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Spring into Summer Sesser Craft Fair

May 23rd, 2015

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White County Relay for Life Bingo Fundraiser

May 23rd, 2015

White County Relay For Life

Bingo Fund Raiser at the Carmi VFW

Saturday May 23th @7pm

There will be food,a bake sale,silent auction,door prizes and much more.

Proceeds will go to White County Relay For Life Cancer Crusade.

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Carmi Farmer's Market Open

May 23rd, 2015

The Carmi Farmer’s Market will kick off the season on Saturday, May 2 from 8am-11am in the 1st United Methodist Church parking lot, on Church Street in Carmi. 

The Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday through the summer. The Farmer’s Market is looking for people to get involved, especially those crafters looking to sell their products.

Anyone interested in setting up tables or booths may contact Larry Stocke at (618) 382-3268

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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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Beall Woods State Park 50th Anniversary

May 23rd, 2015

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Red Cross Blood Drives

May 23rd, 2015

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.

Blood and platelet donations often decrease when regular donors are vacationing and school is out of session, but the need for blood is constant. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to summer to help alleviate this seasonal decline.

Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Those who come to donate blood between May 23 and May 25, 2015, will receive a limited-edition Red Cross-branded RuMe® tote bag, while supplies last.

To 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



5/28/2015: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1015 12th St.


Mount Carmel

5/21/2015: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wabash General Hospital, 1418 College Drive



5/23/2015: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Carmi Public Library, 103 Slocumb St.


5/26/2015: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 2301 Broster Road

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Melton Family Reunion

May 24th, 2015

The Melton family reunion is being held at the Herald Community Center on Sunday, May 24. Doors open at 10:00 AM. The meal will be potluck. Entertainment is provided. Family friends are always welcome.

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Carmi Public Library Memorial Activities

May 28th, 2015

The Carmi Public Library will be honoring area veterans and currently serving military personnel this Memorial Day season.  Join the Carmi Library Thursday, May 28th at 6 p.m. to learn about local resident Virtus Winter’s Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. August 26, 2014.  Virtus and his daughter, Sheila Westfall, participated in the Honor Flight  which is a nation-wide program supplying  free trips to Washington, D.C. for veterans to visit the nation’s memorials honoring their service and sacrifice.

The Carmi Library will also present a Memorial Day photographic display of local veterans and currently serving military personnel featuring photographs from WWI to the present.  There are a large number of photographs honoring these local service men and women. The public is invited to this free and handicap accessible display running Friday, May 22nd through noon on Friday, May 29th.   

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"The Nelons" to perform at Christian Fellowship Church

May 28th, 2015

The smooth, rich sounds of multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will ring loudly in Evansville, IN, on Thursday, May 28, at the Christian Fellowship Church, located at 4100 Millersburg Road. This exciting event will begin at 6:30pm. The evening is being presented by Fire Catcher Productions and will benefit the production of the heartwarming faith-based film, The Reins Maker.

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May Lodge Community Fish Fry Dinner

May 30th, 2015

May Lodge No. 718, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons will be having a Community Fish Fry Dinner with all of the Trimmings on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at their Lodge Hall at 208 East Wabash Street, Norris City, IL [behind the post office and next door to the Wonder Market.

The Fish FRY will start at 5 P.M.

Carry outs will be available.

Cost is by donation. 

Please come eat, visit and tour the new Lodge Hall.

For more information, please contact Cyril Doerner at 618-383-0133

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Poker Run to Benefit The Guardian Center

May 30th, 2015

Danny’s Pool Room will once again host a Poker Run to benefit The Guardian Center for its work on behalf of abused children.

On May 30th, the Poker Run will be held for motorcyclists (cars and trucks are welcome as well), who will enjoy a free breakfast, BBQ dinner at the , prizes and raffles.

The Ride will begin with registration from 9:30 to 11 a.m.  at Danny’s Pool Room, where the route will begin and include stops at the Oasis in Ridgway, the New Haven Legion, the Mt. Vernon Legion, and Chappy’s in Grayville.

