MT. VERNON — Shoppers were out early to find deals during Black Friday, some even starting Thursday night. Store managers reported large crowds - there were almost 300 people waiting at KMart Thursday night - and said there were items that sold out immediately, such as appliances at JC Penney, according to store manager Terri Calvert.
Winter storm watch issued
MT. VERNON — Southern Illinois is about to see its first measurable precipitation of the winter season starting this evening and continuing through the weekend.Continued ...
Holiday Lunch served
Selma Zimmerman of Carbondale, sitting center, waits to be served her meal at the Holiday Lunch at the Mitchell event Tuesday inside the historic Mitchell House at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. Also pictured is server Judy Sledge, a Cedarhurst volunteer. The annual luncheon program is in its seventh year. Tuesday's lunch was the first of four to be held this week. Lunches will also be served on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Organizers say there are still some slots open for Friday's gathering. Contact Cedarhurst for more information.Continued ...
Workers with Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc., hung Christmas lights at several intersections in downtown Mt. Vernon early Monday morning. Also present were employees of the Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Department. The Parks Department coordinated the project, which is conducted every year.Continued ...
Ben Terriet begins putting up Christmas decorations Friday with help from his father-in-law, Russell Robinson. Terriet said the weather was perfect to get the lights and decorations out and start getting the house ready for the Christmas season.Continued ...
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Charles E. Jones, 89, of Urbana, died Dec. 2, 2013. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro with the Rev. Jim Peak officiating. Local services will be handled by Harre Funeral Home. Charles JonesContinued ...
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Lady Devils stifle Woodlawn
The Lady Cardinals disrupted the offensive rhythm of the Sesser-Valier/Waltonville girls basketball team but couldn't establish one of their own Wednesday night.Continued ...
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How to care for a cut Christmas tree
Cut Christmas trees must be watered and kept hydrated to last through the holidays and to prevent them from becoming fire hazards. This includes small tabletop trees.Continued ...
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