The Week in Photos: March 6, 2014

The Visual Report for the week of March 6, 2014:

Deb Oldham, with Election Management Associates, conducts accuracy testing on Alexander County ballot tabulating systems. The public test was held at Alexander County  Clerk’s office on Thursday afternoon. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Deb Oldham, with Election Management Associates, conducts accuracy testing on Alexander County ballot tabulating systems. The public test was held at Alexander County Clerk’s office on Thursday afternoon. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Alexander County Sheriff and Cairo resident Tim Brown debates the issue of animal control with Mayor Tyrone Coleman at a community breakfast held at Cairo High School in October 2013 -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Alexander County Sheriff and Cairo resident Tim Brown debates the issue of animal control with Mayor Tyrone Coleman at a community breakfast held at Cairo High School in October 2013 — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Malik Hagler of the Century Centurions  motions to his teammates during game 4 of the regional tournament Thursday night.  -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Malik Hagler of the Century Centurions motions to his teammates during game 4 of the regional tournament Thursday night. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Jarvis Woodson drives past Meridian defense at Century High School on Friday evening. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Jarvis Woodson drives past Meridian defense at Century High School on Friday evening. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Players fight for possession of the ball during game 4 of the Century Boys Regional Basketball Tournament on Thursday in Ullin.  Cairo lost to Century with a score of 55 - 47. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Players fight for possession of the ball during game 4 of the Century Boys Regional Basketball Tournament on Thursday in Ullin. Cairo lost to Century with a score of 55 – 47. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Bryce Gardener makes a play at the 1A Regional Championship held at Century High School in Ullin on Friday. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Bryce Gardener makes a play at the 1A Regional Championship held at Century High School in Ullin on Friday. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Senior Center Bryce Gardner triumphantly holds the net from the 1A Boys Regional Championship game held at Century High School in Ullin on Friday.  The Pilots battled the Meridian Bobcats for the title  and were victorious with a score of 68 - 65. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Senior Center Bryce Gardner triumphantly holds the net from the 1A Boys Regional Championship game held at Century High School in Ullin on Friday. The Pilots battled the Meridian Bobcats for the title and were victorious with a score of 68 – 65. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

 

Amanda Cheek and Zachary Sauerbrunn were crowned Century High School’s 2014 Homecoming King and Queen on Saturday, February 22. -- Photo Provided | The Cairo Citizen
Amanda Cheek and Zachary Sauerbrunn were crowned Century High School’s 2014 Homecoming King and Queen on Saturday, February 22. — Photo Provided | The Cairo Citizen

 

 

Cairo Pilots Take 1A Boys Regional Championship

The regional basketball tournament held at Century High School last week pitted area teams against eachother for a chance to extend their seasons.

Cairo met the Meridian High School Bocats in the 1A Regional Championship game on Friday evening.

Game 6 was an aggressive match up that saw both teams fight back and forth for the lead over a majority of the four quarters.

Cairo Coach Brian Brantner expressed his gratitude towards the team he has worked with for the past several months.

“We’re a really balanced team,” said Brantner. “It’s been a different kind of year. We went up against teams that had more resources than us and we did well.”

Brantner also went on to commend Jarvis Woodson for his leadership skills and tenacity..

“Jarvis is our emotional leader,” said Brantner.  “There’s no quit in him.”

The Pilots were victorious over Meridian with a score of 68 – 65.

At the time of printing Cairo had a record of 15 – 13.

“I couldn’t be prouder of these guys,” said Coach Brantner. “Our schedule was brutal but they stuck with it and it payed off.”

