News Briefs

PAL meetings on Tuesdays
    Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. to provide hope through education and support. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are held via a conference call until guidelines allow the organization to again meet at Breese Activity Center.
    Call or text anytime (618-567-6095) to be included in the meeting. Educational materials will be emailed or texted prior to the meeting.
    PAL educational material and PAL meetings are free of charge. 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.

Clinton County Showcase update
    Clinton County Showcase regrets the production of “Dearly Departed” was canceled due to the recent concerns for the health and safety of our community due to COVID-19. 
    Showcase officials ask you to consider donating your ticket purchase to support their program. 
    If you would like to offer your purchase as a donation, no further action is needed. If you require a refund, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a refund request.
    This information can also be found on their website (ccshow and their Facebook page. 
    Please follow Clinton County Showcase’s Facebook page and website, where additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Free summer meals
    The Snack Pack Program of free summer meals will be in operation May 26 through Aug. 7, at the American Legion Poelker Post 321 in New Baden.
    Pickups can be made Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the west door of the Legion hall, at 105 E. Illinois St. The meals are for children and teens.

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Carlyle Lake Levels

Lake levels

 Fri., May 22
 Sun., May 24 449.45 
 Tues., May 26 449.53 



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 May 25 1.10" 
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