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WSIU Almanac 2.27.24

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY in 2012 Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor.


The Williamson County Early Childhood Cooperative is hosting Preschool Screenings for the upcoming school year. Game-like activities for children will measure their development, growth, hearing, vision & speech. All families with children ages birth to five are encouraged to attend, regardless of income. The screenings will be March 4-7th in Carterville, Herrin, Johnston City, Crab Orchard & Marion. Appointments are required. Visit today’s almanac for the weblink or find WCECC on Facebook or find the weblink in today’s almanac. https://www.wces.co/domain/8

 In Murphysboro, attend the Grand Opening Celebration for the National Woman’s Relief Corp on Sunday March 3, 2024 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. See the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum (WRC-GAR) collection at the General John A. Logan Museum. The permanent exhibit will include many artifacts and unique items of interest. Civil War Battle Flag, a civils war drum, the Flag that was hanging in Ford Theatre the night that President Lincoln was shot and more. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

 In Mt Vernon, Casa of Jefferson County is offering volunteer training. Become an advocate for children in the foster care system. Training is on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 8 pm. Meals are provided but registration is required. Learn more at www.jeffcocasa.org

 In Anna, Tai’ Chi Gung Classes: Classes: Mondays 1:00-2:00 PM and Fridays 10 -11 AM.  Maribeth Smith has been practicing in her home area for over 40 years. You are invited to discover the benefits of Tai Chi with Anna Arts Center. Find information on their Facebook page.

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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.