Senior Center Bryce Gardner triumphantly holds the net from the 1A Boys Regional Championship game held at Century High School in Ullin on Friday.  The Pilots battled the Meridian Bobcats for the title  and were victorious with a score of 68 - 65. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Senior Center Bryce Gardner triumphantly holds the net from the 1A Boys Regional Championship game held at Century High School in Ullin on Friday. The Pilots battled the Meridian Bobcats for the title and were victorious with a score of 68 – 65. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Jarvis Woodson drives past Meridian defense at Century High School on Friday evening. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Jarvis Woodson drives past Meridian defense at Century High School on Friday evening. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Players fight for possession of the ball during game 4 of the Century Boys Regional Basketball Tournament on Thursday in Ullin.  Cairo lost to Century with a score of 55 - 47. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Players fight for possession of the ball during game 4 of the Century Boys Regional Basketball Tournament on Thursday in Ullin. Cairo lost to Century with a score of 55 – 47. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Malik Hagler of the Century Centurions  motions to his teammates during game 4 of the regional tournament Thursday night.  -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Malik Hagler of the Century Centurions motions to his teammates during game 4 of the regional tournament Thursday night. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

 

 

The Week in Photos: February 27, 2014

The Visual Report for the Week of February 27, 2014:

The Villa Ridge American Legion offered a fish dinner for residents of the area on Saturday evening.  Approximately 175 pounds of fish was prepared and fried, feeding numerous family and friends of American Legion members. The Legion’s kitchen and cooking trailer were occupied with a flurry of activity throughout the afternoon.  Members and volunteers took turns manning the cooking stations and running food from the outside fryers to the kitchen to be served.  While children played throughout the Legion’s yard, older members of the organization were given the chance to dine together, socialize, and catch up on the winter’s happenings. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
The Villa Ridge American Legion offered a fish dinner for residents of the area on Saturday evening. Approximately 175 pounds of fish was prepared and fried, feeding numerous family and friends of American Legion members.
The Legion’s kitchen and cooking trailer were occupied with a flurry of activity throughout the afternoon. Members and volunteers took turns manning the cooking stations and running food from the outside fryers to the kitchen to be served. While children played throughout the Legion’s yard, older members of the organization were given the chance to dine together, socialize, and catch up on the winter’s happenings. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Billy Coleman repairs a headlight on his truck in Cairo on Saturday. Coleman made the repairs in preparation for a road trip and enjoyed the company of his son and passing cats.  “At least it’s not so horribly cold out today,” said Coleman. With temperatures rising into the low 50s, many throughout the area took the opportunity to get out of their homes and accomplish some long delayed chores.  The warm up comes after several weeks of frigid weather for the state of Illinois. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Billy Coleman repairs a headlight on his truck in Cairo on Saturday. Coleman made the repairs in preparation for a road trip and enjoyed the company of his son and passing cats.
“At least it’s not so horribly cold out today,” said Coleman.
With temperatures rising into the low 50s, many throughout the area took the opportunity to get out of their homes and accomplish some long delayed chores. The warm up comes after several weeks of frigid weather for the state of Illinois. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
CPU workers began the task of converting old bricks possessed by the city into a fine mix.  The recycled mix will be used around town to fill holes and cracks in the roadway. “This operation is going to benefit the city in a very cost effective and positive manner,” said Mayor Tyrone Coleman. The bricks that have occupied lots on the Southeast end of Cairo are being grinded using industrial machinery rented with money Cairo’s demolition fund.  The process is expected to leave the city of Cairo in possession of over 10 tons of usable fill. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
CPU workers began the task of converting old bricks possessed by the city into a fine mix. The recycled mix will be used around town to fill holes and cracks in the roadway.
“This operation is going to benefit the city in a very cost effective and positive manner,” said Mayor Tyrone Coleman.
The bricks that have occupied lots on the Southeast end of Cairo are being grinded using industrial machinery rented with money Cairo’s demolition fund. The process is expected to leave the city of Cairo in possession of over 10 tons of usable fill. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Scott Henderson and Link Warren take a break from their work of repairing the upper windows of The Custom House in Cairo on Friday. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Scott Henderson and Link Warren take a break from their work of repairing the upper windows of The Custom House in Cairo on Friday. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
The Cairo Pilots battled Lovejoy Saturday as part of the High School’s Homecoming festivities. The Junior Varsity Pilots were victorious over Lovejoy with a score of 57 -50. The Pilots controlled the ball for a majority of the game, remaining in the lead throughout play.-- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
The Cairo Pilots battled Lovejoy Saturday as part of the High School’s Homecoming festivities. The Junior Varsity Pilots were victorious over Lovejoy with a score of 57 -50. The Pilots controlled the ball for a majority of the game, remaining in the lead throughout play.– George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Cairo High School crowned their homecoming royalty on Saturday.  Jarvis Woodson and Alexis Murray were selected by the student body as the 2014 homecoming king and queen.  The school held a dance after the Homecoming basketball game against Lovejoy. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Cairo High School crowned their homecoming royalty on Saturday. Jarvis Woodson and Alexis Murray were selected by the student body as the 2014 homecoming king and queen. The school held a dance after the Homecoming basketball game against Lovejoy. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

