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Gospel Sing to Benefit Relay for Life

Apr 18th, 2015


Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:30 pm

First Christian Church Carmi, IL

Special performance by Darrell Marshall.

All proceeds to White County Relay for Life.

Hosted by Family of Fighters & Benny,s Believers.

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McLeansboro Swim Team 5K Fundraiser

Apr 18th, 2015

Run Around the Lake 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1/2 mile fun run.  April 18, 2015 at 6 pm. Location: Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area (Dolan Lake). Register online at or contact me at or 618-231-1409 for a registration form or further information. Early bird registration deadline is April 4th. Awards to be given.

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S&H Youth Rodeo

Apr 18th, 2015

S & H Youth Rodeo, sponsored by Hucks Karing for Kids, presents the Saddle Series 2015:  March 21, April 18, May 2, June 13, July 25, August 29, Sept. 12 & Finals on October 17.  All youth rodeos start at 11:00 am.  For more information, points and updates, go to or visit S & H Arena on facebook, or contact Scott & Samantha Hoelscher at 618-383-2474 or 618-265-3595.  S & H Arena is located at 447 County Road 800 East, Norris City, IL.  

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Relay for Life "Heroes of Hope" 5K

Apr 18th, 2015

Relay for Life of White Co. Heroes of Hope 5K.  Sat. April 18, 2015.  Race starts at 9:00 am.  Registration at 8:00 am.  $20.00 for Adults $15.00 for kids.  $25.00 after April 10.  Can pick up Registration form from Patty Hodgson at Wabash Christian Therapy & Medical Clinic  1112 Oak Street.  Carmi, IL  62821.  Make check payable to Relay for Life.  All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life of White Co. IL 2015. Race is sponsored by Peoples National Bank, Wabash Christian Therapy & Medical Clinic,  Elastec American Marine.  You can also download the registration form from White Co. Relay for Life White Co. IL Facebook page. 

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Cowling Community Center "Brupper"

Apr 18th, 2015

Cowling Community Center will host a "Brupper" (breakfast for supper) on Saturday, April 18 from 5-7pm at the Community Center.  A variety of breakfast selections & beverage will be offered for a donation.  Donations benefit the roof fund and other community center projects.

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Crossville Community Club Fish Supper

Apr 18th, 2015

The Crossville Community Club will have their annual Fish Supper on Saturday, April 18 from 3-6pm at the Community building.  They will serve fried fish filets, potato salad, baked beans, hush puppies, dessert and drink.  All you care to eat for $10.00.  Carry out available.

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WCRC Memorial Service

Apr 20th, 2015

Wabash Christian Retirement Center will host their annual memorial service for the families and friends of residents who have passed away within the last year.

This service will be held on Monday, April 20 at 6:30 pm at First Christian Church in Carmi, located on the corner of Plum Street & Bohleber Drive.  The theme will be "The Everlasting Light".  There will be a candle lighting service, recognizing each of the residents, special music, and a Scriptual reflection based on the theme, provided by WCRC staff and pastors and people from the community.

The community is encouraged to attend this special event.  Anyone wishing to personally remember the life of a loved one is encouraged to attend and do such.  Please bring a picture or two of your loved one to be displayed with the candle given in his or her honor.  Any questions can be referred to the chaplain at Wabash Christian Retirement Center, Mike Fields, by calling 618-384-0589 or 618-382-4644.

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Red Cross Blood Drives

Apr 21st, 2015

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood.

To find a donation opportunity or make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Saline County


4/21/2015: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 1007 Third St.


4/29/2015: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., New Hope Christian Academy, 1520 W. McHaney St.



Mount Carmel

4/30/2015: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Evangelical United Methodist Church, 2010 N. Cherry




4/22/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 504 Bohleber Drive

Norris City

4/23/2015: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Indian Creek Township Community Center, 113 S. Division


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White County HCE Seafood Cooking Lesson

Apr 21st, 2015

White County Home and Community Education will hold a lesson on "Seafood Cooking" on Tuesday, April 21 at 10:30am at the extension office across from SIC in Carmi.  Vickie Hobbs will be the presenter.  She will be doing several dishes for the group to taste and will have recipes for the group.  The public is welcome to all HCE lessons.  Anyone interested in joining HCE may do so for $10 per year.  HCE still has cookbooks for sale.  They are $3 each or 2 for $5.  For more information, call Doris at 618-382-2580 or see any HCE member.

