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Parents of Addicted Loved Ones is online
    Do you know someone who may be abusing alcohol or drugs? The Southern Illinois Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) group meets each week to provide hope through education and support. The Southern Illinois PAL group conducts an online Zoom meeting each Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. We hope to resume meeting at the Breese Activity Center at some point in the future. 
    Contact Craig at (618) 567-6095 to receive the link for the Zoom meeting, or if you have questions. You can find more information at
    There are two parts to PAL meetings: An educational component and an opportunity to share about one’s current experiences. PAL values confidentiality and organizers understand that everyone has their own opinion. They strive to be non-judgmental and to not provide advice, but to offer suggestions. All of their educational topics are theory and organizers believe you can, “take what you want and leave the rest.”
    PAL is for parents and loved ones over the age of 18 who have someone in their life who is struggling with, or recovering from substance use. PAL respects your anonymity. Educational material is provided at each meeting, and PAL meetings are free of charge.

Beckemeyer Legion drive-thru fish fry
    Beckemeyer American Legion Post 1227 is hosting a drive-thru fish fry every Friday, beginning Feb. 12, including Ash Wednesday. Pickup time is 4:30 to 7 p.m. Plates will include cod, fries and slaw only. Each plate is $10.

Breese American Legion Auxiliary meets
    Breese American  Legion Auxiliary Unit 252 will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Breese Legion banquet hall.
    The Americanism Essay winners will be present. The bingo will also be discussed, along with normal business for March. 

Aviston Legion spring dinner
    Members of Mondt-Lampe American Legion Post 1239 in Aviston invite you to their spring pork sausage and roast beef dinner on Sunday, March 21, serving from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the meal will be a carry-out only event. In addition to the meats, the menu includes sauerkraut, potatoes, green beans, applesauce and dessert. The traditional pork and quilt raffles will be conducted.

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