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Stewart Street Baptist Church Trunk or Treat

Oct 31st, 2014

Stewart Street Baptist Church of Carmi will hold a Trunk or Treat from 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Friday, October 31.

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Crossville Community Club Halloween Party

Oct 31st, 2014

The Crossville Community Club will hold their annual Halloween Party at 7:30pm on October 31st in the Crossville Community gym. There will be monetary prizes in several categories and age groups, plus free soda and popcorn. Have a fun evening Trick or Treating/ Trunk or Treating and come for a finale at the gym with your family. All ghosts and goblins are welcome.

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Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival at Trinity Assembly of God

Oct 31st, 2014

Trinity Assembly of God will be hosting a Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival on Friday, October 31st.  

The doors will open promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m.  

This event will be located at 1600 Saunders Avenue in Carmi.  

We provide a safe and fun environment for the children to experience.   All the children in the community are invited to attend.  

Come dressed up in your favorite positive character.  

There will be lots of games, snacks, candy, and prizes given away.  A hay ride will also be provided. 

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Heritage Festival at S.I.C.

Nov 1st, 2014

Heritage Festival will be held Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southeastern Illinois College.  More than 120 vendors will be on hand with live demonstrations.  Food will be available from SIC’s Falcon Pointe Bistro. Wil Maring, singer, songwriter, graphic artist, fine art painter and Robert Bowlin will perform at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday in the Harry Crisp Student Center. For more information, contact Donna Hearn at 618-252-5400, ext. 3213. 

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

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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

 Description:

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: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=934710

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GED Classes at SIC

Oct 20th, 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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PC Pound Pupplies Craft & Gift Show

Nov 1st, 2014

PC Pound Puppies will be having their 5th Annual Craft and Gift Show on November 1, 2014. It will be in the activities building at the Posey County Fairgrounds on Highway 69, just 3 miles south of New Harmony. It will be from 9 am until 3 pm, and it is free.
This is a very important fund-raising event that enables the rescue and medical treatment for Posey County's homeless and abandoned dogs. There has been more than the usual amount of veterinary bills this summer, so please plan to attend and support this cause. Donations are always welcome.
Several new vendors have already signed up. but there are still spaces available. Please contact Cathy Powers at 812 963 3890, 812 499 6413, or GarnetMist@aol.co

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S & H Arena Saddle Up for St. Jude Benefit Auction

Nov 1st, 2014

The 4th Annual Saddle Up for St. Jude benefit auction will b held on Saturday, November 1st beginning at 9 a.m. Door prizes will be given out throughout the day.  Hunts & hunting items will not sell before 11am.  Tack sale will begin at approx. 2pm.  Concessions will be available.  Donations & consignments will be listed at S & H Arena on Facebook.  Quality consignments & donations will be accepted at S & H Arena from noon - 7pm on Friday, 10/31 & Saturday until sale time.  100% of proceeds go to St. Jude's.  For more information, call Jerry & Dorothy Sutton at 618-384-7791 or 618-265-3590 or Scott & Samantha Hoelscher at 618-383-2474 or 618-265-3595.  S & H Arena is located at 447 Co. Rd. 800 East, Norris City, IL.  From intersection of Rt. 1 & Rt. 141, turn eat onto 141; go 4.2 miles to Co. Rd. 800 East; turn north; go 2.25 miles ... arena on left.

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Teutopolis Monastery Musuem to be Open

Nov 2nd, 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: www.stfrancischurch.com or visit the town's website at www.Teutopolis.com and click on "Tourism" or the pair of wooden shoes.

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Higher Ground Progress Party

Nov 2nd, 2014

On Saturday, November 1st & Sunday, November 2nd from 2:00-4:00 PM there will be a "Progress Party" at Higher Ground (located on the Herald blacktop at 1179 County Road   350 North   New Haven, IL).  Everyone is welcome to stop by to see the progress that is happening.

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Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 5th, 2014

The Carmi American Legion Post 224 will hold their Annual Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 5 from 5-7 pm. The public is invited.

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Josh Gray Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

Nov 8th, 2014

GHS Class of 2006 graduate, Josh Gray, loved to travel.  In fact, during the semester he studied abroad at the University of Evansville’s Harlaxton College, Josh traveled to a different country each weekend.  His enthusiasm was contagious as he described visiting Rome, Paris, Dublin, Munich, London, and Barcelona.  Josh had planned to travel in the future but those plans were cut short when Josh lost his life in a tragic vehicle accident in November 2013, at the age of 25.  

