O'Fallon Progress

Assorted tidbits of local interest

The Advisory Group LLC, a wealth management company based in O’Fallon, and its clients proudly donated “Blessing Bags” to Peter and Paul Community Services in St. Louis, Mo., the organization’s homeless men’s shelter. The Advisory Group distributed Blessing Bags at the shelter in Soulard on Thursday, Dec. 29. The Blessing Bags contained several pairs of thermal socks, hats/gloves, water, snacks, HotHands hand/foot warmers and more. “We believe it is better to give than receive. If the fortunate don’t help the less fortunate, we’ve lost our spirit of humanity. We don’t need a government to fix us, we need to come together, unite, to make a real difference. That’s what we are doing here.” Jim Retter founder/CEO of The Advisory Group. Retter and family, along with Renee Bowers and family, came to help. The Advisory Group has committed to replenish “The Wall” at the shelter. You can see tubs, labeled with items, when they start to run low, The Advisory Group and clients will work together to keep The Wall stocked.
The Advisory Group LLC, a wealth management company based in O’Fallon, and its clients proudly donated “Blessing Bags” to Peter and Paul Community Services in St. Louis, Mo., the organization’s homeless men’s shelter. The Advisory Group distributed Blessing Bags at the shelter in Soulard on Thursday, Dec. 29. The Blessing Bags contained several pairs of thermal socks, hats/gloves, water, snacks, HotHands hand/foot warmers and more. “We believe it is better to give than receive. If the fortunate don’t help the less fortunate, we’ve lost our spirit of humanity. We don’t need a government to fix us, we need to come together, unite, to make a real difference. That’s what we are doing here.” Jim Retter founder/CEO of The Advisory Group. Retter and family, along with Renee Bowers and family, came to help. The Advisory Group has committed to replenish “The Wall” at the shelter. You can see tubs, labeled with items, when they start to run low, The Advisory Group and clients will work together to keep The Wall stocked.

THURSDAY, JAN. 5

County Genealogical Society to meet

The St. Clair County Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5 at the St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 226 N. Church St. in Belleville. The guest speaker is Dr. Gloria Perry, who will present on “Lights in the Window.”

Shiloh Spurs

The National Wild Turkey Federation Shiloh Spurs chapter will hold its first meeting of the year beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at the Shiloh Eagles Club located at 100 Eagle Dr. All members and prospective members are welcome for the hunting season review and social meeting. For more information email Kari Kalicki at kari.kalicki@wilkewindow.com.

FRIDAY, JAN. 6

Corpus Christi to host blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 at the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 206 Rasp in Shiloh.

THURSDAY, JAN. 12

Event to focus on marriage, annulment in Catholic Church

People seeking to learn more about marriage and annulment are invited to attend a special presentation on “Marriage and Annulment in the Catholic Church — Realities and Myths” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 1411 Cross St. IN O’Fallon. Father Jim Deiters will discuss the Catholic Church’s definition of marriage and the difference between a divorce and an annulment. This session is good for people of all ages, especially those who hope to get married some day. It also covers what is involved in the annulment process in the Catholic Church and how an annulment can bring great healing. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 632-3562.

Shiloh Spurs

The National Wild Turkey Federation Shiloh Spurs chapter will a meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Shiloh Eagles Club located at 100 Eagle Dr. All members and prospective members are welcome. For more information email Kari Kalicki at kari.kalicki@wilkewindow.com.

FRIDAY, JAN. 13

Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 at the O’Fallon Public Safety Building, 285 N. 7 Hills Road.

Metro East Pachyderms to meet

The first 2017 Metro East Pachyderms meeting will be Friday, Jan. 13 at noon at Bella Milano, 455 Regency Park in O’Fallon. The speaker/topic is to be determined. All are welcome, not just members.

SATURDAY, JAN. 14

Mason to hold MVRBC blood drive

O’Fallon Masonic Lodge 576, 122 E. State St., will host the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor bus from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

THURSDAY, JAN. 19

Shiloh Spurs

The National Wild Turkey Federation Shiloh Spurs chapter will a meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Shiloh Eagles Club located at 100 Eagle Dr. All members and prospective members are welcome. For more information email Kari Kalicki at kari.kalicki@wilkewindow.com.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25

High school to host MVRBC blood drive

A Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the O’Fallon High School Dome, 600 S. Smiley St.

THURSDAY, JAN. 26

Shiloh Spurs

The National Wild Turkey Federation Shiloh Spurs chapter will a meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at the Shiloh Eagles Club located at 100 Eagle Dr. All members and prospective members are welcome. For more information email Kari Kalicki at kari.kalicki@wilkewindow.com.

Metro East Pachyderms to meet

The Metro East Pachyderms will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Horseshoe Restaurant, 950 Talon Drive in O’Fallon, IL. The speaker will be Samantha Wilson with Turning Point USA. All are welcome, not just members.

MONDAY, JAN. 30

Library to host MVRBC blood drive

A Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center blood drive will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 in the conference room of the O’Fallon Public Library, 120 Civic Plaza.

SATURDAY, FEB. 4

Garden Club to host trivia night

The O’Fallon Garden Club’s fifth annual trivia night will held Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Katy Cavins Center in the O’Fallon City Park. For more information, contact Harriet S. Baker at 618-632-5530 or 618-580-5530.

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