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Aspen Dental to provide free dental care for vets, June 9
On Saturday, June 9, nearly 500 Aspen Dental practices will open their doors to provide free care exclusively to as many as 5,000 of our nation's veterans.
Submitted by Spencer Tait
May 11, 2018 10:33 AM
Poshard Foundation distributes $100,000 in grants to social service agencies
The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children distributed $100,000 in grants to 30 area social service agencies in a ceremony at John A. Logan College
By Marta Prudent
May 2, 2018 9:43 AM
Record-breaking success at For Kids' Sake art auction
Local community members came together last Friday to support schoolchildren in Bangladesh at the successful 18th annual For Kids' Sake art auction closing celebration.
Submitted by Ryan Edwards
May 1, 2018 1:52 PM
Clothesline Project illustrates problem of violence against women
This powerful display of decorated T-shirts was on the campus of John A. Logan College in Carterville Tuesday. Clothesline Projects all over the world are meant to remind people of violence against women. The Project originated in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990 when a member of the Cape Cod's Women's Defense Agenda learned that during the same time 58,000 soldiers were killed in the Vietnam War, 51,000 U.S. women were killed by the men who claimed to love them.
Apr 27, 2018 12:25 PM
Carbondale's Marleen Shepherd wins Governor's Volunteer Service Award
A Carbondale woman is among the six Illinoisans and one business to receive Governor's Volunteer Service Awards for service in southern Illinois.
Submitted by the office of Gov. Bruce Rauner
Apr 18, 2018 2:06 PM
Rotary clubs replace Good Samaritan House floor in Carbondale
The three Rotary International clubs of Carbondale recently partnered in a joint effort to renovate portions of the residence area of the Good Samaritan House on Marion Street in Carbondale.
By Geoff Ritter
Apr 18, 2018 2:01 PM
'It's a beautiful day': Thursday marks 90th anniversary of the hanging of notorious Charlie Birger
Whether he actually called it "a beautiful day" or commented it was "a beautiful world" (accounts vary), April 19, 1928 would mark the last day that local gangster legend Charlie Birger would live to see.
BY HOLLY KEE
Apr 18, 2018 1:41 PM
'Limb-different' youths can join All Sports Summer Camp, July 18-22
The NubAbility All-Sports Summer Camp in Du Quoin will be held the week of July 18-22. This particular camp is designed for limb-different youths ages 4-17.
Du Quoin Call staff report
Apr 18, 2018 12:01 PM
Marion VA 5K brings attention to suicide prevention
An overnight dusting of snow and temperatures around 28 degrees didn't stop about 30 runners from competing a 5K run at the Marion VA Medical Center on Saturday morning.
BY HOLLY KEE
Apr 11, 2018 12:33 PM
Long before the Cross of Peace, hundreds gathered at Bald Knob Mountain for Easter sunrise
Every year since 1937, hundreds have made the trek to the top of Bald Knob Mountain on Easter Sunday to usher in the dawn and celebrate with an outdoor service. The cross wasn't built til 1963.
By Chanda Green
Mar 28, 2018 1:41 PM
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