Relay for Life Dodge Ball Tournament

The Crossville Walk’n Roller Relay for Life Team is   announcing that the  2019 Dodgeball  Tournament is March 30th. There are two Divisions. Junior ( ages 14-18) and Adult( ages 18 and up).  At the present time we have two all Girls Teams and it looks like  there is enough interest  among the ladies to create another Division . The registration fee is $75 and each team is allowed 10 members with 6 playing at a time. It is a double elimination tournament . If  interested, contact David Rider(618-383-6739) or Trish Pringle (628-383-1889) to get your registration packet and waivers.

The tournament will take place in the Crossville  Community Gym, which is the Old Crossville High School Gym. There will be concessions, 50/50 drawing, Silent Auction etc. Also this year Brad Cox of Local Yokels is also firing up his grill/ smoker for BBQ sandwiches and BBQ Chicken legs, which are the best things ever. We will also be taking orders  for Pork Loins. A whole loin is $40 and a half loin is $25. We will start taking orders on March 1st by contacting us on Facebook or calling Trish Pringle(618-383-1889) or Brad Cox.  They will be ready on the 30th around 11:00-12:00 in the morning. Each loin averages around 10 lbs. Please bring along a metal pan to place your loin, because they will be juicy. There  is a park right across from the gym so bring your family and make it a fun day.

Mark the date on your calendar and hope to see you there. All proceeds  go to the Relay For Life.

Pork Loin Sale to Benefit Relay for Life

The Crossville Walk’n Rollers and Local Yokels (Brad Cox) and Terry Oeth are taking orders for pork loins.  The loins will be ready March 30 between 11am – 12:00 pm.  A whole loin is $40 … half a loin is $25.  The average weight is usually around 10 pounds.  Please bring a container to put your loin in as they will be really juicy.  Contact Brad, Terry or Trish Pringle (618-383-1889) and they will save you one.  Perfect to snack on or freeze half for later.  Proceeds go to the White County Relay for Life.

Community Employment Workshops

Southern 14 Workforce Investment Board, Illinois Department of Employment Securities and Illinois Eastern Community College will be hosting a series of Community Employment Workshops. The workshop will feature information on effective job searches, on-line applications, interviewing skills, and ideas for furthering as well as funding education. Additionally, IDES staff will be on hand to assist with resumes, job searches and applications. Bring your information and we will help you leave the workshop with a Work Ready resume.
The Albion event will be on March 19, at the House of Prayer Church, 230 N Fifth Street from 10 am to 4 pm. The Grayville event will be on March 22 at the Groff memorial Public Library, 118 Middle Street from 10 am to 4 pm.
Additional information can be found at

Craft Fair & Flea Market @ Wayne Co. Fairground

Your invited to the bi-annual Wayne Co. Fairground
Craft Fair and Flea Market
Craft and vendor Fair
The community will be treated to a variety of talents and products available for purchase just in time for Easter. Interested vendors and crafters should contact Martha Hooper (618) 516-2189. $30 for a 10×10 booth. Tables are available for rent if needed.
Wayne Co. Fairgrounds
Fairfield, IL
April 6, 2019
8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

Spring Hike @ Beall Woods State Park

Spring is Here!  Let’s Hike!

Saturday, March 23rd,10am-11am


Take in the fresh air and beautiful scenery while hiking through Beall Woods State Park’s Nature Preserve. We will be stopping occasionally to look for the emergence of spring ephemerals and signs of wildlife activity. Feel free to bring your binoculars and camera. The 1-mile hike will begin at the Visitor Center.

FMH March Calendar of Events

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group:

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group will meet Saturday, March 2nd from 11:00a.m.- Noon, located in the Harlan Yates Board Room located inthe FMH Medical Arts Complex. The MS Support Group meets the first Saturday of each month.

3D Mammography Mobile Event in Carmi on March 2nd:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will have their Mobile Mammography at the Egyptian Health Department in Carmi on Saturday, March 2nd, with appointments beginning at 8:00a.m. No physician order needed for those who are over the age of 40.  It must have been at least one year since your last Mammogram.  Patients are asked to bring their insurance card, photo ID, and doctor’s contact information.  This event is for annual screening Mammograms only. Individuals can call the FMH Diagnostic Imaging Department at 618-847-8249 to secure an appointment with one of FMH’s skilled technologists. Walk-Ins are also welcome.

