The service launches at noon Thursday, meaning residents will be able to request a ride through Lyft by using their mobile device. Users will have to download the application, sign up and then request a ride.
The Women's Center is planning its annual yard sale to benefit the children's Christmas Party. Every year, proceeds from this sale go toward presents and the costs of the holiday party for the children who have been in the center's programs. This year, the yard sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Gaia House, 913 S. Illinois Ave.
A recent graduate of Carbondale Community High School is among 10 Girl Scouts alumnae in the nation to be selected this year as a National Young Woman of Distinction. Dara Weaver-Holmes, the daughter of Dr. Doris Weaver and John Holmes and currently a sophomore at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, won her Girl Scout Gold Award with a 2010 project at CCHS to organize a job fair aimed at helping her peers prepare for their futures.
Starting Sept. 11, 2011— a decade after the terrorist atrocities struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field— Carbondale will observe the Eleven Days for Peace celebration. At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, Osama Bahloul, imam of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will speak as part of the Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialogue at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship.
The Carbondale Terriers football squad is 1-1 for the 2011 season after falling Sept. 2 to Herrin in a 35-20 contest. Despite a valiant fourth-quarter effort that put two of three touchdowns on the board, the Terriers were unable to reverse an early-game run that saw Herrin dominate the game going into the half. Bryce Reno-Gibson led the Terriers in rushing with 111 yards on the night. The Terriers opened their season last week with a 24-14 win over Jackson County rival Murphysboro. See next week's issue of the Carbondale Times for more on the Herrin win and the coming Waterloo game.
The race to become Jackson County's first new state's attorney in almost two decades is off to an early start. Matt Chancey, who spent 23 years as a prosecutor with the Lake County state’s attorney’s office before relocating to the Fayette County state’s attorney’s office in 2007, announced Sept. 2 that he plans to run as a Democrat for Jackson County state's attorney in the November 2012 election. Chancey, a graduate of Murphysboro High School and SIU, is the first announced candidate in the race to replace sitting State's Attorney Mike Wepsiec, who now has held the office for almost 18 years. He announced in early August that he doesn't plan to run again.
A Carbondale man pleaded guilty to a home invasion charge in December, and was formally sentenced in Jackson County Court on Wednesday, according to Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr on Thursday.
Shahere Lark, 20, was sentenced to eight years in prison for the charge of home invasion, a Class X felony.
Carr said on July 9, officers from the Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion at an apartment on East College Street. The victim reported he was asleep in his living room when he awoke to see a black male standing in his doorway.
The victim began yelling at the suspect to leave when another man came down the stairs, holding a handgun and pointing it at the victim. The second man demanded the victim’s wallet. The two men then ran from the residence after taking $20 from the wallet. Carr said the handgun was later determined to be a BB gun.
Second Act is a free program for adults age 50 and older, and is open to anybody in Southern Illinois, according to Kern, manager of the program. She said the program does health education, activity-based classes, and several day-trips each year to surrounding destinations.
The council authorized Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams to execute a contract with North Star Destination Strategies, Inc, from Nashville, for community branding in the amount of $98,000, at its meeting Tuesday.
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At the end of the night, Bol was able to point to the scoreboard because that was the only trash-talking necessary. SIU pulled out the victory 74-68 to end a three-game losing streak.