 

 

 

 

 

The Week in Photos: December 19, 2013

The visual report for the week of December 19, 2013:

Billy Colman, of Cairo, sorts wood on his front porch Monday.  Colman uses a wood-burning stove as a way to keep heating costs down over the winter.  Choice cuts of the wood were saved for a future woodworking project.  Colman estimated having about two cords of wood; two stacks four feet deep by four feet high by eight feet long.  The ppile of wood is not nearly enough to heat his home through the winter.  "It goes quick once you start it burning," said Colman.  "It's a lot of work but there's definitely a few benefits." -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Billy Colman, of Cairo, sorts wood on his front porch Monday. Colman uses a wood-burning stove as a way to keep heating costs down over the winter. Choice cuts of the wood were saved for a future woodworking project. Colman estimated having about two cords of wood; two stacks four feet deep by four feet high by eight feet long. The ppile of wood is not nearly enough to heat his home through the winter. “It goes quick once you start it burning,” said Colman. “It’s a lot of work but there’s definitely a few benefits.” — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Billy Colman looks over a choice piece of wood in Cairo on Monday.  Colman selected the piece as a component of a planned woodworking project. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Billy Colman looks over a choice piece of wood in Cairo on Monday. Colman selected the piece as a component of a planned woodworking project. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Alishia Watkins takes video of the Cairo Head Start Christmas program on her tablet device Thursday.  Parents were on hand to observe the children performing musical selections.  The classes sang the songs "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," "Up on the Housetop," and "Jingle Bells" among others.  Both of the morning and afternoon sessions performed to captive audiences. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Alishia Watkins takes video of the Cairo Head Start Christmas program on her tablet device Thursday. Parents were on hand to observe the children performing musical selections. The classes sang the songs “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” “Up on the Housetop,” and “Jingle Bells” among others. Both of the morning and afternoon sessions performed to captive audiences. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
An accident involving a tractor trailer left debris littering Illinois Highway 57 on Wednesday.  Britton Trucking in Mounds spent much of the morning assisting in clearing the debris from the roadway.  Traffic conditions quickly returned to normal after the road was cleared. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
An accident involving a tractor trailer left debris littering Illinois Highway 57 on Wednesday. Britton Trucking in Mounds spent much of the morning assisting in clearing the debris from the roadway. Traffic conditions quickly returned to normal after the road was cleared. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Jordan Wyatt drives past Charleston defense on Tuesday at Meridian High School.  The Bobcats played an aggressive game, leading by at least ten points for a majority of the game.  Meridian was victorious over Charleston with a final score of 80 - 62. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Jordan Wyatt drives past Charleston defense on Tuesday at Meridian High School. The Bobcats played an aggressive game, leading by at least ten points for a majority of the game. Meridian was victorious over Charleston with a final score of 80 – 62. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Sophomore Daniel Valentine moves the ball down the court against Charleston at Meridian High School on Tuesday evening. The Bobcats forced numerous turnovers to remain in possession of the ball for most of the game.  Meridian was victorious over Charleston with a final score of 80 -62. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Sophomore Daniel Valentine moves the ball down the court against Charleston at Meridian High School on Tuesday evening. The Bobcats forced numerous turnovers to remain in possession of the ball for most of the game. Meridian was victorious over Charleston with a final score of 80 -62. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
The Egyptian School Lady Pharoahs played Dongola High School Monday night at Egyptian School.  Egyptian got off to a quick lead, keeping the Lady Demons from scoring until the second period.  The Lady Pharoahs beat Dongola with a final score of 57 - 50. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
The Egyptian School Lady Pharoahs played Dongola High School Monday night at Egyptian School. Egyptian got off to a quick lead, keeping the Lady Demons from scoring until the second period. The Lady Pharoahs beat Dongola with a final score of 57 – 50. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Week in Photos: November 21, 2013

