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  • Aviston SAL plans talent competition
    Aviston American Legion Post's Sons of American Legion will have their annual Black Tie and Talent Show Saturday, January 10, 5 p.m., at Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston. This formal event is a talent and glamour contest where the Sons of American Legion give away over $8000 in scholarships to eight college-bound contestants. The evening includes a happy hour, four-course meal, talent contest, and late night entertainment. Interested contestants can try out at a competition at Aviston Legion at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec 19. A three-minute speech on a topic of the contestant's choice and a talent demonstration are required. Any Clinton County residents who will attend college or trade school in 2015 can enter the contest. For more information, call Jim Kues, 228-7008, or Craig Timmermann, 830-7737.

  • 12/06/14
  • Train Show this month in Highland
    The New Switzerland Model Railroad Club will have its annual model railroad show in Highland this month, at the McGinley Chrysler dealership, 7 Shamrock Boulevard (on U.S. 40). The show will run three Fridays, four Saturdays, and four Sundays starting Saturday, December 6 and running every weekend of the month. Saturday hours for the show are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will also be open Friday, December 12, 19, and 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. The club will have a special run on Sunday, December 7 at the Masonic Lodge in Highland, in conjunction with the Masons' Breakfast With Santa event. The Masonic Lodge is located at 721 9th Street in Highland. There is no charge to the public for the regular dates, although donations will be accepted and appreciated.

  • 12/12/14
  • Post 321 Food Drive
    New Baden American Legion Post 321 is having a food drive from December 12 through December 19 to support local food pantries. Donations can be dropped at the American Legion Post during regular business hours.

  • 12/12/14
  • Santa visits Trenton car dealer December 12, 13
    Children of all ages are invited to visit Santa Claus December 12 and 13 at Deien Chevrolet in Trenton. Santa will be available to hear Christmas wishes from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, December 12, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 13. Cookies and milk will be served, and adults can register for an assortment of attendance prizes. Deien's annual Christmas coloring contest will take place during Santa's visit. The contest is open to children AND adults, so get your crayons ready. Prizes will be awarded in all age categories. Letters to Santa can be dropped off at the dealership now through December 18. They will be delivered Special Delivery to Santa, and he will respond to all of the letters. Please give Santa enough time to respond and have letters at Deien Chevrolet by December 18. Include a clearly printed return address.

  • 12/17/14
  • Deien will collect Toys for Tots
    As more families have less to spend at Christmas, now more than ever the Toys for Tots program needs the community's support. Deien Chevrolet is serving as a collection point for the Toys for Tots Program, which was founded by the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1947 and has distributed more than 452 million toys to over 209 million needy children during hits history. "Anyone can stop by the dealership and donate any new toy, large or small. The goal is to make this an enjoyable Christmas for as many children in our area as possible," said Linda Loepker, Deien Chevrolet's marketing director.  "We are ecstatic to be helping with such a worthwhile cause," said Nathan Deien, general manager at the Trenton dealership. "Christmas is a hard time for many people, especially children. We are looking forward to doing our part to bring joy to children this Christmas season." New, unwrapped toys can be brought to Deien Chevrolet in Trenton until December 17.  The dealership is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday until 2:30 p.m. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, a not for profit charity, is the authorized fund raising and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children during Christmas. While the Marines coordinate and manage the program, the Foundation's success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of people who donate toys, and that's why Deien Chevrolet has joined this cause.

  • 12/20/14
  • New Baden UMC plans "Blue Christmas" service
    While many of us bask in the holiday spirit of good cheer, the season of Christmas can be painfully difficult for others. Statistics show that a rise in depression is common during the winter, and it is particularly prevalent during the holidays. The New Baden United Methodist Church offers a special Blue Christmas worship service at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 20, because they recognize that Christmas can be a season of grief as well as joy. Some face this season with issues of health, loss, separation or concern for the world. Join us for a simple service of comforting and hopeful scripture readings, a brief meditation and an extended time of prayer to lift our yearnings for healing and wholeness for ourselves and our world.

  • 12/20/14
  • 4-H gift wraps to help needy residents
    The Clinton County 4-H Federation will offer gift wrapping services again for area residents on December 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the U of I Extension Office, 1163 North 4th Street, Breese. Let the 4-H Federation take the chore of wrapping off your holiday list. There is no charge to have gifts wrapped, but the group is asking that participants donate a toy or canned food item to benefit the Clinton County BCMW program. For more information, call Tonya at the U of I Extension Office, 618-526-4551.

  • 12/27/14
  • 4-H plans holiday break activities
    There will be a youth Line Dance Workshop on December 27 starting at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $5 per participant; 4-H membership is not required. All participants will receive a CD with the songs from the workshop. On Sunday, December 28 at 1 p.m. there will be a Frozen party. Attendees will learn to make snacks and crafts related to the movie; they will also play games and watch the movie Frozen. Cost is $12 and 4-H membership is not required. Both events will be at the Clinton County Extension Office, 1163 North 4th Street in Breese. Space for both activities is limited, and advance registration is required. For more information, call the Extension Office at 618-526-4551.

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