MCHS homecoming parade is Friday

Massac County High School will hold its homecoming parade at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, with the route following Ninth Street, proceeding south on Market Street and ending at Washington Park, with those streets being closed from 3:30-4:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Villain’s Homecoming.” Late entries are welcome to participate, but will be added to the end of the parade. All horses must be diapered and trash disposed of properly. No weapons, real or fake, will be allowed. Unit 1 student dismissal will be at 2 p.m. The Patriots will play against Murphysboro High School at 7 p.m. with the homecoming coronation during halftime. For more information, call 618-524-3440.

Metropolis Class of 1967 marking 55 years

Metropolis Community High School graduating Class of 1967 invites friends and family of the class to join them at the Girl Scout House at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, for light refreshments and a time of fellowship.

Cache marking monarch journey

Cache River State Natural Area will host “Monarch’s Incredible Journey” Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Barkhausen-Cache River Wetlands Center. Beginning at 10 a.m., a presentation on the natural history of the monarch butterfly will be followed with the rest of the day spent capturing, identifying and releasing butterflies, with the tagging each monarch. Monarch Watch Association, a citizen science project, has tagged and monitored migrating monarchs since 1992. In addition to the program, visitors are welcome from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday now into October to borrow nets, take a walk, capture butterflies and tag monarchs. For more information, call 618-657-2064.

Golconda Shrimp Festival is Saturday

The 21st annual Shrimp Festival in Golconda is set for Saturday, Sept. 17. Hosted by Main Street Golconda, the festival celebrates shrimp in one of Illinois’ first river towns. Along with the fantastic foods — the day features more than just shrimp, including award-winning barbecue, corndogs, funnel cakes and more — that begin cooking at 10 a.m., the beer garden opens at 11 a.m. There will also be entertainment by a variety of bands, events, shopping, kids’ activities and more. For more information, visit

Ham radio operators meeting for breakfast

Massac County Amateur Emergency Service, a part of the Massac County Amateur Radio Club, holds its weekly breakfast meetings at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Yesterday’s, 310 W. 10th St., Metropolis. The next meeting is Saturday, Sept. 17. Testing is also available on Saturday mornings. All ham radio operators or any members of the public who are interested in learning more about the subject of ham radio is invited. For more information, call 270-816-5551.

MCDAC meets Wednesday

Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition meets the third Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. via Zoom. Meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 21. 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

Massac County Amateur Radio Club meets Wednesday

The Massac County Amateur Radio Club will hold its formal monthly at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at club headquarters, 300 W. 10th St., Metropolis. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month. All ham radio operators are invited. For more information, call 270-816-5551.

Southern Seven sets WOW events for September

Southern Seven Health Department continues to provide mobile health services for residents living in the lower seven counties in Illinois through the Illinois Department of Public Health Wellness on Wheels van. No appointment is required; walk-ins are welcome. Coming clinics are: Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Dollar General in Dongola from 9:30 a.m. until noon and from 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 24, at Grand Chain Days from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 24, at Frontier Days in Cave-in-Rock from 4-8 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Rogan’s County Pharmacy in Pulaski from 9:30 a.m. until noon; Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Karnak City Hall from 1-4 p.m.; and Friday, Sept. 30, at Vienna Fall Festival at Vienna City Park from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 618-634-2297, ext. 9161 or visit S7HD on Facebook or at or download the app.

Massac SWCD sets fall pond stocker fish sale

The Massac County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for its fall fish sale. The delivery date is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, from 12:30-2 p.m. at the SWCD parking lot, 1438 W. 10th St., Metropolis. The order deadline for triploid grass carp is Thursday, Sept. 22, with all other fish on Thursday, Sept. 29. For more information or to place an order, contact the district office at 618-524-9367 or Greenwater Fish Farm at 731-662-7449, or Fish or pond questions can be directed to Luke Nelson, district fisheries biologist, at 618-364-5381 or

Brookport Church of God hosting women’s conference

Brookport Church of God, 203 E. Fourth St., will host “Encounter,” a women’s conference, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Friday for the 6:30 p.m. program and at 8:45 a.m. Saturday for the 9:30 a.m. program. Conference speakers include Lisa Summers, Emily Summers, Linda Shelby and Cecelia Beggs. Local vendors will be set up in the church fellowship hall. For more information, leave a message at 618-564-2264.

Chamber’s annual golf scramble set

The Metropolis Chamber of Commerce will take place Friday, Sept. 23, at the Metropolis Country Club with lunch at noon and the shotgun start at 1 p.m. For hole sponsorship information, email For more information, contact Hailey Miles at or Landon Bremer at

Reevesville Reunion is Sept. 24

The 23rd annual Reevesville Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Reevesville Community Church Fellowship Hall. Past and present residents and friends of Reevesville and the surrounding communities are invited to attend. The reunion will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a potluck luncheon served at noon. Attendees are encouraged to bring old photos and articles of interest and your favorite dish to be shared; tableware will be provided. For more information, contact Barb Konemann at 618-638-2012 or Bruce Cummins at 618-638-4503.

Tanglefoot Ranch karaoke is Sept. 24

Tanglefoot Ranch, located in the Flatwoods community, a mile north of Grantsburg, will hold its karaoke event on Friday, Sept. 24, beginning at 6 p.m. A ham and bean supper, music and karaoke will be featured. Attendees are encouraged to bring musical instruments, with an open-mic featured. The event is free; however, donations will be accepted. For information or for directions, call 618-751-1695.

Grace Church hosting community meal

Grace Church, 102 E. 20th St., Metropolis, will host a community meal the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The next meal is Sept. 24. Everyone is welcome.

MCHS All School Reunion is Sept. 24

The Metropolis Community High School All School Reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 24, at Walker Hall, 229 Madison St., Paducah. The reunion is open to anyone who attended Metropolis Community High School their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year; attendees do not have to be MCHS graduates. The cost per person is $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the official welcome at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit the reunion’s Facebook page at 2022 Metropolis All School Reunion Event.

At the River monthly community dinner is Sept. 26

At the River Ministries monthly community dinner is Monday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. at Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St. The meal will be followed by a time of worship and distribution of gifts. For transportation assistance, call 638-7561 by 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26. For more information on volunteering or sponsoring a meal, email Meals are held the fourth Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome.

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