The visual report for the week of November 21, 2013:

Debbie Short prepares a hamburger at Tom's Place in Tamms.  THe restaurant reopened Friday after being closed since late September due to a truck crashing through the kitchen wall of the establishment.  "We're so happy to have people coming back in," said Bonnie Riston, owner of Tom's Place.  The reopening featured drawings for prizes and a catfish dinner. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Debbie Short prepares a hamburger at Tom’s Place in Tamms. The restaurant reopened Friday after being closed since late September due to a truck crashing through the kitchen wall of the establishment. “We’re so happy to have people coming back in,” said Bonnie Riston, owner of Tom’s Place. The reopening featured drawings for prizes and a catfish dinner. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Debbie Short takes a to-go order at Tom's Place in Tamms on Friday, November 15.  While customers passed through during the grand reopening on Friday take-out orders also kept the staff busy. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Debbie Short takes an order at Tom’s Place in Tamms on Friday, November 15. While customers passed through during the grand reopening on Friday take-out orders also kept the staff busy. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Linda Mallert and Ellen Braggen order their lunch at Tom's Place in Tamms on Friday, November 15. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Linda Mallert and Ellen Braggen order their lunch at Tom’s Place in Tamms on Friday, November 15. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Dessert items offered for sale sit on the counter at Tom's Place in Tamms.  The restaurant held a grand reopening on November 21. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Dessert items offered for sale sit on the counter at Tom’s Place in Tamms. The restaurant held a grand reopening on November 21. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Volunteers in Brookport, Ill. sift through debris at the site where the H & H Feed Store stood for 27 years -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Volunteers in Brookport, Ill. sift through debris at the site where the H & H Feed Store stood for 27 years — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Mark Harris fills a garbage bag with small debris as part of the cleanup effort in Brookport, Ill. on Monday.  Volunteers came out in large numbers to help clear streets and yards of trees and debris. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Mark Harris fills a garbage bag with small debris as part of the cleanup effort in Brookport, Ill. on Monday. Volunteers came out in large numbers to help clear streets and yards of trees and debris. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Ron Henson repairs siding damaged by the tornado in Brookport, Ill.  The house, occupied by his mother, suffered only minor damage. "We had a few broken windows and some torn off siding," said Henson.  "I think we got pretty lucky" -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Ron Henson repairs siding damaged by the tornado in Brookport, Ill. The house, occupied by his mother, suffered only minor damage. “We had a few broken windows and some torn off siding,” said Henson. “I think we got pretty lucky” — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Utility workers service the overhead lines on 4th street in Brookport, Ill. on Monday. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Utility workers service the overhead lines on 4th street in Brookport, Ill. on Monday. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Dalton Wright and Bailey Durapau survey the damage to their grandmother's home in Brookport, Ill. on Monday.  A tornado passed through the town Sunday afternoon damaging several local businesses and homes.  Governor Quinn declared Massac county a disaster area along with six others throughout the state. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Dalton Wright and Bailey Durapau survey the damage to their grandmother’s home in Brookport, Ill. on Monday. A tornado passed through the town Sunday afternoon damaging several local businesses and homes. Governor Quinn declared Massac county a disaster area along with six others throughout the state. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
A child's Barbie doll lays in the roadway on 4th Street in Brookport, Ill. on Monday, November 18, 2013.  The town was hit by a tornado on November 17, leaving parts of the town in ruin.  -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
A child’s Barbie doll lays in the roadway on 4th Street in Brookport, Ill. on Monday, November 18, 2013. The town was hit by a tornado on November 17, leaving parts of the town in ruin. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
The ruins of the H & H Feed Store in Boorkport, Ill. on Monday, November 18, 2013.  A tornado touched down in the area on the previous afternoon leaving a path of destruction through the town. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
The ruins of the H & H Feed Store in Boorkport, Ill. on Monday, November 18, 2013. A tornado touched down in the area on the previous afternoon leaving a path of destruction through the town. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Members of the Varsity and Junior-Varsity Cairo Pilots met to play an exhibition game against each other on Friday, November 17 at Cairo High School. The Blue and White game brought out members of the community excited at the prospects of the coming season.  -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Members of the Varsity and Junior-Varsity Cairo Pilots met to play an exhibition game against each other on Friday, November 17 at Cairo High School. The Blue and White game brought out members of the community excited at the prospects of the coming season. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Members of the Varsity and Junior-Varsity Cairo Pilots play one another at the annual Blue and White Game at Cairo High School on Friday November 17.  -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Members of the Varsity and Junior-Varsity Cairo Pilots play one another at the annual Blue and White Game at Cairo High School on Friday November 17. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citize
Ruby Smith passes out prizes to raffle winners at the Delta Activity Center in Cairo, Ill. on Thursday, November 14.  Members of the community met for a buffet lunch of chicken and to support the PATH program.  The Program for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness helps support those who are or are at risk for being homeless.  The program helps participants by aiding them in their search for jobs and providing services such as counseling and medical care. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Ruby Smith passes out prizes to raffle winners at the Delta Activity Center in Cairo, Ill. on Thursday, November 14. Members of the community met for a buffet lunch of chicken and to support the PATH program. The Program for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness helps support those who are or are at risk for being homeless. The program helps participants by aiding them in their search for jobs and providing services such as counseling and medical care. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Week in Photos: November 7, 2013

