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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

Thursday, February 20

✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-6 p.m. at the American Legion Home in St. Peter.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 22

✔ The Fillmore Sportsman Club will hold a membership drive and fundraiser at Fillmore Lake, beginning at 10 a.m. The event will include raffles, splatter cards, free food and fun trap.
✔ The Fayette County Republican Central Committee will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the American Legion Home in Vandalia. A social hour is at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is at 6 p.m. Those scheduled to attend include gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and his running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti, state Sen. Kyle McCarter, state Rep. John Cavaletto and local candidates.
Monday, February 24

✔ The Vandalia Lions Club will meet at Days Inn. The executive board meets at 5:15 p.m., and the meal and regular meeting is at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 25

✔ The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
✔ A Rules of the Road review course will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. The course is free and open to all ages.
✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will hold a puppy-themed story time at 4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited.
✔ TOPS IL 2020 will meet in the Fayette County Hospital conference room. Weigh-in is from 5-5:30 p.m., with the meeting to follow.
✔ The Fayette County Board of Health will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Health Department, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia.
✔ A Weight Watchers meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Vandalia; weigh-in is at 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting free of charge.
✔ The Rainbow Reflections grief support group will meet from 6-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia. Those planning to attend the meeting or having questions are asked to call Mary Miller at 292-5366.
Wednesday, February 26

✔ The Vandalia Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Eagles Club.
Thursday, February 27

✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will host PACK (Pups Assisting Children with Kindness) from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome to read to DarnFar Ranch's specially trained therapy dogs. Registration is required; to register, call the library, 283-2824, or stop by the library.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.