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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

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The winners will be announced.

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

Paducah Bluegrass Bash – All About Kentucky is April 22

Hosted by Charity League of Paducah. All proceeds benefit Easter Seals West Kentucky.
Saturday, April, 22, 2017 ~  6:00 p.m.
Paducah Convention Center, 1 Executive Blvd., Paducah, KY

Enjoy a casual evening of southern-style fun, featuring live bluegrass music, signature Kentucky foods and spirits, a bourbon tasting with the Paducah Bourbon Society and Wagner Wine & Spirits, and Kentucky-themed silent and live auction items. The highlight piece of the live auction is a custom Tim Jaeger horse painting, “Lucky Maiden,” created especially for this event. It will be a celebration of everything that makes Kentucky a great place to live!

Guests can satisfy their southern food cravings with gourmet samples from popular restaurants and caterers throughout the region. Some items on the menu include: burgoo, hot browns, fried chicken, and BBQ. Delicious drinks will also be available, including Ale 8, sweet tea, beer, wine, and, of course, bourbon.

Food vendors include: 718BrewCafe, Fresh Foodies, Gulf Coast Connection, Paducah Olive Oil Company, Popeye’s, Q Krew, Soiree’s, Texas Roadhouse, The Catering Company, The Lakes of Paducah, Twinkling Star, Walker Hall, and WKCTCS Culinary Arts.

General admission tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Reserved tables of 8 are $400. For more information or to purchase tickets, email

Save The Massac Porkburger Lunch is April 19

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Save the Massac Porkburger Lunch

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
in front of the Massac Theatre
119 W. 5th St., Metropolis

Dinner will include a porkburger sandwich, potato chips, homemade dessert and drink.  All for only $7.

You can eat there, get it to go, or they will deliver it to you. For delivery, please place your order by Tuesday, April 18 by calling 618-524-7986.

So many exciting things are happening with the Massac Theatre and you can be a part of it. Help bring Massac Theatre movie memories back to life.