Southern Illinois Most Adorable Child

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Ragamala Dance Live at Marion CCC

Ragamala Dance Live at Marion CCC

Prize: FIVE winners chosen at random will get a pair of tickets to see "Ragamala Dance Company" perform live at Marion Cultural and Civic Center Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:30pm.

Drawing: Winners will be chosen at random at 4pm Thursday, May 12, 2016 and contacted via email.

Prize Pickup: Tickets will be at the will-call at Marion Cultural and Civic Center located at 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL. Winner must present valid ID.

Show Location: Marion Cultural and Civic Center • 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959


The Southern Illinoisan's Promotion 4

The Southern Illinoisan's Promotion 4

Gu Gu Drum Group live at the Marion Cultural and C

Gu Gu Drum Group live at the Marion Cultural and C

Prize: FIVE winners chosen at random will get a pair of tickets to see "Gu Gu Drum Group" perform at Marion Cultural and Civic Center Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:30pm.

Drawing: Winners will be chosen at random at 4pm Thursday, March 10, 2016 and contacted via email.

Prize Pickup: Tickets will be at the will-call at Marion Cultural and Civic Center located at 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL. Winner must present valid ID.

Show Location: Marion Cultural and Civic Center • 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959


"The Beauty & the Beast" live at The Carson Center

Prize: Two winners chosen at random will get a pair of tickets to see "The Beauty & the Beast" at The Carson Center Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7pm.

Drawing: Winners will be chosen at random at 9am Monday, March 7, 2016 and contacted via email.

Prize Pickup: Pickup at The Southern Illinoisan front desk 8am-4pm during the week Winner must present valid ID.

Show Location: The Carson Center • 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Kentucky


Celtic Nights at Marion Cultural & Civic Center

Celtic Nights at Marion Cultural & Civic Center

Prize: FIVE winners chosen at random will get a pair of tickets to see "Celtic Night" perform at Marion Cultural and Civic Center Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30pm.

Drawing: Winners will be chosen at random at 9am Wednesday, February 17, 2016 and contacted via email.

Prize Pickup: Tickets will be at the will-call at Marion Cultural and Civic Center located at 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL. Winner must present valid ID.

Show Location: Marion Cultural and Civic Center • 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959


2016 Arch Madness Giveaway

2016 Arch Madness Giveaway

Peter Rabbit Tales Live at the Carson Center

Peter Rabbit Tales Live at the Carson Center

Prize: Two winners chosen at random will get a pair of tickets to see "Peter Rabbit Tales" at The Carson Center Monday, February 11, 2016 at 6pm.

Drawing: Winners will be chosen at random at 4pm Friday, February 8, 2016 and contacted via email.

Prize Pickup: Pickup at The Carson Center will-call. Winner must present valid ID.

Show Location: The Carson Center • 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Kentucky


VoicePlay live at Marion Cultural and Civic Center

VoicePlay live at Marion Cultural and Civic Center

Prize: FIVE winners chosen at random will get a pair of tickets to see "VoicePlay" at Marion Cultural and Civic Center Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7:30pm.

Drawing: Winners will be chosen at random at 5pm Friday, January 15, 2016 and contacted via email.

Prize Pickup: Tickets will be at the will call at Marion Cultural and Civic Center located at 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL. Winner must present valid ID.

Show Location: Marion Cultural and Civic Center • 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959


2015 Readers' Choice Awards - Nominations

"A Christmas Carol" at Carson Center

Prize: Two winners chosen at random will get a pair of tickets to see "A Christmas Carol" at The Carson Center Monday, December 7, 2015 at 6:30pm.

Drawing: Winners will be chosen at random at 12pm Friday, December 4, 2015 and contacted via email.

Prize Pickup: Pickup at The Southern Illinoisan Carbondale office located at 710 N Illinois Ave between 1pm-4pm on Friday, December 4th or between 8am-4pm on Monday, December 7th. Winner must present valid ID.

