Help Others

The ASOSI app has been modified a bit to include a “Help Others” icon that corresponds with the “Eat & More to Help” section of the blog/website. This area includes local verifiable charity events, benefit dinners, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, and more.

The section can be accessed by clicking the “Help Others” icon on the ASOSI app (free download in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. )

You can also get there by clicking on the Menu of this blog/website and choosing “Eat & More to Help.”

If you are aware of an upcoming charitable event or verifiable need within Southern Illinois (roughly, I-70 to the southern state line or the 618 area code…,) please either message through the A Slice of Southern Illinois Facebook page or send an email to: asliceofsouthernillinois@gmail.com

Although app listings are normally limited to locally owned businesses, if a national chain or corporation is having an event or program that benefits a local charity, we may choose list it as well. For example, some stores have loyalty cards that give an option to donate a percentage of purchases to local schools or organizations. If we know those organizations, we may be able to list them.

Thank you! Together, we can keep Southern Illinois Strong.

Warm Thoughts…

These were some of the first videos posted on YouTube by A Slice of Southern Illinois on the Slices of Southern Illinois channel.

It was a few summers ago, extremely hot, and as usual, the AC didn’t work in the house we were renting. The oven may or may not have been working, but when it’s already about a hundred degrees, who wants to add heat? So, we tried to make the best of it.

Yes, there is a learning curve to making videos. We are still somewhere on the bendy part…

Sundried Tomatoes Part One

Sundried Tomatoes Part Two

The Cadence of Southern Illinois…

Remember Your First Responders

National First Responders Day is October 28. These men and women put their lives on the line daily to serve others and keep us safe. We are appreciative of all they do as well as the time that their families share them with us on a moment’s notice. It takes truly special people to serve our communities in the ways that they do.

A Slice of Southern Illinois has photo cards featuring various images from Southern Illinois that are suitable for remembering them. We try to keep these in stock at Irons in the Fire in Carterville.

Cover photo credit: Joshua Trammel

The Busy Beavers of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

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After indulging in our Polar Whip food, we drove around Devil's Kitchen and Little Grassy Lakes in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Josh searched online for info and read somewhere (unverified source) that beavers damming up an area caused the water flow to eventually become Devil's Kitchen Lake. Actual conversation from our vehicle: Mija: There's no way beavers could have made that! Josh: No, not that. That's concrete… . (In retrospect, driving around a lake called devil's kitchen on Friday the 13th with a full moon might not have been the most well thought out plan. ) #asliceofsouthernillinois #thingstoseeinsouthernillinois #littlegrassy #craborchard #devilskitchen

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Intern Haz Cheezeburger…

ASOSI Around the World

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What do all of these countries have in common? Visitors from these countries have used the ASOSI app and/or website this week for information on Southern Illinois. We love being able to share this special region of God's creation with the world. ❤ When you are planning to visit Southern Illinois, be sure to check the sections of the menu for links to unique and wonderful locally-owned restaurants, lodging, and shops. You can also find events, sites to see, and more! The app is free on Google Play and the Apple App Store. #asliceofsouthernillinois #ASOSI #tastesofsouthernillinois #southernillinois #visitsi #travel #tourism #events #shopping #shoplocal #lodging #recipes

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