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WSIU Almanac 12.4.23

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Kevin Boucher

On this day in 1791 Britain's "The Observer" is first published, the oldest Sunday newspaper in the world

Glenn Poshard and author Carl Walworth will discuss their book, Son of Southern Illinois: Glenn Poshard’s Life in Politics, the book they created about Glenn Poshard’s life. Poshard and Walworth will be at Herrin City Library on Friday, December 15, 2023, at 2:00 pm. The event is presented by the Herrin History Room and is free and open to the public.

 The River-to-River Trail Society announces its 10th public hike of the 2023 fall hiking season on Dec. 16th. Hiking: Thacker Hollow/Initial Tree (Hardin County/Gallatin County). This hike is free and open to the public. This will be a hike of moderate difficulty, 5 miles in length, 4 hours hiking time. This will be a through hike. The leader of this hike can be reached at 314-223-3061 for more information. Hikers should meet at 10:00 am at the Rim Rock Parking Area. This hike is intended for people in good health who have done some hiking. Hiking sticks and boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Hikers should bring their own water and snacks. No dogs please. Check the post on the River-to-River Trail Society website www.rivertorivertrail.net for more information including driving directions to the meeting area for this hike.

In Anna, The Children’s Musical, “A Christmas Story.” December 8 and 9 at 7 pm and Dec 10 at 2 PM. Find more information on the Anna Arts Center Facebook page.

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Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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WSIU Almanac | The 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. Send information to us at almanac@wsiu.org or wsiuradio@wsiu.org.