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The Belleville News-Demo­crat would like to see how your fam­ily cel­e­brates and what’s go­ing on in your metro-east or­ga­ni­za­tions. Your Com­mu­nity is de­voted to giv­ing at­ten­tion to those as­pects of life that are im­por­tant, but the BND is not al­ways able to send a pho­tog­ra­pher or re­porter. Please sub­mit your pho­tos by vis­it­ing On our web­site, click on “Full Menu” in the nav­i­ga­tion bar, scroll down to click on “News,” “Sports” or “Liv­ing,” and then click on “Send Us Your Pho­to­graphs.” Photo cap­tions should an­swer briefly who, what, when and where. Please in­clude the full name of the per­son sub­mit­ting the photo. Keep your eye out be­cause your photo may be fea­tured in the print edi­tion of the News-Demo­crat. If you have any ques­tions, email [email protected] Be­cause of the large num­ber of pho­tos sub­mit­ted for this page, the News-Demo­crat can­not guar­an­tee when or if a photo will run. How­ever, pho­tos will be put on­line at

WORTH THE WAITWilma Stin­nett, who turns 93 in Jan­uary, waited in line for more than two hours in the cold, with her walker and her dog Rose, to visit Santa. Stin­nett re­sides in Swansea and has vis­ited Santa the last three years. Sub­mit­ted by Terry Campo

THER­APY DOGS DUR­ING FI­NALS WEEKOn Dec. 10 stu­dents pet­ted, hugged and vis­ited with a cou­ple sweet pups from CHAMP As­sis­tance Dogs in the Mor­ris Uni­ver­sity Cen­ter's Goshen Lounge. Pic­tured: Stu­dents gather round Izzy the Gold­en­doo­dle in Love­joy Li­brary.Sub­mit­ted by Me­gan Wieser

COATS FOR KIDSFaith­ful Nav­i­ga­tor Dwayne Saul of the Knights of Colum­bus Coun­cil 1098 pre­sented Catholic Char­i­ties of Madi­son County 24 new win­ter coats for Coats for Kids Nov. 19. Re­ceiv­ing the coats are, left to right, are Sara Sanchez, Carolyn Bald­win and Linda Horn­berger. Sub­mit­ted by Phil Achen­bach

TOYS FOR TOTSThe Power Tum­bling Team do­nated toys to the Ma­rine Toys for Tots, un­der the lead­er­ship of Kim Riba, to Kathy R. Wil­liams, Co­or­di­na­tor. Sub­mit­ted by Kathy Wil­liams

STU­DENT OF THE MONTHCarter Rose was cho­sen as the Wolf Branch Stu­dent of the month of De­cem­ber by the Swansea Ro­tary Club. The award was pre­sented Dec. 20. Sub­mit­ted by Tim Tucker

COL­LEGE AC­TIV­I­TIES TOY DRIVESouth­west­ern Illi­nois Col­lege’s An­nual Col­lege Ac­tiv­i­ties Toy Drive kicked off at the col­lege’s Hol­i­day Tree Light­ing cer­e­mony in Novem­ber. All the toys, do­nated by SWIC stu­dents and em­ploy­ees, were given to Big Brothers Big Sis­ters of South­west­ern Illi­nois for dis­tri­bu­tion to lo­cal fam­i­lies. Sub­mit­ted by Dena Woods

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