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  • July support group
    Anyone with a friend or family member touched by mental illness is invited to meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, July 14 and July 28, in the Library at Mater Dei High School in Breese. The group, an off-shoot of an earlier seminar at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese, is structured to meet the needs of participants and provide a forum where information and suggestions can be shared. Group moderator is Sharon Otrembiak, LCPC, a mental health and substance abuse counselor in the communities and schools of Clinton and Marion counties. A former grade school teacher with 20 years of experience, Otrembiak specializes in children's and adolescent issues. Sessions are free, open to all and are on the second and fourth Mondays except for holidays. Those attending should use the back door entrance of Mater Dei High School. For more information or to register, contact 882-3306 or

  • 07/24/14
  • New Baden Lions plan blood drive
    New Baden Lions Club will sponsor a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Thursday, July 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. The drive will be conducted in the cafeteria of the New Baden Civic Center, 100 East Birch Street in New Baden. Each presenting donor will receive a pair of Gateway Grizzlies tickets and entry into a drawing for a new lawn mower and $100 gift card. To donate, contact Charlie Daiber at 588-3847 or visit and use sponsor code 10444. Donors who have not donated since May 29, 2014 are eligible. Donors are reminded to eat before donating, hydrate well, and bring a photo identification.

  • 07/26/14
  • St. Mary picnic July 26, rain or shine

    St. Mary Parish in Trenton will have its annual Church Picnic on the church grounds on Saturday, July 26, rain or shine. The church is located at the corner of Adams and Kentucky Streets. Everyone is invited to attend. The festivities start at 2 p.m. with the opening of a craft and vendor fair with over 50 vendors participating, including Scentsy Candles, Origami Owl, Avon, Norwex, Pampered Chef, Orange Tulip Boutique, Jamberry Nails, Mary Kay, It Works!, Miche, Paparazzi Jewelry, Clever Container, Damsel in Defense, Tastefully Simple, Uppercase Living, Silpada Jewelry, Rodan & Fields, Makeup Eraser with Allyson, Usborne Books, Vacation Planner, Partylite Candles, Stella & Dot, Compelling Creations, Thirty-One, Kitcheneez, Tupperware, Premier Jewelry, Nerium International, Pink Zebra, Quail Ridge Creations, Mixed Not Stirred, Plexus, Watkins Spices & Extracts, Lillia Rose, Younique, Sisters Healthy Connection, Happiness is Homemade, D&P Creations, Barbie Girl Boutique, Working Towards a Cure, Stone Forest Creations, Coop'd Up Crafts, Itsy Bitsy Beanies, A Stitch in HIS Designs, Amber's All Natural Scrubs, Treasure Trees, Artsy Girl Designs, Kettle Corn, and others. Dinner will be served from 3 to 7p.m. in the air-conditioned parish center. The menu includes fried chicken, roast pork and all of the trimmings, including homemade desserts. Carryouts will be available. The cash and quilt bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather the bingo can be moved inside the Parish Center as long as an adequate number of players remain. Kids will be entertained with various games and train rides. The "I Dood It" game will be making its second annual appearance at this year's event. Additional entertainment includes a cake wheel, basket stand, poker, hooligan, and live music featuring Bobby & The Buzzards. The band will perform from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. A raffle featuring more than 120 prizes will be drawn. Tickets will be available for sale at the picnic. Food and refreshment stands open at 6 p.m. A wide assortment of food and drink will be sold, including beer, wine, margaritas, soda, lemon shake-ups and much, much more.

    THE PICNIC COMMITTEE OF ST. MARY PARISH in Trenton recently purchased a steam table and donated it to the parish to be used at all future events. The table was purchased with funds raised at past parish picnics. Here are some of the committee members with the new steam table, from left, And Weh, Connie Allison, Mary Sue Harber, Dana Weh, Jeff Franey, Larry Litteken, Pete Schumacher, Dale Gall, Judy Gall, Don Sudholt, Margie Emig (partially obscured), and Lynnie Haselhorst.

  • 07/27/14
  • Healing prayer service
    New Baden United Methodist Church provides a healing service Sunday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. The service is open to anyone who desires prayer and anointing for healing in any area of their life. Childcare is available. For more information, please call 588-3588.

  • 08/02/14
  • Parish buffet
    The parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Aviston invite everyone to come and enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet on Saturday, August 2 during the annual church picnic. Dinner is served from 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Mass begins at 4 p.m. with the Youth Choir singing. Quilt Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Every game for a beautiful quilt and a gift card will be awarded for ties. For more information, please contact the church office at (618) 228-7219.

  • 08/02/14
  • NLCC plans backpack, school supply giveaway
    New Life Christian Center, 555 North Monroe in Trenton, will distribute free backpacks and school supplies to local students on Saturday, August 2 in the church fellowship hall. The giveaway will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Children ages prekindergarten through high school are eligible. For more information, call 224-9230. The church's clothing outreach will also be open that day.

  • 08/09/14
  • Leaps of Love
    On August 9, Leaps of Love offers a unique opportunity with the Highland Speedway to present our organization, and the families we serve, during a special race benefiting LOL. Leaps of Love engages support for families who are dealing with childhood brain tumors and late-effects of childhood cancer. During the evening, there will be a raffle of donated items to provide financial support for the organizations upcoming Family Retreats. For more information, please contact Traci Riechmann at (618) 410-7212.

  • 08/18/14
  • Fall registration at KC Trenton Education Center in progress
    Registration for classes at the KC Trenton Campus for the 2014 Fall Semester is in progress. Most fall classes begin the week of August 18. Classes offered in Trenton include: Accounting Principles, Financial Accounting, Tax Accounting, Forensic Auditing, Art History I, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology 121 and 122, Introduction to Business, Business Communications, Human Resource Management, Intro to Word Processing, Microsoft Excel (Beginner), MS Powerpoint (Beginner), Intro to Computer Applications, CISCO Network Essentials, CISCO Routing and Switching, Security Plus, Activity Programming, Science and Math for Young Children, Intro to Educational Practice, Creative Activity-Art, Writing Effective Sentence Paragraphs, Intro to College Composition, English Composition 101 and 102, Creative Writing, Career Communications, History of Western Civilizations, History of the United States103 and 104, History of Diversities, Human Health and Wellness, First Aid, Intro to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Investigation, Institutional Corrections, Basic Mathematics, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, General Statistics, Medical Terminology, Intro to Music in America, Nurse Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Basic Life Support, Logic, Core Values and Ethical Decision Making, Ethics, Political Science, Life Span Growth and Development, Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Spanish, Fundamentals of Speech, Arc Welding I, Metallurgy, MIG Welding, TIG Welding, Welding Symbols and Applications, ARC Pipe Welding, Gas Welding Processes, Industrial Welding, and Welding Testing and Fabrication. Students may register anytime for the Fall Semester, however, the Trenton Campus will be open Saturday, August 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students wishing to register for fall classes. Starting dates for some classes may vary. Student services and support services are also available at the Trenton Campus. For further information or to make a counseling appointment, contact the KC Trenton Campus at 224-2666 or 545-3475.

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