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24th ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT EVENT RESCHEDULED

RESCHEDULED! The Ladies Night Out Event scheduled for Monday, January 28 has been RESCHEDULED for Monday, February 11, 2019. Doors will open at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00 PM at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course. The speaker will be Trish Bennett-Minor, Diabetic Educator with SSM Health Care. The topic is β€œDo I REALLY need…

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Lady Titans are State Champs

With a 33-22 win over Aviston, the ILS/TSJ Lady Titans claimed the Class S State Championship title. More details to come in this week’s issue. Great season ladies!! πŸ€πŸŽ‰

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Jr. Lady Rockets Win State Title

The Jr. Lady Rockets defeated Christopher in overtime 58-51 in a come from behind thriller to claim the Girls Basketball Class M State Championship. Full details will be in our next issue. We congratulate the Jr Lady Rockets on a great season and outstanding finish!

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OHS Alumna Studies Ag Abroad In Brazil

University of Illinois student Rachel Recker learned about agriculture from another perspective in a two-week study abroad to Brazil during winter break. She was part of a group of twenty-six College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) students participating in the International Business Immersion Program at the University of Illinois. Recker is a senior…

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Local Teen Collecting Comfort Critters for Kids

For kids going through rough times, sometimes something as simple as a stuffed animal can make a difference for them. That is a need that one Okawville student wants to do something about. Megan Cook, a junior at Okawville High School, is spearheading Comfort Critters as a community service program. β€œI heard about this program…

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Jr. Lady Rockets Headed to State Championship

The Jr. Lady Rockets defeated the Jr. Hornettes from Nashville by a score of 41-30 to earn their spot in the Girls Basketball Class M State Championship game Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30pm. The game will be held at Rend Lake College. The full bracket and live broadcast details can be found on the Rend…

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Okawville School Staffers Undergo Emergency Training

West Washington County Unit District 10 staff members Amy Welch, Kim Lintker and Melinda Albers attended Stop the Bleed training hosted by Fairview Heights Police Department last week. β€œAfter the Las Vegas shooting, Kim Lintker asked me if I was aware of any training that taught you what to do to help care for victims…

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Government Shutdown Felt in Washington County

Residents of Washington County could feel some pain as a result of the shutdown of the federal government. The Farm Services Agency office in Nashville, part of the United States Department of Agriculture, is shut down pending a resolution to the gridlock in the nation’s capital. According to Stephanie Kraus of the Illinois Farm Bureau,…

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Marissa Man Killed in Car Crash Monday Near Okawville

A rural Marissa man was killed and a man from Sparta suffered major injuries as the result of a two-vehicle crash on County Highway 13 just south of Okawville Monday afternoon. Randall J. Koeller, 51, was killed when his Chevrolet Avalanche was struck by a Mack garbage truck owned by Waste Management and driven by…

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