The visual report for the week of November 7, 2013:

Jimmy Dowdy paints door trim at Tom's Place in Tamms, Ill.  The popular restaurant is set to reopen on November 15. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Jimmy Dowdy paints door trim at Tom’s Place in Tamms, Ill. The popular restaurant is set to reopen on November 15. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Ronald " Bubba" Davis is embraced by members of his family during the candle light vigil held for his daughter Heather N. Davis.  Heather Davis was found by authorities with a gunshot wound on Friday evening.  She was later pronounced dead at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardaeu.  Family members and friends gathered Sunday in the parking lot of Mack's Restaurant in Cairo to remember her and pay their respects.  After a warrant was issued for the arrest of Chauncy Hughes, Davis' husband, the suspect turned himself in to State Police at District 22 Headquarters in Ullin on Saturday. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Ronald ” Bubba” Davis is embraced by members of his family during the candle light vigil held for his daughter Heather N. Davis. Heather Davis was found by authorities, wounded from a gunshot, Friday evening. She was later pronounced dead at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardaeu. Family members and friends gathered Sunday in the parking lot of Mack’s Restaurant in Cairo to remember her and pay their respects. After a warrant was issued for the arrest of Chauncy Hughes, Davis’ husband, the suspect turned himself in to State Police at District 22 Headquarters in Ullin on Saturday. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Family, Friends, and area residents filled the parking lot of Mack’s Restaurant Sunday evening in rememberance of Heather Davis.  Many in attendance laid flowers and small momentos at the base of a poster featuring photos of Davis, constructing a small shrine to the late mother, sister, and daughter. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Family, Friends, and area residents filled the parking lot of Mack’s Restaurant Sunday evening in rememberance of Heather Davis. Many in attendance laid flowers and small momentos at the base of a poster featuring photos of Davis, constructing a small shrine to the late mother, sister, and daughter. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Jordan Holder lights a candle during the vigil held for Heather Davis at Mack’s Restaurant on Sunday evening.  The gathering filled the parking lot and recited prayers as well as sang songs in rememberance.  “She was loved by all,” said Paul Williams, Davis’ uncle. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Jordan Holder lights a candle during the vigil held for Heather Davis at Mack’s Restaurant on Sunday evening. The gathering filled the parking lot and recited prayers as well as sang songs in rememberance. “She was loved by all,” said Paul Williams, Davis’ uncle. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
A cameraman for WSIU packs up his gear after gathering footage of the home where Heather Davis was found with a gunshot wound Friday.  Davis was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau and was pronounced dead.  Davis’ husband Chauncey Hughes was sought in connection with the death and turned himself in to Illinois State Police Saturday. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
A cameraman for WSIU packs up his gear after gathering footage of the home where Heather Davis was found with a gunshot wound Friday. Davis was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau and was pronounced dead. Davis’ husband Chauncey Hughes was sought in connection with the death and turned himself in to Illinois State Police Saturday. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
David Crim, of Brookport, paints a section of the levee wall in Cairo on Monday.  Crim has been painting since he was a child and currently exhibits his work at Right Angle Gallery in Paducah.  Crim plans to include an intricate border around the painting and estimated it’s completion in the coming month. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
David Crim, of Brookport, paints a section of the levee wall in Cairo on Monday. Crim has been painting since he was a child and currently exhibits his work at Right Angle Gallery in Paducah. Crim plans to include an intricate border around the painting and estimated it’s completion in the coming month. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

