News Briefs

Dinner auction tickets
    The 2019 ASA annual dinner auction, All Saints Aloha, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Breese.
    Tickets purchased before Oct. 18 are $30 each, and cost $40 after the Oct. 18 and at the door. For tickets contact the ASA office at 526-4323 or visit

Flu shots offered
    The Clinton County Health Department will provide flu shots at Clinton County Senior Services, 630 Eighth Street in Carlyle, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m.
    Bingo will be held at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon if you’d like to stay.
    Call 594-2321 to sign up for a flu shot and or lunch.

Red Cross blood drives
    The American Red Cross is holding blood drives in several Clinton County communities this month:
    • Mater Dei Catholic High School  from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Oct. 21 in the gym.
    • Damiansville Elementary School from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 in the gym. 
    • Germantown Elementary School from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the cafeteria.
    • Carlyle High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in Harriss Gym.
    • St. John United Church of Christ in Trenton from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

Voice lessons for men
    The Sounds of Harmony Barbershop Chorus is offering Ready Set Sing! — six weeks of free voice lessons for men of all ages.
    The lessons will be given every Tuesday, Oct. 15 through Nov. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Parkview Church of the Nazarene in Fairview Heights.
    To register contact Bill Rathmann at (618) 523-4934 or (618) 402-9702; or Bob Cearnal at (618) 566-8574. Visit “Sounds of Harmony Chorus” on Facebook or the website

BHS fall fort party
    The Breese Historical Society annual fall fort party at Eversgerd Fort in rural Germantown will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. The party is open to all members and anyone interested in the history of the fort or Clinton County.
    People of all ages are invited to tour the grounds, join around the campfire, and enjoy chili, hot dogs, desserts, and snacks which will be available for lunch. There will be music and a singalong for entertainment.
    Bring a lawn chair and refreshments; water will be provided.
    Call Breese Historical Society president R. Joe Richter if you have questions, 420-4873 or 526-7048.

Scholarships offered
    The Southern Illinois Builders Association — and its related board of directors, and education, scholarship and executive committees — are offering scholarships to individuals who have a career goal in the construction management/construction-related engineering/architectural fields and are planning to enroll as a full-time student and maintain full-time student status (12-hour minimum).
    Applicants are required to show evidence that they are related to an individual employed full time by a SIBA member firm for a minimum of four years.
    The deadline to submit an application and related materials is Nov. 8 to the Southern Illinois Builders Association office, 1468 Green Mount Road, P.O. Box 1390, O’Fallon, IL 62269.
    For more information contact SIBA chief executive officer Donna Richter at (618) 624-9055 to receive requirements and guidelines to apply for this scholarship.

Dinner at Bartelso Nov. 3
    The Ladies Sodality at St. Cecilia Parish in Bartelso is sponsoring a chicken and roast beef dinner on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the parish center. It will feature homemade dressing, pies, cakes and a salad bar
    Dine-in serving from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and carryouts are available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children age 6-12, no charge for children under age 6, and $9 for a carryout.

Class reunion
    Breese District 12 class of 1979 40-year reunion will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at R-Bar in St. Rose. 
    Contact Beth Timmermann at (618) 304-1205 if you have questions.

Chicken dinner Nov. 10
    A chicken dinner sponsored by the Wheatfield Fire Department will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the church hall at Beaver Prairie.
    Carryouts will be available.

Raffle winners named
    Winners at the Oct. 13 pork sausage and beef dinner at the Aviston American Legion were:  $200 cash, Connie Barciszewski of Breese; 20-lb. ham, Nettie Sudholt of Trenton; pork chop package, Dirk Spears of Aviston; and a pork steak package, Mike Schumacher of St. Rose.
    Winning whole-hog pork sausage packs were Edith Fohne, Nettie Sudholt and Bob Lister of Trenton; Shelly Heimann of Breese; Charlie Meier of Okawville; Judy Sturgeon of Richview, and Jim Feldmann, Scott Wieter, Jerry Kues, Dale Rakers and Aza Ratermann of Aviston.
    Auxiliary raffle winners were Eva Koch of Aviston, a quilt, and Ralph Wolters of Albers, a baby quilt.
    The Aviston American Legion family thanks everyone for helping  make the day a success.  The spring dinner will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Quilt/Cash Bingo 
    On Sunday, Oct. 20, St. Augustine Parish in Breese will host their quilt/cash bingo and fried chicken luncheon.
    The luncheon is from 11 a.m until 1 p.m. Adult plates are $8, children over age 6 are $4, children under 6 years old eat for free. For carryouts call 526-4341.
    The bingo is for adults 18 years and older and begins at 2 p.m. There will be 16 quilt games; eight cash games and a 50/50 game, cash for doubles. There also will be a quilt raffle. 
    For questions in the event of bad weather call Curt at (618) 830-5792.

Business trick or treat
    The Breese Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a business trick or treat on Oct. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. 
    Trick-or-treaters can go to participating businesses in the downtown area to get goodies. Participating businesses will be designated with a pumpkin trick or treat sign in their door during this time.
    Trick-or-treaters will be able to try out their costumes before Halloween night and enjoy goodies as well.
    Any business wishing to participate should contact Shelly Schadegg, the city’s business administrator, at 526-4495 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vendor/craft fair
    American Legion Post 252 Auxiliary in Breese is hosting its inaugural vendor/craft fair on Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 6 p.m.
    There will be many booths for you to shop, drink and eat.

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