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Scholarships offered
    The New Baden Lions Club will award two $1,000 college scholarships. Applicants must attend Wesclin, Mater Dei or Mascoutah high school and have a New Baden, New Memphis or Trenton mailing address.
    Please see your school counselor for details. Applications must be postmarked by  April 4.

Genealogy Club to meet
    The Clinton County Genealogy Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Maddox Room at Case-Halstead Public Library in Carlyle.
    For information call (618) 975-4635 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

9 Pin No Tap tournament
    Community Link’s Team Wild West is hosting a 9 Pin No Tap Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Bartelso Bowl. Cost is $25 per person. Six people per team, six teams per shift. Three shifts are available: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. A Bloody Mary bar will be available during the 11 a.m. shift. 
    Other games available are 50/50, Queen of Hearts, Pot Shot and Bucket Raffle. 
    Contact Stephanie Cook at 600-9515 or Nikki Winkeler at 973-6359 to RSVP. Proceeds benefit Community Link’s Buddy Walk.

PAL meets Jan. 28
    Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) will meet Tuesday night, Jan. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Breese Activity Center, 419 S. Clinton St. in Breese.
    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 educational material and PAL meetings are free of charge and provide hope through education and support. 
    This week, the educational topic is “Six Steps for Families to Take.”

Church hosting dinner
    Messiah Lutheran Church, located at 13th and Kane streets in Carlyle, will host its annual pork chop dinner on Sunday, Jan. 26, serving from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall.
    Carry-outs will be available. The dinner includes delicious homemade desserts baked by the women of the church.

Heart health program
    On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Clinton County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) will hold a heart health program, focusing on chronic heart failure prevention, at 7 p.m. at Breese Activity Center.
    The program will be presented by a professional from the Prairie Cardiovascular Group of HSHS. A dietitian also may be present to discuss healthy diets for heart health. 
    Preregistration is preferred (call Diane Sinclair at 594-3669) but not necessary.

Historical Society to meet
    The Breese Historical Society will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at Breese Activity Center.
    A large attendance would be beneficial since there is much to discuss and plans to be made.
    Those who have not paid their dues should mail $10 with the renewal form to: Breese Historical Society, P.O. Box 103, Breese, IL 62230.

Used Book Fair
    The 18th annual Used Book Fair, sponsored by St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, will be held Feb. 6-9 at the American Legion Hall in Breese.
    Dates and times are:
    Thursday, Feb. 6: 10-11 a.m. $6 admission; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $3 admission.
    Friday, Feb. 7: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. free admission; everything 1/2 price from 3-7 p.m. Bake sale 10 a.m. until sold out.
    Saturday, Feb. 8: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. free admission; everything half price.
    Sunday, Feb. 9: Free admission; 9-10:30 a.m. $3 a bag (bag provided); 10:30 a.m. to noon all items free.
    All proceeds benefit HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese.

Glo Bingo to be held Feb. 1 at Trenton
    St. Mary Parish in Trenton will host a Glo Bingo on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the parish center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the bingo starts at 7 p.m.
    The cost to play is $20 per person in advance (nonrefundable) by Jan. 30, or $25 at the door. It includes six bingo cards, a glow hat and glow dauber. For $5 you can purchase an additional six cards.
    For advance sales or additional information call the office at 224-9335, Betsy Horstmann at 920-8921, or Lynnie Haselhorst at 224-9810.
    Must be 18 years old to play. There will be a cash bar, and you can bring your own snacks.
    All proceeds benefit St. Mary Catholic Church.

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