 

 

 

 

 

The Week in Photos: October 31, 2013

The visual report for the week of October 31, 2013:

Thomas Scott, 29, waits for a break in the rain under the I-57 overpass on Tuesday afternoon.  Scott, originally from Washington, has been riding his bicycle across America for the last three months.  "For me it's hard to stop and just do nothing," said Scott.  The rider plans to travel to Florida and look for work.  "Some people never get the opportunity to travel the country like this," said Scott. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Thomas Scott, 29, waits for a break in the rain under the I-57 overpass on Tuesday afternoon. Scott, originally from Washington, has been riding his bicycle across America for the last three months. “For me it’s hard to stop and just do nothing,” said Scott. The rider plans to travel to Florida and look for work. “Some people never get the opportunity to travel the country like this,” said Scott. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Joel Barr, 23, of Cairo has his hair braided by Destiny Smith on Friday.  Barr has been growing his hair for almost three years and has found that keeping it in braids is more convenient for him.  "I think it's about the coolest way to keep the hair out of my face," said Barr.  The process takes Barr close to an hour and involves multiple, brightly-colored, hair extensions. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Joel Barr, 23, of Cairo has his hair braided by Destiny Smith on Friday. Barr has been growing his hair for almost three years and has found that keeping it in braids is more convenient for him. “I think it’s about the coolest way to keep the hair out of my face,” said Barr. The process takes Barr close to an hour and involves multiple, brightly-colored, hair extensions. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Louise Ogg displays old Cardinals' logos at The Custom House Museum in Cairo. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Louise Ogg displays old Cardinals’ logos at The Custom House Museum in Cairo. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
John Nugent presents at the joint replacement seminar held at Smiles Senior Center in Mounds.  The seminar focused on the many options that patients have when it comes to joint replacement. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
John Nugent presents at the joint replacement seminar held at Smiles Senior Center in Mounds. The seminar focused on the many options that patients have when it comes to joint replacement. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Speakers from the joint replacement seminar held at Smiles Senior Center in Mounds pose for a photo after presenting their information to the those in attendance.  Speakers from the the presentation included John Nugent of The Orthopedic Institue of Southern Illinois,  Jane Junkerman, branch manager of VNA Cairo and Metropolis, Bradi Havens, head of marketing for VNA TIP, Roslyn Smith, and Elly Nelson. -- Photo Provided | The Cairo Citizen
Speakers from the joint replacement seminar held at Smiles Senior Center in Mounds pose for a photo after presenting their information to the those in attendance. Speakers from the the presentation included John Nugent of The Orthopedic Institue of Southern Illinois, Jane Junkerman, branch manager of VNA Cairo and Metropolis, Bradi Havens, head of marketing for VNA TIP, Roslyn Smith, and Elly Nelson. — Photo Provided | The Cairo Citizen
Workers for Illinois-American Water Company perform routine maintenance and flushing on a hydrant in Cairo.  The Company has been flushing hydrants throughout Cairo during the month of October. The act of flushing the hydrants has little effect on water pressure throughout town-- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Workers for Illinois-American Water Company perform routine maintenance and flushing on a hydrant in Cairo. The Company has been flushing hydrants throughout Cairo during the month of October. The act of flushing the hydrants has little effect on water pressure throughout town– George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

