News Briefs

Rummage sale Nov. 7-9
    A rummage and bake sale at St. Anthony’s Parish in Beckemeyer will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 8 (1/2 price), from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 9 ($3 bag), from 9 a.m. to noon.

Chicken dinner Nov. 10
    St. George Catholic Parish in New Baden will host a chicken dinner on Sunday, Nov. 10. 
    Serving is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. as St. George Community Life Center (Hodapp Hall) on Maple Street.                 
    Prices are $11 for adults; $5 for children age 5-12; no charge for children under age 5; and veterans dining in will eat for $5 in honor of their service to our country.
    Carryouts will be available. 

Trivia Night for Kids with Cancer
    On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Highland VFW hall will host a trivia night and silent auction with a raffle to benefit “His Kids cancer support” for kids with cancer and their families.
    Doors will open at 6 p.m., and trivia will start at 7 p.m. The cost for this event is $20 per player with a max of 8 people per table. There will be 7 rounds of trivia, 7 mulligans and attendance prizes.
    To reserve your table or for more information call or email Tracey at 401-2533 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tammy at 531-4917 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Linda at 363-1895 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    Bring your own snacks, a cash bar will be available.

Genealogy meeting set
    Due to lower-than-normal membership, the next meeting of the Clinton County Genealogy Club has been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at ??, with plans to discuss the future of the group.

Voice lessons for men
    The Sounds of Harmony Barbershop Chorus is offering Ready Set Sing! — six weeks of free voice lessons for men of all ages.
    The lessons will be given every Tuesday through Nov. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Parkview Church of the Nazarene in Fairview Heights.
    To register contact Bill Rathmann at (618) 523-4934 or (618) 402-9702; or Bob Cearnal at (618) 566-8574. Visit “Sounds of Harmony Chorus” on Facebook or the website soundsofharmony.org.

Breakfast at Beckemeyer
    A pancake and whole hog sausage breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 10, at St. Anthony’s Parish Center in Beckemeyer.
    Carryouts will be available.

Art expo entrants sought
    The Highland Arts Council is seeking young artists to participate in Youth Arts Expo Nov. 9 at the Highland Masonic Lodge. Visual artists, musicians, vocalists, actors and writers in grades 6-12 can apply to be a part of this event. 
    Applicants will be featured, and it is free to participate and attend. Those interested should contact Shannon Mallrich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
    The council is excited to be hosting talented young artists in the third annual Arts in Action: Youth Arts Exposition.
    Young artists can showcase their emerging talents with the public from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  All are encouraged to attend this free event.

Faith Baptist event
    Creation Ministries International will host an event at Faith Baptist Church in Breese on Sunday, Nov. 17. Shane Cessna will present “Noah’s Flood: Feasible or Fairytale?” at 9 a.m., and “Creation: Impacting our Culture” at 10:15 a.m.
    Attendance is free and resources will be available for purchase before and after the service; all are invited to attend.

Craft/vendor fair Nov. 9
    The District 12 Band Boosters 13th annual Fall Craft and Vendor Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school in Breese.
    All proceeds benefit the District 12 music program. Free admission.
    For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chicken dinner Nov. 10
    A chicken dinner sponsored by the Wheatfield Fire Department will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the church hall at Beaver Prairie. Carryouts will be available.

Historical group to meet
    The Germantown Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in  the basement of the Germantown American Legion.

Cooking with Honey
    Clinton County HCE is presenting: “Cooking with Honey” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Clinton County Historical Museum in Carlyle. Guest speaker will be Helen Leonhardt.

MVRBC blood drives
    Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) blood drives will be held:
    •Monday, Nov. 18, 3-7 p.m., at the American Legion Hall in Breese.
    •Friday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

Flu clinic rescheduled
    The flu clinic scheduled  for Oct. 29 at the Senior Center in Carlyle has been postponed due to shortage of vaccines from the Health Department. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. Call 594-2321 for more details.

Military art show
    During November Kaskaskia College will host a military-themed art show in the Lifelong Learning Center on the main campus in Centralia.
    Anyone who has military art they would like to have entered into the show, call the college at (618) 545-3069. The public is invited to attend, to appreciate that military members and veterans have served.

Free movie
    On Friday, Nov. 8. Mosaic Church, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, FCC First Congregational Church of Highland and Relevant Pregnancy Center are hosting a free movie night.
    “UNPLANNED _ What She Saw Changed Everything,” will be shown from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Mosaic Church located in Highland. All are invited.

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