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Fire Training in Ridgway

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

If you are wondering about the fire in Ridgway dont worry.  The Ridgway Fire Department is conducting a training session on Sherman St.  This abandoned house was the old PC Meyers place that has been recently purchased for a new house to be placed.

Great job Chief Wargel and crew for staying trained and also doing a good deed.

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Gallatin County Democrat JFK Dinner This Tuesday

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 the Gallatin County Democrats will be hosting there JFK Dinner. The dinner will be at the Equality Banquet Center (Frank Sisk Building) 197 W. Benton St., Equality, IL BBQ Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM and the cost is $10 each. Come out and see you state and local candidates and enjoy a good evening.  Bring your friends and family. All are welcome.

Chili Supper at Brownsville School

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On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Brownsville School will host its annual Open House and Chili Supper from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Chili, drink and dessert or 2 hot dogs, drink and dessert will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for $5.00 a person.  Carry-out will also be available.  Prizes will be raffled as well as themed baskets from each classroom.  Prize drawings will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Tickets may be purchased in advance and at the door.


Brownsville School, 1187 Co. Rd. 700 E., Carmi, IL is a public school attendance center operated by the Carmi-White County Unit #5 School District.  The school serves students with special needs who live in Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline, Wabash, Wayne and White Counties.  For more information, call 618-265-3256.

Trick or Trivia at New Haven Legion

Saturday - October 15, 2016      6:30 to 9:30 PM

Please join the New Haven American Legion Auxiliary for some Trivia & Prizes - Halloween Edition! Saturday, October 15, 2016  from 6:30 PM to 9;30 PM

Not all questions will be Halloween related, but it's definitely the theme for the night! 
Prizes will be given for best Halloween costumes.. get your spooky on - no team needed for the costume prizes - this is all on your own! 
$10 per person - Limit 6 people per table

GC High Math and Science Club Have Visitors from NASA

In preparation for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, the Gallatin County High School Math and Science Club welcomed Dr. Thanasis Economou, Mike Kentrianakis, and Bob Baer on Thursday, September 29th.  NASA senior scientist , Dr. Thanasis Economou, of the University of Chicago shared his experiences building dust detection and surface composition analysis instrumentation for NASA Surveyors 5, 6 and 7 to the Moon; Soviet VEGA 1 and 2 missions to Halley's Comet and Phobos 1 and 2 missions to the moon of Mars; NASA Mars Pathfinder; the Russian Mars 96 mission; the Japanese Hayabusa mission to an asteroid; NASA's Stardust, Stardust NExT, and Cassini missions; the British Beagle 2 mission to Mars; the Air Force's ARGOS mission; the Mars rovers missions of Spirit and Opportunity; and, naturally, the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko--which ended, successfully, September 30th.  Bob Baer, Southern Illinois University‚Äôs Co-Chair of the Southern Illinois Eclipse 2017 - 2024 Steering Committee and the Illinois State Coordinator of the Citizen CATE Experiement, spoke about the results of his Citizen CATE Experiment tests from Indonesia during March of this year.  In the up coming months, Gallatin County students will be trained by Baer and his team from SIUC to run a site for the Citizen CATE Experiment.  Mike Kentrianakis the Eclipse Project Manager at American Astronomical Society spoke about his viewing of the 2016 total solar eclipse on  Alaskan Airline flight 870, preparations that are currently underway across America, and what Gallatin students should except in August of next year.  Gallatin County schools, like many Southern Illinois schools, will be in the path of totality on August 21, 2017. 

 1st picture  L to R:  Mike Kentrianakis, Thanasis Economou, and Bob Baer

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Thanasis Economou speaks to the Gallatin County Math and Science Club.