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Gospel Night at Mule Days

Oct 1st, 2014

"Come join us for Gospel Night at Mule Days!  On Wednesday, October 1st, starting at 6:00 p.m., the Enfield Christian Church will again be hosting their monthly community dinner in the Mule Days building on Main Street.  We will be serving soups, sides, drinks and dessert!  All community members are more than welcome to attend, and we hope you can even bring a friend!  Don't miss out on this wonderful event! Our evening will conclude around 7:30 p.m. We hope to see you there. If necessary, transportation will be available.  Please call 618-384-1713 before 5:00 p.m."

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Fundraiser for Bonnie & Tommie Willmore

Oct 4th, 2014

A fundraiser for Bonnie & Tommie Willmore will be held at Kevin & Donna's Sweetwater 2, Hwy. 14, Benton, IL on Saturday, October 4.  A spaghetti dinner will be served at 5pm for $6 donation per plate.  An auction will be held at 6pm with music to follow the auction.

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Harmonie State Park Craft Fair

Oct 4th, 2014

Harmonie State Park Craft Fair                                                                                                                                    

Oct. 4, 2014, 9:00-5:00

Gate fee for all will be $3.00 that day.

Crafts, pioneer demo, fire truck rides, blowups, face painting, live band, petting zoo,

food, rapture rehab group etc.

Want to be a vendor?  (call 812-682-4821)

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Grayville Chamber Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

Oct 5th, 2014

The Grayville Chamber of Commerce is holding their 8th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show Sunday October 5th, 2014 in downtown Grayville. Registration will be 8-12, with trophies being awarded at 2 p.m. Dash plaques to the first 100 entries. The Chamber will have sandwiches, drinks and desserts for sale, there will be inflatables for the children and a craft show. For information call 618-375-2369 or 618-375-3051. 

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Southern IL Biker Sunday

Oct 5th, 2014

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS BIKER SUNDAY
OCTOBER 5th
Chapman Sports Complex
Woodlawn, IL

Beginning @ 1:00 P.M., continuing until 5:00 P.M.

The day will include lots of great music, free food, drink, & entertainment throughout the af-ternoon. Come and enjoy the fellowship of other bikers and please take the time to share your own testimonies and experiences along the road with our community.
For further information, please contact Program Chairman:
Greg Wilson @
618/735-9113, or
by email: suewilson11@yahoo.com
BIKER SUNDAY IS OPEN TO ANY AND ALL WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAY ALL AFTERNOON IF YOU WISH. NO ALCOHOLICAL BEVERAGES PERMITTED

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Upcoming Events at SIC

Oct 2nd, 2014

Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m. – SIC Night at Ponderosa, Softball vs. Basketball, with special SIC “celebrity” wait staff (SIC coaches).  Ten percent of sales and all tips go to the American Heart Association.

Oct. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. – SIC Theatre presents Cinderella in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center at SIC.  Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students, staff and seniors. For reserved seating, contact the box office at 618-252-5400, ext. 2486 or 2487 or email boxoffice@sic.edu.

Visit SIC’s website for more upcoming event information.  www.sic.edu

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GED Classes at SIC

Sep 2nd, 2014

Southeastern Illinois College will offer GED classes at the following locations:

Saline County SIC Campus:  Morning classes:  Sept. 2-22, Sept. 23-Oct. 21, Oct. 22-Nov. 19, Nov. 20-Dec. 10                                                Evening classes:  Sept. 8-Oct. 20, Oct. 22-Dec. 10

Harrisburg District Library:  Afternoon classes:  Sept. 8-Oct. 16 & Oct. 20-Dec. 11

Gallatin County WADI:  Afternoon classes:  Sept. 3-Oct. 13 & Oct. 15-Dec. 10

Hardin County Golden Circle:  Afternoon classes:  Sept. 3-Oct. 14 & Oct. 15-Dec. 10

Pope County First Baptist Church:  Afternoon classes:  Sept. 4-Oct. 21 & Oct. 22-Dec. 10

White County SIC Center  Morning classes:  Sept. 2-22, Sept. 23-Oct. 21, Oct. 22-Nov. 19, Nov.20-Dec. 10  

                                      Evening classes:  Sept. 8-Oct. 20 & Oct. 21-Dec. 110

Call & register at 618-252-5400, ext. 2242 or toll free at 866-338-2742, ext. 2242.

