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Free Breakfast for Supper at Enfield RHCC

Jul 3rd, 2015

Free breakfast for supper at Enfield RHCC at 408 N. Wilson St in Enfield on Friday, July 3. Breakfast buffet starts at 6:00 PM and runs until 8:00 PM. All free to the first 1,776 visitors.

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Carmi Lions Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

Jul 4th, 2015

The Carmi Lions Club will held their 8th Annual Car, Truck & Motorcycle show on Saturday, July 4 at the White County Fairgrounds in Carmi.  Tractors will also be on display.  Registration is from 8am - Noon.  Awards at 3pm.  Downloand registration form & flyer at  Food & drinks available all day.  40+ Trophies, 75 dash plaques & awards.  Lots of door prizes & games for all.  For more information, call 618-382-5711 or 618-384-8377.

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Carmi Farmer's Market Open

Jul 4th, 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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Teutopolis Museum Hours

Jul 5th, 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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Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group

Dec 31st, 1969

Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing Care has announced that a new Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group will begin on Wednesday, July 8 and will continue to meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  The support group will meet from 6 to 7 pm at 615 W. Webb Street and is open to newly diagnosed patients, caregivers, family members, and any member of the public interested in the diseases.  Guest speakers will be featured and refreshments will be served.  CEU hours for those in the nursing community will be available some months.  For more information, contact Tami Jackson at 618-382-7270.

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New Harmony Music Fest July 6-11

Jul 6th, 2015

Music From Utopia or The Many Musics of Utopia

Many acoustic “musics” flourish in “Utopia”, as you will find out if you attend even one of the 15 festival events at the New Harmony Music Festival & School, July 6-11.  The events (ten of which are free) include concerts, Irish jam sessions, an old-time dance, a film screening, and an art show, all within a few blocks of one another in the historic venues of New Harmony, IN, the famed “Birthplace Of Utopianism” on the shores of the Wabash River.  The weekend concerts are broadcast live on WNIN Public Radio.

This year’s overall theme is “Rivers, Waterways, & Streams of Life”.  The concerts, all of which are acoustic with no amplification, range from classical to traditional Irish fiddling to jazz improvisation, and occasionally some enthusiastic melding of all three. The players include top international musicians and sometimes even their gifted students who have come together for a week to learn, teach and perform.

This year the festival celebrates its fourth season.  Christopher Layer, a New York City-based flutist and piper and a native Hoosier, founded the festival to share the joy of music after thirty years performing with symphony orchestras as well as major rock acts, touring with dance companies, and lending his musical talents to film, television scores, and commercials.  He currently works with Sting, as a sideman on his ongoing Broadway project, The Last Ship.

Schedule at a Glance

(For complete concert and event information, visit the festival website:

Monday, July 6 - Pop-up concert*, Celtic jam session*

Tuesday, July 7 - Pop-up concert*, art opening*, Festival Showcase concert*

Wednesday, July 8 - Pop-up concert*, Festival Film*, Celtic jam session*

Thursday, July 9 - Pop-up concert*, Community Dance

Friday, July 10 - Pop-up concert*, Concert & WNIN Public Radio Broadcast

Saturday, July 11 - Outdoor piano concert, Concert & WNIN Public Radio Broadcast

*Indicates FREE event

2015 New Harmony Music Festival & School Performers:

Mazz Swift: Violinist, Singer, jazz musician; Tom McDermott: New Orleans-style Pianist; Natalie Haas: Cello; Yann Falquet: Guitar, Mandolin, Singer; Susie Petrov: Dance Caller, Accordion, Piano; Paul Woodiel: Classical Violin, Old-Time Fiddle; Christopher Layer: Irish Uilleann Pipes, Flutes, Woodwinds; Dr. George Wolfe: Saxophones, East Indian Tabla; Patrick Ourceau: Irish Fiddle; Martha Waldvogel: Harp; Rikky Griffin-Foster: Highland Pipes; Jamie Bernstein: Filmmaker, Guest Speaker


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Free sack lunches for kids

Jun 8th, 2015

No Child Left Hungry free sack lunch program will start Monday June 8th. If you know of a child that could benefit from getting a free sack lunch this summer have them come to one of the below locations starting next Monday from 11:00 - 11:15 Mon-Fri.

