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Farmers market
    On Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Breese Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a farmers market with local vendors on the old Schuette SuperValu parking lot (10 N. Fourth Street). Items that will be available are local meats, baked goods, sweets, produce, bar-b-cue sauce, spices, rubs, kettle corn, as well as dinners to go.
    Participating vendors are Washington Kettle Corn, Wooden Spool Market, Sugar Creek Valley Meats, Main Street Pastures, Covered in Chocolate, D&M Farms, Harriett’s Sweet Treats and Johnny Sauce.

St. Bernard Parish carry-out Wurstmarkt
    On Sunday, Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the St. Bernard Parish in Albers will host a carry-out Wurstmarkt.
    Two lines will be used for carry-out service, or a curb side service will be available for those who do not wish to go inside, Call (618) 267-1181 for curb side. All dinners will be $11. Additional pork sausage links will be available for $1 a link.

Breese citywide garage sales
    Breese Chamber of Commerce and Equity Fifty-Five Realty are sponsoring the Breese citywide garage sales on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 and 4.
    If you are interested in having your address published in the Breese Journal on Thursday, Oct. 1, with the list of the citywide garage sale participants and to receive a yard sign, please contact Patti Sellers at Equity Fifty-Five, (618) 526-0021, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Albers American Legion breakfast
    The Albers American Legion post will host a carryout-only breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 8 until 11:30 am.
    The menu will include sausage, ham, eggs, fried potatoes, and biscuits and gravy.

Hour of Prayer held at area churches 
    The Hour of Prayer is held the second Thursday of each month, from 7 to 8 p.m. at area churches from January to November. 
    Thursday, Oct. 8 will be the next Hour of Prayer,  at First Baptist Church in Carlyle, 650 Franklin St. 
    On Nov. 12 we will conclude with an Hour of Prayer at St. Teresa Church in Marydale to give thanks for all those who participated in the hour of prayer, for the election results, and for God’s will to be done on earth as in heaven.
    The Hour of Prayer will include various prayers to end abortion, quiet time with private prayer, and meditation. Each church will provide their own agenda and prayer leaders.

Public Square Rosary Rally
    Area residents are invited to a Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, Oct. 10, at noon, at St. Mary Catholic Church, outside by the grotto, at 218 W. Kentucky St. in Trenton. 
    This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by America Needs Fatima, will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place across the United States that day. 
    Join organizers in offering reparations for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States. Bring a lawn chair and mask, and social distancing is required. 
    In the event of inclement weather, the rally will be held in St. Mary Parish Center.

Dinner/raffle/rummage sale at Aviston Legion
    The Aviston American Legion will host their fall pork sausage and roast beef dinner on Sunday, Oct. 11, serving from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic it will be a carryout only event. In addition to the meats, the meal includes sauerkraut, backbones, potatoes, vegetables, homemade pies and cakes, and beverages.
    The traditional pork and quilt raffles will be conducted.
    In conjunction with the dinner, the Auxiliary is hosting their annual holiday rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations only. At 3 p.m., you can fill a brown bag for $3.

PAL zoom meetings on Tuesdays
    Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meets each week to provide hope through education and support. The Southern Illinois PAL group in Breese conducts a 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 if you have questions, or if you’d like the link for the zoom meeting.
    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.

BCMW taking LIHEAP appointments
    BCMW Community Services is taking appointments for those wanting to apply for its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
    Appointments will be taken over the phone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To make an appointment, or for more information, call the BCMW office at 526-7123.
    There are no priority groups in the program this year. Households in need of assistance, especially those affected by wage changes due to COVID-19, should apply.
    Eligibility is determined by providing 30-day proof of household income.

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