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WSIU Almanac 1.31.24

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY in 2015 17-year-old Lydia Ko of New Zealand becomes the youngest golfer in men's or women's golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world.

The Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing show is Feb 2, 3 & 4th at The Pavilion in Marion. See boats, trailers, campers, fishing tackle, educational sessions, family activities, vendor shopping and more! Proceeds will benefit Gum Drops and Casa of Williamson County. Learn more at www.visitsi.com

Illinois Extension will host a fruit tree workshop tomorrow on the topic of variety selection, rootstock selection, and pruning basics. The small fruits program on Feb. 22 will cover blueberries, brambles strawberries, and edible landscape applications. Fruit trees and small fruits can add a sweet addition to your garden. Both workshops are free and will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension office in Murphysboro. To learn more or register for upcoming programs, visit go.illinois.edu/ModernHomesteading or call (618) 687-1727.

 In Carbondale, Learn more about the problem of human trafficking in our community and what you can do about it. Free event. Refreshments provided. Friday Feb 2nd, at 3pm, Eurma Hayes Center. Donations being accepted for Restoration61.

On Saturday, February 3, Marion Carnegie Library will host Take Your Child to the Library Day from 10 am to 4 pm. Celebrate the event with a special Builder’s Club session and commemorative bookmarks.

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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.