~ Church of God (Sycamore St.)

~ Stewart St. Baptist Church

~ Faith Tabernacle Church (Shipley St)

~ Church of the Nazarene (6th St)

~ Carmi Compassion Center (Robinson St.)

~ Crossville United Methodist (Second st)

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Grayville Church of Christ V.B.S.

Jul 8th, 2015

Grayville church of Christ VBS will be held July 8, 9, and 10 from 6pm-8pm. The theme will be Team Possible. We are located at 321 W Mill St Grayville, IL. 

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Grief Support Meeting - Carmi

Jul 9th, 2015

Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a FREE Grief Support Group Meeting at the First United Methodist Church, 100 South Church Street, Carmi, IL, from 6-7pm on Thursday, July 9.  (This group usually meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month)  For anyone who has experienced a loss (death of a loved one, divorce, long-term illness, etc.) The group is led by Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC.  For more information, call 618-382-5548 or visit

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Cynthiana Town Wide Yard Sale

Jul 11th, 2015

The 22nd Annual Cynthiana Town Wide Yard Sale will be held Saturday, July 11.  Last year there were 50+ locations. Numerous yough and church groups will be involved.  Also, the Masonic Lodge will serve food in their air conditioned building. Their restrooms will be open to the public as well as the restrooms located in the town park.  

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BBQ Cook-Off at Pork Day

Jul 11th, 2015

The Edwards County Farm Bureau Women's Committee is sponsoring an amateur bbq cook-off at Pork Days 2015 on Saturday, July 11, on the square in Albion.  The contest will feature bbq pork butts and ribs.

Prizes will be awarded for both meats individually.  First place will receive $200 and 2nd place $150.  The contest is not limited to teams from Edwards County, any amateur cooking team is allowed to enter.

For complete rules and an entry form, contact the Edwards County Farm Bureau at 618-445-2113 or  The entry fee is $30 per team.

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Drag Races At Posey & Wayne Counties

Jul 13th, 2015

ATV/UTV/Dirt Bike Drag Race, Monday July 13 @ 7 pm.  Posey County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Truck/Car Drag Race, Tuesday July 14 @ 7 pm.  Posey County 4-H Fairgrounds.

ATV/Truck Drag Races.  Wednesday July 15 @ 7 pm.  Wayne County, IL Fairgrounds.

For more info please call 812-319-6407

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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group

Jul 14th, 2015

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, from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, July 14.  (This group usually meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month)  For anyone who has experienced anxiety, worry, fear, dread, or panic.  The group is led by Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC.  For more information, call 618-262-5921 or visit

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Saint Polycarp Ice Cream Social

Jul 19th, 2015

                                The annual St. Polycarp's Ice Cream Social will be held July 19th from 11:00 am. to 1:30 pm. in the St. Polycarp's Parish Hall.  The highlight is always the Quilt Raffle. This year's quilt is a queen size purple and lavender quilt cross stitched by Helen Garrett. There is also a beautiful burgundy and pink afghan crocheted and donated by Jeanette Drone. The baby quilt is a green and orange animal print made, quilted, and donated by Jan Baxley. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased from any Ladies Guild Member or at the Social.

                                In addition to the quilt raffle, there will be a Country Store filled with fresh garden produce,some baked goods, handmade sewing items, wood craft items and various jams etc. There is also a basket raffle that usually has 10-15 baskets for which you may purchase tickets at $1 each or 6 for $5 and put the tickets into the can of your choice. There will be  a Kiddie Game Room run by the Jackson Family where your young ones can go and enjoy various games and prizes free of charge.

                                Last, but not least, is the ICE CREAM SOCIAL. There will be a multitude of flavors of ice cream and desserts after you have feasted on Green Onion BBQ, our own chicken and bologna salad, and delicious king sized hot dogs and chips. Something for everyone's taste.

                                This is an excellent time to dine on good food , visit with friends, and enjoy the opportunity of meeting new people. There is also the chance of maybe winning a beautiful quilt , afghan, or basket. Come and enjoy the fun on July 19th at St. Polycarps' Ice Cream Social.

