Olive Branch

Horseshoe Lakers 4-H Club members Maisie Sitton and Breyden Martin were two of several members who helped stock the pantry with necessity items. Photo provided.
The Horseshoe Lakers 4-H Club recently opened its first Community Helpers Pantry location. For two weeks, the pantry will be located at the Horseshoe Lake Community Building in Olive Branch. Members of the 4-H club will stock the pantry with school supplies, as well as pet, baby and toiletry items...
Olive Branch United Methodist Church plans to have Bible School June 26-30. The theme is “Hero Central.” Bible School will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each night. Children ages 3 years old to 5th grade are welcome.
Glen Browning
Olive Branch native Glen Browning has been involved with thumbpicking since he was 8 years old, but he never thought he would be recognized with a prestigious award for his hobby. In September of 2015, Browning received the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame award for supporting musician. Browning...
A Memorial Day weekend celebration is planned at the Thebes Historical Courthouse on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28.  Activities are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Thebes landmark. A community worship service is planned at the courthouse at 10 a.m. on Sunday.  The Rev. Brent Gordon...
Trinity Assembly of God in Olive Branch plans to host a performance by The Legendary Songfellows Quartet on Sunday, March 5, at 11 a.m. For more information about the event, contact Pastors Stephen and Carrie Clardy at 618-833-3089 or 573-225-8580.
In the first row are, from left, Michael Honey, Charlie McGuckin and Ted McGuckin. In the second row are Tony Smith, William Hall, David Lacey, Deanna McGuckin and Simon McGuckin. Photo provided.
In October, Simon McGuckin of Tamms was working on his property when a tractor overturned onto him. His 13-year-old son, Charles McGuckin, and 10-year-old son, Ted McGuckin, were with him. The boys reacted calmly and waited with their father until first responders arrived at the scene. Then, once...
Several 4-Hers delivered food to the Daystar Food Pantry in Cairo after the Stuff-A-Truck event.
The Horseshoe Lakers 4-H Club had a Stuff-A-Truck event on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Foodtown in Olive Branch and at Stop and Shop in Mounds. The 4-Hers collected more than 1,000 pounds of food for the Daystar Food Pantry in Cairo. Photos provided.
The Dodge Memorial Library in Olive Branch offers a variety of services to the community. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Dodge Memorial Library in Olive Branch has been at the center of the community since 1984. The library has made an upgrade that is a huge benefit to the community: fiber-optic internet, provided by Clearwave Communications. This type of internet, the fastest in the area, is currently only...
Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Nov. 23 that Thomas Keith Gowin of Olive Branch has been sentenced in the Circuit Court of Union County to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of child pornography, a class  x felony.  Gowin...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The annual Tour de Shawnee took place on Saturday, Oct. 22. The bike ride began at the Horseshoe Lake Community Center in Olive Branch and had rest stops throughout Southern Illinois.

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