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Upcoming Events at S.I.C.

Apr 25th, 2014

 SIC Theatre presents Brigadoon April 25-26 at 7 p.m. and April. 27 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for students, staff and seniors, $10 general admission. Contact or 252-5400, ext. 2486.  Brigadoon is a Scottish fantasy musical about a town that disappears into the Highland mist and returns for only one day every one-hundred years.  It is a story of love that defies time and space.

 Southeastern Illinois College will hold its annual Honors Night on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the SIC Theatre to present student awards and scholarships.

 May 4 at 2 p.m. -- SIC Community Chorus presents America:  A Musical Celebration in the SIC Theatre.  General admission is $5.  Tickets will be available at the door and by contacting the box office at or by calling 618-252-5400X2486 or 2487.

 The SIC Music Department presents Broadway Voices:  Screen to Stage on May 5 at 7 p.m. in the SIC Theatre.  Admission is free.

 The pinning ceremony for Southeastern Illinois College nursing students will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, May 9 in SIC’s Joseph Deaton Gymnasium prior to graduation. There will be a reception immediately following in the Student Center for family and friends.

 Southeastern Illinois College Commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Joseph Deaton Gymnasium.  The 2014 Distinguished Alumnus, Dr. Brandon Triplett, assistant member of the St. Jude Faculty in Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy department, will be the keynote speaker.  A reception will follow in the Harry L. Crisp Student Center.

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Trivia Night for Relay Fundraiser

Apr 18th, 2014

Trivia night will be held on Friday, April 18th from 6:30 to 9 PM at the Church of the Nazarene Annex in Carmi. The event will benefit American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and support Barb's Brigade, the team of Barb Walters who is a cancer survivor. Trivia night will include a pork chop dinner and general knowledge trivia played in teams of eight. Tickets are 10 dollars per person or 80 dollars per table of eight. Indiviuals or teams of less than eight are welcome and will be placed with others. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 15th to play. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jayme Walters at 618-384-0550 or email at

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Tumble Time Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 19th, 2014

Tumble time fitness will be hosting an Easter egg hunt at the White County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 19th at 9 AM. It is open for all ages and to anyone that wants to participate. They will have different ages groups: 3 and under, preschool, k-3rd, and 4th through 7th grade. The eggs will be full of candy, money, prizes, coupons for local restaurant, and a grand prize. The Easter bunny will also be there walking around to take pictures.

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Grief Support Group Meeting - Mt. Carmel

Apr 22nd, 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, April 22.  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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Spring 2014 GED testing at SIC

Apr 22nd, 2014

GED testing for spring of 2014 is available at SIC. Harrisburg only and the testing begins at 9:00 A.M. and goes to 4:30 P.M. It's in room A-144a on  April 22nd, May 15th, June 12th, and July 24th. Registration is online at Testing fee is 30 dollars per module, and 120 dollars total. Testers under 18 must provide a withdrawal letter e-mailed to ICCB at from last high school attended. If you have any questions you can call Donna at 252-5400 extension 3213.

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Spring Flea Market

Apr 23rd, 2014

Will be at the SIU arena parking lot on April 26th from 8 AM to 3 PM. This is an annual event sponsored by the SIU Carbondale Civil Service Council. You can browse or sell: for single space 18' w x 18' d its 25 dollars or double space 36'w x 18' d is 40 dollars. Payment must be recieved by 4 PM on April 23rd 2014. Its an additional 5 dollars for space on the day of the event. For more information and an application, call Rhonda Ferguson at 618-453-5249. Applications can also be found on the web at

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Brigadoon Comes to the SIC Stage

Apr 25th, 2014

The traditional tale of newfound love and life-changing decisions is brought to life onstage by Southeastern Illinois College’s production of Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner. The show will run April 25-27 in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center.

 The show’s set design and lighting are the products of Kimball’s stagecraft and technical theater class at SIC.  John Hart of Hart’s Music in Harrisburg will once again provide the sound equipment. 

Allan Kimball, director of theatre and co-division chair of humanities at Southeastern said, “Brigadoon asks the question, ‘Do you believe in miracles?”  This amazing cast will make you a believer!  Brigadoon has some of the most beautiful music in Musical Theatre.  This is one that the whole family should NOT MISS!”

The Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7pm, and Sunday’s will begin at 2pm. All performances will be in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center.  General admission is $10.  Cost for students, staff, and seniors is $8.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 618-252-5400, ext. 2486 or 2487 or by emailing


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Gigantic Rummage Sale - Evansville

Apr 26th, 2014


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4th Annual St. Jude Give Hope. Run.

Apr 26th, 2014

On Saturday, April 26, members of the Evansville community will join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® supporters for the 4thannual St. Jude Give Hope. Run., an exciting family-friendly event that brings teams and individuals together to raise money to support the children of St. Jude.

 More than 1500 participants are expected to join together at Burdette Park to participate in this exciting 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash, to help in the fight against childhood cancer.  This year, the St. Jude Give Hope. Run. committee is excited to have rising country music artist, Dylan Scott, as the 2014 Honorary Chair.  Dylan Scott will be available for pictures and autographs and will be performing a 30-minute acoustic show after the race is finished.

 Funds raised from this event support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and around the world, and the hospital is a beacon of hope to children in communities everywhere. That is because St. Jude freely shares its research with the global medical community, helping children who never even visit St. Jude.

