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FUNDRAISER BENEFIT: A fundraiser for Jackie Kirchhoefer, who at age 39 was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, will be held at noon Saturday at Reinhardt's Restaurant, 201 W. Madison St., Millstadt.

She passed away Feb. 23, 2009. The benefit fundraiser will help the Kirchhoefer family pay for funeral expenses and bills.

There will be entertainment by Boogiemen from 2 to 6 p.m. and karaoke RJ Entertainment from 7 p.m. to close. There will also be a meat raffle, washer tournament, silent auction, karaoke contest, 50/50 and lunch and dinner.

Monetary donations can be taken at the event or sent to any Regions Bank, payable to the Jackie Kirchhoefer Benefit Fund.

For information, call Krystal at 975-6139 or Serena at 295-7453.

AWARD NOMINATIONS: Nominations are being sought for the Rosemary Berkel Crisp Award. The award is given by Women for Health and Wellness, Inc., in honor of its co-founder, Rosemary Berkel Crisp.

The nominee should be a woman who is committed to healthy families and healthy communities; a woman who has contributed to the advancement or support of others or her community through her volunteer efforts or personal contributions.

The winner will be recognized with the presentation of the award at the Southern Illinois Women's Health Conference on Sept. 19.

Nominations may be made by an individual or an organization and should be submitted no later than July 27. For information and a nomination form, call 985-9210 or visit