For more information call 618-382-8247.

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Trivia Tournament to Benefit Relay for Life

May 30th, 2015

The Carmi School District's Relay for Life Team is hosting a trivia tournament. It will be held on Saturday, May 30th at 7:00PM at the high school cafeteria. Teams may consist of up to 8 members. The registration fee is $80, and will be paid at the event. Prizes will be awarded. I'm asking teams to pre-register as a courtesy for planning purposes by emailing me at (I only need a team captain name to preregister), although teams may just be registered at the door the evening of the event. 

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Kiwanis Track & Field Day

May 30th, 2015

Calling All White County Kids Grades 2-5 For a Track and Field Day

 Who is the fastest kid in White County?  Who can jump the farthest?  Who wants to be active and have fun?  The Carmi Kiwanis Club has just the event for the community to enjoy!  The club would like to invite all kids in grades 2-5 (14-15 school year) for a track and field meet.  Please join the Carmi Kiwanis Club on Saturday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. at the Carmi-White County High School Track.  The following events will be hosted:  50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter dash and long jump competition (girls and boys).  Additionally, we will have a softball throw for girls and a football throw for boys.  Kids will compete against their grade level and gender.  Ribbons will be awarded.  Participants will pay $10 to sign up for as many events as they wish (families with multiple kids participating will pay $10 for the first entry and $5 for each additional sibling). All proceeds will go to the Carmi Kiwanis Club to be used towards helping kids in White County.  Please pre-register at Peoples National Bank,180 Commerce St., Carmi by May 25th.

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Pine View Apartments Open House/Appreciation Day

May 30th, 2015

Pine View Apartments

Open House / Appreciation Day

When: May 30th 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: 200 Commerce St.

Residents and Community Welcome

All Age Event

Face Painting, games, refreshments and balloons.

View one of our beautiful spacious apartments while you are there.    

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Hamilton County Athletic Assn. Golf Scramble

Jun 6th, 2015

1st Annual Hamilton County Athletic Association Golf Scramble                                                                     McLeansboro Golf Course                                                                                                                     Saturday, June 6

8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Cost: $50 per person
4 person team
Proceeds will go to benefit the newly founded Hamilton
County Athletic Association. HCAA is committed to providing opportunities
to our area youth through various sports programs. Currently we are raising
funds to equip a Jr. Pro Tackle Football Program for 7th & 8th Grade.
For league information please contact:
Jonathan Rush 618.713.0964 or
David Harmon 618.924.1102
Prizes will be awarded for longest drive contest,
closest to the pin contest, and tournament winners!
Please complete and return no later than MAY 30.
Mail to: HCAA c/o Jonathan Rush Rt 2 Box 276AAA McLeansboro, IL 62859
*Please make all checks payable to Hamilton County Athletic Association (HCAA)

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Teutopolis Museum Hours

Jun 7th, 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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Golden Raintree Antique Show

Jun 13th, 2015

The New Harmony Business Associates invites you to MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the 13th Annual Golden Raintree Antiques Show & Sale. Over 50 dealers from Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri & Illinois set up outside on Main Street & inside the historic Ribeyre Gym in downtown New Harmony. The show promises to be one of the largest “antiques & collectibles only” shows in the region. You will find a wide variety of antiques, including furniture, primitives, textiles, pottery, advertising, glassware, Americana & collectibles.  No new items and no reproductions.

Saturday, June 13, 9 am-5 pm

Sunday, June 14,  9 am- 4 pm

Admission is always free and the show is held rain or shine.


Limited booth space is available.  For vendor information, dealers should contact Firehouse Antiques at 812.682.4811 or or you can download the antique show vendor contractHERE.

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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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National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet

Jun 20th, 2015

18th Annual National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet
June 20th 6:00
Floral Hall, Fairgrounds Carmi, Illinois
Contact Kristi Woodrow at 618-383-2004 or Garry Shaw at 618-265-3659 for ticket information.

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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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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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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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