Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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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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Fireworks on Saturday at Vienna ballpark

The City of Vienna will host its 4th of July celebration on Saturday, July 1, at the Vienna Ballpark on the west edge of town. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk. There will be activities for the kids, including bounce houses and human hamsterball games. …

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Autumn Ridge employee Dale Russell receives ‘Maintenance Person of the Year’

James Dale Russell was officially honored on June 6 by USDA Rural Development as Maintenance Person of the Year for his work at Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Facility, owned and operated by Family Counseling Center, Inc. Russell was nominated by his supervisors, residents of Autumn Ridge and Johnson County community …

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Library will soon offer eBooks

The Vienna Public Library will start offering eBooks to patrons beginning July 1. They will be made available through Heartland Library System’s 3M Cloud Library and will have a 21 day loan period and will be removed from patrons devices at the end of the loan period. Kindle eReaders, such …

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Dr. Peggy Bradford selected as next SCC college president

Dr. Peggy Bradford Following the conclusion of an intensive presidential search, Shawnee Community College welcomes a new college president this summer semester. Shawnee Community College has announced the selection of Dr. Peggy F. Bradford as the college’s eighth president. The Shawnee Community College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Peggy F. …

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