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Vegas Night

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Enjoy a night out at the Marseilles Lions Club as they host their annual Vegas Night on “Big Game Sunday” on Sunday, February 2nd from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. The Lions Club charitable game license allows them to sell tips for the Big Game! $5, $10 and $50 tips will be sold and they pay both ways! $50 tip includes admission for two people. The tips are available at the Lions Club bar until game time.  Admission to this event is $13 presale and $15 at the door. Open to the public. This is an over 21 event.

Admission includes delicious choices of fried chicken, spaghetti, ravioli, salad, bread, dessert, draft beer and pop.  Dine-in only.  Advance tickets are available at the Lions Club at 511 Commercial Street.  

Watch the game and play your hand at blackjack, roulette, poker, keno, tip boards and wheel.  Call the club for more information at 815-795-2487.

Blood Drive

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The next blood drive at the First Congregational Church in Marseilles will be held on Thursday, February 27th.  There were (6) blood drives during 2019 with 315 blood donations collected.  However, there will be six more blood drives in 2020:  February 27th, April 23rd, June 18th, August 13th, October 8th, and December 3rd.  According to the Red Cross, 4,745,000 blood donations are needed each year to sustain patient needs. So regardless of the weather, the Red Cross comes out to help fill that need. Come out and help support the Red Cross on any of these dates in 2020. 

Looking For A Few Good People

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The Marseilles Lions Club has a strong tradition of service. Currently, the club has 90 members; however, a goal of recruiting 20 (2020) new members will bring new faces and new ideas. Join today and help them make their club stronger and renew their commitment to serving others.

The Lions Club asked you to join them on Saturday, February 8th at 6 p.m. during a Membership Drive meeting at the Lions Club located at 511 Commercial Street.

Marseilles Athletic Club

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Calling all football players! Marseilles Athletic Club is planning on having another great flag football season in 2020. 

They are working hard to create more opportunities in this activity. Any interested parties for tackle football should send a text to (815) 343-4783 or send an email to marseillesathleticclub@gmail.com. Please include player’s name and grade during the fall 2020 season. The board is looking for players in 5th - 8th graders in the fall. Also 3rd and 4th graders should send their information if interested for flag. No financial commitments are needed at this time.

Soup & Spuds

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Marseilles Boy Scout Troop #0799 Annual Soup and Spuds Dinner will be held on March 7th at the United Methodist Church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy a variety of homemade soup and baked potatoes with your choice of fixings followed by homemade desserts!

Cost is $5 for kids 12 and under and $7 for adults. 

St Patrick’s Day Parade

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Marseilles Tourism and Park Committee is sponsoring the St Patrick’s Day Parade happening on March 14th. Line up starts at IV Cellular at 5:30 p.m. with the parade starting at 6:30 p.m. The route for the parade will be north on Main Street to Washington Street to Aurora Street. Then it will head west on Broadway Street, north on Main Street to Clark Street where it will end.

For more information or to sign up for the parade, call (815) 795-2414.

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Entertainment & Technology

Special SHOWTIME Offer

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Starting February 1st, sign up for SHOWTIME with MTCO digiMAX for only $10.99 per month for 12 months!  Plus, get $25 cash back from SHOWTIME.  

This winter, SHOWTIME celebrates the return of HOMELAND, one of the most talked about dramas on TV, as well as movies for everyone and championship boxing.  Call MTCO today to sign up at 800-859-6826.

TV Programming Fees

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The price that a consumer pays each month for a TV video package is driven largely by the fees that video service providers like MTCO digiMAX are required to pay in order to retransmit the programs from companies that create or package the programming (the broadcast TV stations and cable networks).  Video service providers pay a set fee for every household that receives a given channel, regardless of whether anyone in that household watches the channel.  

Specifically, sports channels and local broadcast TV stations have been demanding significant fees to carry their programming.  Since 2011, local channels have increased by 580% and sports networks have increased by 190%.

MTCO works hard to bring you popular shows at a fair price.  In the past few years, many video service providers have taken a stand against unreasonable fee increases. MTCO, as well as many other video service providers, are pushing back against TV networks that demand more money without delivering more value. 

For more information on broadcast and retransmission fees, please visit www.tvonmyside.com.

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The Masked Singer

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Sunday, Feb 2nd 

9:30 p.m. – The Masked Singer (FOX)

Season Premiere

Time-Slot Premiere is Wednesday Feb 5th at 7 p.m.

“The Masked Singer” is a top-secret singing competition in which celebrities face off against one another while shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, concealing their identity. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who the singer is behind the mask. The singers may attempt to throw off the crowd, but keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. Each week, a singer is eliminated -- and then reveals his or her true identity.



Lego Masters

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Wednesday, Feb 5th 

8:00 p.m. – Lego Masters (FOX)

Hosted by actor and producer Will Arnett and based on the hit British reality-competition series of the same name, LEGO MASTERS brings imagination, design and creativity to life when teams of LEGO enthusiasts go head-to-head, with infinite possibilities and an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks. Teams of two will compete against each other in ambitious brick-building challenges to be crowned the country’s most talented amateur LEGO builders.

indebted

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Thursday, Feb 6th 

8:30 p.m. – Indebted (NBC)

Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their lives after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the two people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren’t great with boundaries, and the question of who’s parenting whom quickly becomes blurred. 

American Idol

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Sunday, Feb 16th 

8:00 p.m. – American Idol (ABC)

The groundbreaking series launched the careers of superstars Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry among many others. Idol alumni are responsible for 13 Grammys, over 61 million album sales, 47 Platinum records, 95 Gold records, 444 Billboard No. 1 hits, 257 million digital downloads, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award. Now, the search is on for the next American Idol.