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Scottish Festival connect Scots to their roots
With kilts showing off knobbly knees, haggis and whiskey on the menu, the Scottish Festival and Highland Games celebrate Scottish culture Friday and Saturday in Itasca.
By Marissa Plescia
Jun 13, 2018 11:14 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
Du Quoin Education Foundation's annual dinner this Saturday
The District #300 Educational Foundation will host its 12th annual Foundation Dinner event this Saturday, May 5, starting in the Du Quoin High School Hibbs Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. and concluding with dinner in the DHS Commons after the presentation of scholarships and recognitions.
Submitted by Gary Kelly
May 1, 2018 1:49 PM
Garnati Memorial Golf Day fundraiser set for June 21
The annual Chuck Garnati Memorial Golf Day has been scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Crab Orchard Golf Club.
Submitted by Cody Moake
Apr 24, 2018 12:14 PM
Adams School raises money for Creal Wonder Water Reunion
CREAL SPRINGS - Sherrie Price was busy preparing pasta in the kitchen of Adams Grade School Saturday for the dozens of hungry diners who turned out for spaghetti and more from 4-7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Creal Springs Wonder Water Reunion. The event comes up later this year. While Price was cooking the spaghetti, volunteers Amy Ribect and Melinda Mitchell were busy just a few feet away filling the plates for the guests at the serving line in the school cafeteria. Mitchell said that she also helps out at the Wonder Water Reunion itself, which is held every summer in nearby Creal Springs.
By Ceasar Maragni
Apr 24, 2018 12:18 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
Auction, gala benefit St. Mary's in Chester
A large crowd was on hand April 7 for the St. Mary Help of Christians Gala and Dinner Auction.
Apr 18, 2018 11:15 AM
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
Walkers turn out for autism awareness march in Du Quoin
Du Quoin residents and others turned out Saturday despite inclement weather, to participate in the first annual autism awareness and fundraising walk sponsored by General Cable of Du Quoin.
Apr 17, 2018 3:19 PM
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