News Briefs

Fall quilt bingo 
    The St. Cecilia Parish Ladies Sodality are sponsoring a fall quilt bingo on Thursday, Sept. 19. The bingo will be held at St. Cecilia Parish Center in Bartelso. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the bingo starts at 7:30 p.m.
    The bingo will include beautiful quilts, cash awards for ties, attendance prizes and refreshments. Paper cards only.

Grade school reunion
    A 50-year class reunion for St. Mary’s Grade School class of 1969 (Trenton) will be held Friday, Sept. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. at 7 West in Trenton.
    For more information call Karen (Ripperda) Voss, (618) 594-4122; Diane (Haselhorst) Bloss, (217) 653-2172; or Jane (Rakers) Hollenkamp, (618) 407-4220.

Flu shot clinic at Trenton
    A flu shot clinic, hosted by Family Pharmacy, will be held at Trenton Village on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 2 to 6 p.m., and on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Call (618) 224-9465 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

St. Teresa, Marydale, chicken dinner
    St. Teresa, Marydale is hosting a chicken dinner on Sunday, Sept. 22. Serving is from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Carryouts are available.
    Child plates are $5, adults are $11.
    St. Teresa, Marydale is located 6 miles north of Carlyle on Route 127.
    Quilt raffle tickets are also available. 

Cemetery cleanup
    St. John United Church of Christ is conducting a cemetery cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 28. You are asked to have all items — arrangements, decorations, etc. — removed from all headstones and/or grave markers before Friday, Sept. 27. Items can be placed at any gravesite after Sunday, Oct. 6. Anyone with questions can call the church office at 618-526-4319.

Cub Scout sign-up
    If you missed the chance to sign up for Cub Scouting, there will be second sign-up night on Monday, Sept. 23, at Breese Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $20 to cover fees, supplies, insurance and a boat kit.  The child does not need to be present to sign up.
    A parent meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. for any “new to scouting” parents at the Breese Activity Center (corner of South Clinton and South Fourth Street. 
    Any further inquiries can be directed to Darlene Menietti  via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wurstmarkt at Albers
    On Sunday, Sept. 29, St. Bernard Parish Center located at 206 N. Broadway will host the Albers Wurstmarkt.
    The day will start with a grandparents and godparents blessing with bluegrass music Mass is at 10 a.m. at the church.
    Whole hog pork sausage and roast beef dinners will be served cafeteria-style from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The costs are: adults $11; children (6 to 12 years) $6; under 6 years old-free.

Historical Society to meet
    The Breese Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Breese Activity Center.
    This is a reminder for all members and an invitation to anyone else to attend the meeting and participate with ideas, suggestions and support of the projects being carried out. Work on the Shoal Creek Memorial, the Mine Disaster Memorial, and other projects will be discussed.
    Save the date for the Octoberfest party at Eversgerd’s Fort on Sunday, Oct. 20.
    For additional information call president R. Joe Richter, (618) 420-4873 or (618) 526-7048.

HCE to meet Thursday
    The HCE Town and Country Belles will meet Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Immanuel United Church of Christ, located at 1970 Clinton St. in Carlyle
    Everyone is welcome to join group members for a program on the history of hamburger.

Rummage sale at Trenton
    St. Mary Church, Trenton, semi-annual rummage and bake sale is Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6-8:30 p.m.; Thursday Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and 6-8:30 p.m. (1/2 price); and Friday, Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. ($3 bag day).

Chicken dinner Oct. 6
    St. Dominic Parish in Breese will host an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, in the parish center.
    Carry-outs will be available. Free delivery will be provided for the elderly, sick or disabled. Call 526-4342.

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