A memorial benefit fund has been set up for Dennis James Beard of Pocahontas. Fund contributions may be made at any Bradford National Bank branch. Dennis has three children.
The Greenville Elementary School Academic Booster Club is having a trivia night Friday, May 17, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the school cafeteria. The entry fee is $100.00 per team and the fee may be paid at the door.
Bond County Habitat for Humanity is having a cookout Friday, May 17, at the Thrift Shop parking lot. Wes Pourchot will be cooking pork chops, pork burgers, and brats and serving is from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. To pre-order or for large orders, call Jill at 292-9793. Habitat cookbooks and T-shirts will be available.
There is an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, May 17, from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., in New Minden. The drive is at the St. John’s Lutheran Church on St. Rt. 127. Appointments are suggested as walk-ins are very limited. To make an appointment, call Traci at 410-7212. Please bring proper identification.
A yard sale fund raiser is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the First Christian Church Gymnasium. Proceeds benefit a work project and short mission trip to an orphanage and school near Mexico City.
The Sorento Baptist Church Youth are having a car wash Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the church.
The Pocahontas Oyate Sports Club is sponsoring a fishing derby Saturday, May 18, at the Pocahontas Park. The derby is for children ages 16 and under and the $5.00 registration fee includes lunch. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. and the derby begins at 9:00. For more information, call Mandy at 593-1684.
Leaps of Love, in Highland, is sponsoring a Crazy Golf Tournament Sunday, May 19, at Twin Oaks Golf Course west of Keyesport on Rt. 127. This is a two-person scramble with registration at 10:30 a.m. and a shot gun start at 11:00. The cost is $60.00 per person. For more information or to register, call Traci at 410-7212.
The Sorento Baptist Church is hosting the Gospel singing group the “Gospellers” Sunday, May 19. The concert starts at 6:00 p.m. at the church. Everyone is invited.
The Shoal Creek Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, May 22, at Engine House #1 in Sorento. The hours of the drive are 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. If you plan to donate blood, please bring proper identification.
The Greenville Elementary School Academic Booster Club is collecting used shoes for recycling through Wednesday, May 22. The Donation boxes are at the elementary school. Shoes must be in pairs and in good useable condition. For more information, call the school.
Hard Road Theatre Productions, in association with the Highland Arts Council, is having auditions for their summer adult production, Young Frankenstein. Auditions are Wednesday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Highland Elementary Auditorium. For more information, call 409-6286.
The Mulberry Grove American Legion Post #1180 is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, May 23, in the Community Building at the Mulberry Grove Park. The hours are 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please bring proper identification such as a Red Cross donor’s card or driver’s license.
The Greenville Education Center is hosting Kaskaskia College New Student Orientation events Friday, May 24 and Tuesday, August 13, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. each day. The free program introduces students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience. Reservations are requested for all persons attending including guests. For more information or a reservation, call 545-3063.
The Greenville College Choir Commencement Concert is Saturday, May 25, starting at 4:30 p.m., in the Whitlock Music Center. For more information, call 664-6560.
The Keyesport Fire Department Annual BBQ is Saturday, May 25, at the Keyesport Boat Ramp under the pavilion. Wes Pourchot will be grilling pork chops, pork burgers, brats, and hot dogs and serving is from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Community Education is offering a Zumba Gold class at the First United Methodist Church in Greenville, Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 28 – July 9, from 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. The cost is $45.00 for students under age 60. Students age 60 and older may register without charge. Pre-registration is required by calling 664-9394.
The Bethalto Church of God is hosting a Southern Gospel Concert featuring the “Called Out Quartet.” The concert is Saturday, June 1, starting at 7:00 p.m. The church is at 800 East Bethalto Drive. There is no charge but an offering will be taken. For more information, call Tom at 259-0065.
The Mulberry Grove High School Alumni Banquet is Saturday, June 1, in the Elementary School Gym. Graduating classes of 1953 and 1963 will be honored. Social hour starts at 5:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:00. Advance reservations are $15.00 per person. Please send reservations to Lavada Caylor, 926 Mulberry Grove Road, Mulberry Grove, IL 62262.
There will be a 5K race Saturday, June 1, to benefit the Clinton County Relay for Life. Race day registration is from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00. Participants registered by May 16 will get a T-shirt. The entry fee is $25.00. For more information, call 526-2020.
The 44th Annual Chicken Dinner at St. Gertrude’s Church in Grantfork is Sunday, June 2, with serving from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is a buffet style meal with chicken, dressing, and homemade pie. The cost is $9.50 for adults and $4.00 for children in kindergarten through age 12. Carry-outs are available by calling 675-3384.
The Bond County Homemakers’ Association is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, June 4, in the Family Life Center of the First Christian Church in Greenville. The hours are 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and if you plan to donate blood, please bring proper identification.
The Relay for Life team “Greg’s Gang” 7th Annual Poker Run is Saturday, June 8, in St. Rose. Sign-up begins at 1:00 p.m. and the run starts at 2:00. Prizes will be awarded at 8:00 p.m. with free food after the race. Everyone is welcome to participate and proceeds benefit the Clinton County Relay for Life.
The second annual Open Buddy Bass Tournament will be held at Carlyle Lake’s Allen Branch on Saturday, June 22nd. Take off time is 5:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Entry fee is $130 per two-man team. Lunch will be provided. All proceeds will benefit the Clinton County Relay for Life. For registration information and tournament rules, call Cliff at 792-4611.
The St. Nicholas Church in Pocahontas is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, July 2, in the church hall. The drive hours are 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. If you plan to donate blood, remember to bring proper identification such as a Red Cross donor’s card or driver’s license.
The Breese Knights of Columbus #2869 are currently seeking sponsors for their annual golf tournament. This year’s event is going to be held Sunday, July 7th, with proceeds benefiting local charities. Interested individuals or businesses are asked to respond by Saturday, June 1st by calling Patrick Jansen at 304-5159.
The Greenville Education Center is hosting a Kaskaskia College New Student Orientation event Tuesday, August 13, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The free program introduces students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience. Reservations are requested for all persons attending including guests. For more information or a reservation, call 545-3063.