Community

Boy Scouts collect food items for local charity

Local cub scouts and boy scouts from troop #41 collected 1,238 non-perishable food items Saturday morning. The scouts previously left blue plastic bags at people’s doors, and the participating residents collected items and replaced the bag on their doors to be picked up. The scouts brought the items to the …

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PACU nurse Patti Cooper receives Golden Rule Award

Patti Cooper, RN, PACU, of Vienna, is the latest Golden Rule Award winner at Baptist Health Paducah.  Patient Relations presents the award to employees and providers who have been recognized by patients for providing customer service.  Cooper was surprised by supervisor Pam Malast, (left), Chief Nursing Officer Sharon Freyer, Chief …

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Community Thanksgiving Service set for Nov. 18

The Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Vienna Area Christian Ministerial Alliance, will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the First United Methodist Church, 301 N. 4th Street, Vienna. Brother Daniel Hopkins from the Gilead Chamberland Presbyterian Church will share the message during the service. Light …

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Blood drive set for Nov. 19

The Vienna Community Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Monday, Nov. 19th, from noon until 6 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church. If you think you are eligible, come out and be screened.  There is a critical need for blood and blood products at this time. This is the …

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Shawnee College to host Family Fun Festival

Shawnee Community College is hosting the Family Fun Festival on Sat., Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SCC’s Main Campus in Ullin. The event will include carnival-style games for children of all ages, including ring toss, can toss, sack races, grand prize game, face painting, balloon animals, …

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Shawnee College to host IDOC Recruitment Fair

Shawnee Community College will host a Recruitment Fair for the Illinois Department of Corrections on the main campus, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, on Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; Job seekers should bring resumes, dress professionally and be …

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Daughter shares mother-daughter breast cancer journey

By Jessica Wettig In March of 2016 Beverly Wilson, 58, Vienna, learned the devastating news that she had breast cancer. She said she felt something in her left breast, and proceeded to go to the doctor the same day. After some tests, they discovered a small tumor. Wilson proceeded to …

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Grand Chain Halloween Carnival set for Oct. 27

The Grand Chain Library is planning the Annual Grand Chain Halloween Carnival on Sat., Octt. 27 from 4-8 p.m. at the Old Grand Chain School Gym. Homemade chili, chili dogs, hamburgers, hot dogs, loaded nachos, and homemade desserts will be available for sale. The cake Walk and children’s Games, along …

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Elks haunted house set for Oct. 26-27

The Johnson County Elks will be hosting a haunted house on Oct. 26 from 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 6-11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at the corner of Vine and Main in Vienna. The cost for admission is $5, with a $1 discount with a non-perishable food item …

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VHS student completes NASA camp

By Jessica Wettig Vienna High School senior Asa Sparks recently completed the NASA Wings Summer Camp at SIU School of Aviation Management and Flight. This program is a weeklong camp that works in conjunction the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It gives students the opportunity to learn about space communication …

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