WSIU Almanac

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WSIU Almanac is a 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: almanac@wsiu.org.

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WSIU Almanac: January 14, 2021.

Jan 14, 2021

The City of Carbondale is conducting its Christmas tree recycling program.  To learn more, call the city at 457-3275.

WSIU Almanac: January 13, 2021.

Jan 13, 2021

Applications for summer positions at Rend Lake are being accepted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  For more information you can call the Rend Lake Visitor Center at 618-724-2493.

WSIU Almanac: January 12, 2021.

Jan 12, 2021

The Anne West Lindsey District Library is sponsoring a Winter Reading Challenge.  To learn more, browse to:  https://www.facebook.com/AnneWestLindseyLibrary/photos/a.648327088605709/3258151054289953/

WSIU Almanac: January 11, 2021.

Jan 11, 2021

The office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal says the deadline to apply for the Small Equipment Grant program is Friday January 29, 2021.

WSIU Almanac: January 8, 2021.

Jan 8, 2021

The American Association of University Women, the Carbondale Branch is presenting a free online presentation on Tuesday January 12, 2021 titled "Election Results and Public Policy."

WSIU Almanac: January 7, 2021.

Jan 7, 2021

The Caritas Family Solutions annual Heart and Soul Gala is planned for February 6, 2021 starting at 7:00PM.

WSIU Almanac: January 6, 2021.

Jan 6, 2021

Ameren Illinois reminds customers about an income-qualified program that can help customers with their energy bills.  To learn more call 1-866-838-6918.


WSIU Almanac: January 5, 2021.

Jan 5, 2021

The American Association of University Women, Carbondale Branch, is sponsoring a free zoom program on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, titled "Election Results and Public Policy."

WSIU Almanac: January 1, 2021.

Jan 1, 2021

The public is invited to a Photography Exhibition at Southeastern Illinois College beginning February 2 2021.  To learn more, browse to:  https://www.sic.edu/audience/community-visitors/visual-and-performance-art/ella-elizabeth-hise-museum-of-regional-art/regional-photography-exhibit-submission-form

WSIU Almanac: December 31, 2020.

Dec 31, 2020

The University of Illinois Extension Service is sponsoring a free webinar on creating a winter bird habitat.  To learn more browse to:  https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-01-06-good-growing-webinar-create-winter-bird-haven

WSIU Almanac: December 29, 2020.

Dec 29, 2020

Illinois High School seniors who are very interested in careers in conservation or natural resources, can apply for the Illinois Conservation Scholarship.  

WSIU Almanac: December 28, 2020.

Dec 28, 2020

WSIU Almanac: December 25, 2020.

Dec 25, 2020

In Murphysboro, Sallie Logan Public library is working on a project documenting Jackson County veterans.  If you would like to become involved, call the Library at 684-3721.

WSIU Almanac: December 24, 2020.

Dec 24, 2020

The Southern Illinois Collaborative kitchen works to help those in need of food.  To learn more, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/SoIlColKitchen/

WSIU Almanac: December 22, 2020.

Dec 22, 2020

To check winter road conditions in Illinois IDOT says you can browse to:  https://gettingaroundillinois.com/winterconditions/

WSIU Almanac: December 21, 2020.

Dec 21, 2020

The annual  John A. Logan College Showman Shuffle will be conducted virtually in 2021.   To learn more information browse to:  https://www.jalc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021_snowman_shuffle.pdf


The annual Heart and Soul Gala to support Caritas Family Solutions will be a virtual event.  It is planned for February 6, 2021.  To learn more, browse to:  https://caritasfamilysolutions.org/heart-soul-gala/


WSIU Almanac: December 18, 2020.

Dec 18, 2020

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Illinois is asking for Christmas cards to be given out to homebound seniors and those living in assisted living centers.  The RSVP program is also accepting small gifts, such as hand lotions, lap blankets, and small decorations to be given out.

WSIU Almanac: December 17, 2020.

Dec 17, 2020

In Perry County Illinois, DuQuoin Tourism is sponsoring the Holiday Lights fair at the Fairgrounds.  To learn more visit:  https://www.duquointourism.org/

WSIU Almanac: December 16, 2020.

Dec 16, 2020

The Crosswalk Community Action Agency is taking applications for  the Home Energy Assistance Program.  To learn more, call 618-937-3581.

WSIU Almanac: December 15, 2020.

Dec 15, 2020

The West Frankfort Public Library is hosting a coloring program for adults on Thursday.  To learn more just browse to:  https://westfrankfortpubliclibrary.org/

WSIU Almanac: December 14, 2020.

Dec 14, 2020

The Mt. Vernon non-profit Jefferson County Toys for Kids is sponsoring the Envelope Challenge.  To learn more, visit: https://envelopechallenge.org/jeffcotoysforkids/?fbclid=IwAR06ZYSoHhiQCiT-HjKocAuOziZ6cGeC5p4L0B1SzBfSuDbWY3qZH5Nl9VU

WSIU Almanac: December 10, 2020.

Dec 10, 2020

CASA of Franklin and Hamilton counties is helping those children served by the non-profit.  To become involved in CASA, call 618-438-0608 or send an email to:   casa@casafranklincounty.org

WSIU Almanac: December 7, 2020.

Dec 7, 2020

On Friday, Centerstone is offering a free webinar on LGBTQ and Mental Health training.  For more information browse to:  http://www.carbondalechamber.com/events/details/centerstone-lgbtq-and-mental-health-training-12932

WSIU Almanac: December 4, 2020.

Dec 4, 2020

The 16th annual Southern Illinois Alternative Gift Fair is changing this year.  It will not be held as an in-person group event, but instead the organizers have developed a way for you to browse the many local non-profits from the comfort of your own home.  To see the online guide, browse to:  
https://www.facebook.com/events/373445040647294

WSIU Almanac: December 1, 2020.

Dec 1, 2020

The Effingham Convention and Visitor Bureau is sponsoring the annual Wonderland in Lights at Community Park.  For more information, call 217-342-5310.

WSIU Almanac: November 30, 2020.

Nov 30, 2020

Olney's Moonlight Madness is taking place this Friday.  For more information visit:  http://business.olneychamber.net/events/details/olney-moonlight-madness-14780

WSIU Almanac: November 27, 2020.

Nov 27, 2020

The Illinois Department of Transportation reminds drivers they can check winter road conditions by browsing to:  http://gettingaroundillinois.com/winterconditions/

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