To honor Josh’s life, his friends and family established the “Joshua Gray Endowed Scholarship”.  Once the funding goal is met, a perpetual annual award will be given to a University of Evansville student, with financial need, who plans to attend a semester at Harlaxton College. 

To help reach the funding goal, the first annual Josh Gray Memorial Corn Hole Tournament will be played Saturday, November 8, at the Grayville American Legion.  Registration is from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. with the tournament starting at 10:00 a.m.  There is a $40 registration fee per 2-member team while students will receive a $10 per team discount.   The first place team will be awarded $200; second prize is $100. 

A silent auction, a 50/50 drawing, and a bake sale will be held during the tournament.  Porkburgers, hamburgers, and grilled tenderloin sandwiches will be available throughout the day, even to those who do not participate in the tournament. 

All donations to benefit Josh’s scholarship would be appreciated.  Gifts can be made by check directly to the University of Evansville with “Joshua Gray Endowed Scholarship” in the memo line, or online at www.evansville.edu/give/.  All donors will receive an acknowledgement letter for their tax deductible gift.

For additional information, one may contact Debbie or John Gray at  618-375-4018 or at www.facebook.com/joshgraymemorialscholarship.

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Emmanuel United Methodist Church Chili Supper

Nov 9th, 2014

Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi will hold a Chili Supper New Building Fundraiser on Sunday, November 9 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the church, 700 N. 3rd Street, Carmi.  Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from Donnie Seitz or John Hubele.  The meal includes chili or hot dog or chili dog, carrot and celery sticks, dessert, drink and chips.  The 2013 Corn Day People's Choice Award-winning chili made by Gretta McKelvey will be featured.  All proceeds will benefit the building of the new church at 203 Edgwood Lane in Carmi, IL.  for more information, call 618-382-2436.

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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group Meeting

Nov 11th, 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, Nov. 11. 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 www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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Enfield RHCC Honoring Veterans

Nov 11th, 2014

Enfield RHCC is honoring veterans for their selfless acts on Veterans Day, November 11th at 2:00 PM.

Brittany Lloyd will sing especially for them. Refreshments will be served. There will be a free drawing for door prizes.

 Enfield RHCC is at 408 N. Wilson St. in Enfield. You may call 963-2331 for more information.

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Hamilton Co. Band Boosters Trivia Night

Nov 15th, 2014

Hamilton County Band Boosters are sponsoring Trivia Night on Nov 15th at The Big Red Barn on Hancock Street in McLeansboro.  Doors open at 6pm Trivia starts at 7pm. *Teams consist of up to 8 players *$10 per player *Light refreshments provided *Tricky tray raffles *Proceeds to benefit the Jr/Sr High Band Program *For more info or to sign-up contact: wdrow96@yahoo.com

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Fall Revival at First Christian Church

Nov 17th, 2014

The First Christian Church of Carmi invites you to a Fall Revival with Patrick Garcia November 17-19 at 7pm. Each evening will feature preaching and special music. A nursery will also be provided and a light meal at 6pm for those who can attend. You may call the church office at 618-382-7081 for more information.

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GED Testing at SIC

Nov 18th, 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 ged.com  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 GEDTestingIL@iccb.org 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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Holiday Family Feud Charity Event

Nov 22nd, 2014

Holiday Family Feud will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. The game-show is being sponsored by First Bank in conjunction with the “It’s a White County Christmas” celebration. At this fun charity event, teams will attempt to guess the responses to holiday-related questions from a local survey.

Up to eight teams of five will compete in Holiday Family Feud. Teams can consist of family members, friends, coworkers, or members of local clubs or organizations. The entry fee is $50 per team. Half of each team’s fee will go to the charity of the team’s choice, and the other half will be donated to the charity of the winning team’s choice. To sign up, email kkessler@FirstBank.bz or call 382-5872. 

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Grief Support Meeting - Carmi

Nov 25th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief Support Group Meeting on Thursday, October 16, 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 visitwww.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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It's A White County Christmas Vendor Bazaar

Nov 29th, 2014

A Vendor Bazaar will be held in conjunction with "It's A White County Christmas" on Saturday, November 29 from 9am - 3pm at the Farm Bureau Building, 304 E. Robinson Street, Carmi & at the Elks Lodge, 217 E. Cherry Street in Carmi.  The Bazaar will benefit the "Shop With A Cop" program and The Guardian Center.   Vendor spaces are still available...call 618-926-3888 for details.

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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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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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