 Check-in for the St. Jude Give Hope. Run. begins at 6:30am and the event begins at 8:00am at Burdette Park. Registration for the 5K is $25.00 until April 18 and $30.00 after that date.  Registration for the Kids Dash is $15.00. Registration fees include a t-shirt and goody bag. There will be games, food, music and fun.  To register online or learn more about the event, you can visit our website at You can also “like” the St. Jude Give Hope. Run. Facebook Page at


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Drug Take Back Day

Apr 26th, 2014

Drug-Take Back Day Scheduled for April 26 in Wayne County

 The Wayne County Coalition Against Drug Abuse will participate in a nationwide Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26th.

 Individuals can bring unused prescription medications to Fairfield Memorial Hospital from 10am-2pm for proper disposal.  A pharmacist and police officer will be on hand to accept the medications and maintain the chain of custody. 

 Weather permitting, the drop off site will be held along Dr. Scranton Memorial Drive in front of Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  If it rains, the drop off will be held inside the Hospital’s Main Entrance at the Volunteer Desk.

 The coalition highly encourages community members to go through their medications.  Dispose of any unneeded, unwanted, or expired drugs.  The take-back service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. 

 The Drug Enforcement Administration has collected over 2 million pounds of unwanted medication during the previous five take-back days.

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Chicken Dinner Fund Raiser

Apr 27th, 2014

This will be held Sunday April 27th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the White County Senior Citizen's Center of Carmi. Everyone is welcome; adults will be 8 dollars and children 10 and under will be 5 dollars. You get two pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, drink, and dessert. All the money will go to pay for a new stove and oven.

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Carmi FFA Barnyard

May 1st, 2014

The Carmi FFA will be hosting the annual BARNYARD May 1st from 9:00am until 2:00 pm at the 4-H barn of the fairgroungs. No admission.

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Annual PBIS 5K Run/ Walk

May 2nd, 2014

Carmi-White County Junior High is teaming up with Peoples National Bank to host the annual PBIS 5K Run/Walk. The Glow Run will be held at 7 PM on Friday, May 16th. Age group winners in nine age categories will be recognized. All participants will recieve a commemorative t-shirt.

This years 5K promises to be even more fun than last year's. Those taking part in the race will glow up the night throughout the 3.1 mile route, and participants are encouraged, but not required, to wear bright colors. Glow necklaces and other light-ups will be available for purchase. Following the race, a dj will provide entertainment.

Entry forms are available at Peoples National Bank, Carmi-White County Junior High school, and the other school district's website, Before May 2nd, the registration fee is 20 dollars for adults and 10 for those ages 14 and under. Race day registration is 25 dollars for adults and 15 for those 14 and under. Run/ Walk begins and ends at Washington School, 205 West Main Street, Carmi IL 62821.

All proceeds will benefit Carmi-White County Junior High School.

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Historical Society Annual Plant Sale

May 3rd, 2014

The White County Historical Society is planning their second annual plant sale at the Robinson-Stewart House on May 3rd. The Society is asking for donations to make this sale as successful as last years. Plants and seeds are needed. Herbs, shrubs, bulbs, as well as any annual perennials would be welcome. If you have any plants that need to be thinned, please dig them before the sale and put them in disposable containers. Lable them and bring them to the R-S house the week before the sale. All proceeds go to the landscaping and yard maintanence of the Robinson-Stewart House. For more info or help with digging, please call Lana Anselment at 382-5320 or Barb Kearney at 618-218-8249.

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First Annual Carl McVey Softball Tournament

May 3rd, 2014

It will be held at Bradshaw Park in Carmi on May 3rd/4th. The cost is 150 dollars per team. Participants : Men's and co-ed teams welcome concessions, raffles, t-shirts, and drawings. For more information contact: Nash McVey at 384-0135 or Randy Knight at 375-1975. All proceeds will be donated to the Carmi Recreational Summer League.

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Grief Support Meeting - Carmi

May 8th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief Support Group Meeting on Thursday, May 8, 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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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group Meeting

May 13th, 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, May 13.  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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Vendors Needed for Kentucky Dam Village Arts & Crafts Festival

May 24th, 2014

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville is looking for food and arts vendors for its annual Arts and Crafts Festival, May 24-25.

 This annual Memorial Day weekend show is located at the Old Beach Area and features handcrafted items by artists from Kentucky and neighboring states. The site overlooks Kentucky Lake and its beautiful scenery. 

Food and arts vendors should contact Laura Jackson at 270-362-4276, ext. 412 or for information.

Applications can be found at:

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WADI Head Start Accepting Applications

Jun 15th, 2014

Wabash Area Development, Inc. Head Start program is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 program year. This is a fun educational experience for the whole family. We offer family fun nights, field trips, health services, and developmental screenings all at no cost to families. All children birth to age 5 and pregnant women are eligible for Head Start. Call (618) 963-2387 today to schedule an appointment and give your child the best head start possible. Act fast as space is limited. Once again the phone number is (618) 963-2387.

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Jefferson Attendance Center Collecting G.M. Box Tops for Education

May 23rd, 2014

Jefferson Attendance Center in Carmi, IL is collecting General Mills Boxtops for Education.  General Mills will pay .10 cents for each label that is on their products.  The money goes tinto the PTO to help pay for field trips, classroom supplies, and items to enhance the student's learning process. 

They also collect inkjet cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics.  There is a container just inside the door by the school office that these items can be dropped into. 


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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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