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FMH Book Fair October 7

Oct 5th, 2015

The Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be holding a Book Fair on Wednesday, October 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Medical Arts Complex Community Education Room.  Everyone is invited to come and purchase from hundreds of new books and gifts up to seventy percent off.  During the Book Fair, twenty percent of all proceeds from your purchase are donated to the FMH Foundation and the FMH Skilled Care Activities to help fund activities for the residents.


For more information contact Michelle Ward at 847-8242.

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Upcoming events at SIC

Oct 5th, 2015

The Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study young artists will show their work: Small House, Big World beginning Oct. 5 and running through the end of the month. Art will be displayed in the SIC Art Gallery in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center. This show will run in conjunction with the fall theatre production, Snoopy: The musical. Snoopy inspired artwork has been created using many different media. SIC Art Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Oct. 7, 10-11 a.m. – The Workforce and Illinois Small Business Development Center (WISBDC) at Southeastern Illinois College will host a Coaching for Performance class presented by Kristin King, H.R. & Employment Manager at Southern Illinois HealthcareThis workshop will assist the leader in creating an environment that spurs on high performance individually and as a team. This class will be held at the WISBDC (second floor of First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, formerly Old National Bank) in Harrisburg. For further information, or to register contact Debbie Hadfield at 252-5001 ext. 5 or


Oct. 9, 7 p.m. -- Southeastern Illinois College Theatre Presents Snoopy: The Musical in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students, staff and seniors. For tickets or further information contact the box office at or call Kellye Whitler at 252-5400 ext. 2486 or 841-4649. 



Visit Southeastern Illinois College’s website for more upcoming event information.

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Guardian Center Candy Corn Run/Walk

Oct 10th, 2015

The Guardian Center will be holding its Annual Candy Corn Run/Walk in conjunction with the Carmi Kiwanis Corn Day Festival.  The 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, October 10th.  Registration forms and online registration link are available at and on our Facebook page or paper copies may be obtained at The Guardian Center office.  Entry fee is $20 (can be paid via PayPal on our website) and all early registrants (prior to September 23) will be guaranteed an event t-shirt.  Registration will also be available the day of the race.

On the morning of the race, check in and registration will be from 7:00 until 8:00 a.m.   The 5K will begin and end at the First Christian Church (504 Bohleber Drive).  Parking will be available at the church.  All proceeds from the Candy Corn Run will benefit The Guardian Center, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to the protection and healing of physically and sexually abused children and their families.

Awards will be given to the top three runners in each age group immediately following race. Awards ceremony and hospitality tent will be at First Christian Church. 

Sponsorships are also available for this event.  Please contact Nicole Bradfield at or call 618-382-8247 for more information.

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Pope County Fall Festival

Oct 11th, 2015

The Pope County Fall Festival will be held Sunday, October 11 in the Pope County Court-Yard in Golconda, IL.  The event is sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi.  For information on booth space and time, contact K. Jane Reynolds at 618-926-5095 or Jeanne Boglino at 618-683-5821.

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Walnut Grove Homecoming

Oct 11th, 2015

Walnut Grove Church, located 2 1/2 miles south of Brownsville, will hold their Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 11.  Sunday school at 10am, morning worship at 11am, carry in lunch at noon.  The afternoon service will begin at 1:30 pm with special music featuring Darrell Marshall and Brenda.  The public is invited to attend.  

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Teutopolis Museum Hours

Nov 1st, 2015

Visitors can view more than 30 rooms of the Teutopolis Monastery Museum on the first Sunday of the Month, April - November.

The hours are from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. We recommend you come early to see the many unique and interesting articles on display. Admission for adults is $5.00 and $1.00 for children.

The Museum is located on the second floor in the former Franciscan Novitiate building which is located behind St. Francis Church in Teutopolis. A chair lift is available for visitors who have difficulty with stairs.

Besides its collection of articles used by the Franciscan Friars, the Museum is also known for Bibles and books in different languages, some from the 1700’s. The “pioneer wing” features items used by early Teutopolis pioneers, including farm tools, furniture, clocks, quilts, toys, various household and grocery store items. These articles are on display in the former “cells” or bedrooms of the Novices.

The tour also includes the Mausoleum and St. Francis church with stained glass windows which depict highlights in the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Volunteers are available along the tour to explain displays and assist visitors.

Special group tours for adults or school groups can be arranged on days other than the scheduled Sunday openings. Contact Joyce and Ray Vahling at (217) 857-3586, Teutopolis, IL 62467. Regular, scheduled museum opening dates are the first Sunday of the months April thru November.

For more information go to the parish website: or to the town’s website at and click on “Tourism” or the pair of wooden shoes.

