WSIU Almanac

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WSIU Almanac is a new weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us.  Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day.   And to make sure we don't miss anything we have a special e-mail set up that you can use to send information to us.  It's short and simple:

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WSIU Almanac: December 15th, 2016.

Dec 15, 2016

In Southeast Missouri tomorrow you can attend a Candlelit Wood Walk at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.  The trail is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.  For more information call 573-290-5218 or visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 14th, 2016.

Dec 14, 2016

In Mount Vernon this Saturday and Sunday you can see a Christmas Model Train and Nativity Exhibit at the Jefferson County Historical Village.  Call 246-0033 or visit their website for more information.

WSIU Almanac: December 13th, 2016.

Dec 13, 2016

In Mount Vernon, the United Methodist Children's Home is helping children this holiday season and if you would like to help the home, call 618-242-1070.  Or visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 12th, 2016.

Dec 12, 2016

This Sunday in Centralia the Bronze Expressions Holiday Concert takes place at 1250 East Rexford Avenue.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 9th, 2016.

Dec 9, 2016

The Olney Central College Christmas Concert is set for Thursday December 15th.  For more information see their website:

WSIU Almanac: December 8th, 2016.

Dec 8, 2016

Auditions for the Holly Jolly Follies will be held in the Auditorium of the Carmi White County High School.  Auditions start at 9:00AM this Saturday.  For more information contact Sherry Passmore at

You can also go online and learn more:

WSIU Almanac: December 7th, 2016.

Dec 7, 2016

Olney Central College will present their annual Christmas Program on December 15th at the John D. Stull Performing Arts Center.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 6th, 2016.

Dec 6, 2016

The 2016 Spirit of Love Operation 400 food and gift drive will be distribute items for 400 families in the Carbondale area this year.  For more information on how you can get involved, contact Nathan Cherry  at 618-351-8018.  Or, visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 5th, 2016.

Dec 5, 2016

Give blood tomorrow at the Steeleville Legion Hall between 1:00PM and 6:00PM.

WSIU Almanac: December 2nd, 2016.

Dec 2, 2016

In Centralia, the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Drive-Thru Display at Foundation Park takes place every night from dusk to 11:00PM.  For more information call the Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce at 618-532-6789.  You can also find out more at:

WSIU Almanac: December 1st, 2016.

Dec 1, 2016

The Jackson County Stage Company presents "Godspell" tomorrow through Sunday at the Varsity Center for the Arts.  Then again next weekend.  To learn more visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 30th, 2016.

Nov 30, 2016

The annual Toys for Tots Campaign is in progress.  For more information get in touch with Skip Cosgrove at 618-967-9462 or Murdale True Value at 529-3400.  Visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 29th, 2016.

Nov 29, 2016

Shawnee Forest officials have activated a new telephone tip line that you can call anonymously to report suspicious activity.  The phone # is  618-201-3364.   Or, online visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 29th, 2016.

Nov 29, 2016

This year's Toys for Tots is going on and you can donate a new UN-wrapped toy at Murdale True Value in Carbondale.  For more information call  529-3400.  Or, find out more online:

WSIU Almanac: November 28th, 2016.

Nov 28, 2016

Tomorrow, Tuesday November 29th, 2016, is giving Tuesday and in Mount Vernon the United Methodist Children's Home is participating.  If you would like to become involved contact Sandy Sinnett at  618-242-1070 or send her an e-mail to

To learn more about the programs supported by the United Methodist Children's Home you can also visit their website:

WSIU Almanac: November 25th, 2016.

Nov 25, 2016

Celebrate the season in Carmi at the White County Christmas.  Activities kick off today with a Holiday Shopping Stroll.  Tomorrow   -  Saturday November 26th, 2016  -  the Tree Lighting and Parade events start at 6:00PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 24th, 2016.

Nov 24, 2016

The Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon is holding a Thanksgiving Community Dinner at 11:00AM this morning.

WSIU Almanac: November 23rd, 2016.

Nov 23, 2016

In Anna the 3rd annual Reindeer 5K will take place this Saturday at 8:00AM.  Runners and walkers will start at the Anna Arts Center.  To learn more visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 22nd, 2016.

Nov 22, 2016

In Carbondale, the Women's Center is sponsoring their Alternative Angel Tree to support the mission of the Center.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 21st, 2016.

Nov 21, 2016

In Carbondale the 2016 Spirit of Love/Operation 400 Food and Gift  drive is now accepting donations.  For more information call 618-351-8018.  Or visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 18th, 2016.

Nov 18, 2016

The 46th annual Cape Arts Council Arts and Crafts show takes place this weekend.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 17th, 2016.

Nov 17, 2016

WSIU Almanac: November 16th, 2016.

Nov 16, 2016

November is Native American Heritage month and this Friday you can see a film about the Trail of Tears.  The free event starts at 3PM and will take place at Morris Library's Guyon Auditorium.  This outreach event is sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, the SIU-C Center for Archaeological Investigations and Morris Library.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 15th, 2016.

Nov 15, 2016

The Southern Illinois Audubon Society is holding their next regular meeting on December 2nd, where expert Steve Holman will give a presentation on climate change.  The Society is also gearing up for their annual Christmas bird count season and they are looking for volunteers.  If you would like to get involved contact Don Mullison at 618-203-2869 or send an e-mail to

WSIU Almanac: November 14th, 2016.

Nov 14, 2016

Today in World Diabetes Day and you can get screened at John A. Logan College, this morning beginning at 7:30AM, or at Southeastern Illinois College near Harrisburg.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 11th, 2016.

Nov 11, 2016

The annual Toys for Tots Campaign is underway and you can bring in your donations of new, unwrapped toys to Murdale True Value.  For more inforamtion call 529-3400.  Also visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 10th, 2016.

Nov 10, 2016

This weekend in Cape Girardeau Veterans can learn about resources available to them.  For more information go to:

WSIU Almanac: November 9th, 2016.

Nov 9, 2016

Olney Central College is hosting a College Fair today at Wattleworth Hall.  Start time is 8:30 this morning.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 8th, 2016.

Nov 8, 2016

November 14th is World Diabetes Day and the Diabetes Today Resource team is holding two screening sessions on that day.  For more information call 684-3143 or 457-5200 Extension 67837. 

Or, visit the website:

WSIU Almanac: November 7th, 2016.

Nov 7, 2016

This Saturday at The Old Feed Store in Cobden the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest are holding a fundraiser to support the mission of the Shawnee National Forest.  For more information visit their website: