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WSIU Almanac 4.16.24

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ON THIS DAY 1929 New York Yankees become first MLB team to permanently feature numbers on backs of uniforms; numbers correspond to position in batting order

In Carbondale, Church Women United host the 49th Annual Sale to Fight Hunger. The sale is Friday, April 26th from 9AM- 6PM & Saturday April 27th from 9AM-2PM at University Mall. Donations of usable items of all sorts are welcome and can be dropped off at University Mall Tuesday thru Thursday before the event. Proceeds go to organizations and agencies that feed hungry people, and at least 80% of the proceeds remain in our community. Learn more in today’s Almanac.

How/To Help: Donations of usable items of all sorts are needed, including household items, electronics, furniture, books, toys, jewelry, plants, tools, and clothing. No major appliances, please. Donations will be accepted at the University Mall on Tuesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday April 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No clothing accepted on Thursday. Volunteers are needed each of these days.

Contact Person: Katie Carl, 618-925-2252

Why: This sale began in 1975 and has since gone on to raise over $250,000.

How/To Help: No clothing accepted on Thursday.

Volunteers are needed each of these days

The Olney Art Council presents the Fine Art Showcase this month!
Visit the exhibit April 16th to April 20th so see local artist's paintings, drawings, and 3D art. Local school children's works will also be on display. Stop by the Best Western Parkside event center, Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 to 7pm! Visit OlneyArtsCouncil.com for more details.

In Murphysboro, area residents are invited to participate in a drug takeback and confidential document shredding event at the Jackson County Health Department on Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to Noon. To participate in the event residents can register at www.jchdonline.org or call 618-684-3143 ext. 128 to schedule an appointment drop-off time.

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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.