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Josh Gray Memorial Cornhole Tournament

Nov 7th, 2015

The second annual Josh Gray Memorial Cornhole Tournament will be played November 7 at the Grayville American Legion. Registration is from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. with the double elimination tournament to begin at 10:00 a.m.  There is a $40 registration fee per 2-member team.  The first place team will be awarded $200; second prize is $100.  A silent auction, a 50/50 drawing, a bake sale, as well as porkburgers, hamburgers, and grilled tenderloin sandwiches will be available throughout the day of the tournament.  Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Josh Gray Memorial Scholarship fund.  Josh, the son of John and Debbie Gray, died in an automobile accident in November 2013 at the age of 25.

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Grief Support Meeting - Carmi

Oct 8th, 2015

Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a FREE Grief Support Group Meeting at the First United Methodist Church, 100 South Church Street, Carmi, IL, from 6-7pm on Thursday, Oct 8.  (This group usually meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month)  For anyone who has experienced a loss (death of a loved one, divorce, long-term illness, etc.) The group is led by Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC.  For more information, call 618-382-5548 or visit

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Liberty Baptist Church, Burnt Prairie Homecoming

Oct 11th, 2015

Liberty Baptist Church, Burnt Prairie, will be celebrating their Homecoming, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015.  Sunday School begins at 9:30, Worship Service is at 10:30. There will be a potluck lunch at 12:00 noon and One Voice will be in concert at 1:30.  Everyone is welcome.

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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group

Oct 13th, 2015

Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a FREE Overcoming Anxiety Support Group Meeting at the First Christian Church, 8th & Market Streets, Mt. Carmel, from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, Oct 13.  (This group usually meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month)  For anyone who has experienced anxiety, worry, fear, dread, or panic.  The group is led by Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC.  For more information, call 618-262-5921 or visit

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Brownsville Chili Supper

Oct 15th, 2015


On Thursday, October 15, 2015, Brownsville School will host its annual Open House and Chili Supper from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Chili, drink and dessert or 2 hot dogs, drink and dessert will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for $5.00 a person.  Carry-out will also be available.  Prizes will be raffled as well as themed baskets from each classroom.  Prize drawings will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Tickets may be purchased in advance and at the door.

Brownsville School, 1187 Co. Rd. 700 E., Carmi, IL is a public school attendance center operated by the Carmi-White County Unit #5 School District.  The school serves students with special needs who live in Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline, Wabash,Wayne and White Counties.  For more information, call 618-265-3256.

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Trivia Night to Benefit Hamilton County Band Program

Oct 17th, 2015

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Trivia Night

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Sponsored by

Band Boosters

October 17, 2015

1st General Baptist Church


Doors open at 6:00 pm

Trivia starts at 7:00 pm

*Teams consist of up to 8 players

*$10 per player

*light refreshments provided

*tricky trays

Proceeds to benefit Hamilton County Band program

For more info, or to sign-up, Contact:

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Greif Support Meeting - Mt. Carmel

Oct 27th, 2015

Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a FREE Grief Support Group Meeting at the First Christian Church, 8th & Market Streets, Mt. Carmel, from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 27.  (This group usually meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month)  For anyone who has experienced a loss (death of a loved one, divorce, long-term illness, etc.) The group is led by Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC.  For more information, call 618-262-5921 or visit

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Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival at Trinity Assembly of God

Oct 31st, 2015

Trinity Assembly of God will be hosting a Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival on Saturday, October 31st.  The doors will open promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m.  This event will be located at 1600 Saunders Avenue in Carmi.  We provide a safe and fun environment for the children to experience.   All the children in the community are invited to attend.  Come dressed up in your favorite positive character.  There will be lots of games, snacks, candy, and prizes given away.  A hay ride will also be provided if weather permits. 

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Strong For Life Fitness Program @ Senior Citizens Center

Dec 31st, 2015

Strong For Life is a chair / exercise program designed for older adults.  The program will be offered once a week at the White County Senior Citizens Center and will meet on Monday mornings at 10:00am.  

Participants may join at any time.  There is no fee for the program, but donations are accepted. 

Strong For Life is funded in whole or part by Title III of the Older Americans Act and through Southeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging.  For more information contact the Senior Center, or call Donna at 618-516-2188.

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Our Savior Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Dec 31st, 2015

The Our Savior Lutheran Church food pantry is still open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and Thursday from 9am - noon.  There is also an ongoing rummage sale during pantry hours.  Call 618 - 838 - 6653.  The food pantry is located behind CVS in Carmi.

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Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group

Dec 31st, 2015

Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing Care has announced that a new Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group will meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  The support group will meet from 6 to 7 pm at 615 W. Webb Street and is open to newly diagnosed patients, caregivers, family members, and any member of the public interested in the diseases.  Guest speakers will be featured and refreshments will be served.  CEU hours for those in the nursing community will be available some months.  For more information, contact Tami Jackson at 618-382-7270.

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