 

 

 

 

 

The Week in Photos: October 24, 2013

The visual report for the week of October 24, 2013:

Charles Johnson of Cairo enjoys the sun and warmth on Sunday afternoon. Southern Illinois experienced pleasant weather with highs in the upper 60s and abundant sunshine.   Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 50s during the upcoming week. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Charles Johnson of Cairo enjoys the sun and warmth on Sunday afternoon. Southern Illinois experienced pleasant weather with highs in the upper 60s and abundant sunshine. Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 50s during the upcoming week. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Isaraell Whitfield and Chris Lewis play a friendly game of one-on-one basketball in Cairo on Saturday.  The boys practiced in the early afternoon, taking pointers from Whitfield's father.  Gary Whitfield watched from the sidelines and occasionally stepped in to offer advice on the game.  "I'm just trying to instill the right values in the kids and show them that they don't have to sell drugs or cause trouble, said Whitfield.  I didn't have a positive male influence growing up and I want different for these kids." -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Isaraell Whitfield and Chris Lewis play a friendly game of one-on-one basketball in Cairo on Saturday. The boys practiced in the early afternoon, taking pointers from Whitfield’s father. Gary Whitfield watched from the sidelines and occasionally stepped in to offer advice on the game. “I’m just trying to instill the right values in the kids and show them that they don’t have to sell drugs or cause trouble, said Whitfield. I didn’t have a positive male influence growing up and I want different for these kids.” — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Marcy Brown-Cummings removes laundry from her clothesline on Sunday.   "I'm not sure how many more nice days we'll get like this," said Brown-Cummings. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Marcy Brown-Cummings removes laundry from her clothesline on Sunday. “I’m not sure how many more nice days we’ll get like this,” said Brown-Cummings. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Sharon Williams, 66, of Cairo, picks weeds from the flower bed surrounding her home.  "I'm out here working almost every weekend," said Williams.  Williams estimates she spreads between approximately 60 bags of mulch yearly. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Sharon Williams, 66, of Cairo, picks weeds from the flower bed surrounding her home. “I’m out here working almost every weekend,” said Williams. Williams estimates she spreads between approximately 60 bags of mulch yearly. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

 

 

 

