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Southern Seven Health Department on Wednesday, Sept. 22, shared some good news about the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. “We are definitely beginning to see the number of new confirmed recovered cases outpace the new confirmed cases, which is a good sign that we are moving in the right direction...
Southern Seven Health Department has reported two new deaths in Union County as a result of COVID-19. The health department serves Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac counties. The health department on Sept. 20 reported the death of a female in her 70s in Union County. On...
While influenza seemed to take a back seat to COVID-19 this past winter, like always it’s planning a comeback.   Southern Seven Health Department is recommending everyone who can to get an annual flu shot to protect themselves and their loved ones from serious flu-related complications, including...
Craig Bradley
Gov. JB Pritzker recently announced the appointment of Craig Bradley, a longtime Shawnee Community College instructor, to the Illinois Community College Board.  Bradley has served on the Shawnee Community College faculty for nearly 30 years, teaching computers, astronomy and electronics.  Bradley...
Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative recently presented a check for $1,000 to the University of Illinois Extension office.  The funds will be used for supplies for electricity camps held throughout the seven Southern Illinois counties served by Extension’s AJMPU office.  The co-op said it was...
A discussion about recent and pending constitutional decisions before the U.S. Supreme Court are a part of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Constitution Day activities which are scheduled this week. The SIU School of Law will livestream the two-hour discussion beginning at 12:15 p.m....
Carroll P. Foster Auxiliary No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna is planning to smoke pork butts on Saturday, Oct. 9. Pork butts are available for $40 each. A limited supply is available. Orders can be placed by calling auxiliary president Phillip Wright at 967-1374. Proceeds from sales help to fund awards...
The Anna City Council continues to move forward to establish a Tax Increment Financing, TIF, district in the Union County community. TIF districts give municipalities in Illinois an opportunity to make improvements without tapping into general municipal revenues or raising taxes. The city is...
“Of Myth and Fable,” an exhibition of works by Southeast Missouri State University student artists Erin Ashwell and Gwendolyn Sterrett, is available for viewing through Friday, Oct. 1 at The Nest Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau. The exhibition is on...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 and its Auxiliary in Anna sponsor many programs for school age children.   All of the information has been taken to the Union County schools.   The VFW and Auxiliary noted that if a child has not received the information, they might want to...

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