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“Into the Woods” will open 2017 McLeod Summer Playhouse season

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The updated three-show subscription series now includes “Into the Woods,” June 16-18 and 23-25, “Sister Act,” July 7-9 and 14-16, sponsored by SIH Medical Group, and “Singin’ in the Rain,” July 27-30, co-presented by Carbondale Community Arts and MSP. These performances are in the McLeod Theater on the SIU campus.

SIU volleyball hires Kari Thompson as head coach

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Chris Barron
Weekend Times

    Is new Saluki Volleyball coach Kari Thompson up to the task of coaching in the tough Missouri Valley Conference? That question will be answered in two or three years after she recruits a few classes.       
    She was 102-98 overall as head coach at North Dakota State University, and 40-20 in her first two seasons.  Her 2010 team had a robust RPI of 42 and her 2010 and 2011 teams participated in the NCAA Tournament.
    Her overall record in the Summit League was 66-38 — but 30 of those wins came in her first two years (‘10 and ‘11).
    Can she recruit well enough to keep things going for one of SIU’s premier women’s program? At least she won’t have much problems getting wins with the team former Saluki coach Doug Ingram left her at the Carbondale campus.
    SIU returns 11 letter winners (including seven seniors) from a SIU team that went 21-12 in 2017.
Thompson likes what she sees already.
    “I’ve had a chance to see SIU’s team personally while I was in Carbondale and on game film,” Thompson said. “From what I saw, we will give fans their money’s worth.”

Video-gaming tournament coming to area: Du Quoin-rooted UGC to host event next month

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With the explosion in popularity of competitive video gaming, Rend Lake College has announced  plans to host one of the largest e-sporting events Southern Illinois has ever seen in conjunction with the local start-up Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC).
UGC, fresh off its $200,000 "Gears of War" Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open, plans to bring all the bells and whistles of the professional gaming scene to Ina to give local gamers the chance to compete like the pros for a day.
"UGC is very excited to bring competitive gaming to Rend Lake College," UGC CEO Matt Jackson said. "We are seeing more and more colleges nation-wide embrace competitive gaming. This is our chance to not only give those students a chance to compete, but also reach into a younger generation who has a lot of excitement and passion of e-sports."

Council discusses city-wide trash bins

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Carbondale residents can expect some changes in the way their trash is picked up as the Carbondale City Council discussed providing each resident with a city-purchased rolling trashcan.

SIU slotted to play San Jose State in MVC/MWC challenge

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Chris Barron
Weekend Times

    Several online sources have confirmed that the SIU men’s basketball team will square off with Mountain West opponent San Jose State at SIU Arena at a time to be determined this coming season.
    It will be one of 10 MVC versus MWC Challenge games. Those games will be played at various venues late next fall and early winter.
    This conference series has been going on for the past few years, mainly to help the two mid-major leagues schedule at least one quality  non-conference team for the season. San Jose State finished this past season with a 14-16 record, but they played a solid schedule and will have many veterans returning for next season.
    The Spartans return Brandon Clarke, Ryan Welage and Terrell Brown as the young core of next year’s team. The top player for the Spartans is thes sophomore Clarke.
Clarke, a first team Mountain West player, was also a member of the Conference’s All-Defensive team. He averaged 17.3 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game. He also blocked a record 77 opponents’ shots as a rim protector.

Council approves water and sewer rate increase

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City water customers will see an increase in their rates beginning next spring after the City Council approved a measure Tuesday evening. Under the new system, minimum water and sewer charges will end April 30, 2012, and new fixed rates will take effect May 1. The city’s current fixed rate for water, $3.35 per 1,000 gallons, will rise to $3.69.

VA to build new outpatient clinic in Carbondale

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A new Veterans Affairs medical clinic is expected to open on Carbondale's east side next year. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Oct. 7 that it had awarded a contract to the Carrington Company of Eureka, Calif., to build a 9,999-square-foot outpatient clinic at 1130 E. Walnut St. at the former location of Office Depot.

Shooting victim a father ‘trying to turn his life around’

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Deaunta R. Spencer died Sept. 14 after a dispute at a residence on the north east of Carbondale. Though he was born in Carbondale, the 20-year-old was from Byltheville, Ark., and is being remembered as a young man ready to take a new lease on life. He likely was killed with a pistol stolen from Carbondale’s chief of police.

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