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Teutopolis Monastery Musuem to be Open

Oct 5th, 2014

Visitors can view more than 30 rooms in the Teutopolis Monastery Museum.  Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.  The Museum is located in the former Franciscan Novitiate building which is located behind St. Francis Church in Teutopolis.  

Special group tours for adults or school groups can be arranged by calling 217-857-3586.  The museum will be open for regular scheduled openings the first Sunday of September, October, and November 2014 from 12:30 - 4pm.  For more information about the museum go the parish website: www.stfrancischurch.com or visit the town's website at www.Teutopolis.com and click on "Tourism" or the pair of wooden shoes.

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GED Testing at SIC

Oct 8th, 2014

GED testing will be held at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg in Room A-144a from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm on the following days:  Sept. 17, Oct. 8, Nov. 18, & Dec. 9.  Register online at ged.com  Testing is $30 per module ($120 total).  Fees may be paid online by debit, credit card or voucher purchased from Regional Office of Education.  Testing fees do not include the cost of Illinois High School Equivalence Certificate ($10)/Official transcript ($3).  Testers under 18 must provide a withdrawal letter e-mailed to ICCB at GEDTestingIL@iccb.org from last high school attended, or may be faxed to 217-558-6700.  For questions, Call Donna at 618-252-5400, ext. 3213. 

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Pets @ Risk Fido Fetch

Oct 11th, 2014

Pets @ Risk will hold their 3rd Annual Fido Fetch on Saturday, October 11 (Corn Day).  Tickets are $5.00 each.  Only 200 tickets will be sold.  1st prize, $200 ... 2nd prize, $100 ... 3rd prize, $50.  Tickets may be purchase in advance at WROY/WRUL, or by calling 618-383-6993.  They will also be available at the Pets @ Risk booth at Corn days.  The "Fetch" will be held approx. 11am at the Main Stage on Corn Day.  You do not have to be present to win.

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Revival at First United Methodist Church Norris City

Oct 12th, 2014

The First United Methodist Church of Norris City will be hosting a revival featuring Matt Henson starting October 12th thru October 14th. Sunday the 12th it will start at 10:30am at our regular worship and will continue on Sunday evening at 6 pm. On the 13th & 14th it will start at 6:30 pm all are welcome to come join us. 

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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group Meeting

Oct 14th, 2014

The 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, IL from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, October 14. The meeting is for anyone who has experienced anxiety, worry, fear, dread, or panic.  The leader is Brenda Knuckles.  For more information, call 618-262-5921 or visit www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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Grief Support Meeting - Carmi

Oct 16th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief Support Group Meeting on Thursday, October 16, at the First United Methodist Church, 100 South Church Street, Carmi from 6-7pm.  The meeting is for anyone who has experienced a loss (death of a loved one, divorce, long-term illness, etc.) The group is led by Brenda Knuckles.  For more information call 618-382-5548 or visitwww.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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Fall Hiring Event

Oct 16th, 2014

Illinois Dept. of Employment Security will hold a Fall Hiring Event at John A Logan College, 700 Logan College Drive, Carterville, IL, on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 9am - noon.  For more information, call John Otey at 618-241-6705 (john.otey@illinois.gov) or Robert L Barron at 618-252-6020 Ext. 205 (robert.barron@illinois.gov)

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Junior League of Evansville Rummage Sale

Oct 24th, 2014

The Junior League of Evansville announces the dates of this year’s River City Rummage Sale, an annual event hosted by the organization that benefits its mission and local charities.
Washington Lawndale Commons will be the host to the shopping event, with a preview sale from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, October 24, and again for the full sale on Saturday, October 25 from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Items for sale at the River City Rummage Sale include furniture, electronics, adult and children’s clothing, accessories, housewares, and more. Friday’s admission fee of $5 gives shoppers early access to sale items and prices are doubled Friday night. Saturday’s admission fee is $1.
Prior to the sale, should community members be interested in donating items to be sold during the River City Rummage Sale, they may visit http://www.facebook.com/JLERummageSale for donation times and locations.
For more information about the event, visit http://www.facebook.com/JLERummageSale, or call The Junior League of Evansville at 812-434-6710.

