News Briefs

Attention veterans
    American Legion Post 252 in Breese will hold its membership party on Saturday, Dec. 14. Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m.
    Call Eileen at 526-7629 to make a reservation.
    Membership dues need to be paid.
    All veterans with an honorable discharge can now join the Legion.
    If you would like to know of the benefits the Legion has to offer, you can come and enjoy our company.

Senior center party
    Western Clinton County Senior Center will hold its Christmas party on Dec. 18, with entertainment by Roland Kreke at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. 
    The menu is baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole and peach cobbler.
    Attendance prizes will be given out. 
    You must RSVP by Dec. 13, by calling 224-9913. A $5 donation is for those age 60 and agove, and a $6 donation for those 59 and under.

Vendor and craft fair
    On Saturday, Dec. 7, All Saints Academy hosts a vendor and craft fair from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the ASA gym/St. Dominic Parish Center.
    Everyone attending will receive a free entry for the gift card ornament giveaway. Additional entries can be earned by visiting 10 vendors/crafters.
    The ASA student council will be selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, chips, soda, sweet treats and Chick-fil-a.
    The ASA student prize is a Dairy King gift card.
    ASA students will receive a chance in the drawing for one of two $25 Dairy King gift cards for each adult they send. Remind your adults to mention your name at the registration table.

CCHS movie night
    The Clinton County Historical Society will show the 1944 drama “Since You Went Away” on Friday, Dec. 13, at its museum in Carlyle.
    This David O. Selznick (producer of “Gone With the Wind”) film is set in an American town near a military base.
    Claudette Colbert, who plays an upper middle-class housewife along with her two teenage daughters — played by Jennifer Jones and Shirley Temple — must cope with the absence of Claudette’s husband who has volunteered to serve in the Army during World War II.
    With a tight budget, the wife is forced to take on two boarders.   
    The movie shows how the makeshift household pulls together through homefront hardships.
    This picture was nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture. It is often shown near the holiday season because of a great Christmas scene with the songs “Ave Maria,” “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells” and “O Come All Ye Faithful” playing in the background.
    Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 6:30 p.m. There is a silent auction before the film and during intermission. Popcorn is provided, but bring your own beverage. Admission is free.

Christmas concert
    St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown will host the Sounds of Harmony barbershop quartet on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
    The event is free, and Bill Rathmann of Germantown is among the group’s performers.
    Sounds of Harmony is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
    The a cappella chorus is from Belleville and sings a variety of music, from classic barbershop tunes to contemporary songs, all in four-part harmony.

Cookie Walk Dec. 14
    St. John’s UCC in Breese will host its annual Christmas Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon in the church hall. A wide variety of cookies will be available.

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