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WSIU Almanac Thursday December 2, 2021

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The Shawnee Group Sierra Club is sponsoring a free Zoom presentation on Thursday December 9, 2021 titled "Illinois Climate and Equity Jobs Act - CEJA: What is in it for us? Jobs, Justice and Community." The panel discussion begins at 7:00PM and a Q & A will take place as well. To learn more contact Jane Cogie at the following e-mail address: jane.cogie@gmail.com
Or, you can browse to: https://www.sierraclub.org/illinois/shawnee/events

On Saturday December 18, 2021 the public is invited to the Carterville Cemeteries for a Wreaths Across America Wreath-Laying event starting at 8:00AM. To learn more, visit: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/142993/overview/?relatedId=00

Then, on the same day, travel to a Wreath Laying Ceremony to the Mound City National Cemetary at 11:00AM. To learn more, browse to: https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/moundcity.asp
These Wreath Laying events honoring Veterans are sponsored by the Carterville Area Rotary Club and Harness Digital Marketing.

In Carbondale the annual Lights Fantastic Parade is this Saturday, December 4, 2021. On Sunday, December 5, 2021 the Southern Illinois Alternative Gift Fair will be held at the Carbondale Civic Center starting at 2:00PM.
To learn more about these, and other holiday events this weekend in Carbondale, just visit: https://lightsfantasticparade.com/

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Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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