IN OUR COMMUNITY

Chili Supper

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Immanuel Lutheran Church hosts their Chili/Soup Supper on Saturday, November 16th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at 227 E. Bluff Street.  Be sure to stop by for delicious soups, vegetables, homemade dips, and desserts.

Cost is $8 per person and carry-outs are available.   Call 815-795-4830 with any questions.

Veterans Day Program

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All community members and Veterans are invited to the Marseilles Elementary School annual Veterans Day Program! The program will be held on Friday, November 8th at 8:20 a.m. in the school’s big gym. 

The school asks that all Veterans arrive around 8 a.m. to check-in. After the program, the school’s cafeteria will have breakfast available for all Veterans. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Rose McIntyre at 815/795-2428.

Quilt Raffle

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The Marseilles Library is raffling off this beautiful quilt comforter. Stop by  the Marseilles Library to purchase your tickets. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00

Raffle ends on December 20th, and it would make a great Christmas present!

Roast Beef Dinner

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The Marseilles American Legion will host a Roast Beef Dinner from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th.  Enjoy great food and take part in the 50/50 drawing and raffle baskets.  Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under.  Carry-outs will be available.

New Smoke Detectors

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Daylight saving time ends November 3rd, but this year don’t just check the batteries on your smoke alarm, check the whole thing.

The new model smoke detectors are available at most hardware and big box stores. The models tend to cost around $15 to $20. But if you are strapped for cash, the local departments are willing to help you out.

Illinois residents are going to need to update older smoke alarms with the new 10-year sealed battery models. This is in conjunction with an update to Illinois’ Smoke Detector Act. The updated law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023 and applies to residents who are using alarms with removable batteries or alarms that are not hardwired. The Marseilles Fire District has been installing the newer model of smoke detectors with the 10 year battery free of charge. Forms are available on the City website  www.cityofmarseilles.com and click on government and fire department or at City Hall.

Drive By Food Drive

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Marseilles Ambulance Annual Food Drive will be held on Saturday, November 2nd. Ambulances and personnel will be driving through Marseilles city streets picking up donated food items (canned goods and non-perishables) from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Food items can be donated by placing a bag on your front porch steps or bring items into the ambulance station, located at 207 Lincoln Street. You may also make a monetary donation by check to the “Marseilles Food Pantry”, and either drop off or mail the check to Marseilles Ambulance Service.

Marseilles Library

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The library will be hosting an Adult Matinee during the month of November. Bring your own brown bag lunch to eat. Popcorn will be provided. The matinee is every Friday at 12 p.m.

Nov. 1st - A Family Thanksgiving

Nov. 8th - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Nov 15th - Love At The Thanksgiving Day Parade

Visit their website for a list of upcoming events at the library at www.marseilleslibrary.com

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ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Interesting Christmas Gift

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TikiTunes is an award winning, one-of-a-kind, indoor/outdoor Bluetooth speaker that looks like a tiki torch, but cooler!

It’s made from the highest quality materials, packs an impressive sound and is a great conversation piece that’s sure to have your friends say “Wow! Where did you get that?!”

And it’s not just a pretty speaker, the sound quality is impressive with surprisingly punchy bass for its size and you can easily pair two speakers together for true stereo sound.

The warm LED light flickers just like real flames and it works with or without music.


STARZ® Free Preview

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Grab a blanket, stay warm, and enjoy an 11-day FREE Preview of all STARZ® channels on digiMAX!  The free preview starts at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 8th and ends at midnight on Monday, November 18th.  STARZ® offers a variety of genres for the entire family, including STARZ® Cinema, STARZ® Comedy, and STARZ® Kids & Family.

November Windows 10 Update

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People have been nervous about Windows 10  feature updates that come out every six months because the last two have been far from trouble-free.  The November 2019 update, version 1909, is scheduled for November 20th.  It appears this version will only take a few minutes to install, and it is likely to be the smoothest update in recent history.

Here are two articles to give you more details on what to expect:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/what-to-expect-from-windows-10-november-2019-update-a-pleasant-surprise/


https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-nov-2019-update-everything-you-need-to-know/