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Carmi Farmers Market Meeting

Mar 26th, 2015

An organizational meeting for the upcoming season of the Carmi Farmers Market will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 6pm in the library at the First United Methodist Church.  For more information, call Lanny Stocke at 618-382-3268.

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Home & Health with Essential Oils at Carmi Library

Mar 26th, 2015

Spring has sprung at the Carmi Public Library! Join Sheila Turrentine as she presents the program "Spring Essentials: Home & Health with Essential Oils on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the library's community room.  Several Spring related topics and the use of essential oils will be covered, including allergies, bug bites, bug repellants, and spring cleaning.  Join the library for this free and handicap accessible event to help make your spring more enjoyable!

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Carmi League of Arts "Mary Poppins" Auditions

Mar 27th, 2015

The Carmi League of Arts has chosen "Mary Poppins" for their summer musical. 

Most are familiar with the Walt Disney film released in 1964 starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The film was based on P.L. Travers book series by the same name. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. "Mary Poppins" also ran on Broadway from 2006 to 2013 with over 2,500 performances. It was the 30th longest-running show in Broadway history. Who can forget great songs like "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Chim Chim Cher-ee".

The League will be bringing the production to the local stage with great story, music, dance & stagecraft. The musical will run June 12, 13 and 14 at the CWCHS auditorium. Co-Directors for the production are Sherry Passmore and Lynn Cantrell.

Auditions will be held March 27 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and March 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the CWCHS auditorium. Participants are asked to prepare one song. All ages are needed.  They will also be given a passage of text to read. For questions about auditions, email Sherry Passmore at spassmore90@yahoo.com or Lynn Cantrell at lyncntrl@shawneelink.net

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Gallatin Co. FFA Alumni Fish Fry

Mar 27th, 2015

1st Annual Gallatin County FFA Alumni Fish Fry March 27, 2015 11:00 AM-7:00 PM Gallatin County High School AG Shop Carry Out or Eat In $10 Per Plate for adults; $5 for children 12 & under Proceeds go to FFA Scholarships

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2nd Annual "Butts & Guts" 5K Walk/Run

Mar 27th, 2015

The 2nd Annual "Butts & Guts" 5K Walk/Run will be held Friday, March 27 @6pm at Garden Grove Event Center (formerly Sports Blast), 1215 E. Walnut, Carbondale, IL.  5pm registration, 6pm race time ... short sleeve performance T-shirt & boxer shorts ... timing by River to River ... Awards for all age brackets ... All proceeds go to the Relay for Life of Jackson County.  

Complete registration form https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Carbondale/ButtsandGuts5KWalkRun and mail to Butts and Guts 5K, American Cancer Society, 4503 West DeYoung, Suite 200C, Marion, IL  62959 or deliver in person to Garden Grove Event Center.  For more information, call Alex at the American Cancer Society @ 618-998-9898, option 3.

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Illinois State Checker Tournament

Mar 28th, 2015

The 110th Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held on March 28, & 29th, 2015 at the Illinois Star Mall, Marion, Illinois 62959. Registration begins at 8:00 am Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the Food Court with a business meeting immediately following.  Entry fee is $10.00 and can be paid at registration time. Entrants will be divided into A Class (expert), B Class (major), and C Class for beginners.  Play will begins promptly at 9:45 am and continues through the afternoon. Play will resumes on Sunday at exactlyt 8:00 a.m.  with a winner being determined Sunday afternoon.

The public is welcome to attend. Come on out, bring the family, and watch the “Checker Players” demonstrate the beauty and depth of this (SIMPLE) game. Young and old, beginners and experts can find hours of enjoyment playing checkers.

All Checker players are invited. For more information please contact Roger Doll, Secretary/Treasurer, at 618-402-1822 or email rogerdoll@att.net. Also Gene Ellison at 618-962-3321 or email gellison@hamiltoncom.net.

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Norris City Lions Club Fish Fry

Mar 28th, 2015

The Norris City Lions Club will have a fundraiser Fish Fry from 4-7pm Saturday, March 28 at the Lions Club building, 100 Division Street, Norris City. $9 for adults & $5 for 12 & under.   

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New Harmony Tri-State Doll Show & Sale

Mar 29th, 2015

The New Harmony Tri-State Doll Show & Sale will be held on Sunday, March 29 from 9am-3pm at the New Harmony Inn Convention Center.  For show information, contact Rhoda or Jim Wade at 618-387-1255 or visit www.newharmonytristatedollshow.com.

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Upcoming Events at S.I.C.

Mar 29th, 2015

March 29, 2 p.m.—Southeastern Illinois College Community Choir presents Agnus Dei: A Sacred Concert, to be performed at First United Methodist Church in Harrisburg. Contact Kellye Whitler at 252-5400 ext. 2486 or 841-4649 for more information.

April 2, 7 p.m. – The Southeastern Illinois College Forensic Falcons present Night Before Nationals in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 minimum donation. Contact Kellye Whitler at 252-5400 ext. 2486 or 841-4649 for more information.