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Edwards County Tractor Drive & Car, Truck & Tractor Show

Jul 25th, 2015

The 2015 Edwards County Tractor Drive will be held on Saturday, July 25, as well as the Edwards County Fair Car, Truck & Tractor Show. 

The 2015 tractor drive will start and end at the Edwards County Square in Albion, leaving around 1pm (at the concusion of the Car, Truck & Tractor show.  The tractor drive is open to all makes and models of tractors, as long as they can travel at least 10 miles per hour.  The route is around 30 miles in length and will the southern parts of Edwards County.

Registration is $30 and includes a hat & dinner at the conclusion of the ride. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  

The tractor drive is sponsored by the Edwards County Farm Bureau Young Leaders.  for more information & a registration form, call 618-445-2213 or email

Prior to the tractor drive, the 2nd Annual Edwards County Fair Car, Truck, and Tractor show will take place on the Albion square.  Registration takes place at 8am.  Awards will be handed out at 1pm.

To participate, just driv eor bring your car, truck, or tractor to the square.  For more information, contact David Simms at 618-841-4135.  

The Albion square is located at the intersection of Illinois Route 130 and Illinois Route 15.  Mark your calendars and make plans to spend the day in Albion, IL.

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Meanies SG Back to School Run

Jul 25th, 2015

The Meanies SG will hold their 6th Annual Back to School Run on Saturday, July 25 at the Norris City, IL American Legion. Entry fee:  School supplies ....... Registration:   11:00am ....... 50+ Mile Run:  1:00pm ....... 50/50 drawing, raffle drawings, & door prizes.  Food & drinks will be sold.  Music provided.

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Bicycle Rodeo

Jul 25th, 2015

The Carmi Community Free Bicycle Rodeo will be held on Saturay, July 25th at Phoenix Rehab & Nursing in Carmi.  Registraton starts at 8am.  Rodeo starts at 9am.  This event teaches  bicycle safety to boys & girls K-4th grade.  Bikes are provided.  Bring the family for all the fun.  There will be a Secretary of State K-9 demo ... Digital fingerprinting for kids ... Car seat inspection station ... face painting ... Free ID cards ... Inflatables ... Bike drawing ... concessions.  This event is sponsored by Phoenix Rehab & Nursing Care & Secretary of State Jessie White.

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Grief Support Meeting - Mt. Carmel

Jul 28th, 2015

Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a FREE Grief Support Group Meeting at the First Christian Church, 8th & Market Streets, Mt. Carmel, from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, July 28.  (This group usually meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month)  For anyone who has experienced a loss (death of a loved one, divorce, long-term illness, etc.) The group is led by Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC.  For more information, call 618-262-5921 or visit

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Earl Thomas Conley in Concert

Aug 1st, 2015

Country Music Great Earl Thomas Conley will be performing at a concert at the beautiful Marion Cultural and Civic Center to benefit Mentors 4 Kids, which is a community-based mentoring program that matches children of all backgrounds with adult mentors.  Mentors 4 Kids serves Saline, Gallatin, White, Jefferson, Franklin and Williamson counties.  The concert will be Saturday, August 1, at 7pm.  Get your tickets now online at or call 618-997-4030. This event is sponsored by Harrisburg Medical Center.  Because all kids matter.  For more information about Mentors 4 Kids, contact Vickey Taake, Executive Director at 618-252-1012 or go to

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United Way Glow Run

Aug 1st, 2015

United Way Glow Run 5K ... Saturday, August 1st, 2015 ... Rend Lake College, Ina, IL.
Packet Pickups Start: 7:00 p.m. ... Race Start: 9:00 p.m. 

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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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Tuff Truck Challenge

Aug 6th, 2015

Tuff Truck Challenge will be held at the White County Fair in Carmi on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7pm.  It doesn't matter what 4wd toy you own, you can compete on the track at the White County Fair.  Races are one car at a time.  Best time wins!  If you don't have anything to compete with, be sure to come fill the grandstands!  It will be a great fast paced show.  No alcohol allowed.  No ATV's allowed.  There will be a tech inspection.  Helmet is required for all participants.  For more information, and a full list of Rules and Safety Requirements, visit White County Off-Road on Facebook or Call Ben Arnold at 618-599-9713.  sponsored by White County Off-Road.

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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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