Brookport to hold fish fry

A fish fry will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Brookport Community Center next to the firehouse. For $10 a plate, there will be fish, sides, desserts and drinks. Funds raised will go toward the Fourth of July celebration.

Massac County Democrats meeting June 17

Massac County Democrats will host

a “meet & greet” event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17,

at the 1912 Shelter

at Fort Massac State Park. The shelter is located across from Sonic. Light refreshments will be offered. This is an opportunity to get acquainted with

Massac County Democrats and enjoy an evening fun and fellowship. For more information, call 618-559-1248.

Native Plant Society to meet June 15

The 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 species that aren’t not found in the rest of the state. To register for the free presentation, visit

Living History Weekend is Saturday

The Massiac Marines will return to Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis for their Living History Weekend at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 12. Authentically-dressed, living history reenactors bring the late-1700s to life as military drill and life-style demonstrations are featured. Admission is free admission. The event is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

Operation Healthy Delta coming to Metropolis

Operation Healthy Delta will be held

June 15-21 at Massac County High School, bringing no-cost medical, dental and optical care to anyone age 2 and up who

lives in southern

Illinois or western Kentucky. No proof of insurance or identification is required for treatment. Patients are seen

on a first come,

first served basis. Hours of operation

are from: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, and Thursday,

June 17; 8 a.m. to

5 p.m. Wednesday,

June 16, Friday, June 18, Saturday, June

19, and Monday,

June 21; and noon

to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 20. Participants will have to wear a mask. The Innovative Readiness Training program of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Military’s Reserve Forces is done in partnership with Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation and Shawnee Development Council For more information, contact Shawnee Development Council at 618-634-

2201; DAEOC at 573-838-7392 or; or visit www. IRT.defense.


American Red Cross combining Paducah locations on June 15

The American Red Cross of Western Kentucky and Red Cross blood services are combining into one location — 4635 Falconcrest Dr. Paducah, Kentucky — effective June 15. The move brings all Red Cross services to one location. Currently, the American Red Cross of Western Kentucky is to located at 232 N Eighth St., Paducah. For more information, visit or Twitter at @RedCross.

Mescher family plans 100th annual reunion for July

The 100th annual Mescher family reunion will be held from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Zion United Church of Christ, 1132 Country Club Rd., Metropolis. Family members from Massac County and across the United States will be in attendance for the gathering, which will also include a potluck meal and stories from attendees about Mescher family ancestors.

ELITE Camp coming to SCC

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Shawnee Community College will host the ELITE (Educate Lead Inspire Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs) Youth Entrepreneurship

Camp from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. July 19-22. The camp helps seventh- through ninth-graders explore the world of entrepreneurship. The $10 fee is due upon application submission. To sign-up or for more information, contact Brett Whitnel at or 618-634-3213.

MCDAC to meet Wednesday

Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC) meets the third Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. in person in the Metropolis City Hall council chambers and also via Zoom. Meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 16. 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


Registration for Girl Scouts resident camps drawing to end

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will wrap up registration for its summer resident camps on June 21. Membership into Girl Scouts is also open. For more information, visit

To register, send contact information

and camp interested

in to customercare Information is also available by calling 800-345-6858.

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