Members of the Kiwanis of Metropolis will continue their 2020 Peanut Day fund raising project on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the Kiwanis and Massac County High School Key Club members will set up roadblocks at two intersections in Metropolis to solicit donations and distribute peanuts. Monies help fund academic scholarships for Massac County students and also support other local projects. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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A ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The course ends with a computerized ServSafe exam. Results are available immediately. The course will be offered at Massac County High School. Participants should enter through Door P on the back side of the school. Students may register up until the day of class. For more information or to register, contact Rena Fritch, a certified ServSafe instructor, at 270-853-5368 or

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Union County Counseling Services is hosting it sixth 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 17. UCCS is an organization dedicated to improving the mental health of children and adults throughout our communities. The money raised is used to support activities for our clients in all ages in numerous activities, such as: school athletics, homecoming and other celebrations, summer outings, local plays and cultural programs, Christmas presents, and a multitude of other events they would otherwise be unable to enjoy. In some cases, just basic needs such as unfunded medications and personal items may be purchased. Anyone interested in a corporate sponsorship, donating, or participating in the event can contact Susie Adams by Oct. 5, at 833-8551, or Online registration and sponsorship forms are available through Union County Counseling’s Facebook page.

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The Shawnee Community College Education and Talent Search program is planning a drive-through school supply for local ETS members. The drive-through distribution is scheduled for Oct. 6-7 from 5-6:30 p.m. on the college’s main campus. The school supply distribution is open to current Education & Talent Search students at elementary, middle, and high schools located within the Shawnee Community College district. For more information about the upcoming drive through school supply distribution, email or call 618.634.3204.

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