Tuesday, August 22, 2017

News

What to expect when you’re expecting a total solar eclipse

From the University of Illinois The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, will truly be an American Eclipse because everyone in North America will see at least a partial eclipse. In the continental U.S. the lowest partial eclipse will be 48% in the northern tip of Maine. Although the entire …

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Free GED classes offered

Shawnee Community College’s Adult Education Program will offer GED classes in Anna, Cairo, Metropolis, Vienna and at the college’s main campus in Ullin this upcoming fall. These classes are at no cost to the student.  Classes begin August 22, 2017. In Anna, GED classes will be held at the Shawnee …

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Beggs-Gurley VFW, Auxiliary announce 2018 scholarships

Beggs-Gurley VFW and Auxiliary are taking submissions from students in Johnson and Massac Counties for the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy Contests along with the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Patriot’s Pen is an essay contest for students in grades 6 – 8 including home …

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VHS Class of 1967 reunion scheduled

The Vienna High School Class of 1967 is planning their 50th Reunion for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at the high school commons area for a “Hello Again” Reception, from  1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A catered dinner will follow at Bella Terra Winery from 4:45 p.m. to 8 pm. Send …

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Abernathy honored

Billy Abernathy, business partner of Shawnee Professional Services in Vienna, was recently honored for his 20 years with the company. Abernathy and company founder Mitch Garrett began working together in a trailer near Simpson. They have grown the business together to become a multi-state success. They now have offices in …

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Property, mobile home tax bills mailed; New property tax collection site available

Property, mobile home tax bills mailed Over $10.9 million in tax bills were mailed Friday, July 7, by Johnson County treasurer Brent Williams’ office. Johnson County property owners should receive their tax bills very soon. Williams said the county sent out approximately 6,484 pieces of mail for both real estate …

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VFW members succeed at convention

During the week of June 14-18, the Beggs Gurley VFW post 5222 attended the VFW convention in Springfield, Illinois. Commander Clarence Caraker is now the commander of District 15. He was sworn in on June 17. He was recognized for his leadership and dedication. He has been the post commander …

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VHS Travel Club visits major European cities

Travelers from Vienna High School left for a ten day trip to Europe on May 29. Allison Allbritten, Aubry Caldwell, Jessica Cook, Adrienne Giffin, Taylor Nolen and Journey Womack, along with sponsors and VHS teachers Leslie Bradley and John Giffin, set off for three major European cities. The group’s first …

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Historic Perkins House Welcomes Guests Again

By Dixie Terry Once again, the historic Perkins House will welcome guests, thanks to Kathy and Dean Harper, who recently purchased the property from the Hospitality House board. The original Perkins House was a two-story log cabin at the same site, built by Jackson Simpson before the Civil War, and …

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Freedom Fest set in Goreville

Freedom Fest is planned in Goreville on Tuesday, July 4. The Kid Fun Zone is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A corn-hole tournament starts at 9 a.m. at the City Park. A gospel concert featuring “The Cornerstone Worship Band” is scheduled to …

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