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Native Plant Society meets June 15The Southern Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society will host a virtual presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. Chris Benda will discuss the Plants of Concern program and its goal of monitoring and protecting a variety of southern Illinois plant sp…

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Fort Massac’s Trash Blast is FridayThe University of Illinois Extension office will hold its next trash blast at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis from 9-11 a.m. Friday, May 21. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the litter early spring floodwaters carried into the park. Participants …

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New Beginnings hosting Coffee and Donut Drive-Thru on Wednesday

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Boy Scout Troop 101 paper drive is Saturday

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MCDAC’s annual golf scramble is May 28Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition will host its ninth annual 4 Person Golf Scramble on Friday, May 28, at the Metropolis Country Club. Sign-in is 12:30 p.m. with tee off at 1 p.m. Participation levels are: $250 for a a corporates hole sponsor and te…

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River-to-River hike is SaturdayThe River-to-River Trail Society will hold its seventh scheduled hike of the spring 2021 season on Saturday, April 24, at Kinkaid Lake in Jackson County; meet at 10 a.m. at the trailhead by taking Highway 149 to Spillway Road and proceed north to the parking lo…

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River-to-River hike is Saturday

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Massac County High School freshman LivAdiva Lindquist, 15, earned first place in the 100 Back Stroke Short Course Meet on Feb. 28 at the Cumberland Classic in Russellville, Kentucky.

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Cache River State Natural Area screening movie

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Red Cross announces blood drives

Allan and Jeanine Wehrmeyer will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The Wehrmeyers were married on May 19, 1956 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Metropolis. Mr. Wehrmeyer is a certified public accountant and owns his own business.

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It seems like a long time ago now, but just a couple months ago when the Governor and the Illinois High School Athletic Association shut down schools and related athletic events, a cruel blow was dealt to our high school seniors, particularly the athletes in the spring sports.

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Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Pamela Faughn, of Hamletsburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lynn Thomas to Joshua Todd Hemphill, son of William Dale Hemphill of Vienna and Kathy and David Woodrum of West Paducah, Kentucky.

Society to host hike Saturday

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Owens-Wetherington

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The 22nd annual Reevesville Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 in the community center at Reevesville Community Church.

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Owens-Wetherington

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Harry and Tanya Pollard of Metropolis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Pollard, to Aaron Strong, son of Donald and Ada Strong of Metropolis.

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Kiwanis Peanut Day planned