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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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The West Union District Library had a free program presented by Douglas Hart Nature Center July at the York Township Community Center. Sixty-two persons attended the program made possible by the West Union Community Club. The next West Union District Library event is the annual ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. July 27 at the community center. The Clark County Pork Producers will be cooking pork burgers. Chips, tea, lemonade, homemade desserts and ice cream will be served for the free will donation to benefit the library. (Submitted photo)

Rural pharmacies to receive state financial help
SPRINGFIELD - Independent pharmacies that serve Medicaid patients in small communities in Illinois will soon start receiving additional payments from the state.

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services confirmed Monday that it has begun implementing a program lawmakers established in 2018 known as the Critical Access Care Pharmacy Program, which provides up to $10 million a year in additional reimbursements for independent, brick and mortar pharmacies located in counties with fewer than 50,000 people.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

With all the rain and storms we have had this spring and early summer imagine driving home after dark in the rain and suddenly hitting a section of road where water is rushing across from a flash flood. You can't stop in time and before you know it your car is washed off the road into a field or a bank bursting creek. You call 911 from you cell phone and...

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New ownership will keep local animal clinic open
Many of the best pets are "rescues," and the local veterinary clinic itself has turned out to be the Crawford County animal community's latest rescue.

The Robinson Hospital for Animals, whose closing was announced several weeks ago, is becoming part of the O'Brien Veterinary Group.

A Friday Facebook posting indicated the Robinson Hospital for Animals would remain open under new ownership.
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Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Seven from county on All-LOVC SE teams
Just over a half dozen Crawford County athletes were recognized for their achievements on the diamond this past season by being named to one of the All-Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division teams.

In what turns out to be the final set of All-LOVC teams to be announced due to the conference dissolving, a total of seven players between Oblong and Hutsonville-Palestine received honors in either baseball or softball.

• Robinson baseball starts summer slate with pair of wins at Altamont
• RHS has 11 make All-Little Illini teams
• Bogard places in two events at state meet
• Maroons fall short to Breese Mater Dei, 6-4

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Visitor, former employee liked centennial edition

I've been in town visiting my father at Magnolia Center and was delighted to see the Special Centennial Souvenir Edition published Friday, June 14.

I not only read every word, but reminisced from my own memories of employment at the Daily News. It was a great experience I cherish and am thankful for having had the opportunity.
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