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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, shares the following items of interest: Firearm Deer Permits: Permit applications will be accepted until Aug. 19 for the third lottery drawing for 2016 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits.   For details, check the IDNR website at www....
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Running/walking events were held last Saturday morning as part of the 2016 Cobden Peach Festival. The 5K events, which began, and ended, at the Cobden Community Park, were sponsored by the Cobden Runners’/Walkers’s Club. 
The boys of the Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden soccer team are back on the field to kick off a new season. The 2016-2017 season began in July with an eight-versus-eight tournament in Carbondale.  Between the tournament and summer conditioning, coach Mark Boomer said he has had 40 boys sign up for the team....
The Union County men’s club golf championship is slated Aug. 6-7. The championship will be played at the Union County Country Club course in Anna.
Fast pitch softball players from throughout Southern Illinois and bordering states who want to become part of a softball program with a winning tradition are invited to attend tryouts for Southern Express softball.   The Southern Express organization plans to have tryouts for the 2016-2017 season...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team begins preparation for the 2016 season next week. The Wildcats are slated to open football practice on Monday, Aug. 8.  For the first five days, three-hour practice sessions are scheduled beginning at 5 p.m. Prospective players should have...
Union County Counseling Service, UCCS, plans to host an Inside Out 5K run/walk Saturday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m. at the Anna City Park in Anna. Funds raised at the event will be used to support activities for UCCS clients of all ages in activities which include school athletics, homecomings, summer...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Athletic Department will once again be offering reserved parking/tailgating spaces for all home varsity games. The procedure will be the same as previous years. Fans will be able to submit sealed bids, with payment included, for the 54 available reserved...
A Little Wildcat cheerleading/ dance clinic is planned Aug. 15-17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The clinic is for children ages pre-kindergarten to 8th grade. Registration for the clinic is on Monday, Aug. 15, starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $30 per...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, on July 25 announced proposed waterfowl season dates and bag limits for the 2016-2017 seasons.   The recommendations include 60-day duck seasons in each of the state’s four waterfowl hunting zones, along with 107 days of Canada goose hunting in...

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