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10/01/14
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  • 10/31/14
  • Discover a 'Hero' at Trunk or Treat
    Grace Community Baptist, St. John United Church of Christ and First United Methodist Churches are pleased to announce that a mystery 'Hero' will be in Trenton on Friday, October 31st. Rumors are flying that this 'Hero' will be visiting with all who care to get to know Him. We also heard that He will be handing out trinkets to show His love to all He meets. Join us, and discover if our 'Hero' is your 'Hero'. This annual outreach event, held at GCBC, 1 West 4th Street in Trenton, is a great opportunity for your children to enjoy friendly, family-oriented activities. 'Trunk or Treat' runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 31. Children are encouraged to stop by Grace Community Baptist Church, where they can participate in a number of games, some played out of the trunks of vehicles, and win prizes or treats. The church members will host a number of additional activities; including a craft table and the ever popular bounce house. Free hot dogs, popcorn, orange drink and hot chocolate will also be available. In case of inclement weather the 'Trunk or Treat' event will be held in the Trenton Elementary Gym.

  • 11/02/14
  • Youth Center dedicated Nov. 2
    Grace Community Baptist Church will dedicate its new youth center on Sunday, November 2 starting at 2 p.m. at the youth center, in the former Callahan Law Office, 215 East Broadway, Trenton. Dr. Tim Blackburn, regional minister for North American Baptist Conference, will be the guest speaker. At that time, the church will announce the winning entry in its Name the Trenton Youth Center contest.

  • 11/06/14
  • Jim's Formal Wear plans blood drive November 6
    Jim's Formal Wear will host a community blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 6 at One Tuxedo Park, inside the Event Center. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. or MVRBC Donor Card is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before September 11, 2014 are eligible to give at this drive. Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors. Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 85 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. MVRBC is the exclusive provider to St. Joseph's Hospital.

  • 11/08/14
  • Boy Scouts collect food in November
    Trenton Troop 39 will join others in the Lewis & Clark Council of the Boy Scouts of America in the 30th annual Scouting for Food program during November. Scouts will distribute blue 'Scouting for Food' bags to residences throughout town on Saturday, November 8, and return on November 15 to collect the filled food bags and deliver them to the Green Bean Food Pantry, located at West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton and sponsored by the Trenton Council of Churches. Like many food pantries in the region, the Green Bean is understocked at a time of the year when demand is typically high. Look inside this week's issue for questions and answers about the local food pantry and its current needs. Scouting for Food is the largest food drive in the nation. The local contact for the food drive is Brian Draper, who can be reached at 790-6099.

  • 11/09/14
  • Vets Memorial dedicated Nov. 9
    The new Veterans Memorial in the Trenton Cemetery will be dedicated on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. The memorial is located at the corner of East Third and Magnolia Streets. The public is encouraged to attend and join the Trenton Cemetery Association in celebration of the tribute to veterans past, present, and future.

  • 11/09/14
  • Chicken Dinner November 9 at St. George, New Baden
    St. George Catholic Church in New Baden will have a chicken dinner Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the parish's Community Life Center, 317 East Maple. The menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, corn, cole slaw, jello salads, bakery bread, and homemade desserts. Veterans will be able to eat for half-price in honor of their service to our country. Carryouts are available. Attendance prizes and raffles will be drawn in conjunction with the dinner. Everyone is welcome.

  • 11/09/14
  • Vets Memorial dedicated Nov. 9
    The new Veterans Memorial in the Trenton Cemetery will be dedicated on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. The memorial is located at the corner of East Third and Magnolia Streets. The public is encouraged to attend and join the Trenton Cemetery Association in celebration of the tribute to veterans past, present, and future.

  • 11/10/14
  • Wesclin students salute vets November 10
    Trenton's Parent-Teacher Group will put on a special program for military veterans on Monday, November 10 at the Wesclin Middle School south gymnasium. The public is invited to attend the program, and veterans are especially encouraged to attend. Trenton and New Baden Elementary students in grades kindergarten through third will entertain the veterans from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., followed by a coffee-and-doughnut social time from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Wesclin fourth through eighth grade students will entertain from 10 to 10:45 a.m. New Baden American Legion Post 321 will conduct a flag-folding demonstration, and Post 321 and its auxiliary will post and retrieve the colors for the ceremony.



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