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Union County Emergency Notification System “Hyper-Reach”

Union County is proud to announce the Hyper-Reach Mass Notification service to the citizens of Union County.  This service was a joint purchase between Union County Emergency Services, A-J, Anna, Cobden, Dongola, Jonesboro, Lick Creek, Shawnee and Tri County School Districts, City of Anna, Village of Cobden, Village of Dongola and the City of Jonesboro.

Telephone-based mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the US to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards and other threats.  Now Union County announces that they have selected Hyper-Reach to help bring this same lifesaving capability to the area.  Hyper-Reach is a state of the art mass emergency notification system designed specifically for public safety.

This emergency alert system will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and even TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired.

For for more information contact Crystal Gurley, 9-1-1 Director, at 833-5442.  To enroll for this service click here.

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“Ruck to Remember” 5K Ruck March

Carroll P Foster VFW Post 3455 has been a part of our community for over 40 years. Over the years we have sponsored youth programs, helped families in need, and provided Honor Guard services for our departed comrades. Last year, we established a “Ruck to Remember” 5k event to remember our fallen comrades. The event was started to help everyday people realize the burden that our men and women in the service have to carry, and the burden that families carry when they lose a loved one in the line of battle. Participants may carry a 35-pound backpack, just like our service men and women, 5 kilometers to feel a fraction of the weight of that burden. Some used this opportunity as a moment of reflection.

Memorial Day, May 27th 2019 participants will have two options; participants can choose to walk and reflect on their own for the 5 kilometers or participants can choose to walk in a formation and call out some of the military’s most popular cadences. Immediately following the Ruck March, the event will continue at Carroll P Foster Post 3455 where Memorial Day services will be conducted, installation of new officers, entertainment by local talent, and a raffle. This year, Ruck to Remember has partnered with Black Diamond Harley Davidson and Black Diamond RV Superstore to raffle off TWO awesome prizes with a total prize package of over twenty-five thousand dollars!

Funds from this event, and the many events Post 3455 hosts, go towards continuing our mission of helping our fellow comrades, supporting families in need, and allowing us the funding to provide Honor Guard services for our fallen comrades.

Click here to register.

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Family Fun Night

Come and join the fun to kick-off National Prevention week in downtown Anna, May 13, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

We are excited for families to take part in the following:

  • Rock painting – offered in the upper room at Jus10’s
  • Hula Hoop contest at Kiki’s Coffeehouse
  • Coloring activity and prize drawing at Jordo’s Pizzeria
  • Make-N-Take Craft Project at the Here & Now Shop
  • Family Tree Project at the Gathering Place

The event is hosted by the Fellowship House Prevention Program & the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) at Anna Junior High & Anna Jonesboro Community High Schools.

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Paint the Town

Come out for a fun filled afternoon on April 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  There will be a bounce house, music and food.

Come paint a masterpiece alone or with friends and family! With this ticket you will receive an assigned 4 foot by 4 foot square and all the supplies needed to paint your square on the W. Davie Street Parking lot (125 W. Davie Street).
Modest Registration Fee of $10 prior to April 27 and $15 Day of the Event, you can purchase tickets at the Here and Now Shop located at 319 S Main St.

Come Join the Party – Paint your square, Bring Lawn Chairs, Sway to the Music, Visit with Others, and Have FUN!

For more information click here.