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Beta Nu Sorority taking Geranium Pre-Orders

Apr 22nd, 2015

Beta Nu Sorority is now taking preorders for their 1st annual Geranium Sale which will be held on May 2nd from 9:00am- 2:00pm in the Slay's Carpet & Restoration Parking lot, East Carmi. The funds raised will all be used to help local families, children, and senior citizens through various ways such as Angel Tree Christmas gifts, Easter baskets, Utility assistance, and to support local teams involved with events such as The March of Dimes, Relay for Life, and Special Olympics . Pink and Red Geraniums in a 4 1/2 inch pot are available in Pink and Red. Each plant is $6.00 for preorders and $7.00 the day of the sale. Flats of 10 plants are available for the preorder price of $50 and day of sale price of $60. Flats can be all one color or 1/2 of each. Preorder deadline is April 22. Please contact any Beta Nu member, visit our Facebook page Beta Nu Sorority- Carmi, IL, or contact Lindsay Rouse (618) 384-8709 to place your order or for further information. 


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Job Fair at S.I.C.

Apr 22nd, 2015

A Job Fair will be held at Southeastern Illinois College Student Center on Wednesday, April 22 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. Free to vendors and to the public.  Host a booth at the job fair by calling 618-252-5400, ext. 3213.

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Upcoming Events at SIC

Apr 22nd, 2015

April 22, 9 a.m.- noon – Southeastern Illinois College hosts a Job Fair in the Harry L. Crisp Student Center. Participants should bring copies of their resumes and be dressed to interview. Between 35 and 40 employers will be represented. For more information call Donna Hearn at 618-252-5400 ext. 3213.

April 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and April 26 at 2 p.m. – SIC Theatre presents The Addams Family in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center at SIC.  Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students, staff and seniors. For more information, contact the box office at 618-252-5400, ext. 2486 or 2487 or call 618-841-4649.

April 25, 1-4 p.m. –Uncle Fester’s Laboratory for K-5th at Southeastern Illinois College.  Cost is $30 and reservations must be made by April 20th. Attendees will engage in hands-on science, tour the theatre, and receive a T-shirt and snack.  Call 252-5400 x2486 or 841-4649.


April 28, 6:30 p.m. -- Southeastern Illinois College will hold its annual Honors Night in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center.

Visit SIC’s website for more upcoming event information.

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Wabash Christian Therapy Collecting for Guardian Center

Apr 24th, 2015



WABASH CHRISTIAN THERAPY & MEDICAL CLINIC (WCTMC) invites you to celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month by joining with them to promote awareness for the prevention of child abuse.

Since April is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the therapists of Wabash Christian Therapy & Medical Clinic will be collecting items from April 13 to April 24 for the Guardian Center, a local non-for profit childcare advocacy center in Carmi, Illinois. The center focuses on children and families who have experienced sexual and severe physical abuse.

Items needed include: children's games such as cards or board games, individually packaged snacks, gas cards, and gift cards to local restaurants.

All items will be utilized to provide improved care for children and families affected. Gas cards and gift cards are necessary for advocates to perform outings with children. Items can be dropped off at WCTMC 1112 Oak Street, Carmi IL between the hours of 7am and 5pm during April 13-24th. Each person participating may register for a gift bag provided by WCTMC.

This month and throughout the year, Wabash Christian Therapy & Medical Clinic and The Guardian Center encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Carmi a better place for children and families.

To learn more about Wabash Christian therapy & medical clinic visit For information regarding the guardian center visit 

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Uncle Fester's Laboratory

Apr 25th, 2015

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Shane Farris Memorial Jam Session

Apr 25th, 2015

It's Always Rockin!  The Shane Farris Memorial Jam Session will be held on Saturday, April 25th at the Elks Lodge in Carmi, beginning at 6 p.m.  Acts performing include:  Six to Midnight, HYJYNX, Long Hard Road, and Blue Shadows.  $5 cover charge for this fundraiser.  

