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United Way Trivia Night is March 2

Friday, March 2, 2018
United Way Trivia Night
6:30 p.m.  Registration
7:00 p.m. Game starts
Fat Edd’s (upstairs), 323 Ferry St., Metropolis
Up to 8 players per team. Cost is $20 per person and $5 for spectators. To pre-register your team, contact Caroline Jones at 618-524-8100 or Candy Ginger at 618-524-2162. Proceeds benefit the Massac County United Way.

Empty Bowls Project is Feb. 24


Saturday, Feb. 24
Annual Empty Bowls Project
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Paducah Convention Center, 415 Park Ave., Paducah, KY

This project supports the Community Kitchen of Paducah by gathering over 1400 hand-made ceramic bowls and over a dozen different restaurants together to offer a wonderful opportunity to feed the most fragile members of our community.

This is done entirely through volunteer efforts and benefits the Community Kitchen, which provides about 54,000 free meals to those in need every year. Tickets are $15 and entitle attendees to choose any one of the handmade bowls, have it filled by any one of the restaurants there at the event and you go home with your bowl as a token of your commitment to your neighbors.

For tickets, call Terra Cottage Ceramics at 270-908-0090 or stop in at 514 N. 7th Street in Paducah. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.  Facebook Page.


Kiwanis Annual Scholarship Spaghetti Supper is March 3

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Scholarship Spaghetti Supper
4 – 7:30 p.m.
Massac Junior High School, 3028 Old Marion Rd, Metropolis

This is the 6th annual Scholarship Spaghetti Supper sponsored by the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Metropolis. As in the past the spaghetti and sauce will be prepared by Mary Ann and Two Sisters Catering.

Tickets will be available from Kiwanis and Rotary members and at the door. Tickets are $8, kids ages 5-10 are $4, and children under 5 are free.

Musical entertainment will again be provided by WJLI. This year instead of The Business Showcase Raffle there will be a silent auction with many great items provided by both local businesses and individuals.

Last year $11,000 was raised, all of which went toward scholarships for Massac County and Joppa High School students.

For information, contact Areia Hathcock at 618-524-2141 or

Massac Youth Soccer Registration Underway


The Massac Youth Soccer League (MYSL) is now accepting registrations for its Spring Soccer season.

Early-bird, multi-child (new this season), and volunteer discounts are available for Pre-K through 6th grade players. See registration forms for discounts. Also financial-need based scholarships are available. Application and Registration forms available on website.

They are accepting youth players from Pre-K thru 8th grade. For Pre-K, child must be at least 4 years old as of 12/31/17. Co-ed age-divisions will be the following: Pre-K through K (formerly U6), 1st-2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade, and 5th-6th Grade. The 7th-8th Grade players are formed into a boys team and a girls team. The 7th-8th grade teams travel and play competitively in the Southern Illinois Middle School Soccer League.

For 7th-8th grade players:
Deadline for accepting Junior High-age regular registrations is TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13 (after which late registrations require MYSL Registrar approval and may be denied).

Note that only those players that are enrolled at Massac, Joppa, or are home-schooled student sthat resides within Massac County are eligible to play on the Massac 7th-8th grade teams per league rules. Higher soccer skilled 6th graders are allowed to play up and can participate on these teams by request.

For Pre-K to 6th grade players:
Deadline for accepting MYSL PreK-6th Grade registrations is SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24 which is the absolute last day that registrations will be accepted.

Application and Registration forms available on website.
Register by mailing your form and payment to: Massac Soccer Boosters, PO Box 211, Metropolis, IL 62960.

Civil War Weekend is Feb. 9-11 in Anna

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 9-11
Civil War Weekend

Anna Arts Center
125 West Davie Street, Anna, Il.

Friday: Blue and Grey Dinner.

Saturday: Speakers and booths from 9 am – 4 pm.
At 7 pm, Back Porch Band performs music of the 1860s and provides the history,

Sunday: Bus tour: “Lincoln and Other Civil War Sites in Anna-Jonesboro” at 1 pm.  A 90-minute historical bus tour that relegates the history and stories of Lincoln’s visit to Union County. Will depart from the Anna Arts Center. Call 618- 833-8745 for $10 reservation.
Open House at the PAST Heritage House from 1:30-3:30 pm in Jonesboro.

Massac County Baseball, Softball, T-Ball Registration

Baseball and Softball – ages 7-18
T-Ball – ages 3-6
$55 registration fee

Adult Co-ed Softball – ages 18 and older.
$45 Registration fee

Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St.
Sat. Feb. 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu. Mar. 1,   5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 3,  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tue. Mar. 6,   6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Old Brookport Gym, 4th & Crockett sts.
Sat. Feb. 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 3,  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Competitive Softball League on Wednesday nights.
All umpires must also sign up on these days.

For information, contact Scott at 618-638-0914.

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Feast is Cancelled

Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – Now CANCELLED
(previously scheduled for Tuesday, February 13)
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis

It is Fat Tuesday at 718BrewCafe and time to feast before you fast! It’s time for a Masquerade Party so get your best Gold, Green and Purple costume or mask. Costumes are optional. Bring your beads for dinner with drinks and lots of fun. Recorded Zydeco music will add to the festivities.

Cost is $35.  Beer and wine are extra. Advance reservations are appreciated. Please confirm your Mardi Gras Dinner Party and purchase your ticket by Tuesday, February 5th.

For more information, call 618-524-7180 or check event on Facebook.

718 Market Street, Metropolis