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Michael Gehman and family of Farmstead Foods and Double Star Farms are teaming up with University of Illinois Extension to host the first of four twilight meetings at their farm and aggregation center at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

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The Friends of Land Between the Lakes (LBL) invite the public to an array of evening shows for the 2019 summer season at the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory, which is located at 238 Visitor Center Drive at Golden Pond.

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Church bell to be dedicated

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Illinois State Director of Rural Development Douglas Wilson recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in three projects in Illinois to improve rural water infrastructure, one of which involves Fort Massac Water District in Massac County and will benefit c…

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All owners and operators of land in Massac County are eligible to apply for fiscal year 2019 state reimbursement cost-share funds which are available for cover crops, grassed waterways, grade stabilization structures, water and sediment control basins and dry dam practices.

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With Memorial Day fast approaching, various activities throughout the Southern Scene area are being planned in observance of the holiday.

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McKendree University in Lebanon recently announced the following local students who are members of the the Class of 2019:

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Shawnee Community College (SCC) hosted the annual Young Writer's Competition, which encourages local high school students to submit their own non-fiction, short fiction and poetry pieces for the chance to win monetary prizes.

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With high school commencements coming soon, here is a Massac memo written back in 1995 on the subject. Has anything changed since then?

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Even though Massac County Treasurer Jody Haverkamp reported to Massac County Commissioners Tuesday morning the county's general fund is at $66,183, she said there are still several outstanding bills which need to be paid.

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Hello. I hope you didn't put your long johns up just yet. You might still need them. We are having some crazy weather.

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Metropolis residents who let their pets defecate in city-owned parks and ball fields and do not discard the animal waste may soon face a $50 fine after Metropolis' City Council voted Monday night to adopt an ordinance prohibiting dogs and other animals upon or within playground areas and pla…

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Good evening and Happy Mother's Day to everyone on this overcast and chilly May day. It is also the Lord's Day here in Reevesville. It sure is a blessing to know that even with the weather, the Lord shows us that a brighter day is coming.

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New Lady Patriots head basketball coach Justin Kindle recently announced the dates for the Lady Patriot Basketball Camp. The camp will run Monday through Thursday, June 10-13. The camp is open to girls in incoming grades three through nine. The sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and run till 11:30 a.m.

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I am so glad we woke to sunshine this Monday morning after the wet, damp weekend.

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Let me vent a little -- the Brookport Bridge has been closed for a week supposedly for inspection. I was warned by an e-mail from the mayor this would happen, so I was ready.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye -- A neighborhood reunion is planned next weekend for all the families, past and present, who grew up around the Tucker Lane neighborhood.

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The drug problem may never be eliminated completely, but for individuals who are addicted to drugs and use syringes, there is a location for those dirty needles to be dropped safely, with no questions asked -- at the Points Drop Box.

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Corey Evitts of Metropolis is a one-man band who is not only taking the region by storm but the U.S. and, with any luck, his name will become a household name to music lovers worldwide.

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Baptist Health Paducah is offering safe babysitting classes for boys and girls, grades sixth through eighth. The class is a medically accurate babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills like choking rescue and CPR.

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Poppy Roadblock is Saturday

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Every year during the opening ceremonies of the Superman Celebration it has become a tradition for the Metropolis Planet to recognize an outstanding woman for her contributions to the community.

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The popularity of Paducah's Lowertown Arts and Music Festival has certainly increased thanks to the aid of the Lowertown Neighborhood Association and the artists themselves, and excitement is building for this year's event, set for Friday and Saturday.

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Massac County Youth Fair books are now available at Massac County Extension Office, 1438 W. 10th St., and at Extension offices throughout the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a state disaster proclamation last week for 34 counties along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. The declaration will ensure state support to communities battling floods caused by weeks of elevated river levels and recent heavy rains. The disaster proclamation inc…

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The Paducah Convention and Expo Center, located in downtown Paducah at 415 Park St., will be the site of Hairball -- A Rock and Roll Experience at 7:30 p.m.

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The famous Superman Statue is a popular spot for photos of people, animals, motorcycles and some famous vehicles like the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile and the Planters Nut mobile. It was also a popular spot on May 7 for a giant road legal, Radio Flyer vehicle. Mike and Allene Middleton, of Cald…

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This year the summer solstice, which marks the official start of summer, falls on June 21. During this time of year, schedules become lax and meals often occur on-the-fly -- and usually outdoors.

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Pecans are a species of hickory native to northern Mexico and the southern United States. Pecan trees are cultivated for their edible nuts, and it can take 12 years for a tree to reach maturity and begin producing.

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Good evening everyone, on what was a beautiful Lord's Day here in Reevesville. We're blessed to be able to dry out and enjoy some sunshine.

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Salads are a dietary staple across the globe. Salads are traditionally served chilled or at room temperature, and many are enhanced by oil, vinegar or another dressing. Many people are quick to think of certain varieties of lettuce as the prime base for salads. However, just about any fruit …

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Cookouts are on the horizon, and people are always on the lookout for delicious dishes that are easily cooked on the grill. Burgers are a staple of grilling season. Burgers might be relatively simple, but that does not mean they have to be ordinary.

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OK folks, it's not about me . . . it's all about me and my siblings.

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Hello to everyone in this brand new month of May. We have a little over three weeks, and the pools will be open. I can't wait for the warm weather to get here and hopefully stick around a while.