Clothing closet open in JoppaJoppa United Methodist Church is hosting a free clothing closet twice a week. Offering men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, plus books and toys, the closet is open from 8 a.m. until noon on Mondays and Fridays at the church parsonage, 180 Pope St.

Ham radio operators meeting for breakfastSouthern Illinois Emergency Radio Association weekly breakfast meetings are at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Yesterday’s, 310 W. 10th St., Metropolis. The next meeting is Saturday, Jan. 28.

All ham radio operators or any members of the public interested in learning more about the subject of ham radio are invited.

For more infor-

mation, email

Grace Church hosting community dinnerGrace Church, 102 E. 20th St., Metropolis, will host a community dinner from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Everyone is welcome.

Legion Ladies Auxiliary hosting Lucky SevensThe Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 306 will host a Lucky Sevens event the first Saturday of each month at the legion hall, 321 Market St., Metropolis. The next event is Saturday, Feb. 4.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with early bird games starting at 6 p.m. Players may bring daubers, or they may be purchased at the post.

The auxiliary will also have cheeseburgers for sale during the event. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary and its programs for area veterans.

For additional information, call 618-524-2043.

Kincaid Mounds Support Organization meets Feb. 8Kincaid Mounds Support Organization will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the conference room of the Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.

The group meets the second Wednesday of each month as weather permits.

Locations are subject to change.

Everyone interested in history is invited to attend.

For more information, visit Kincaid Mounds Support Organization on Facebook.

American Legion Post 306 meets Feb. 9Metropolis American Legion Post 306 is holding its monthly membership meetings at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.

The next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 9.

The post is located at 321 Market St., Metropolis.

Metropolis Lions Club meets Feb. 9The Metropolis Lions Club meets monthly on the second Thursday at 6 p.m. in the small conference room of the Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.

The next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 9. For more information, contact Maxine Russell at 618-534-3058 or Sammy Jones at 618-559-6085.

Blood drive is Feb. 13The American

Red Cross will have a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in

the gym of First Baptist Church Metropolis,

307 Massac Creek Road.

To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit and enter metropolis.

To rapid pass through the pre-donation reading and health history questions, visit

All donors will receive a $10 gift card by email and be entered for a trip to Clearwater, Florida.

Donors must be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and feeling well on the donating


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