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The Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center is planning to host an Annabelle Festival art competition and exhibit. The theme for the competition and exhibit is birds, flowers and trees. An opening reception for the exhibit is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 29. The exhibit is scheduled...
Persons who want to represent themselves in court, or those who have a legal matter to discuss, will have the opportunity for a 20-minute, private, in-person consultation with attorney Gene Turk through the Lawyer in the Library program offered at the Stinson Memorial Public Library in Anna. A...
The county’s animal control program was addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, May 13, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. “Wags and Wine” During the meeting, it was noted that a “Wags and Wine” evening is...
Laddie Ellen Britton
Laddie Ellen Britton, 89, died Sunday, May 8, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Laddie and Eileen Lesikar; and a brother Johnie Lesikar.  Left to cherish her memory are her husband, John Edward Britton Jr.; son Stephen Edward Britton and wife Sondra; daughters Pamela Gail Britton and...
The community is invited to get a firsthand look at the Union County Gardens in Anna. An open house is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the gardens. The gardens are located on the grounds of the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center at 1000 N. Main St. in Anna. Signs will...
Southern Seven Health Department is planning to offer mobile health services in Union County. The services are being offered through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Services which are available include free blood pressure screenings, colorectal cancer tests (FIT),...
“Expert Day” was the first of three formal business presentation days for the students in the Union County CEO program. Those involved with CEO voice appreciation to all of those who support the Union County CEO program and “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities.” Photo provided.
Community members are invited to: “Be ready to be amazed at the annual Union County CEO Trade Show.” The show is set for Wednesday evening, May 4, at the Barn Event Center, which is located at 3805 Lick Creek Rd. near Anna.   At 6:30 p.m., the event will be open to members of the public, who will...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council and the Anna Arts Center will be hosting a presentation Illinois bird species and their relationship to the trees of the region The presentation will focus on the basic needs of birds, like food, shelter and nesting sites, as well as the various ways in which trees...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct alcohol countermeasure patrols during May in Union County. Plans for the patrols were announced by Capt. Michael Alvey, who is the commander of District 22. Alcohol countermeasure patrols allow the state police to focus on preventing,...
Southern Seven Health Department on Friday, April 29, reported the Illinois Department of Public  Health, IDPH, had announced that positive COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations are slowly increasing in parts of Southern Illinois.   As a result, Southern Seven is encouraging all residents to...

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