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Local Digest: Gym hockey sign-ups run through Oct. 31

Here’s the set up for gym hockey at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center.(Submitted photo/Special to the Herald)


The Ste. Genevieve County Community Center has announced gym hockey sign-ups are underway.

The center will accept sign-ups through Sunday, Oct. 31, and applications are available at the front desk.

The fee is $25 per player, payable to the Ste. Genevieve Gym Hockey League. 

The fee includes a shirt and the use of equipment.

Hockey sticks may be purchased from league coaches only once practices start. 

Coaches will draft teams after the registration deadline has passed. 

All Minor League (grades 3-5) and Major League (grades 6-8) games will be played at the Progress Sports Complex.

For information, call the community center at 1-573-883-5244.

Fall Sports Awards Nights Are Set

Ste. Genevieve R-II School District athletic director Dr. Jeff Nix has announced the dates for upcoming fall sports recognition nights.

The football team, cheerleaders and dancers will be recognized during the first night at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15.

During the second night, honors will be distributed to girls’ golfers, cross country runners and volleyball players — at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Both ceremonies will take place in the Ste. Genevieve R-II Performing Arts Center. 

Like last year, food will not be served as these recognition nights.

For information, call Nix at 573-883-4500, extension 2017.

Turkey Trot Runs Thanksgiving

The 2021 Turkey Run will take place in the Valle Desert on Thanksgiving morning.

This five-kilometer run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. on Nov. 25.

All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The entry fee is $20, or $25 after Thursday, Nov. 11. Only cash or checks will be accepted.

Sign up by Nov. 12 to guarantee a T-shirt.

Registrations can be dropped off at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center on State Highway 32.

All participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

This event will be timed by Cape Road Runners of Cape Girardeau.

For information, call Mary Bleckler at 1-573-535-0509.