Members of the Kiwanis of Metropolis will launch their 2020 Peanut Day fund raising project on Saturday, Sept. 19, and again on Oct. 3, 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 Manger (SFPM) course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. The course ends with a computerized ServeSafe exam, results of which 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 the class. For more information, contact Rena Fritch, certified ServSafe instructor, at 270-853-5368 or

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Union County Counseling Services is hosting its 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 of 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. Is some cases just basic needs such as unfunded medications and personal items may be purchased. If you are interested in a corporate sponsorship, donating or participating in the event, 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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