If baseball really wants to shorten games, perhaps it should consider adopting other softball rules. Softball games, for example, are usually played in six innings, so reducing a baseball game from nine to six innings would, on average, shorten a baseball game by one hour and eliminate the need to stop serving beer after the seventh inning.
The CCHS boys bowling team split a pair of matches last week, prevailing over Mt. Vernon Jan. 10 but falling two days later to Salem. The CCHS girls fell in both contests. Against Mt. Vernon, Carbondale’s boys won 2685-2674, while the girls lost 2012-2656.
Residents of Carbondale and the surrounding area now are eligible for discounted prices on prescription drugs thanks to a new program unveiled this week by Carbondale leaders.
Unfortunately, if I didn’t report the bad news in this laborious season of Terrier hoops, I’d probably be out of a job. Carbondale’s mistake-prone youngsters lost two more games: one more South Seven contest and one out-of-conference clunker in a shootout.
With the mid-year transfer signing period ending this weekend, it appears that FBS and JUCO transfers football players have not (to my knowledge) been beating down the doors at the SIU Arena. “To my knowledge” may be a key phrase.
The Carbondale Elks Lodge, located at 220 W. Jackson St., will play host to a pair of charitable fundraisers this month. The first, set for 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, will be a pig roast to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale. Tickets to the event are $10 a plate.
A pair of annual events will present a local opportunity to remember the legacy of a man who had a dream. Martin Luther King Jr. is memorialized in Southern Illinois every January, and the Carbondale Civic Center once again will host the Southern Illinois Unity Celebration Sunday, Jan. 15. Among the highlights of the Unity Celebration are the annual presentation of the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award.
Twenty-four students from Carbondale Community High School have earned awards for art and photography and will have their work displayed beginning this week in the Performance Hall of the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon.
The Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois will honor its late secretary and organizer, Margie Parker, with a “teach-in for peace” at the SIU Law School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. “Guantanamo at 10 — Consequences and Broken Promises” will include a showing of “The Response,” a dramatization of a military tribunal followed by a panel discussion.
Police have arrested a Carbondale man in connection with a series of motor vehicle burglaries that were reported in December. Police say Charleton J. Patterson, 17, of Carbondale has been charged with five counts of motor vehicle burglary.
Eight vacant seats on the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Board were filled following a membership election last month. Votes were taken from the primary representatives of businesses belonging to the Chamber, and the balloting was closed Dec. 19.