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Farmers Market is open

The Metropolis Farmers Market is now up and running for the summer. It will be held every Saturday morning, weather permitting, on the from 7 a.m. until noon on Courthouse Square.

Fourth of July celebrations slated

Communities around the area are planning their annual celebrations for the Fourth of July. To mark the nation’s 245th birthday: the City of Golconda will host a fireworks celebration with a free Mason Ramsey concert and more starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 2; Harrah’s will hold a Hometown Celebration from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 2, with a variety of activities concluding with fireworks at 9:15 p.m., proceeds from the $5 cover will go toward the annual Back to School supply give-away; Brookport’s cerebration will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 3, with a parade, hot dogs and fireworks; and the Village of Eddyville will hold its July 4th Celebration on Sunday, July 4, with community-wide yard sales, music, barbecue and fireworks.

Allied/Honeywell retirees meeting

The Allied/Honeywell retirees will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Waffle Hut near I-24’s Exit 3 on Monday, July 5.

Southern Seven to hold electronics recycling event

Southern Seven Health Department will hold a free, community electronics recycling event at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, at Job Corp in Golconda. Items will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until trailer is full or until noon. The manufacturer supported e-waste program, administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, is open to residents in the Southern Seven region — Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union counties. No kitchen appliances or large screen TVs will be accepted. Volunteers will be on hand to remove items from the vehicle. In case of a large attendance, anticipate a 30 minute or more wait time. COVID-19 safety measures will be observed. For more information, contact Miranda Adams, Southern Seven’s Environmental Health director, at 618-634-2297 ext. 9114, or visit Southern Seven on Facebook.

Baptist Health Paducah offer Safe Sitter classes

Baptist Health Paducah is offering Safe Sitter babysitting classes for boys and girls in the sixth- through eighth-grades. Registered nurses, who are Certified Safe Sitter instructors, will teach the class, which includes safety skills to prevent unsafe situations, childcare skills with tips to manage behavioral issues, and life and business skills, such as how to discuss fees and how to greet employers.. The one-day classes will take place at the hospital from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 13, and noon to 4 p.m. Monday, July 26, and Tuesday, July 27. Class size is limited; pre-registration is required. The fee is $30. For more information and to register, call 270-575-8444 or email Rhonda.Brooks@bhsi.com.

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