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 been taking place. Dig out your favorite photos and enter this year’s Trail Camera Contest at Beall Woods State Park. The contest presents the perfect opportunity for sharing your images with many others who are passionate about the outdoors! Photographs entered into the contest must be from trail cameras. Pictures of people or vehicles will not be accepted. Submissions need to be in original format and cannot be edited or cropped. A limit of 2 photos per person can be entered into each of the following categories: “Whitetail Deer”, “Turkeys”, “Predators”, and “Unusual”. By submitting images, owners give permission to IDNR park staff to post their photos during the Sportsman’s event on September 14th, 2019. Winning photos will be chosen by visitors attending the event. No names or locations will be associated with the photographs. Please bring your photos by the park on Saturdays or mail them to Beall Woods SP, 9285 Beall Woods Avenue, Mt. Carmel, IL 62863. The deadline for submitting photos will be June 1st.  Don’t forget to include your name, unedited picture, category, and phone number. Winners will be contacted by phone after the event. If you have additional questions, call 618-298-2441.

Hamilton/Wayne Co. Relay for Life

The Hamilton/Wayne County Relay For Life will take place on Saturday, June 8, from 4-9 p.m. at  Hamilton County High School.  Survivor registration opens at 3 p.m.  The Opening Ceremony will begin at 4 p.m.  The event includes entertainment, food booths, activities for kids, a Dr. Seuss photo booth, and raffles.  The Luminaria Ceremony begins at 9 p.m.  Join us anytime throughout the afternoon and evening.

Animal & Consignment Auction

An Animal & Consignment Auction will be held at the Ridgway Fairgrounds Barn on the 4th Saturday of each month, including Saturday, May 25th, startubg at 9AM.  Call 618-841-7971 or 217-313-9839 for more information.

Free Meals @ New Beginning Church of God

The Hands of Compassion Ministry of New Beginning Church of God, 401 Sycamore Street in Carmi, will be serving free meals to the public every Tuesday & Wednesday and on the last Friday of every month from 4 – 5:30 p.m.  For more information, call 618-384-3491.Continue Reading

Dance @ Carmi American Legion

The Carmi American Legion will hold a dance on Saturday, May 25th from 8 – 11 pm.  Music will be provided by DJ Eddie Sullivan.  All dance proceeds go to Veterans Programs.Continue Reading

Teutopolis Monastery Museum Hours

Visitors can view more than 30 rooms of the Teutopolis Monastery Museum on Sunday, June 2, 2019. 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…Continue Reading

FMH May Calendar of Events

CPR Classes: Fairfield Memorial Hospital holds free CPR Classes monthly on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:30a.m in the 2nd Floor Education Room.  You must pre-register by calling 618-847-8367.  This month’s CPR class is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st. Fairfield Memorial Hospital to host ACLSfor (Advanced CardiacLife Support) Training: Fairfield Memorial Hospital will…Continue Reading