The Week in Photos: October 17, 2013

The visual report for the week of October 17, 2013

Circuit Clerk Paul Jones helps unload furniture for the Alexander County Circuit Clerk's office in Cairo on Wednesday October 9.  The office is back in working order after suffering storm damage on May 21, 2013. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Circuit Clerk Paul Jones helps unload furniture for the Alexander County Circuit Clerk’s office in Cairo on Wednesday October 9. The office is back in working order after suffering storm damage on May 21, 2013. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Former NFL player Tim Lester addresses students in Cairo about the importance of making smart decisions.  Lester played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers over the course of his career.  "You're not born a winner; you're not born a loser; you're born a chooser," said Lester. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Former NFL player Tim Lester addresses students in Cairo about the importance of making smart decisions. Lester played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers over the course of his career. “You’re not born a winner; you’re not born a loser; you’re born a chooser,” said Lester. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Workers install new mats in the gymnasium of Cairo High School on Friday afternoon.  The work continued through the weekend, giving a new look to the walls. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Workers install new mats in the gymnasium of Cairo High School on Friday afternoon. The work continued through the weekend, giving a new look to the walls. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Helena Tolbert, Allijah Frazier, and Airyn Frazier enjoy the sunshine and relax on the steps of the historic First Presbetarian Church in Cairo on October 11. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Helena Tolbert, Allijah Frazier, and Airyn Frazier enjoy the sunshine and relax on the steps of the historic First Presbetarian Church in Cairo on October 11. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Markayla Barnett, 5, of Sandusky, waves at a passing vehicle during the annual Mound's Fall Festival parade.  Heavy rain fell for the duration of the parade however, children and parents alike braved the conditions to observe the passing floats and vehicles. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Markayla Barnett, 5, of Sandusky, waves at a passing vehicle during the annual Mound’s Fall Festival parade. Heavy rain fell for the duration of the parade however, children and parents alike braved the conditions to observe the passing floats and vehicles. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
MarTriana Barnett, 8, of Sandusky screams in excitement after catching a stuffed bunny thrown from a passing vehicle during the Mound's Fall Festival parade. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
MarTriana Barnett, 8, of Sandusky screams in excitement after catching a stuffed bunny thrown from a passing vehicle during the Mound’s Fall Festival parade. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Horses and they're riders endure the rain while filing past onlookers during the parade in Mounds on Saturday, October 12. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Horses and their riders endure the rain while filing past onlookers during the parade in Mounds on Saturday, October 12. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Shayna Minuth passes onlookers on the breast cancer awareness float in the Mound's Fall Festival parade on Saturday. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Shayna Minuth passes onlookers on the breast cancer awareness float in the Mound’s Fall Festival parade on Saturday. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Week in Photos: October 10, 2013

The visual report for the week of October 10, 2013:

Vernell Drake and Dorothy Simelten enjoy the sunshine  on October 4 at Daystar Community Care Center in Cairo.  Daystar held a cook out for residents and members of the community offering food, music, and the presence of Flash the horse. -- George L:amboley | The Cairo Citizen
Vernell Drake and Dorothy Simelten enjoy the sunshine on October 4 at Daystar Community Care Center in Cairo. Daystar held a cook out for residents and members of the community offering food, music, and the presence of Flash the horse. — George L:amboley | The Cairo Citizen
Carol Williams cares for her horse Flash on October 4 at Daystar Community Care Center in Cairo. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Carol Williams cares for her horse Flash on October 4 at Daystar Community Care Center in Cairo. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Bruce Harrell, president of the Cairo Shriners Club displays his hat before taking part in the annual parade through Cairo.  According to Harrell the hat is called a "fez" and is a part of the formal uniform for Shriners.  The club spent much of the morning and afternoon preparing barbecue and socializing with fellow members and families before taking part in the parade. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Bruce Harrell, president of the Cairo Shriners Club displays his hat before taking part in the annual parade through Cairo. According to Harrell the hat is called a “fez” and is a part of the formal uniform for Shriners. The club spent much of the morning and afternoon preparing barbecue and socializing with fellow members and families before taking part in the parade. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

 

Residents of Cairo line the streets for the town's annual parade.  The Parade included antique automobiles, many of the town's emergency response vehicles, and the high school's marching band.  Many gathered candy thrown from the passing vehicles and enjoyed a break in the stormy weather that was present throughout Saturday.  Although the parade was short many chose to remain along the streets which were used for the parade route. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Residents of Cairo line the streets for the town’s annual parade. The Parade included antique automobiles, many of the town’s emergency response vehicles, and the high school’s marching band. Many gathered candy thrown from the passing vehicles and enjoyed a break in the stormy weather that was present throughout Saturday. Although the parade was short many chose to remain along the streets which were used for the parade route. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Members of the Cairo High School Marching Band play in the parade Saturday October 5. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Members of the Cairo High School Marching Band play in the parade Saturday October 5. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Kaycee Nichols, 11, of Mounds, washes the the windshield on an ATV in preparation for Cairo's annual parade on Saturday, October 5. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen
Kaycee Nichols, 11, of Mounds, washes the the windshield on an ATV in preparation for Cairo’s annual parade on Saturday, October 5. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen