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Bartelso News & Events

Mother of Perpetual Help Ladies Sodality Christmas Party & Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 8, 2015


The annual Ladies Sodality Christmas Party will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.  This years event will be on Thursday January 8th at the school cafeteria.  All members of the sodality are always welcome to attend.   

Please Help Us to Help Others...

 Join the Bartelso Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary! 

 It's FREE and  only meet 4 times  a year!  

The Bartelso Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce their new Auxiliary.  The Auxiliary is to benefit the department, firemen and women, and also the members of our community.  The Auxiliary is intended to assist and support the fire department in the following areas:


1.  The Auxiliary is to help create camaraderie with the current and retired Bartelso fire department families and other departments within the county. 


2.  The Auxiliary will be able to prepare meals, snacks and/or refreshment during extensive fire/responder calls.  This enables the departments on scene to continue with their stamina and nourishment during extreme conditions.


3.  The Auxiliary will be able to support families during and after one is sick, hospitalized, crisis or a death in the family.  


4.  The Auxiliary will help support the department in their current fundraising efforts.  The  Auxiliary will also hold their own small fundraisers to help financially support their own events/activities.  These funds will remain separate from the department.


On June 3rd, the Auxiliary had their first meeting and walked away with its first members, bylaws, mission statement and elected officers.  The group continues to meet four times a year.


The Auxiliary Membership is free and is open to any Bartelso resident  (male or female), 18 years and older.  You do not need to have any relation to the fire department to be a member.  If you would like to become a member, please complete the membership form and below send it to:


Bartelso FD Auxiliary

PO Box 265

Bartelso IL  62218


Membership Form


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The Scoop from School

Lady Braves Volleyball:

Congratulations to the Lady Braves on their 3rd Place finish in the Class S SIJHSAA State Tournament.  The girls defeated Germantown, St.Theresa-ACA Co-op-Salem, and then fell to Desoto.  They then went on to defeat Lick Creek to gain the 3rd place title.  Congratulations ladies and coaches! 



7th Grade Lady Braves Earn Consolation

The 7th Grade Volleyball Tournament was held in St. Rose on March 25-27th.  The Lady Braves earned the consolation prize during the tournament.  Congratulations to them and their coaches, Donna & Amanda.  Way to go!