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Dixie Terry – News From Here & There: May 30

Posted May 30, 2012 by Dixie Terry in Community

Although summer has not officially arrived, we have been given a preview of what is to come, with 90-degree temperatures and no rain for awhile. Get prepared for a long, hot summer.

Congrats to all the Blackcats for their successful softball and baseball season!

The Goreville seniors will be holding a rummage sale on Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at their center in downtown Goreville. Look for old chairs, kitchen tables, glassware, dishes, decorations, plenty of miscellaneous, and who knows what. This is a fundraiser for activities and such. Be there!
The fourth annual What’s It Worth? was held on May 22 at The Gambit Event Center, that included appraisals on antiques, a silent auction, a raffle, and a luncheon. This was a fundraiser for the Johnson County Home Community Education of the University of Illinois Extension, for the annual scholarship fund.

Some June birthdays that we have been told about include: June l, John Obourn, Stacy Bean. June 2, Jordan Gage, Bruce Etheridge. June 4, Jennifer Gunn. June 4, Ramon Webb. June 5, Louise House, Jackie Blackman, Drew Lawrence. June 6, Melissa Robertson, Robert House. June 7, Chance Medley, Raymond Smith, Tyler Parrish, Scott Stokes, and our youngest, Nancy Rehder. June 8, Anissa Priddy, Mabel Bird, Bob Rude. June 9, Ashley Trover, Brannon Batson, Jackson Matthews. And, may you all have many more happy birthdays!

Congratulations to these couples who are celebrating wedding anniversaries! Terry and Joe Lambert on June 3. Mac and Mary Obourn on June 4. Larry and Barbara Mizell on June 6.

A nice crowd gathered at the Webb Cemetery for the annual memorial service, followed by a noon dinner on Sunday.

The workshops for new business owners at Shawnee Community College will be held on Tuesday, June 5, l-3 p.m. and on Thursday, June 2l, 9-ll a.m.

There is no cost, but reservations are a must by calling 618-634-3254. These two are the last in the series for this season.

Mark your date book for Saturday, August 11, when the first annual Saline Masonic Lodge Car and Truck Show will take place. For information, call Ron Almaroad at 618-694-6976.

Keep in mind the Freedom Fest all day long on July 4 in Goreville. Lots of ongoing activities, plenty of good food, entertainment, a parade, car show, concerts, and more, will be underway, with the fireworks at dark. Be there!

The Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois will be holding a Family History Conference on Saturday, August 18, at the conference center at John A. Logan College. Contact for cost and registration.

Win free gasoline! The Johnson County Revitalization Corporation will be conducting a raffle, with a drawing on July 4 at the Freedom Fest. The Vienna Casey’s and H&H Fuel of Goreville are participating by providing gift cards that can be redeemed for free gas. This is a fundraiser for the renovation project of the old Grand Theatre on the Vienna Square. Tickets are $5 or three for $10 by calling 618-771-6877. Winners need not be present.

Footsteps, a women’s discipleship conference interdenominational and intergenerational event will be held on June 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Shawnee Community College. All women of the area are welcome. Contact 618-658-0099 or 901-238-6401.

During June-August, the first Thursday, 1-3 p.m., will feature Out of the Wild at the Cache River Wetlands Center. Bring the youngsters to get acquainted with critters of the wetlands. Call 618-634-2231 for information. It’s free!

Veterans of World War II are being sought for the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. The complimentary trip to the many war memorials is offered to any World War II vet. If you know a vet or are a vet of World War II, give a call to Don Niehart in Effingham at 217-254-2986. A flight from the Williamson County Airport will take place in September.

The Tunnel Hill Unit of HCE hosted a Can You Spot the Scam? on May 2l, with John Sanders of the Illinois Securities Department as the speaker. The meeting was held at the Community of Christ Church, with refreshments following the interesting program.

Another one-day trip is being offered to the public. The Daniel Chapman Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will be taking a SMART bus to historic Vincennes, Ind., on Friday, Aug. 3. The bus will leave Vienna at 7 a.m. and return about 7 p.m. Several historic places will be toured. Contact Marie Samuel at 706 North Division, Carterville, Ill. 62918 by July 7 to make reservations.

Lots and lots of folks dropped in at the Eagle Point Bay Association Building last Saturday morning for a delicious stack of pancakes. They were delicious! And, the service by the men waiters was excellent.

Dan and Nancy Norris attended the Jerry Pierce Memorial Traditional Archery Tournament at Enid Lake , Miss., recently. Dan won first place in Men’s Senior Recurve Division and second in Hunters’ Division and Nancy took second in Women’s Recurve Division. Congratulations!

Support the young missionaries of the Goreville Baptist Church on Sunday, June 3, by enjoying tacos, immediately after morning worship. The GAS will be serving up a taco dinner as a fundraiser. On Sunday, June 24, a country breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m. A love offering will be accepted for both events to be given to Josh Billingsley and Dakota Vest, who will be doing mission work this summer.

Get your 128-page Pictorial History of Johnson County, Second Edition by sending $35 to The Vienna Times, P.O. Box 457, Vienna, Ill. 62995.

The Johnson County Night at the Southern Illinois Miners at Rent One Park will be on Thursday, July 19. Tickets are $6 or $8 and can be ordered by calling Cory Lee at 618-969-8528 for window pickup. Be sure and tell him it’s for Johnson County. Several locals will be participating in the many activities of the evening.

The Lake of Egypt Association of Property Owners will be having their annual meeting on Saturday, June 2 at the Egyptian Hills Resort, with food provided by Triple E. Registration is 2-3 p.m., with the meeting at 3 p.m., followed by the meal and door prizes. An Information Fair will be underway, beginning at 2 p.m. All LEAPO members are urged to attend!

Ladies! Mark your date book for the 2012 AJMPU Mini Conference to be held on Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Shawnee Community College. There will be classes of interesting topics, a gourmet lunch, a guest speaker, and vendors. This is sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension Service.

The Dance For Hope Hoedown will be this Saturday, June 2 at the Williamson County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Get your ticket at the Hands of Hope Clinic at 808 West Prairie in Marion. There will be Bingo, a quilt auction and a raffle for a 4 day cruise, a flat screen tv and an iPad. Music will be by Jackson Junction and dinner will be catered by Great Boars of Fire.

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Have a great remainder of the week!