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Carmi Library Summer Reading Club Swim Party

Jul 29th, 2014

The Carmi Public Library will host their annual children's summer reading club swim party at the Carmi swimming pool on Tuesday, July 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants in the "Paws to Read" summer reading program and story hours are eligible to attend.  The event marks the end of the successful children's summer reading program at the library. 

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UTV/ATV Mud Racing at White Co. Fair

Jul 30th, 2014

The White County Fair presents UTV/ATV mud racing on Wednesday, July 30th at 7pm at the White County Fairgrounds in Carmi, IL.  UTV & ATV riders 18 and older are invited to participate.  Riders under age 18 must have a signed, notarized release unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Classes will be dependent on number of entries and age of entrants.  Entry to participate/race at the event is $20 per rider/per vehicle entered.  Tickets for spectators are $5 for grandstand admission and $10 for a pit pass.  Announcements made on race day take precedence over any previously stated.  For more information, call Matt Lamont at 618-237-4209.

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Employer Business Workshop

Jul 30th, 2014

Southern 14 Workforce Investment Board is hosting an Employer Business Workshop on July 30, 2014  at Frontier Community College - Foundation Hall from 8:30 till 12:00.

 Illinois Department of Employment Securities , as well as Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunities, staff will be presenting a variety of no cost human resource solutions for your business - such as "a How to Guide to complete the UI protest form and Work Opportunity Credits that your business may be missing. 

 No reservation is necessary but for further information please contact Pam Barbee or Kim Jacobs at (618)382-5024.

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Teutopolis Monastery Musuem to be Open

Jul 31st, 2014

Visitors can view more than 30 rooms in the Teutopolis Monastery Museum on three afternoons during the town's 175th Celebration week.  Thursday, July 31, Friday, August 1, and Saturday August 2 from 2-4pm each day. 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 on days other than those mentioned above 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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Rummage Sale/Free Breakfast at Enfield RHCC

Aug 1st, 2014

Rummage sale and free breakfast, August 1st Enfield Rehab & Health Care Center at 40 N. Wilson in Enfield. The sale and breakfast starts at 7:00 AM. Items include an air compressor, clothing, decor, numerous other items. Breakfast is biscuits and gravy, sausage links, and a drink. The breakfast is free.

The sale is to benefit the residents activity fund at Enfield RHCC. 

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Cherry Street General Baptist Church VBS

Aug 2nd, 2014

Cherry Street General Baptist Church in Carmi will hold Vacation Bible School on Saturday, August 2 from 9am - 1:15pm.  Children entering grades K-5th are invited to attend.  Registration begins at 8:15 am.  Please register your child so they have contact and emergency information.

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Fairfield Soccer Registration & Evaluations

Aug 2nd, 2014

Registration and Evaluations for Soccer Season August 2 and August 5 Evaluations will be held at Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church, August 2, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM or August 5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for Pre-k (must be 4 yrs. old by end of season) through 6th grade for boys and girls. Registration forms can be picked up at the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 1700 West Delaware and returned at the time of mandatory evaluations. Upward season will kick off with practices the week of August 25. The first game day is September 6 and the season ends October 11. Registration fee for the Upward Season is $50.00. Shorts are optional for an additional $14.00. Call the church office at 618-847-5281 for further information.

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Hunter Safety Certification Course

Aug 5th, 2014

Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources hunter safety certification course. Participants must attend all 10 hours of instruction to complete the course and receive their safety certification.

 The course will be offered in three time periods and participants must attend all three sessions: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 5th; 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 7th; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 9th at the University of Illinois Extension office in Carmi. Lunch on Saturday will be provided by the local Quail Forever.

 The course is geared toward youth, but older hunters are also encouraged to attend the classes since many states now require out-of-state hunters to show proof of certification. A 1996 Illinois law requires that all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1980 must successfully complete the hunter education course before they can receive their first hunting license. Participants completing the course receive a hunter education certification card which verifies they have passed the course.

 The ten-hour course includes instruction in wildlife management, firearms safety, hunter ethics, game identification, first aid, survival techniques and regulations.There is no age limit but needs to be old enough to read the test. The lead instructor will again be Frank Elliott.

 Pre-registration is not required but would bevery helpful.  To register, one may call the Extension office at 382-2662 by August 5th.

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Enfield Christian Church Community Dinner

Aug 6th, 2014

The Enfield Christian Church will host a community dinner starting at 6pm, Wednesday, August 6.  All members of the community are invited to attend and bring a friend.  The event will conclude around 7:30 pm.  If transportation is needed, call 618-384-1713 before 5pm the day of the dinner.

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Wild Turkey Federation Banquet

Aug 9th, 2014

White County Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet Aug 9th at Carmi Fairgrounds, Floral Hall... doors open at 6:00 pm Contact Kristi Woodrow at 618-383-2004 for ticket information.

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Southern IL Homecoming Gospel Choir Concert

Aug 10th, 2014

The Southern Illinois Homecoming Gospel Choir will be in concert at RIG Ministries on Sunday, August 10.  the concert begins at tpm.  Admission is free and a lover offering will be received.  RIG Ministries is located at 215 Industrial Avenue in Carmi, IL.  for more information, call Koy Bryant at 618-384-9191 or Bob Wilson at 618-382-4622.

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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group Meeting

Aug 12th, 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. August 12. 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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Grief Support Meeting - Carmi

Aug 14th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief Support Group Meeting on Thursday, August 14, 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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Wheel Chair & Walker Clinic at Enfield RHCC

Aug 16th, 2014

August 16th- Enfield RHCC is offering a wheel chair and walker clinic  at the Norris City Senior Center. Starting at 10:00 AM we’ll be tuning up and cleaning wheel chairs and walkers. Rehab Care will have a physical therapist on hand to assess equipment alignment and usage. This is all free to everyone.

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CWCHS Pep Club Selling Raffle Tickets for VIP Parking

Aug 22nd, 2014

Attention Bulldog Fans: The CWCHS Pep Club, Maroon Platoon, is selling $5.00 raffle tickets for VIP Super Fan parking spots at high school sporting events. Two reserved spots for the 2014 Volleyball and Football season will be on sale August 5th at high school registration and August 22nd at the Gator Bowl. Purchase these tickets for your chance to win door parking at your favorite Bulldog athletic event. Contact Sarah Haley shaley@carmischools.org or Alex Aud aaud@carmischool.org for more information.

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Grief Support Group Meeting - Mt. Carmel

Aug 26th, 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, Aug. 26.  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 www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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Auditions for Cinderella at SIC

Aug 26th, 2014

August 26 and 27, 4-6 p.m. – Auditions for Cinderella at Southeastern Illinois College in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center Theatre. For ages high school and above. Bring a one-minute monologue and a verse of a Broadway song. Accompanist provided. Be prepared to read from the script.  Performance dates are October 17-19. For more Information: Contact Allan Kimball at allan.kimball@sic.edu

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Carmi Library Monthly Cultural Program

Aug 28th, 2014

Carmi Public Library's monthly cultural program will be Thursday, August 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the library's community room.  Local resident Wanda Campbell will focus on the Pueblo Native Americans and their pottery.  The cultural programs are free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.  For more information, contact the library at 382-5277.

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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 www.southernillinoisminers.com. 

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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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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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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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