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    Friday, July 20, 2018
    The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale will be having a lemonade sale on Tuesday, July 24th from 9:15 am to 11:30 and 4:00-5:15pm. Proceeds will help fund end of the Summer Carnival/Block Party.    Lemonade will be available at 250 N. Springer Street at the Club’s picnic tables.  Prices range from .50 cents to $1.00.  Donations are welcome! Please join us on Tuesday, July 24th between 9:15 am to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 20, 2018
    Carbondale Community Arts (CCA) is accepting nominations for the fourth annual Southern Illinois Arts Legacy Award. The Award is being presented by CCA to recognize individuals whose character and achievements exemplify a dedication to the arts and community in southern Illinois. Its goal is to recognize patrons, advocates, teachers, community development activists, and art practitioners of every ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 20, 2018
    Photographer Hazel Grant will be the newest art exhibitor at The Varsity. The exhibit opens Aug. 17. A native of Alabama, Hazel became interested in photography while living in Redding, California. There, most of her photography work was associated with a college magazine she edited. After moving to Carbondale in 2006, her photography passion grew into a serious pursuit. She sharpened her skills ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    First Mid Bank & Trust was named 2017 Central/Southern Illinois Community Bank of the Year Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  This award is presented to the community bank with the best overall performance record for lending to small businesses in Illinois.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Routine mosquito testing has identified the first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Jackson County in 2018. The mosquitoes were collected on July 18 in and around Murphysboro. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. One out of five people who are bitten by an infected mosquito will experience ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Six locations in Carbondale are vying for “Carbondale’s most beautiful spot” and everyone is invited to vote for their favorite.  The contest is sponsored by Keep Carbondale Beautiful as a way of celebrating its birthday (KCB was born on July 28, 1987). Since only one photo of each is published, the public is encouraged to visit all locations:   --Campus Lake (including the new boathouse) on SIU ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    It’s the Buck Full Moon on July 27 and to celebrate The Varsity will show the romantic classic “Moonstruck.”In her Oscar-winning role, Cher plays Loretta Castorini, an Italian-American widow and bookkeeper whose timid fiancé can’t decide between her and his mother. Against her better judgement, Loretta falls in love with her fiancé's estranged brother (Nicolas Cage), a bakery worker with a love of ...read more
    Friday, July 13, 2018
    WHO:  State Senator Dale Fowler – District 59             Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce  WHAT: Senator Fowler and area Chambers             to host first-ever Southern Illinois Made Expo WHEN:Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  WHERE:  The Pavilion                    1602 Sioux Drive                    Marion, IL State Senator Dale Fowler is partnering ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber of Commerce, Press Release
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Jefferson County Sports Authority (JCSA) is pleased to announce that Affordable Gas + Electric (AGE) has made a three-year commitment to become the Title Sponsor for the Pony Baseball “Pinto International Baseball Classic”, known as the Pinto 8-year old and under World Series.  The Pinto World Series will be held July 19-21 at Cusumano Sports Complex in Mt. Vernon, IL and features teams from the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    First Mid Bank & Trust recently announced that David Hiden has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer.  He will lead the development and execution of First Mid’s business and technology strategies.   “We are very fortunate to have David join the First Mid team”, said Mike Taylor, Chief Operating Officer.  “With a strong banking background that includes 25 years of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    Residents of Jackson County served by private water wells may be eligible for free testing of their well water for lead. Jackson County Health Department is participating in a research project with researchers from the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University to better determine the presence of lead in private water wells in three Illinois counties. While public water supplies ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    International experience has proven to give students increased self-clarity and creativity for personal and professional success. That is one reason Southern Illinois University Carbondale has partnered with a university in India to train the next generation of economic leaders. For the second year in a row, students from Pandit Deendayal Petreoleum University (PDPU), Gujarat, India, have come ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Education
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    HireLevel, a full-service staffing and recruiting company specializing in Human Capital Management, is taking their #HireLevelDifference campaign to the animal kingdom. Wherever there is someone or something to be helped in their communities, they are ready to dive in and assist. HireLevel Marion made it their mission this month to help the animals of Southern Illinois by teaming up with St. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Caritas Family Solutions, a nonprofit social service agency based in Belleville, Ill., is celebrating its second annual Caritas Day of giving on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Caritas Day was launched in 2017 to celebrate the agency’s 70th anniversary of becoming a nonprofit in the State of Illinois. The day honors and builds on the successes of numerous individuals, children and families who have been ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Work along Illinois Avenue, east of Carbondale City Hall, has begun as part of the Illinois Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project. The contractor is removing existing sidewalk and steps. For your safety, visitors are asked to avoid this area as much as possible. In addition, parking will not be available along Illinois Avenue during contractor working hoursA temporary walkway will be in place ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
        First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust (First Mid) has introduced a new logo for the bank and a shorter name that better reflects its growth and the changing financial services environment. First Mid Bank & Trust will be the company’s official bank charter name and the logo is a refreshed and more contemporary symbol.    “Our growth has already taken us beyond Central Illinois and even out of the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    AES Solar announced today that on June 30, 2018, as part of the celebration of their 19th anniversary, they will be donating and installing a solar system at Gaia House Interfaith Center, 913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL. The installation will be part of a Hands-on Solar Installation course through John A. Logan College, and will be performed by John A. Logan students and AES Solar staff. The ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Carbondale Community Arts is excited to announce the exhibit A Grandmother’s Son, Portraits of Unfortunate Assumptions by artist Tanya Gadbaw-Neitzke on view July 5 - July 27 at Artspace 304. The series of paintings explores a personal story stemming from the artist's own assumptions about her uncle while she was growing up, which made their relationship difficult. After her uncle passed she ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Press Release