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Schimpf, Bryant to hold senior fair

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Senior citizens from throughout the area will find a range of services and information available at the annual Senior Fair July 20 in Carbondale.

State Sen. Paul Schimpf, State Rep. Terri Bryant and Mayor Mike Henry will serve as hosts for the event, which will run from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center, located at 200 S. Illinois Ave.

All interested senior citizens are invited to attend for information and demonstrations on quality-of-life issues. More than 50 area vendors will be in attendance to provide services to area seniors.

Reading Basebal: A Life Saved on the Roberto Clemente Bridge

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Pete Peterson

In late June, major league umpire John Tumpane, a 34 year-old Chicago native, was crossing the Roberto Clemente Bridge after an afternoon run and lunch. He was scheduled to umpire a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays at PNC Park that evening.

As he crossed the bridge, he noticed that a young woman had climbed over the railing and was looking down into the waters of the Allegheny river. When Tumpane stopped and asked what she was doing, she told him that she wanted to get a better look at the river. But it was clear to Tumpane that she was getting ready to jump from the bridge.

SIU psychologists test computer-based training interventions to combat anxiety, depression

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Andrea Hahn
SIU Media Service

Researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Anxiety, Behavior and Cognition Research Laboratory are looking for a few worried people. 

Researchers Sarah J. Kertz, associate professor and director of the laboratory, and doctoral students Eva Harris, J. MacLaren Kelly and Keith Klein, are offering anxiety and depression intervention treatment in exchange for participation in a research project. They are conducting a four-week study to test the efficacy of computer-based training programs that might help people learn to control their anxiety. 

SIU agreement helps Kaskaskia students

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Andrea Hahn
SIU Media Service

An agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Kaskaskia College will streamline the path for Kaskaskia graduates to transfer into specific SIU programs.

The agreement, signed June 26 at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, allows Kaskaskia students who earned associate in applied science degrees in three select programs to transfer smoothly into bachelor degree programs at SIU Carbondale.

Students may transfer into the following SIU bachelor degree programs:

Guard play essential in Valley league play

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Chris Barron
Carbondale Times

The second half of the summer semester starts Monday and finally JUCO center recruit Kavion Pippen has arrived on campus. That’s good news to Saluki fans, who have looked with trepidation at this past year’s three big-man returnees and felt the roster needed another impact big besides Thik Bol.

But, though the Dawgs now have two guys (Bol and Pippen) who can defend SIU’s goal, it is fact-based, conventional wisdom that modern day basketball is guard-oriented.

Schimpf, Bryant to hold senior fair

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Carbondale Times

Senior citizens from throughout the area will find a range of services and information available at the annual Senior Fair July 20 in Carbondale.

State Sen. Paul Schimpf, State Rep. Terri Bryant and Mayor Mike Henry will serve as hosts for the event, which will run from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center, located at 200 S. Illinois Ave.

All interested senior citizens are invited to attend for information and demonstrations on quality-of-life issues. More than 50 area vendors will be in attendance to provide services to area seniors.

Group address county board about safe communities

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Colleen Frease
Carbondale Times

 

Members of the Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project addressed Jackson County officials about the need for immigrants to feel welcome all through the county.

Cities across the nation have been pushing for resolutions to create safe and welcoming communities for immigrants and their families. Carbondale passed such a resolution in April. The Rights Project was a driving force behind its passing.

O’Brien signs pro contract with Finland team

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Chris Barron
Carbondale Times

Before 1994, the Finnish basketball team that just signed 2016-17 Saluki Sean O’Brien was named after the Finnish town it is located in — Uusikaupunki.

The team’s new name now, Korihait is reference to the “hai” part of the name, which translates to “shark.”

Nevertheless, more important matters abounded for O’Brien after he signed. He knew he’d have to get ready for a European professional basketball life. That prep would entail getting ready to produce from the moment he landed in Finland.

Salukis sign another All-American golfer

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Chris Barron   
Weekend Times

    There are two ways “minor” sports can excel at mid-major-level recruiting. Most of the great high school golfers either go to the power conferences or, if they are good enough, they just skate to the pros.
    The way for mid-majors to flourish is by recruiting transfers and international players.
    SIU’s head coach Justin Fetcho has obviously chosen the transfer route — kind of.
    In the fall, Fetcho signed former Stetson University star Dirk Kuehler, who graduated from Stetson after averaging 75 strokes per round.
Hunter York, a local All-American, was signed by Fetcho this past November.
    The Decatur native York also won the 1A level Illinois State Championship when he was in high school.
“I look for Hunter to step right in and make an immediate impact,” said Fetcho in November.
    But the best was yet to come for Fetcho’s recruiting efforts this spring. Just a few weeks ago, the Dawgs inked their second Junior College All-American, Oliver Meek.

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