Highland News Leader

Around the area: News briefs from towns around Highland

Big fun was had last week at the Alhambra Care Center Prom. Bob Artime provided the music, and the gowns were loaned from many people. Ladies were dressed in ball gowns with jewelry and beautiful hair styles. Dancing made the evening special.
Big fun was had last week at the Alhambra Care Center Prom. Bob Artime provided the music, and the gowns were loaned from many people. Ladies were dressed in ball gowns with jewelry and beautiful hair styles. Dancing made the evening special.


Madison County Retired Teachers Unit 2 to meet

The next meeting of Madison County Retired Teachers Unit 2 will be Tuesday, June 6 at Castelli’s Moonlight, 3400 Fosterburg Road in Alton. The program will be “I Survived the Holocaust” with Gerry Koenig. The program will feature a film and remembrances from the survivor and his brother. He will also have copies of his book available for sale.

Registration for the meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the meeting beginning at 11 a.m. A family-style lunch of fried chicken, baked potato, green beans, salad, and dessert will be served at 11:30. The cost of the meal will be $13, payable upon arrival. Reservations should be made by May 30. To make a reservation or for more information about MCRTA2, contact mmayteach@hotmail.com or 618-656-8655.


Golf scramble to benefit Special Olympics

The 2017 Special Olympics Illinois Foz Ryan Golf Classic will be held Friday, May 26 at the Oak Brook Golf Club in Edwardsville. This four-person scramble begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost for registration is $85 per player and includes an 18-hole round of golf, cart, lunch, dinner, and prizes followed by a50/50 drawing and raffle. To register, sponsor or donate, contact Special Olympics Illinois at 618-654-6680 or email jdunning@soill.org.


Town yard sales are June 1-3

The Pocahontas town-wide yard sale is Thursday through Saturday, June 1-3. The sale is being held in conjunction with the Treasures on the Trail along the Historic National Road. Maps will be available at local businesses.


Hospital auxiliary holding quilt raffle

The Auxiliary at HSHS St. Joseph’s in Breese is now selling tickets at $1 each or six/$5 on a 34-inch by 43-inch cross-stitched Noah’s Ark quilt that is on the organization’s Wednesday, June 21, raffle. The quilt is done in a rainbow of pastel colors on a white background and also features a coordinating binder and an interior row of pink and white hearts. Tickets are available in the hospital Gift Shop and both quilts are generally on display across from the Gift Shop near the hospital Information Desk. In addition, a silent auction quilt is in the Cafeteria Hallway with bids due by 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays and quilts of various sizes are for sale in the Gift Shop. The Gift Shop additionally stocks used books, seasonal and other merchandise and used books are for sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the Cafeteria Hallway except for holidays, hospital and/or Auxiliary events. For more information, contact 526-5351 or judy.schrage@hshs.org.


Information of veterans needed by end of July for book

The Marine Area Veterans Memorial and book are progressing nicely. The goal is to have both done in 2018. In order to accomplish this, organizers must have the names and information of all veterans who have served, or currently serving in the military, to be honored.

If you were born or lived in the Marine area, which includes the village of Marine and Marine Township, you are eligible for the memorial and book. If you have a deceased family member/ancestor or friend who was born, lived, died or is buried in the Marine area, who served in the military, they should also be included. Marine area cemeteries include the Deck Cemetery, Giger Cemetery, Marine Cemetery, Mundis Cemetery, and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Cemetery.

To be included, contact Shirley Daiber at 618-972-0725 as soon as possible. If you have not submitted your name and information by July 31, you may not be included in the memorial and book.


Solar power seminar set at village hall

Grantfork will be hosting a free power hour seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at 203 Rock Street in the Village of Grantfork. This seminar is to educate the public on the basics and benefits of solar power and the financial benefits of bulk buying as a group.

St. Gertrude chicken dinner country store needs items

St. Gertrude will have its annual chicken dinner on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gift cards are available for purchase by contacting Shirley Schwartz at 675-2883. Catholic Holy Family Society will be manning the Country Store. Items needed are baked goods, food items, crafts, homemade jams and jellies and canned goods. Call Mary Rutz at 618-675-3420, Judy Gruner at 618-675-3578 or Emily Schwartz at 618-675-3386.


Hitz Home to host salad luncheon

Join the Hitz Memorial Home Auxiliary for a fun afternoon, enjoy great salads and desserts on Friday, June 2 at 1 p.m. at the Hitz Home Activity Room, 201 Bell St. in Alhambra. Price is $6. There will be a quilt/theme basket raffle, entertainment by the Highland High School choral group and door prizes.