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Tri-State Woodcarvers Club Show & Sell

Oct 25th, 2014

The Tri-State Woodcarvers Club presents its 29th Annual "Wonders in Wood" Show and Sell on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9am-5pm & Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10am-4pm at the National Guard Armory, 3300 Division Street, Evansville, IN (off Lloyd Expressway & Vann Avenue)  

Over 35 woodcarvers from 35 states will exhibit hand carved items for show and sale.  Admission is $3 and includes a chance to win hourly door prizes.  

Live chainsaw carving, carving contest, mini-carving classes, woodburning and woodturning demonstrations, along with bird carving demonstrations will take place during this exciting weekend.

Proceeds from "Carving for Charity" will benefit the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.  Concessions will be provided by the Boy Scouts.  

For more information, contact Jack Winkleman at 812-499-3516 or Jeff Hancock at 812-858-6174.

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October Family Fun Fest

Oct 25th, 2014

The October Family Fun Fest "Celebrating the American Family" will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10am-1pm at the Floral Hall at the White County Fairgrounds in Carmi.  Activities will include: make your own American flag, games, face painting, paper sculptures, tumbling, ballooning, crafts, bowling, fingerprinting, making root beer floats, animals, fire truck, dental health care, bouncy house, cake walk, train rides ... and more.  Lunch will be availabe from 11am-12:30 pm.  Hot dog, chips, cookie & a drink for 50 cents.  Everything else is free.  Great prizes will be given away every hour.

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Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival at Trinity Assembly of God

Oct 31st, 2014

Trinity Assembly of God will be hosting a Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival on Friday, 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. 

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PC Pound Pupplies Craft & Gift Show

Nov 1st, 2014

PC Pound Puppies will be having their 5th Annual Craft and Gift Show on November 1, 2014. It will be in the activities building at the Posey County Fairgrounds on Highway 69, just 3 miles south of New Harmony. It will be from 9 am until 3 pm, and it is free.
This is a very important fund-raising event that enables the rescue and medical treatment for Posey County's homeless and abandoned dogs. There has been more than the usual amount of veterinary bills this summer, so please plan to attend and support this cause. Donations are always welcome.
Several new vendors have already signed up. but there are still spaces available. Please contact Cathy Powers at 812 963 3890, 812 499 6413, or GarnetMist@aol.co

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Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride 2014

Nov 1st, 2014

Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride 2014

Event Location:

Ferne Clyff State Park

IL 37, Goreville, IL  62939

Organization:  Loose Nut Motorcycle Club

 Description:

A self-guided dual sport motorcycle tour of southern Illinois on November 1 & 2 2014.  Start 7:00 a.m., Ferne Clyffe State Park, near Goreville IL find us on Facebook or go to the advrider website Event URL: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=934710

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Holiday Family Feud Charity Event

Nov 22nd, 2014

Holiday Family Feud will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. The game-show is being sponsored by First Bank in conjunction with the “It’s a White County Christmas” celebration. At this fun charity event, teams will attempt to guess the responses to holiday-related questions from a local survey.

Up to eight teams of five will compete in Holiday Family Feud. Teams can consist of family members, friends, coworkers, or members of local clubs or organizations. The entry fee is $50 per team. Half of each team’s fee will go to the charity of the team’s choice, and the other half will be donated to the charity of the winning team’s choice. To sign up, email kkessler@FirstBank.bz or call 382-5872. 

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Our Savior Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Dec 31st, 2014

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

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Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

Dec 31st, 2014

A new Narcotics Anonymous meeting is being held in Carmi. (There hasn't been an NA meeting here in a very long time.) We hope to provide a safe place where recovering addicts can share their experience, strength, and hope with one another. This is an open Narcotics Anonymous meeting, which means that non-addict guests are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held every Tuesday from 6-7 PM at the Cherry Street Annex at 298 3rd Street.

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Jefferson School Collecting General Mills Boxtops

May 31st, 2015

Jefferson Attendance Center is collecting General Mills Boxtops for Education.  General Mills will pay .10 cents for each label that is on their products.  The money goes into the PTO to help pay for field trips, classroom supplies and items to enhance the student's learning process.

They also collect empty inkjet cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics.  There is a container just inside the door by the school office that these items an be dropped into.  

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