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Glow for the Goal 5K Run/Walk

Jul 31st, 2015

The 16 Relay For Life events across Southern Illinois are coming together to participate in a united fundraising effort. Although the Relay For Life events across Southern Illinois are complete, the volunteers work year-round to raise funds. Participants will be able to select which Relay For Life event and/or team they would like their registration to benefit.  The funds raised will support groundbreaking cancer research, education and prevention programs, and critical services for people facing cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life will be hosting a glow run/walk 5K on Friday July 31st at 4503 W DeYoung in Marion, Illinois. Registration for this event begins at 8 PM and the race is set to start at 9 PM.

 

The 3.15 mile course is a fast and flat loop on low-traffic roads. Timing services will be provided by Run To Succeed. Early registration ends July 24th and the $25 registration fee includes a t-shirt, glow necklace, and glow bracelet. Day of registration is also $25, but a t-shirt is not guaranteed. Other glowing items will be available for purchase that night. Medals will be awarded to the top run and walk finishers. There will also be an award for most glowed out individual.

 

Contact the American Cancer Society at 4503 W DeYoung Suite 200 C Marion, IL 62959 or 618-998-9898 opt 3 to register. Or find the form on your local Relay For Life event’s page at www.relayforlife.org or on Facebook!

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Earl Thomas Conley in Concert

Aug 1st, 2015

Country Music Great Earl Thomas Conley will be performing at a concert at the beautiful Marion Cultural and Civic Center to benefit Mentors 4 Kids, which is a community-based mentoring program that matches children of all backgrounds with adult mentors.  Mentors 4 Kids serves Saline, Gallatin, White, Jefferson, Franklin and Williamson counties.  The concert will be Saturday, August 1, at 7pm.  Get your tickets now online at marionccc.com or call 618-997-4030. This event is sponsored by Harrisburg Medical Center.  Because all kids matter.  For more information about Mentors 4 Kids, contact Vickey Taake, Executive Director at 618-252-1012 or go to mentors4kids.org.

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United Way Glow Run

Aug 1st, 2015

United Way Glow Run 5K ... Saturday, August 1st, 2015 ... Rend Lake College, Ina, IL.
  
Packet Pickups Start: 7:00 p.m. ... Race Start: 9:00 p.m. 

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Carmi Jr. Pro Football Sign-ups

Aug 1st, 2015

Carmi Jr. Pro Football signups will be held on Saturday August 1st from 8:30 am until Noon, at the football practice field at the end of College Blvd.   Any White County boy or girl entering grades 5th through 8th are eligible to participate.  The cost to register is $30 per player.   All equipment except for cleats is provided. 

For more information, contact Chris Myers at 618-384-8686  or Mike Egbert at 618-383-1933

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Upcoming Events at SIC

Jul 30th, 2015

Now through the end of August, the national Junior Duck Stamp Illinois Exhibit will be on Display in Southeastern Illinois College’s George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center Art Gallery. The exhibit is a compilation nearly 100 waterfowl artist submissions by Illinois students from kindergarten through twelfth grades provided by the Federal Duck Stamp Office. Summer art gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with special showings during the Junior Falcon Productions’ Musical Honk on July 24-25 at 7 p.m., and July 26 at 2 p.m. 

July 30 – Tuition is due for fall semester.

Aug. 3-6, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. -- Lego® MindStorms® Robotics Camp will be presented by the Southeastern Illinois College Math and Science club for students in grades 2-7. The cost for the Robotics Camp is $99. Space is limited and registration is due by July 27. For further information on the Lego® MindStorms® Robotics Camp, please contact Donna Hearn at 252-5400 ext. 3213 or Lori Cox at ext. 2210, or visit www.sic.edu/academics/community-education.

Aug. 4, 9 a.m. – noon -- Practical Nursing Student Orientation in T-217/T-218/T-219 classroom at Southeastern Illinois College. For more information contact Tabitha Neal in the nursing office at 252-5400 ext. 2331.

Aug. 4, 1-4 p.m. – Associate Degree Nursing Student Orientation in T-217/T-218/T-219 classroom at Southeastern Illinois College. For more information contact Tabitha Neal in the nursing office at 252-5400 ext. 2331.

Aug. 4, 6-8:30 p.m. -- New Student Orientations will take place in B-137, the Private Dining Room, in the Harry L. Crisp Student Center at Southeastern Illinois College. First-time degree and certificate students are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation session and will be awarded free credit for EDUC 122 for attending. For more information about orientation or to register, contact Ashley Schultz at 618-252-5400, ext. 2245 or ashley.schultz@sic.edu

Visit Southeastern Illinois College’s website for more upcoming event information.  www.sic.edu/events

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American Cancer Day at the Ballpark

Aug 2nd, 2015

Help Strike Out Cancer American Cancer Day at the Ballpark

Sunday,August 2nd @1:15pm St. Louis Cardinals - Busch Stadium

$20 tickets,includes one ticket to the game,pregame autograph session,pregame fun activities,hot dog.and drink.

Tickets can be ordered by calling 618-383-6114

$8 of every ticket will go to White County Relay for Life for Cancer Research

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Teutopolis Museum Hours

Aug 2nd, 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: stfrancischurch.com or to the town’s website at www.Teutopolis.com and click on “Tourism” or the pair of wooden shoes.

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Strong For Life Fitness Program @ Senior Citizens Center

Aug 3rd, 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, beginning August 3rd.  

