Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Community

Ullin comes to life during annual Cache River Days

The 19th annual Cache River Days festival in Ullin is set for September 6, 7 and 8. This year’s theme is “Cache River Roots Run Deep.” The annual event brings old friends back together, and invites new ones, to spend the week end visiting and enjoying planned activities at the …

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2013 Union County Fair planned in Anna

Fair time is here.The 133rd Union County Fair is scheduled to begin with activities on Friday, Aug. 16. The fair continues through Sunday, Aug. 25. Once again this year, the fair will take place at the Anna City Park. Here’s a look at the schedule of events. Friday, Aug. 16 …

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VFW still accepting donations to restore or replace Honor Roll

The Vienna VFW, Post 5222, is still accepting donations to restore, repair and/or replace the Johnson County Military Honor Roll monument located on the Vienna Public Square, in front of the library. Anyone who would like to help may send donations to the Vienna VFW Post 5222, P.O. Box 561, …

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Chamber meeting set for Friday in Vienna

The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular monthly meeting Friday, August 16, at 12 noon at Newt’s Pizza in Vienna. The luncheon will be buffet style luncheon and everyone is welcome. This month’s speaker will be Jody Johnson. Johnson is the County Extension Director for University of …

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Reevesville News

By LeeRoy Stafford  Hi everybody on a sunny Sunday morning here in Reevesville after another rainy week. The farmers like this rainy weather. It makes those crops grow. The squirrel hunting season is in now but after all the rain we’ve had the hunters aren’t hunting yet with all the …

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Local design firm competing to bring jobs to Johnson County

Shawnee Survey & Consulting Inc., a land surveying and engineering firm headquartered in Vienna, has been a part of Johnson County’s business landscape since it was founded in early 1995. Since that time, the company has gradually built a reputation that they are using now to expand services and create …

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“As The Old Saying Goes”: An interview with Ann Peckinpaugh

By Myra Wood Bennett The great Thomas Jefferson once said never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. That can be excellent advice for staying abreast of one’s daily demands in this society and its breakneck pace.  But as I learned this week, it is also good advice …

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9-day trail ride hosts first event to benefit the American Cancer Society

The El Lobo Saddle Club of Saline County hosted its 1st Annual Charity Poker Run to benefit the American Cancer Society on Wednesday, July 31st at the 9-Day Trail Ride in Golconda. Organizers of the “Let’s Ride Cancer Out” Event, Laraine and Bonnie Love were very excited with the success …

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I’ve Never Been This Age Before!

By Rosemary O’Keefe Many of us older people often have difficulty expressing ourselves about value issues. It seems we are quite comfortable expressing a value laden issue among friends, just as younger people do, but we seem cautious when others might hear because we fear we will be misjudged. Our …

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Extreme Kids on the Kitchen Camp

The University of Illinois Extension office in Vienna hosted a seven-day Extreme Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Camp recently. Sixteen children, ages 8-12, participated. The students graduated the camp on July 25. During the camp, participants learned much about nutrition, recipes, shopping, label reading, food safety, cooking and more, including …

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