Show Location: The Carson Center • 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Kentucky


Holiday Wishes 2015

Holiday Wishes 2015

How It Works:

  • Read the advertisements throughout this gift guide.
  • Select the participating businesses you would like to receive gift certificates from (minimum 3 businesses). The maximum gift certificate awarded per business will be $200. You may choose up to 6 different businesses.
  • Fill out the Holiday Wishes Entry Form by listing your selections including the store name and dollar amount for the gift certificate. Dollar amount should not exceed $200 per store.
  • Entries must be received by 4PM on Dec. 4th, 2015.
  • One name will be drawn at random from eligible entries.The winner will be contacted by phone or email by Friday, Dec. 11th, 2015. The winner can pick up their gift certificates at The Southern Illinoisan's office between 8am and 4pm Monday – Friday.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter. No purchase necessary. One entry per person.
  • The Southern Illinoisan employees and their families are not eligible to win.
You can view the 2015 Gift Guide online at thesouthern.com/giftguide2015

"The Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe" at The Carson Cen

Prize: Two winners chosen at random will get a pair of tickets to see "The Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe" at The Carson Center Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3pm.

Drawing: Winners will be chosen at random at 4:30pm Thursday, October 29, 2015 and contacted via email.

Prize Pickup: Pickup at The Southern Illinoisan Carbondale office located at 710 N Illinois Ave between 8am-4pm Friday, October 30th. Winner must present valid ID.

Show Location: The Carson Center • 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Kentucky


ThanksGIVEaway 2015

ThanksGIVEaway 2015




Carson Center - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor

Carson Center - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor

Prize: Two winners chosen at random will get a pair of tickets to see "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at The Carson Center Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7pm.

Drawing: Winners will be chosen at random at 4:30pm Wednesday, October 14, 2015 and contacted via email.

Prize Pickup: Pickup at The Southern Illinoisan Carbondale office located at 710 N Illinois Ave between 8am-4pm the day of the show.

Show Location: The Carson Center • 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Kentucky


2015 Readers' Choice Awards - Voting

Winter's coming: Should You Repair or Replace Your

Winter's coming: Should You Repair or Replace Your

Ultimate Holiday Shopping Giveaway

Ultimate Holiday Shopping Giveaway




Winter’s coming! Does your furnace pass the test?

Street Machine 2015

Street Machine 2015

Prize: Enter to win 5 family 4-packs to the Du Quoin Street Machine Nationals

What: Du Quoin Street Machine Nationals

When: Friday, June 26, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, June 27, 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday, June 28, 9 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Du Quoin State Fairgrounds: 655 Executive Drive, Du Quoin, IL 62832

More: For more information visit the website or call (877) 413-6515.

Golden Pen April 2015

Name that Plumbing Gadget!

Name that Plumbing Gadget!

Name That Weed!

Name That Weed!

What kind of hot dog are you?

What kind of hot dog are you?

2015 Monster Truck Nationals

2015 Monster Truck Nationals

Prize: Enter to win 10 family 4-packs to the Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals ฎ show


What: Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals ฎ Presented By Black Diamond Harley Davidson Invites You To Bigfoot's Birthday Bash & Smash


When: Friday, February 27....7:30 pm
(Pit Party 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm)
Saturday, February 28....1:00 pm
(Pit Party 11:00 am – 12:45 pm)
Saturday, February 28....7:30 pm
(Pit Party 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm)

Where: Southern Illinois Center - DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, IL


More: For more information visit Monster Nationals website or view the brochure.

The Southern Illinoisan's Promotion

2015 MVC Giveaway

2015 MVC Giveaway

Marion Ford's Big Game Trivia

Marion Ford's Big Game Trivia

The Southern Illinoisan's Readers' Choice 2014

The Southern Illinoisan's Promotion 3

The Southern Illinoisan's Promotion 2

What's Your VW Personality?

What's Your VW Personality?

Volkswagen of Marion

Borowiak's IGA

Marion Cultural & Civic Center 2014-15

Marion Cultural & Civic Center 2014-15

Enter for your chance to win tickets to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center's Patron Series shows!


The Russian National Ballet - Performing Swan Lake
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 • 7:30pm

Swan Lake premiered in 1877 at Russia's famed Bolshoi Theatre with a score composed by Tchaikovsky. However, it is the 1895 revival by Petipa and Ivanov that garnered great praise, and it is this version that the Russian National Ballet Theatre, under the artistic direction of Elena Radchenko, will present. The company performs the timeless Russian folktale of the star-crossed lovers, Prince Siegfried and the Swan Queen Odette, and the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. This ballet masterpiece is presented with sumptuous costumes and lush scenery, and danced by a company founded in 1990 with the sole purpose of preserving the great tradition of Russian ballet.

The Southern Illinoisan's Voter's Choice

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