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Chip Farrington of the Thompsonville (Ill.) Lions Club has been elected the new District Governor of District 1-CS. He has the leadership of 33 clubs in southern Illinois, and will serve from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010.


Belleville Elks Lodge #481 announced that the following were recognized for their outstanding service to the lodge and the community: Rick Wuebbels, Elk of the Year; Jeffrey Grandcolas, Officer of the Year; and Jan Beller, Lady Elk of the Year.


Belleville Township High School Class of 1949 will host its 60th class reunion Oct. 2-3 at Fischer's Restaurant in Belleville. Entertainment, meals and tours and activities are planned. For information, call Wayne at 397-9292.

Dupo High School Class of 1959 will host a reunion at 6 p.m. at the American Legion, 200 S. Fifth St., Dupo. The cost is $30 per person for dinner. Cash bar. 286-5673.

New Athens

Broad Hollow Community Grange #1806 -- 7:30 p.m. today, 6733 Robinson School Road, New Athens. Discussion of Illinois State Grange session, resolutions, workers for Grange booth at the county fair and community service hours.