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The return of an annual children’s fishing derby has been announced by the Shawnee National Forest/U.S. Forest Service. The fishing derby is planned May 18 at the Oakwood Bottoms Interpretive Site near Grand Tower. This is a free event which is open to children ages 5 to 15. Organizers note that...
Coffman’s Martial Arts Academy in Anna is planning to host advanced self-defense classes every Thursday in June. Classes are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The  classes are for men and women, ages 18 and older, and are open to the public.  Self-defense expert Grandmaster Robert Cutrell, founder of...
Road construction and an update on local property taxes were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, May 10, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Road Construction Union County Sheriff David Wilkins shared an...
Project updates, concerns about an unsafe property and employment agreements were among the items on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Thursday evening, May 9, at Anna City Hall. Two residents of the neighborhood voiced their concerns to city...
From left are Anna city commissioner Martha Ann Webb, Anna public works manager Gary Dahmer and Anna city administrator Dori Bigler. Photo provided.
Three Anna city officials have been recognized for their work with the Honor Wreaths for Veterans program. Anna city commissioner Martha Ann Webb, Anna public works manager Gary Dahmer and Anna city administrator Dori Bigler received certificates and thanks from Wreaths Across America for their...
Flood warnings are in effect this week for three rivers in the Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky region. The warnings included the Mississippi River, the Ohio River and the Big Muddy River. Minor flooding was reported on all three rivers as of early this week. Minor...
Southern 7 Health Department, S7HD, has announced Wellness on Wheels, WOW, Van Clinics which are scheduled during May in the region.  The health department reminds the public that it offers STD and HIV testing and free condoms on the WOW van and at each of its seven public health clinics in the...
Jockey Lillian Jenkinson Holder will be the subject of a free book talk which is planned Saturday, May 18, at Stinson Memorial Public Library in Anna.  The talk by author Roger Peach is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The library is located at 409 S. Main St. in Anna.  Lillian Jenkinson Holder...
The return of an annual children’s fishing derby has been announced by the Shawnee National Forest/U.S. Forest Service. The fishing derby is planned May 18 at the Oakwood Bottoms Interpretive Site near Grand Tower. This is a free event which is open to children ages 5 to 15. Organizers note that...
Vectors are insects, ticks, rats, mice, birds and other animals that transmit disease-producing organisms to humans.  To prevent the human diseases caused by these vectors, the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, works closely with local health departments, governments, mosquito abatement...

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