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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CWCHS Senior Pictures

Aug 5th, 2015

Carmi-White County High School senior tux/drape pictures are scheduled for 9am - 3:30 pm on Wednesday, August 5 in the high school cafeteria.

All incoming seniors must have their pictures made for the yearbook.  No purchase or appointment is necessary.  Students will be notified by mail of the session.  

Picture Perfect Photography will take all photos and will furnish the tux, drape and undergarment for the girls to wear under the drape.  

Boys are asked to wear a white t-shirt for use under the tux.

For more information, call Tracy Orr at 618-966-3451 or email tracy@picper.com.

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Tuff Truck Challenge

Aug 6th, 2015

Tuff Truck Challenge will be held at the White County Fair in Carmi on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7pm.  It doesn't matter what 4wd toy you own, you can compete on the track at the White County Fair.  Races are one car at a time.  Best time wins!  If you don't have anything to compete with, be sure to come fill the grandstands!  It will be a great fast paced show.  No alcohol allowed.  No ATV's allowed.  There will be a tech inspection.  Helmet is required for all participants.  For more information, and a full list of Rules and Safety Requirements, visit White County Off-Road on Facebook or Call Ben Arnold at 618-599-9713.  sponsored by White County Off-Road.

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Free Kids Haircuts at Enfield RHCC

Aug 7th, 2015

Free haircuts for all kids preschool to high school. Walk-ins only. The date is August 7th from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM at Enfield RHCC. The address is 408 N. Wilson St. in Enfield. Shop at our yard sale while you wait.

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Keck Gonnerman Antique Machinery Show

Aug 7th, 2015

The Keck Gonnerman Antique Machinery Assn. presents the 25th Anniversary Show "History in Action", featuring Keck Gonnerman tractors and equipment.  Exhibits of all makes and models of agricultural equipment is welcome.  It will be held at the Posey County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 69N, New Harmony, IN (12 miles north of Mt. Vernon) on August 7-8-9.  Admission is $2 per person (children 12 & under free).  There will be many working displays, events and activities.  Hawg N Sauce Dinner ... Indoor & outdoor flea market ... Music group ... Antique tractor exhibitor's pull ... Pedal tractor pull ... Plowing demonstrations ... Open pull ... Tractor olympics ... Worship service.  For additional show or lodging information, call David Morlock at 812-550-3315 or bill Esche at 812-459-9675.  For vendor information, call Sarah Pierce at 812-783-2740 or Larry Gross at 812-457-8158.

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Benefit for Kerry Chapman

Aug 8th, 2015

A Benefit for Kerry Chapman will be held on Saturday, August 8 from 9am - 7pm at the Crossville gym.  Raffle tickets will be sold ... A bake sale will be held until 6pm or until food runs out ... Lunch will be served from 11am-1pm ... Vendors will be set up in the gym.  For more information, or to donate, call Sarah Smith at 618-966-3953 or 812-779-7449.

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Fairfield Coin Club Meeting

Aug 9th, 2015

The Fairfield Coin Club will hold their meeting on Sunday, August 9 at Frontier College in Fairfield, IL.  Doors open at 11am ...  Meeting & auction at 1:30 pm ... Raffle ... Coin dealers present ... Everyone is welcome.  For more information, email fairfieldcoinclub@gmail.com.

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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group

Aug 11th, 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, Aug 11.  (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 www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group

Aug 12th, 2015

Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing Care has announced that a new Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group will begin on Wednesday, July 8 and will continue to 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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Red Cross Blood Drives

Aug 12th, 2015

The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives:

Wednesday, August 12, 2pm-7pm, Crossroads Bible Church, 583 US Highway 45, Norris City, IL.   To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor keyword CrossroadsBC or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

All blood types are needed.  Each donation can help save up to 3 lives!  Be a life saving HERO, donate blood.

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Grief Support Meeting - Carmi

Aug 13th, 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, Aug 13.  (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 www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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Computer Skills class offered at WVC

Aug 25th, 2015

Would you like to learn how to use your computer or mobile device better?  Wabash Valley College is offering a “Computer Skills II” class Fall Semester.  This course is designed to develop a student’s basic computer skills.  While building on skills learned in the first class of this series, students with little or no prior computer knowledge are welcome.  Some of the topics covered include:  identifying the parts of the computer and how to hook up devices, understand and use software to accomplish the tasks you want, set up and use email, install and remove apps, use the Internet to find useful information, computer security, etc.  Time will be allocated to answer questions and cover topics of the student’s choosing. 

 

Contact WVC at 618-262-8641 and register for CIS-1602 “Computer Skills II” which will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays evenings from August 25 to November 17, 2015.  The instructor is Dave Goodson.  Questions may be addressed to him at 618-262-8641, ext. 3905.  

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Grief Support Meeting - Mt. Carmel

Aug 25th, 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, Aug. 25.  (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 www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's - Carbondale

Sep 26th, 2015

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Carbondale High School/Frank Bleyer Field located at 1301 East Walnut Street in Carbondale, IL. Nearly 275 people are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will complete a 3.2-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or call 618.985.1095

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Walk to End Alzheimer's - Harrisburg

Oct 3rd, 2015

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Taylor Field located at 625 West Ogara Street in Harrisburg, IL. Nearly 150 people from the Southeastern Illinois area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will complete a 3.2-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or call 618.985.1095

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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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