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Marion woman has volunteered at blood drive for 34 years
Francine Sanders is a believer in putting others above self. Toward that end, she makes volunteerism a big part of her everyday life.
BY JOHN HOMAN
Dec 5, 2018 11:25 AM
Perry County CEO to host Trivia Night fundraiser
PINCKNEYVILLE -- Perry County CEO, an organization of junior and senior high school students interested in business careers, is having a fun-filled Trivia Night fundraiser at the Eagles Lodge-Annex Building at 13 S. Walnut St. in Pinckneyville on Saturday, Jan. 12. Doors will open at 6 p.m.and trivia begins at 6:30. Teams of eight will compete at a cost of $100 per team. Perry CEO will be using this fundraiser for seed money to launch its individual businesses.
Submitted by Perry County CEO
Dec 5, 2018 12:09 PM
Third Baptist Church hosts Christmas Extravaganza
Dec 5, 2018 12:33 PM
First United Methodist donates blankets to police, fire departments
The First United Methodist Church in Chester made a donation of approximately 50 blankets to Chester first responders on Nov. 25. The presentation was made during the regular morning worship service with Chester police officers Jeff Hammel and Joe Crain accepting the blankets on behalf of the departments.
By Jim Beers
Dec 5, 2018 11:46 AM
SIU's new trail system expects to draw users from far and wide
Could SIU Carbondale soon boast one of the Midwest's premier mountain biking parks? Thanks to some imagination, hard work, determination and a new grant, that's a very real possibility.
Submitted by Christi Mathis
Dec 5, 2018 1:24 PM
David Otten: On hope and repentance
Greetings from Faith Lutheran Church. On this day of national mourning for President George H.W. Bush, we at Faith also grieve with the rest of America and remember his dedication of service that marked his life.
By David Otten
Dec 5, 2018 11:51 AM
Cardinals in class: Fredbird, Hrabosky visit Du Quoin Elementary
DU QUOIN -- With an assist from the prankster mascot, Fredbird, former St. Louis Cardinals star pitcher and broadcaster Al Hrabosky spoke to students at Du Quoin Elementary School Tuesday, encouraging them to be responsible, be active and be themselves. "Being a good student is like being a good teammate," Hrabosky said. "It takes a lot of hard work. If you work hard, you will be successful and your school will be, too."
BY JOHN HOMAN
Dec 5, 2018 11:31 AM
Marshall Browning Hospital adds five new providers
DU QUOIN -- Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin announced this week the addition of five new providers to its medical staff and medical clinics beginning in January 2019. "We are continually making efforts to ensure our community has access to the types of healthcare providers and services they need," said Dan Eaves, CEO. "Our efforts have focused on access to primary care and reducing wait time for patients needing to see a provider. Following Dr. Gladstone Tucker's transition to a full-time nursing home practice along with the retirement of Dr. Craig Furry, it became critical that we recruit additional providers to the community.
Submitted by Pam Logan/Marshall Browning Hospital
Dec 5, 2018 12:00 PM
Elizabeth Woodworth: Who knew you could do so much with vanilla beans?
Black walnut hulls, shredded by squirrels, stain porches and driveways. Early winter, the first period of consistently cold temperatures before the solstice often begins about this time. As the Moon waxes throughout December, it pulls spring from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing jasmine into flower throughout the South. (Countryside) Dec. 1: Final trip of the Interurban Electric Railroad from Eldorado to Harrisburg to Carrier Mills, 1932. Dec. 4: A company of Illinois Reserve Militia was organized, 1940. Dec. 7: Pearl Harbor Day, 1941. The County Commissioner's Court established precincts and appointed voting places and election judges for Saline County, 1847. Dec. 8: St. Mary's Church established, 1907. Dec. 10: Voting and final organization of Saline County, 1847.
Dec 5, 2018 12:35 PM
Hornets keep Can Trophy for 3rd year; but nobody loses
Once again, two Catholic schools in Randolph County went head to head to earn the coveted Can Trophy for collecting the most canned goods during the month of November. The 2018 contest was won by the St. John's Hornets of Red Bud for the third consecutive year, in a squeaker over the St. Mary's Hawks of Chester.
Submitted by Janelle Robinson, of St. Mary's School
Dec 5, 2018 11:53 AM
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