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"New Memories" Consignment Event

Aug 28th, 2014

"New Memories" Consignment Event hosted by Gamma Chi Sorority.  To Consign bring your gently used dresses and accessories to the Wesleyan Church on Rt 45 North of Fairfield and South of Geff on Thursday August 28, 2014 from 3-8 pm. Fill out your paperwork and price your own items, nothing may be priced over $150. All dresses must be on hangers and all Jewelry must be in ziploc bags. On Saturday August 30, 2014 you may pick up your earnings, which is 70% of the sale, and any unsold items.

To shop come to the Wesleyan Church on Friday August 29, 2014 from 3-8pm and Saturday August 30 from 9-6. Fitting rooms will be available and nothing will be priced over $150. 

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Employer Business Needs Workshop

Aug 28th, 2014

The Illinois Department of Employment Security, along with: Southern 14 Workforce Board, The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Saline County Chamber of Commerce, and Southeastern Illinois College invite you to an Employer Business Needs Workshop!

What:    Employer Business Needs Workshop

When:   9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28
Where: The Small Business Center (2nd Floor Old National Bank)

              2 East Locust Street, Harrisburg, Illinois  62946

 Please Call Any of These Numbers To Register or For Additional Information

 Pam Barbee, Southern 14@ 618-382-5024

Kim Watson, DCEO@ 618-993-7630

Deb Waldrop, DCEO@ 618-993-7630

Penny Valentine, IDES@ 618-241-6725

John S. Otey, IDES@ 618-241-6705

 Topics:  Employment Services, Grants and Assistance for Employers, Tax Credits, No Cost HR Solutions, Veteran Services, Labor Market Information, Re-Entry Services, Understanding Unemployment Issues, Illinois Job Link.Com, and MORE!  Please attend!

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Farmers Appreciation Night at Rent One Park

Aug 29th, 2014

Mark your calendars and plan a family outing for Farmers Appreciation Night on August 29, 2014 at Rent One Park in Marion; the Southern Illinois Miners will take on the Normal CornBelters.  Gates open at 6:00 p.m., with a game time of 7:05 p.m.

The first 500 through the gate will receive a complimentary Farm Bureau baseball.  Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert will throw out the first pitch, Ag in the Classroom Coordinators will be sponsoring “Baseball Farm Charms” for the kids; and the evening will feature Fantastic Friday Night Fireworks, one of the best fireworks display in southern Illinois.

County Farm Bureaus involved with the Southern Illinois Regional Advertising Group and the Illinois Farm Bureau are sponsoring Farmers Appreciation Night.  Game tickets will be available for purchase at participating county Farm Bureau offices beginning in July.  Be sure to watch the July and August editions of the Wabash Valley Ag News for additional information.

More information on the Southern Illinois Miners can be found at 

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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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Enfield Christian Church Monthly Community Dinner

Sep 3rd, 2014

"Come join us for another evening of food, fellowship and fun! On Wednesday, September 3rd, starting at 6:00 p.m., the Enfield Christian Church will again be hosting their monthly community dinner.  This month's menu will include: pork burgers and hot dogs, 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 around7:30 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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Mule Day Breakfast Fundraiser

Sep 6th, 2014

Members of the Enfield Mule Day Assn. will hold a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 6am-10am at the Family Life Center of the Enfield Methodist Church.  Biscuits & sausage gravy, along with coffee, milk and juice will be offered for $5 per person.  All proceeds will be used to help fund the new Mule Day building.

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Ladyseed Markmanship & History Event

Sep 6th, 2014

Ladies Only Ladyseed Markmanship & History Event will be held at the Carmi Rifle Club, 1576 Co Rd 1250E in Carmi, IL, on September 6 & 7.  For more information, contact Sharon Sabo at or call 618-458-7745.  Events start at 8:30 am.  Arrive early to allow time for setup and sign in.

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Teutopolis Monastery Musuem to be Open

Sep 7th, 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: or visit the town's website at and click on "Tourism" or the pair of wooden shoes.

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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group Meeting

Sep 9th, 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, September 9. 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

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Grief Support Meeting - Carmi

Sep 11th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief Support Group Meeting on Thursday, September 11, 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

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Gallatin Co. Class of '94 Reunion

Sep 12th, 2014

The Gallatin County Class of 1994 Reunion will be Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridgway, Illinois.  Come celebrate Popcorn Days and reconnect with classmates! Please bring a finger food to share; drinks will be available for purchase.  Adjoining classes are also welcome.

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Concert at First Christian Church

Sep 12th, 2014

Eastern Sky Ministries will be sponsoring a concert at the First Christian Church of Carmi on Friday, September 12th at 6pm. The concert will feature both Ken Turner and Valor III and The Dixie Melody Boys. Everyone is invited to come and be blessed. Call 618-375-7806 for more information. 

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Spuds & Sundae Dinner at Emmanuel United Methodist Church

Sep 14th, 2014

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 700 3rd Street, Carmi, IL, will hold a Spuds & Sundae Dinner on Sunday, September 14 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.  Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased by contacting John Hubele or Donnie Seitz.  Tickets also available at the door.  For more information, call 618-382-2436 or email  This is a fundraiser for their new building at 203 Edgewood Lane, Carmi.

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GED Testing at SIC

Sep 17th, 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  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 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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BCHFS Annual Fall Festival

Sep 20th, 2014

Baptist Children's Home & Family Services in Carmi, IL will hold their 15th Annual Fall Festival beginning at 10am Saturday, Sept. 20.  There will be a Quilt auction & silent auction, campus & cottage tours, games, booths, entertainment & a complimentary lunch.  The festival is open to the public.  Free admission, parking, and fun along with creative ways to support BCHFS.  One may participate by providing a booth, donate a quilt or auction item, or volunteer while sharing in the great fun.  For details or directions, call 618-382-4164 or visit

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St. Polycarp K of C Bratfest

Sep 21st, 2014

St. Polycarp Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Bratfest on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11am-1pm at the Parish Hall, 209 4th Street, Carmi.  All you can eat lunch includes grilled bratwurst & hot dogs, peppers & onions, sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans & homemade desserts.  Carry outs available.  Tickets can be purchased in advance from any K of C member or at the door the day of the event.

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Grief Support Group Meeting - Mt. Carmel

Sep 23rd, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief Support Group Meeting at the First Christian Church, 8th & Market Streets, Mt. Carmel, IL from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 23.  The meeting is for anyone who has experienced a loss (death of a loved one, divorce, long term illness, etc.)  The leader is Brenda Knuckles.  For more information, call 618-262-5921 or visit

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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


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:

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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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