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MCDAC holding annual meeting

Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC) will hold its annual meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, in person in the Metropolis City Hall council chambers and also via Zoom. Meetings are open to the public. MCDAC is a group of volunteers determined to provide leadership, education and resources in order to build and sustain communities of knowledgeable citizens who make healthy and safe choices through the reduction of substance abuse. For more information or the meeting link, contact MCDAC director Holly Windhorst at 618-316-4472 or massacdrugawareness@gmail.com.

Boyt benefit is Saturday

The Brookport Fire Department is sponsoring a benefit for Dustin Boyt, who was involved in a workplace explosion, on Saturday, Aug. 14, in the Harry Statham Gym, located on Crockett Street in Brookport. A spaghetti dinner will be served from 4-8 p.m. with a country western concert featuring Chandler “Rowdy” Roberts starting at 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 for dinner and concert or $5 for the concert alone.

Fall soccer registration set

Massac Youth Soccer League is holding its annual fall soccer registration. Online registration is available at MassacSoccer.LeagueApps.com. Walk-up registration will be held at 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Aug. 21, at the soccer complex, 2164 Metropolis St. There will be no mail-in registration this year. Leagues are available for children age 4 through eighth-grade. Practices are scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 6.

Church TO hold back-to-school giveaway

Grace Church, 102 E. 20th St., Metropolis, will host a giveaway of school supplies and backpacks from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.

Open house set in Karnak

Chamness Care, Inc., will host a open house and ribbon cutting at its new CDS site, the former MAP Training Center, 504 E. Seventh St., Karnak, at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20. For more information, call 618-634-9401.

Grace ChurcH TO host community dinner

Grace Church, 102 E. 20th St., Metropolis, will host a community dinner the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dates are: Aug. 14; Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; and Dec. 11. Everyone is welcome.

SCC, aerīz partnering for job fair

Shawnee Community College and local cannabis grower aerīz are partnering to provide two job fair sessions for residents at SCC’s Anna Extension Center, located at 1150 E. Vienna St. in Anna, from 1-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Employment candidates are encouraged to bring their resumes. Registration is not required to attend the job fairs, but is requested and can be completed by contacting lesliec@shawneecc.edu or calling 618-634-3337.

Workplace safety topic of event

Workplace Safety & Health in Southern Illinois will be the topic of a seminar being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 1740 Innovation Dr., Carbondale. Dustin Miller, OSHA compliance assistance specialist, and Glenn Edwards, IMEC technical specialist, will be the keynote speakers. There is no fee for the event, but registration is required as seating is limited; reservations can be made at https://www.imec.org/event/safe-and-sound-safety-and-health-in-southern-illinois-081921/. Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required to wear a mask, and everyone is asked to sanitize and practice social distancing as much as possible. For more information, contact Lori Amerman at lamerman@imec.org or 618-751-2886.

Bauman Family Farms is Extension’s next Twilight Meeting site

University of Illinois Extension will hold the final Twilight Meeting at Bauman Family Farms, 2230 Buncombe Road, Vienna, at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16. Grant and Casey Bauman will discuss the regenerative grazing practices they use on their farm. There is no cost to attend the in-person program, but pre-registration is required. In accordance with CDC guidelines, those who are not yet fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue wearing face masks at public events. To register, visit go.illinois.edu/2021TwilightSeries or call 618-695-2441.

Living History Weekend coming to Fort Massac State Park

A Living History Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 14, at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis. Authentically-dressed, living history reenactors bring the late-1700s to life at historic Fort Massac State Park. Military drill and life-style demonstrations featured. Admission is free. The event is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

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