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Duplicate bridge results announced

CHARLESTON -- The results of the duplicate bridge game played on Feb. 26 are:

  • 1 Grant Sterling - David Stevens
  • 2 Donna Swick - Eric Bizzell

The next game will be on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at First Christian Church in Charleston.

Women of CHS Class of 1960 to hold lunch

CHARLESTON -- The women of the CHS Class of '60 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Brickhouse Bar and Grill on Lincoln Avenue. All women of the class are urged to attend.

For more information, contact Joyce Williams at 217-345-9614 or at

Fundraising convening rescheduled

EFFINGHAM -- Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is partnering with Forefront to bring “Events that Raise Money," a fundraising event training seminar, to Effingham.

The seminar was previously scheduled for Jan. 12, but has been rescheduled for Wednesday from 10 a.m. – noon at the Dieterich Bank Corporate Center at 300 Sur Woods Drive. The cost of this event is $15 for Forefront members and $25 for non-members. To register, visit

Fundraising events can generate major revenue for nonprofit organizations, but the planning and organizing of such an event can be confusing. This session will cover the 10 steps to successful event planning, including soliciting for corporate sponsorship and including events within an organization’s formal fundraising strategy. Full participation in Events That Raise Money is applicable for 2 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

For more information, contact Joedy Hightower, President/CEO, at 217-342-4988 or visit


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