Christmas Bonuses given to Edwards County Emergency Medical Service employees tallying approximately $5,000 collectively were given with the understanding that donated monies should be used toward that purpose, according to Edwards County EMS Board Secretary/Treasurer Nancy Cowling.

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Many area youth were able to attend fun activities at the Extension office during the holiday season. On Thursday, Dec. 20, a “Make and Take” workshop was offered. The attendees had the opportunity to make various crafts. They had a great time making items they could give to others for Christmas.

“Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, ‘the Lord has done great things for them’ The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” Psalm 126:2-3.


The Southern Illinois All-Stars trailed Mazatlan, Mexico 6-0 in the first game of the Colt World Series last Friday but came back to pull off an exciting but controversial 8-7 win.

Frontier Bobcats Volleyball will hold a two-day volleyball camp on the dates of August 2 & 3.  The camp costs $50 (pre-registration) per participant and is open to students entering grades 1-12.