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West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) is hosting a panel discussion with local veterans as part of its 2019-20 One Book Read of "Nothing Like an Ocean" by Kentucky author Jim Tomlinson at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Matheson Library. The event is free and open to the public.

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reminds hunters to make safety their first priority as they head to the field for the state's firearm deer, upland game, waterfowl and other busy hunting seasons.

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Illinoisans no longer need to visit Driver Services facilities to purchase their driving records due to a new program launched by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.

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Continuing its yearly tradition of helping families in need, WIBH Radio in Anna plans to give brand new coats to children through this year's New Coats, New Hope Campaign, in partnership with Southern Seven Health Department.

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Shawnee Community College's Anna Extension Office, located at 1150 E. Vienna St., will be the site of the Egyptian Regional Human Rights Authority (HRA) of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. The meeting will be held inside the restaurant…

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The South District Elks Lodges, in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation, will sponsor a free children's orthopedic assessment clinic on Friday, Nov. 22 from 2-4 p.m. and is by appointment only.

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Tickets are now available for the annual Rebuilding Together benefit banquet and silent auction set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at Metropolis' Elk Lodge, located at 104 W. Fourth St. in Metropolis. The public is encouraged to attend.

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On Monday, monuments and memorials dedicated to those who served in the armed forces in Illinois will serve as the background for events to recognize Veterans Day, a federal holiday observed annually on Nov. 11 to honor military veterans.

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Thanks to an anonymous donation and a Wal-Mart grant of $1000, Massac County Mental Health (MCMH) and Family Counseling Center Inc./Light the Way Inc. was able to purchase seven laptop computers and a printer.

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This fall there were no elections in Illinois, but Massac County Commissioners heard Tuesday morning from Massac County Clerk Hailey Miles there is pending legislation, which if passed, could increase her 2020 budget greatly.

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Tickets are now available for the annual Rebuilding Together benefit banquet and silent auction set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at Metropolis' Elk Lodge, located at 104 W. Fourth St. in Metropolis. The public is encouraged to attend.

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New art studio/gallery opens on Market Street

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The 2019 Littlest, Junior and Pre-teen Snow Angel Pageant is scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Carterville High School. All contestants must be Illinois residents.

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During the month of October, nine county residents acquired building permits from Massac County Supervisor of Assessments office. Receiving permits were:

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Veterans Day is the holiday which focuses on living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime, unlike Memorial Day, which is set aside to remember and honor all American veterans who have died in service for their country.

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With the leaves falling and the coolness in the air, Metropolis businesses are ready to kick off the holiday season with their annual Christmas Open House, scheduled for Sunday.

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Residents from throughout the area are invited to celebrate the heroes of the Armed Forces by attending Veteran's Day events.

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Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC) will host a trivia night on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Elks Lodge, 104 W. Fourth St. in Metropolis.

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Being good stewards with the district's money was the main highlight at Monday night's Joppa-Maple Grove (J-MG) School Board meeting.

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The Friends of Land Between the Lakes (LBL) invite the public to celebrate autumn with its annual Fall Festival on Saturday at the Woodlands Nature Station, located at 3146 Silver Trail Rd. near Cadiz, inside Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but for Metropolis resident Felicia Harrington, she dealt with domestic violence every month for the past six years. This year she sought help from Guardian Family Services (GFS) Shelter in Metropolis.

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Massac County Commissioners heard Tuesday morning from Massac County Treasurer Jody Haverkamp friendly reminder letters will be sent to taxpayers who have not paid their real estate bills. The second installment date was on Oct. 17.

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Metropolis' Super Museum will host the second annual Fall Back to Metropolis event, featuring two days of events on Nov. 1-2. Organizers hope people will come to Metropolis to enjoy a fall weekend packed with lots of fun for the entire family.

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During the Monday night's Massac Unit One board meeting, Massac Unit One Superintendent Jason Hayes brought up board member Kathy Rushing's idea of having school board meetings be more convenient for the public to attend.