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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.  Facebook.

MCDAC Trivia Night is Jan. 6

Saturday, January 6, 2018

6:15 p.m.  Doors open
7:00 p.m.  Trivia Games begin promptly

Location:  Elks Lodge, 104 W. 4th Street, Metropolis

There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Admission cost is $20 per individual, or $120 for a team of six. Drinks available for purchase from the Elks Lodge and participants may bring snacks. Please no outside beverages.

To register, call Cindy Davis at 618-524-2212 ext. 110 or

All proceeds benefit Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition. MCDAC is 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.

Oktoberfest: Books, Brats & Beer is Sept. 30

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Get out your Lederhosen and enter the German/Bavarian Costume Contest. The two categories are Adult and Under-16. Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each category. There will be activities for children.

Cost of a dinner plate is $10 which includes:

  1. Choice of meat Bratwurst, Schweinebraten (pork roast), Kalbsschnitzel (wiener schnitzel), or Hot Dogs
  2. Bratkartoffeln (sauted potatoes)
  3. Bavarian Sauerkraut
  4. Brötchen (German roll)

Ala Carte items include Brezel (pretzel) , Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) and Drinks

Also featuring a Book Sale and Silent Auction. Forty percent of all sales go to the Metropolis Public Library Project Literacy Community Outreach Program. This program benefits house bound and home schooled children and adults. It also supports after school homework programs. The funds from this fundraiser will cover mileage, books, advertising, and other materials. Staff salary is paid by the City of Metropolis but there is so much more that they need to provide services to those who will benefit from them. This is not just a learning program but a social interaction as well for so many people.

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BarkAid Returns to Headlines Salon on Aug. 27

Bark Aid LogoSunday, August 27, 2017
Haircuts for BarkAID 50 States Tour

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Headlines Salon
718 E 5th St., Ste. 200

Bark Aid Patrick cutting hairMaster Hairstylist Patrick Lomantini is bringing his BarkAID 50 State Tour back to Metropolis to help homeless animals.

During the national event, Lomantini, along with local hair stylists, provide at least 50 haircuts in each of the 50 states in just 50 days.

For a $20 minimum donation, you can get a haircut and the proceeds will benefit Project Hope No-Kill Animal Shelter. 

This is the third year that Headlines Salon has partnered with Project Hope for this benefit.

Headlines owner, Linda Ohmes, says, “Make your appointments early, and together we will help save animals in our community!”

A food truck will be on site and a silent auction will be a part of the fundraising effort for Project Hope.

Appointments are expected to fill quickly, so call Headlines Salon at 618-524-4245 to reserve your spot!

Walk-ins are also welcome.Headlines_logo

2nd Annual Big Blue Photography Contest Deadline is June 1

2nd Annual Big Blue Photography Contest – 2017
Sponsored by Brookport Betterment Committee

The contest is open to residents of Massac, Hardin, Pop, Gallatin, Pulaski, and Alexander counties of Illinois and McCracken, Livingston, and Crittenden in Kentucky.

Divisions for entry are: People – Black & White – Ohio River Scenic Byway, and Inanimate Objects. There is a $3 fee per entry with no limit on the number of entries. The Junior Division has a $1 entry fee.

Photos may either be 5×7 or 8×10 and must be matted. No frames with glass will be accepted. The person submitting the photo must be the one who took the picture. Photos are judged on the quality of composition, creativity and the use of photographic technique.

Each photograph submitted should have the location of the picture taken, the division in which it is to be entered and the name, address and phone number written on the back of the matting for unbiased judging.

Thursday, June 1
Deadline for Submissions

5:00 p.m.
Brookport Library, 7415 S US Hwy 45, Brookport, IL
Bring your photographs and payment to the library during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.

Wednesday June 21 – Wednesday, June 28
People’s Choice Voting

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri. only)
Brookport Library, 7415 S US Hwy 45, Brookport, IL
People’s Choice Award will be determined by public voting at 25 cents per vote during normal business hours on Monday-Friday.

Thursday, June 29

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The reception is being held to recognize the local talent taking photographs of the surrounding area. The photos were judged by Craig Rhodes, retired art teacher from Massac High School. Ribbons were awarded for first, second and third places. Many of the photographs were taken with cell phones. Entry fees fund the projects of the Brookport Betterment Committee. Refreshments will be served

The Brookport Betterment Committee reserves the right to use credited photographs on their website or organizational material. All proceeds will be used to complete work on the Brookport gym and to make updates to the library.

For information, contact Debbie Christiansen at 618-645-1225.

Massac Relay for Life 2017

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Through May 20
City National Bank St. Louis Cardinals Get-A-Way Raffle
Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 5 for $5. Raffle includes 4 tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pirates and $400 spending money. Game is on Saturday, June 24th at 6:15 p.m.  Drawing will be on May 20th. All proceeds benefit Massac County Relay for Life.

Saturday, May 20  
Relay For Life  Survivor Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church, Metropolis
In conjunction with the American Cancer Society, there will be a complimentary breakfast at First Baptist Church for those in Massac County who have battled all forms of cancer and those who are still in treatment. All area survivor’s and a caregiver are welcome to come and enjoy a morning of delicious goodies, entertainment, and learn of services from ACS. Information will also be given regarding Massac’s Relay for Life event and the Survivor’s Tent. For information, contact Lindsay DuBois at 618-998-9898.

Saturday, May 20
Massac County Relay for Life
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
NEW RAIN LOCATION – Due to the prediction of 30-40 mph winds tomorrow, the Relay  will be moved indoors to the Family Life Center at Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Road in Metropolis. Please park on the West side of the building. If the weather is nice, participants may walk outside and some activities may be held in East parking lot. 
The annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society features walking, health education, concessions and entertainment. The 2017 theme is Help Us Eclipse Cancer. For information, visit website or Facebook, or contact Lindsay DuBois at 618-998-9898.


MC: Bobby Cook & Steve Schwetman (Bobby & Steve in the Morning 93.3 WKYQ)
DJ: Josh Fowler

  • 3:00 PM Registration Begins
  • 4:00 PM Opening Ceremony Prayer: First Baptist Church
    National Anthem: Ammi Russell
    Presentation of the Colors: Boy Scouts
    Survivor Ambassador: Josh Stratemeyer
    Survivor Lap, Caregiver Lap, Team Lap
  • 4:30 PM Accounting Opens
    Conor Wheeler
  • 5:00 PM Hair Cuts for Hope (closes at 7 PM)
  • 5:30 PM Ammi Russell
  • 6:00 PM His Redeemed
  • 7:00 PM Jesse Barfield, comedian
  • 7:30 PM Jesse Hall
  • 8:00 PM Luminaria Sales Close Accounting Closes
  • 8:30 PM Beth Clanahan
  • 9:00 PM Luminaria Ceremony
    Silent Lap
  • 9:45 PM Closing Ceremony
  • 10:00 PM Clean Up