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August 2006 - November 2020
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Happy November -

We hope this month's update finds everyone healthy and
doing well.  While we are nowhere near back to the way
things were before COVID19, we do have several
events that will be going on in November.
We have a trivia night, even on-line bingo for the
Granite City Seniors.  The Granite City Township
will have its "Cinema Day", you can find all the details
below.  Hey, we even have a BBQ at the Eagle's Club!
It is the time of the year for "Billie's Kids Christmas"
this local organization helps so many local children and
families, providing coats, hats, gifts, food and much more
every year.  Please consider donating a gift to this
wonderful event, by clicking on the link listed on article
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Watch for our reopening!
We are happy to share, we now have an Amazon Wish List.
The items that we regularly use at the Shelter are on that list
for you to purchase and if you would like, can be sent to us
You can also sign in with your Amazon
information to and choose the Granite City APA
as your Charitable Organization you would like to
donate too and a small portion of any purchase you
make on Amazon will be donated back to us.
always, we can't Thank You enough for your time, your
consideration, and of course your donations.
Join Nameoki United Methodist church for
worship every Sunday morning!
We are live from 9:30 am til 10:30 am

Click here for our YouTube Channel  

SWIC Sam Wolf Granite City Campus Adult Education
now offering FREE classes

The Southwestern Illinois College Adult Education and Literacy Department at the
Sam Wolf Granite City Campus , 4950 Maryville Road
provides FREE educational, vocational and transitional career services to eligible individuals from
Madison, St. Clair, Randolph, Washington, Clinton, Bond, and Monroe Counties.

The following programs are currently offered:

·         High School Equivalency (formally GED) test preparation classes
English as a Second Language classes
Spanish Language High School Equivalency classes
Computer classes
Health Care Bridge to Nurse Assistant Certification

· Integrated Career & Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) – Precision Machine Technology (PMT)
Integrated Career & Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) - Certified Nursing Assistant
Warehousing and Distribution
Forklift Training Certification
Career Pathways course
Job Skills course
Transition to college and/or workforce services

To learn more about upcoming SWIC classes in the Granite City area
contact SWIC Adult Education and Literacy Transition Services Coordinator
Torrin Suedmeyer at 618-797-7321 or via email at
Stay connected with SWIC SWGCC via Facebook @swicadultedswgcc and Instagram
Pick up a children's curbside craft kit at either
library location this week to make a yarn owl.
We also have teen take home kits available at
both locations.
Here is Jael
holding the 1000th
book she's read
before Kindergarten!
Congratulations on
reaching your goal
and being a
Great Job
Photo credit:
Six Mile Regional Library
Blind draw this Saturday at the Granite City Eagles
$10 buy in 100% payout - Sign ups will start at 10:45-11:30
Teams and bracket will be drawn at 11:30 - Bags will fly soon after!
The bar is going to add a little money to the pot also
Each team will be guaranteed 3 games -  Best of 3 in the winner's
bracket and 1 game in loser's bracket
We will have a BBQ from 11-4 or until sold out
This will be held outside -  it’s looking like an amazing day to be
outside as of now Bring your own bags, we will have a few extra
sets - so if you don’t have your own don’t let that stop you from
coming -  Hope you all can join us for a great day
Join us for a night of fun, community, and MUSIC! Rock & Roll Bingo returns
to the Eagles Lodge on Friday, November 6th and we're raising money for
the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1126 Christmas Party!

Admission is $25 per person and can be reserved in advance by calling Kyla
at (618) 767-1078, or can be purchased at the door. Outside food is
permitted, and drinks will be available for purchase.

Please note, for the safety of guests and staff, masks will be required to enter
this event, and temperature checks will be conducted upon entry. We ask that
you not attend if you have experienced flu-like symptoms in the past two
4950 Maryville Road
Classes are from 8:30am-4:20pm

Three year forklift license and forklift certificate
IML 189 Fork Lift Truck Safety 0.5-0-0.5
This course will provide the student with safety training in the operation
of a fork lift truck and also provide knowledge of the OSHA regulations
as required by CFR 1910.178 and CFR 1910.179.
Contact Valorie at 618-797-7396 or
for more information
Welcome to Officers Pollion (left), Officer Saucier (center), and Officer
Zambito (right)  who graduated from the Police Academy. They will now
start the Field Training Program, where they are assigned to a training
officer. If you see them out and about, help us congratulate them.  Stay say
officers and thank you for your service.
Beginning at 10 am
Meeting point will be at the cannon on Madison Avenue
Can you spare 2 hours on a Saturday?  If so, we sure could use
your help.  It’s time for a community clean up day.
So let’s roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.  
If you can’t do manual labor but would like to help in another way
please feel free to send a private message to Brenda Whitaker on
All help is appreciated.  
We’ll have trash bags, gloves, and safety glasses. If you have tools
to use that would be amazing
It’s time to help a child in need this holiday season. Billie’s Kids Christmas is serving 265 kids this
year. Yes 265!! That’s 100 more than last year. That means between the gifts for the children and
games for each family, 630 items need to be purchased from the registry. We are currently at 142
purchased. We need your help! You can purchase gifts for a child from the link below and they ship
directly to Billie’s Kids Christmas.
You can also help by sharing this!  Have a blessed day!
Billie’s Kids Christmas is registered at Target, take a look!
Billie's Kids Christmas is committed to brightening the lives of children at Christmas by providing gifts and
basic needs items through the generosity of members of the greater Tri Cities Area. Started more than 30 years
ago through the vision and big heart of Billie Schuler, this organization continues helping local families and
children enjoy the magic of Christmas. Each child receives gifts, coat, hat, gloves, blankets and much more.
"name your own price"
$5 for a bag of clothes (Wal-Mart size)
Please wear a mask!
All Proceeds
Go To
Pound Pets, Inc
To order call 205-3435 or email or
SWIC Fire Science Program Students To Learn
On Donated Fire Truck

Retired Fairview Heights firefighter Daniel Lougeay of Marissa, has
made an in-kind donation of a fire truck to the Southwestern Illinois
College Fire Science Program. The 1963 retired fire engine will be
used by fire science students to learn how to operate a fire hose
pump, as well as other things.  

“Being able to help the next generation of firefighters become the best
they can be, not only for themselves but for the safety of the public is
what matters,” said Lougeay. “It also feels good to be able to
contribute to one of the best fire science programs in our area.

Lougeay bought the truck from the Willisville Fire Department in 2002
and used it for parades and antique fire truck shows. The truck will be
located at the SWIC Clay Baitman Fire Science Center, located at
1521 Freeburg Ave. in Belleville, where all the fire science courses are
offered. The fire science program graduates more than 30 firefighters
“We really appreciate the donation of the fire truck to our program,” said SWIC Fire Science Program Coordinator and Daniel’s son, Curt Lougeay. “Having the ability to
provide real-world learning opportunities for our students is extremely important and with the addition of this new equipment, we can ensure we are placing well-educated and
prepared firefighters out in our communities.”

SWIC offers a two-year, 66-semester-credit Associate in Applied Science degree in Fire Science with two options and 11 certificate programs.

For more information on the Fire Science Program contact Program Coordinator Curt Lougeay at 618-234-5138 or or for information on how to
donate to SWIC visit

Donated Fire Truck — Retired Fairview Heights firefighter Daniel Lougeay of Marissa, right, and son, Southwestern Illinois College SWIC Fire Science Program Coordinator
Curt Lougeay, stand with the donated the 1963 Fire Engine that Daniel donated to the SWIC Fire Science Program. The truck will be used by fire science students for
hands-on learning at the SWIC Fire Science Center located at 1521 Freeburg Ave. in Belleville.