Saturday, December 15, 2018

News

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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VFW visits Vietnam Memorial in Perryville, Mo.

VFW District 15 members, members of their auxiliaries and a few guest recently traveled for an early preview of the new Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial, located just north of Perryville, Mo. off Route AC. Once completed the memorial will feature a full-scale black granite model of the Vietnam Wall identical …

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Hogue selected as Dean of School of Pharmacy, California

Michael D Hogue, Johnson County native, has been selected as the Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda University at Loma Linda, Calif. For the past 15 years, Hogue has been a professor of pharmacy at Samford University, Birmingham, Ala. Loma Linda is located in San Bernardino County, …

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Commissioners announce asbestos cleaning almost complete

By Jessica Wettig The Johnson County Commissioners held their regularly semimonthly meeting on Mon., Sept. 24. The meeting is regularly on Tuesdays, but the meeting was moved due to scheduling issues. Chairman Ernie Henshaw announced that the asbestos cleaning on the old building is nearly complete. The next stage is …

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Revitalization Committee to place lights at courthouse

By Jessica Wettig Johnson County Revitalization seeks a project to place old-fashioned lights at the Johnson County Courthouse. Phil Morris, Foreman Depot, said the organization is 40 years old, and seeks to bring together all of the organizations in the community to work on one project at a time. The …

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BGS receives book donations from Goreville Eastern Star

Buncombe Grade School received book donations from the Goreville Eastern Star, part of the Goreville Masonic Lodge, on Wed., Sept. 26. Associate Matron Alice Sims, pictured far left, and her sister Worthy Matron Ann Ford, pictured next to her, watched the students gather after their presentation as they pick from …

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