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WSIU Almanac 12.13.22

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Kevin Boucher

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to provide rides for cancer patients for their Road to Recovery program. Patients can use the American Cancer Society website or app to request a ride and volunteers can view and accept the ride request. Volunteers have to be between the age of 18 to 84, have a driver’s license, pass a background check, proof of COVID-19 vaccine and have reliable transportation. To learn more about volunteering for the Road To Recovery program, visit cancer.org/drive

In Mt Vernon, The Jefferson County Historical Society will hold a Christmas Model Train and Nativity Set Exhibit in the Schweinfurth Museum at the Historical Village. The Exhibit will be open Saturday and Sundays through December 18th.

In Murphysboro, the Illinois Extension is connecting participants to the land through a series of free modern homesteading programs in 2023. An introductory program will be held on January 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension office. Participants will receive hands-on guidance to help further hone skills in the art of growing, raising, and preserving their own food. All programs are free and open to the public. Find registration information in today’s almanac on our website. To register for the introductory program, visit go.illinois.edu/Intro2ModernHomesteading or call (618) 687-1727. A full list of programs in the series will be available at go.illinois.edu/ModernHomesteading.

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