout fishing season is scheduled to open Saturday, April 3, at 57 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state. The Illinois catchable trout program is funded by those who use the program through the sale of inland trout stamps.  Among the locations in Southern Illinois...
Southern Seven Health Department has announced that beginning on Monday, March 22, walk-ins will be accepted at COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the region. The walk-in vaccinations will be limited to the first 100 people in priority groups 1A, 1B, or 1B+ based on available vaccine supplies for...
Southern Seven Health Department notes that it is illegal in Illinois to throw a specific set of electronic devices into the trash. Electronics contain hazardous materials that can contaminate land and water resources, and must be disposed of properly, the department advises. Southern Seven Health...
A Southern Illinois state legislator is teaming up with local organizations to facilitate a dress distribution program. More than 600 youth-sized girl dresses will be made available to families in need throughout Southern Illinois. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said the dresses were...

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