Sunday, December 15, 2019

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Salute to Our Veterans Signup Form

This special pull-out section, published in commemoration of Veteran’s Day, will honor the accomplishments of area men and women who have served our nation in the U.S. armed forces. It will feature the accomplishments of our veterans, both living and deceased, and is designed as a “Keeper Section”. The keeper …

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Goreville School approves 2018 budget

By Jessica Wettig Goreville C.U.S.D. # 1 held their regularly monthly meeting Tues., Sept. 25 at 7p.m., with a budget hearing held before the meeting at 6:45 p.m. Regular meeting are usually held on the last Monday of each month, but the board had previously moved this meeting because of …

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Girl Scouts receive $200 donation

On Saturday, September 22, several Girl Scouts from Troop 8649 and 8970 along with their parents met with Rick Lanham, Sr. Vice Commander of Beggs-Gurley VFW Post 5222, to personally thank them for their generous donation. Those in attendance were: Bri Penrod, Heidi Stapleton(Troop Leader 8649), Tori Bailey, Savana Hinkle, …

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Gambill seeks volunteers for restoration of Gilbert Cemetery

By Jessica Wettig Michelle Gambill, Buncombe, recently took on a project to restore the Gilbert Cemetery, located near Lusk Creek Wilderness in Pope County. Gambill said she was on a hike, when she noticed the sign for the cemetery. When she went into the cemetery, she discovered the place was …

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Shawnee Fall Musical set for Nov. 1-3

Shawnee Community College Theatre Department will present Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, their 29th Annual Fall Production, Nov. 1-3. Tickets go on sale to Schools/Patrons of the Arts on Oct. 1 and to the general public on Oct. 2. Schools are invited to attend Beauty and the Beast performances on …

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Fall Heritage Festival parade draws big crowd

The Johnson County Elks’ Fall Heritage Festival and parade was well attended in Vienna Saturday. Nearly 75 floats and other units participated in the parade. Hundreds of parade watchers lined the streets. This is the second year the Elks have hosted the annual event. The Grand Marshal of the parade …

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Community gathers for local teenager battling rare tumor

By Jessica Wettig Members of the community, and others from up north came together on Saturday to help 16-year-old Abby Schuhardt, a girl who is battling a rare tumor. The event took place at Goreville High School. It included over 300 silent auction donations, and a spaghetti dinner. T-Shirts were …

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Fall Festival set at VGS

Vienna Grade School will be hosting their Fall Festival Event on Thurs., Oct. 11 from 5-7 p.m. The activities include a VGS Beta Club chicken and dumpling dinner in the cafeteria, VGS Teachers’ Association Book Fair in the Jack Gorden Gym, a VGS PTO Silent Auction, VGS Garden Club Gardening …

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Goreville Fire Department receives new rescue unit

Goreville Fire Department recently accepted a donation from Lake of Egypt Fire Protection District for a new rescue unit. Goreville Fire Department will be donating their old rescue unit to Buncombe Fire Department. Goreville Fire Chief Randy Childers said this unit is important because, often, the Fire Department can arrive …

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