April 7, 10 a.m. –  The Child Abuse Prevention Coalition of Southern Illinois, the Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study, and Dr. Diane King’s early childhood education students join together on Southeastern Illinois College campus for a mini parade with Mayor Dale Fowler to sign the Prevent Child Abuse Proclamation.

April 7, 1-4 p.m. – 2nd Annual Child Abuse Prevention Forum in Southeastern Illinois College’s Robert I. Gregg Technology Center, Room G120. Representatives from the Illinois State Police, Department of Children and Family Services, The Guardian Center, The Children's Medical Resource Network, CASA of Saline County and the Egyptian Health Department will be on hand to share practical information on what each of us can do to help prevent child abuse and give victims a "voice". RSVP by contacting Brent Maguire at (618) 252-5400 ext. 2329 or brent.maguire@sic.edu by April 3rd.

April 13, Noon – Spring Music Recital performed by Southeastern Illinois College students in private classes for voice, piano, guitar and more. The performance will take place in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center Theatre Lower Lobby. Contact Tiffany Kesler at 252-5400 ext.2235 or tiffany.kesler@sic.edu for more information.

April 16, 4-6 p.m. – Week of the Young Child Art Show Reception held the in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center. This show will display art created by the children in Southeastern Illinois College’s Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study. Exhibit will run April 16-19. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Contact Sara DeNeal at 252-5400 ext. 2232 for more information.

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

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Carmi Library Pecan Sale

Mar 31st, 2015

The Friends of the Carmi Library are running a special fundraising discount for your snacking enjoyment! 12oz.roasted and salted pecans and 12oz.

milk chocolate covered pecans are $7.00 each, 8oz.

pecan caramel clusters are $6.00 and the 4oz. pecan logs are $3.00.  Items are available for purchase at the Carmi Public Library and all proceeds support the library.

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PC Pound Puppies Craft & Gift Show

Apr 11th, 2015

The 2015 PC Pound Puppies Spring Craft and Gift Show will be April 11, 2015 at the Posey County Fairgrounds.  It is from 9 am until 3 pm, and admission is free.  Featuring a large variety of vendor items, there will also be a dance revue, a classic car cruise-in, and delicious food items.  Several dozen raffle baskets will be given away.  Vendor space is still available.  For more information, call Cathy Powers (812)963 3890  (812)499 6413  This is an important fund-raiser to benefit Posey County dogs in need of veterinary care and to find a new forever home.  In the past ten years, hundreds of dogs have been saved due to the efforts of this non-profit organization.  Please come and support this important cause.

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Carmi-White County Schools Preschool Screenings

Apr 1st, 2015

The Carmi-White County Schools are conducting Child Find/Preschool Screenings for birth to 5 year old children not yet enrolled in public schools, and who will not be kindergarten eligible in the fall.  The screening check every child's progress in hearing, vision, speech, language, and coordination skills.  The screening program is free.  Parents will receive immediate feedback on how their child is developing.  Screeners will also be available to complete a developmental screening on children who fall in the birth to 3 years old category.  Head Start personnel may also be present to explain their program and services.

The Child Find/Preschool Screening will be held at Trinity Assembly of God on April 1st and 2nd from 8:30am-2:30pm.  The screening procedure takes approx. 45 minutes.  Appointments must be made by calling the PreK facility at 618-384-3515.  

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Enfield RHCC Breakfast

Apr 3rd, 2015

The Enfield RHCC free breakfast is bigger and better and tastier. Homemade waffles cooked by old world crafts-persons. We have every topping available to mankind. Were serving you from 7:00 until 9:00 AM on April 3rd at 408 North Wilson Street in Enfield. You happiness is guaranteed.

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ReThinking Autism Conference

Apr 17th, 2015

Optimal Rhythms is proud to host the 2015 ReThinking Autism Statewide Conference April 17, 2015. Wretches & Jabberers stars and disability rights advocates, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, in a bold quest to change attitudes about the intelligence and abilities of people with autism, will headline the Rethinking Autism Conference April 15-18 hosted by Optimal Rhythms, Inc. and ACCESS Academy.

The Rethinking Autism Conference is on April 17th from 7:30 – 5:00 in the Crescent Room at Milestones (621 S. Cullen Avenue, Evansville, IN), a #RethinkAutism Dinner/Meet and Greet on April 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 in the Crescent Room at Milestones (621 S. Cullen Avenue), and a FREE Autism Community Forum including a movie screening and Panel Discussion at 2:00 April 18 in the Crescent Room at Milestones (621 S. Cullen Avenue).     For more information please call Gail Knight Williams at 812-491-9401 or to register go to our website at www.optimalrhythms.org

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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 www.active.com or contact me at irvin@hamiltoncom.net 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 wherekidsareking.com 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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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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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 www.stgsports.com 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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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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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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