Marine Library to hold fall book sale
The Marine Library has announced that a fall book sale will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, only during the Village of Marine Community Yard Sales. The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the library is offering a plastic bag of books for $2.
The library has a good selection of fiction and non-fiction books. There is no charge for a library card for residents of Marine and Marine Township.
Upcoming events include Pumpkin Wars for children ages 5 to 10 on Saturday, Oct. 17.
The next regular Library Board Meeting will be held at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Jacob siren again working
St. Jacob Police Chief Jeff Souders reported that the Tornado Warning Siren is repaired, tested and working.
Marine PTO to meet
The Marine Elementary PTO will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the school. Friday, Sept. 25 will be “Friday Fling” for all grades at Marine Elementary
Marine to play host to hot air balloon, aviation show
Magnificent men and women are coming to Marine with their flying machines.
Enjoy food and refreshments and support community businesses and organizations while you satisfy your curiosity about all things that fly first the annual Hot Air Balloon and Sport Aviation Show.
The festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26 at Marine Park, which is located in the center of town at 155 S. Duncan St.
On Friday, there will be a balloon launch at 4:30 p.m.
On Saturday, there will be sport aviation exhibits open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. See and learn about helicopters, gliders, RC model airplanes, drones, powered parachutes, sky diving, home-built airplanes, hang gliding, gyro copters and more.
Also, there will be souvenir T-shirts, helium balloons, paper airplane folding, balsa wood gliders, kite flying, face painting and raffles.
Those 18 and younger can also sign up for free airplane rides through the EAA’s Young Eagle Program.
There will also be a balloon launch at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and a balloon glow at 7:30 p.m.
There will be another balloon launch at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. Sunday will also as the rain date for the events planned on Saturday.
Marine Elementary collecting Box Tops
Marine Elementary School is again collecting Box Tops for Education.
Goal is to collect 10,000 Box Tops, which would earn the school $1,000. The child who collects the most boxtops during the following time frames will win a prize.
▪ Aug. 24 to Oct. 25
▪ Oct. 26 to Feb. 25
▪ Feb. 26 to May 16
There will also be a prize given to the child who brings in the most Box Tops during the entire year.
Parents should put the Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with the child’s name and amount of Box Tops.
Free screening of film on obesity set at Triad
Anderson Hospital, in partnership with Swank Motion Picture,s will have a free showing of the Fed Up film at THS Knight’s Hall on at 5 p.m. on Oct. 15. The event is free and will provide information about America's rising obesity rate.
Triad Class of 1965 looking for members
The Triad Class of 1965 is hosting its 50th class reunion the weekend of Oct. 23-24. The committee is still looking for a few classmates, including, Phyllis Cook Shaw, Lois Fedderson Hauschild, Robert Gordon, Terry Harrison, Judith Holt, Kenny Horvath, Karen Johnson, Susan McDowell, Charles Sights, Gloria Spealman Ross, and Larry Wagner. If anyone knows how they can be reached, or for more information, contact Carol at (618) 567-8938.
Legion Auxiliary to host chili dinner
American Auxiliary Unit 665 will hold its second annual all-you-can-eat chili and soup dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 at the St. Jacob Activity Center. The menu includes homemade chicken noodle soup, vegetable beef, potato coup, chili, hot dogs, dessert, and beverages. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-10. Kids 3 and under eat free.
St. Jacob Township sets Health Fair date
St. Jacob Township is sponsoring a free Health Fair and free flu immunization for residents of the village of St. Jacob and St. Jacob Township. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 29. Watch for more information.
St. Jacob Events
Every Thursday: Trash collection day
Every other Thursday: Recycling collection day
Every Friday: Yard waste pickup day
First and third Thursdays each month: Village Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Activity Center
St. Jacob UCC News
School supplies collection
School supplies for Hoyleton Children’s Home and local schools are being collected. Final collection date and dedication will be Sunday, Sept. 20. Items are:
▪ 1-inch, 3-ring binders ream of white plain copy paper
▪ pointed scissors safety scissors
▪ 48 count crayons
▪ 24 count crayons colored pencils
▪ pencil boxes
▪ No. 2 pencils
▪ Elmer’s glue
▪ glue sticks
▪ white glue or gel
▪ black and blue pens
▪ pocket folders
▪ loose-leaf paper
Super Rally Day
St. Jacob United Church of Christ and St. John UCC in Summerfied are hosting a combined Super Rally Day at the St. Jacob Park on Sunday, Sept. 20. Lunch will be at noon, with food furnished by the Sunday schools. Lunch will be hot dogs, brats with all the fixin’s, all paper goods, plenty of drinks. Bring a covered dish or a dessert to share. If weather does not cooperate, the party will move indoors to Heritage Hall.
Don’t forget about the sign-up sheet for mowing grass located on the Heritage Hall Bulletin Board.
DuBois Center Work Days will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3. Call (618) 787-2202 to reserve a spot for you and/or your group.
Please check your bulletin boards for complete information about:
▪ Hoyleton presents An Auction in Oz
▪ DuBois Dash
▪ DuBois Fall Festival
Poster and Tickets for the Quilt Drawing at DuBois Fall Festival are available at both churches on the table by the entrance. Ticket stubs and money should be given to Pastor Gary by Friday, Sept. 25.
Donations are also wanted for the DuBois Center Fall Festival “Sweet Shop.” Donations could include: Apples, Bread (yeast or sweet), Brownies, Cakes, Candies, Cereal Treats, Coffee Cakes, Cookies, Fudges, Muffins, Pies, Seasoned Crackers, Sugar-Free Treats, etc.
Also needed are volunteers for clerks, cashiers and cutting desserts. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Melissa Nehrt at (314) 440-6646.
Drop off donations anytime on Saturday, Oct. 3 or call Melissa.
▪ Sunday School and Worship at both churches
▪ Blessing of Sunday School Teachers and Students during worship at both churches
▪ School Supplies dedication during worship at both churches
▪ Super Rally Day - 12 noon at St. Jacob Park (see above)
Friday, Sept. 25: Last Day to turn in Quilt Ticket Stubs / Money
Sunday, Sept. 27: Deliver School Supplies to Hoyleton
Tuesday, Sept. 29: First St. Jacob Youth Group Meeting
Sunday, Oct. 25: Super Sunday: New Members, Fall Festival
Leave church 11:30 a.m.
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