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Electronics Recycling Event

Apr 25th, 2015



(Must provide proof of residency)


Date:  Saturday, April 25, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


LOCATION:  520 North 3rd Street  Carmi, IL 62821


Recycle Old TV’s and Electronics

We Will Take                                          We Will Not Take

Computers                                                 White Goods

Televisions                                                 Refrigerators

Radios                                                        Batteries

Cell Phones                                                Mercury Containing Items

Laptops                                                      Thermostats

Servers                                                       Light bulbs

DVD’s                                                        Air Conditioners

Stereos                                                        Explosives

All Computer Parts                                   Liquids




Vacuum Cleaners


For more information call:   Sandra at City of Carmi   618-384- 2001

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Agape Night at Plainview G.B. Church

Apr 26th, 2015

Agape Night will be Sunday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m.  This session will be held at Plainview General Baptist Church in Norris City.  All youth(6th grade & up) are welcome to attend.  There will be a Super exciting speaker of the Word, Lots of good food, Great worship music and some prizes to be given away.  Brought to you by: Plainview General Baptist Church, Crossroads Bible Church, Ditney Ridge Baptist Church, United Cumberland Presbyterian Church(all of Norris City) & Enfield Christian Church.  Join us in worshiping and fellowshipping together.

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PBIS 5K Run/Walk

May 8th, 2015

Carmi-White County Junior High is teaming up with Peoples National Bank to host the annual PBIS 5K Run/Walk. The Glow Run will be held at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 8.

Age group winners in nine age categories will be recognized, as well as the top three walkers.  All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

This year's 5K promises to be even more fun than last year's. Those taking part in the race will glow up the night throughout the 3.1 mile route, and participants are encouraged, but not required, to wear bright colors. Glow necklaces and other light-ups will be available for purchase. 

The corporate sponsor for the event is People's National Bank of Carmi.

Other sponsors include:  Carmi Family Dental, Roark Trucking, Banterra Bank, Hargrave Mums & More, Campbell Oil Services of Illinois, LLC, First Bank, Eastern Services, Nancy J. Winter, CPA, Brown's Feed & Chemical and Botsch& Associates, CPA.

Entry forms are available at Peoples National Bank, Carmi-White County Junior High school, and the school district's Website, Before April 24, the registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for those ages 14 and under. Registration after the deadline is $25 for adults and $15 for 14 years and under.  The run/walk begins and ends at Washington School, 205 West Main Street, Carmi, IL  62821.

All proceeds will benefit Carmi-White County Junior High School.

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3rd Annual Car Show at RLC MarketPlace

May 9th, 2015

Springtime brings with it warm weather, sunny days, and for local residents, the annual Car Show at the Rend Lake College MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. This year, the show will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9.

Interested patrons can register their vehicles from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for $10 in the east parking lot of the MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. The first 100 registrants will be given a dash plaque for participating. All of the proceeds from the Car Show’s registration will go toward RLC student scholarships in the Automotive Technology program.

Around 10:30 p.m., judges will begin inspecting every car on the lot for a 2 p.m. trophy presentation. The awards this year include Best of Show, Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Street Rod, Best Truck, Best Rat Rod, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Motor, Top Five 1995 and Newer, Top 15 1974 through 1994, and Top 25 1974 and Older.

For more information, contact Nigel Thompson at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1806 or

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3rd Annual Eldorado Hardee's Cruize Inn

May 23rd, 2015

The 3rd Annual Eldorado Hardee's Cruize In will be held on Saturday, May 23 from 11am - 4:30pm  (Rain date May 30). Registration starts at 10am.  Dash plaques to first 50 entries.  There will be food, music, games, free entry, raffle, dunk booth.  Awards will be given in several categories.  All proceeds will go to the Children's Hospital in St. Louis.  For more information, call Lynlee Phelps at 618-269-0611 or Matt Adams at 618-926-4890.

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Relay for Life of White County

Jun 19th, 2015

Relay for Life of White County will be held on Friday, June 19th from 6pm-12am at the Carmi White County High School.  For more information, visit or

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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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Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

Dec 31st, 2015

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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Chute Shooting Camp

Jul 1st, 2015

The Chute Shooting Camp will be held at Carmi-White County High School on July 1 & 2 (8:30-11:30 am, 9th-12th Grade girls & boys, 12:30-3:30pm, 4th-8th Grade boys & girls). Cost is $70.00. This camp will teach 3 steps to great shooting … technique, attitude, & practice. Visit to download an application and check out the camp schedule, or call 712-272-3115 for more information. Forms can be turned in to Coach Steed at Carmi-White County High School and are due April 8th.   

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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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