Fairfield Memorial Hospital to host ACLSfor (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Training:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will hold the next Advanced Cardiac Life Support class on March 5th at 9a.m.   The cost is $35 for the ACLS course.  Should a CPR card be needed, there will be an additional $15 charge. These classes will be held in the Medical Arts Complex Education Room. If you would like to learn more or register for the course, please contact Deb Spillman, CMSRN, FMH Clinical Practice Coordinator, at 618-847-8241.  Upcoming scheduled dates for Advanced Cardiac Life Support ($35 class fee):May 2nd, July 2nd, September 6th, and November 4th. Future class dates for Pediatric Advanced Life Support classes are as follows: April 2nd, June 11th, August 2nd, October 3rd and December 5th.   Please register at least one week prior to class, if possible.

CPR Classes:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital holds CPR Classes monthly on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:30a.m.  You must pre-register by calling 618-847-8367.  This month’s CPR class is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th.

First Aid/CPR Class:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital is offering First Aid/CPR Certification to the public free of charge.The class will be held on March 12th at 10am to 2pm in the FMH Education Annex Building (former Union Hall) located on 10th Street. For more information or to pre-register call (618) 847-8367. Pre-registration is required.

Cancer Care Support Group:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital holds a Cancer Support Group meeting once a month on the second Thursday of the each month from 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. in the Medical Arts Complex Education Room, with the next meeting being held, Thursday, March 14th.

Diabetes Support Group:

Join FMH on Thursday, March 21stfor the Diabetes Support Group Meeting. Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s certified Diabetes Educator, Stephen Welty, RN, CDE. This month’s topic will be “Monitoring Your Blood Glucose”. These meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at the FMH Medical Arts Complex Education Room.

Coffee Club:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions will hold the next Coffee Club from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on March 21st. The Coffee Club will meet in the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Cafe and is open to older adults. You do not have to be a participant in the Senior Life Solutions program to attend. Free blood pressure checks and refreshments will also be offered at the Coffee Club. We look forward to seeing you there!

3D Mammography Mobile Event in Grayville on March 30th:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will have their Mobile Mammography at Horizon Healthcare Grayville Clinic on Saturday, March 30th, with appointments beginning at 8:00a.m. No physician order needed for those who are over the age of 40.  It must have been at least one year since your last Mammogram.  Patients are asked to bring their insurance card, photo ID, and doctor’s contact information.  This event is for annual screening Mammograms only. Individuals can call the FMH Diagnostic Imaging Department at 618-847-8249 to secure an appointment with one of FMH’s skilled technologists. Walk-Ins are also welcome.

Blood Drive to be held on April 16th:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting a blood drive for the public on April 16th. Give blood to save lives! The blood drive will take place from 10:00am-3:00pm at Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Educational Annex Building 203 NW 10th St. Be sure to register online at: or contact Shauna Williams at (618)847-8242.

Book Fair:

The Book Fair is back April 19th! Mark your calendar and come shop for great deals! The Book Fair will be heldApril 19th, 10:00am-4:00 pm in the FMH Medical Arts Complex Education Rooms. A portion of the proceeds from this sale will benefit the SCU Activity Fund and the FMH Foundation. For more information, please call (618) 847-8243.

“A Matter of Balance” Graduate Classes

Fairfield Memorial Hospital is now hosting graduate classes for follow-up exercises from the Matter of Balance program.The Matter of Balance graduate classes will be held at the FMH Educational Annex building on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s starting March 19th from 11am to 12pm.  The dates are: March 19th, 21st, 26th & 28th; April 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 18th, 23rd, 25th & 30th; May 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th & 30th. If you are interested and want more information on how to sign up and participate in these free follow-up classes, please call 618-847-8256.

White Co. Visual Arts Competition Seeking Submissions

The Carmi League of Arts is seeking submissions for its first annual White County Visual Arts Competition to be held on Friday, April 12. Adults from White County and students of the Carmi-White County School district are eligible for this juried show. The theme for the 2019 competition is “Roots”. All submissions are due to…Continue Reading

Southern IL AIDS Walk

Wally Paynter and Elizabeth Taylor, both of Carmi, are walking in memory of their mother Patricia Paynter in the Southern IL AIDS Walk this Saturday, March 23rd.  The annual walk is at 11am at the SIUC Newman Center, 715 S. Washington Street in Carbondale. Each year Ms. Paynter participated, she was the top fundraiser. Very…Continue Reading

Beall Woods Trail Camera Contest

A bobcat catching a squirrel, an owl swooping down towards the ground, a doe and her twin fawns playing in a creek…. fascinating animal behaviors are captured by trail cameras when we are unable to be in the field. There is nothing like the anticipation of checking your memory cards to see what activity has…Continue Reading