Grayville “PIG OUT” Hog Roast

The Grayville “PIG OUT” Hog Roast will be held on Saturday July 27th from 5 – 9 pm at the pavilion. Menu will be all you can eat, roast pork with all the fixings and the cost will be by donation. Rodney Watts, will be performing 5:30 to 8:30pm and there will be inflatable’s for the kids. There will be a Beer Truck provided by the Grayville Moose. The Pig Out is Sponsored By The Grayville Days Committee & Grayville Moose Lodge No.1960.

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.

American Jr. Golf Assn. Tourn. @ Quail Creek

Quail Creek Country Club, located in Robinson. IL, will be hosting the American Junior Golf Association Tournament July 15-19, 2019.

This tournament will provide exceptional junior golfers from around the world the opportunity to showcase and expose their skills to other players, parents, college coaches and recruiters and members of the public. Many of the participants will ultimately be rewarded with recruitment from some of the top college golf programs in the country.

Located in South Eastern Illinois, Quail Creek Country Club is a former PGA Tour stop and host to the Robinson Open played at the course from 1968 through 1973. QCCC features an 18-hole PGA championship golf course, on site resort, banquet and meeting facilities, and a full service restaurant and bar.

The AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) is a 501(c)(3) non profit Organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. 

AJGA Alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Stacey Lewis & Alison Lee. Since its founding in 1978, AJGA players have combined for more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours.

This event will feature 84 of the top ranked junior players worldwide. Quail Creek Country Club invites the public to visit and watch some of the most skilled junior golfers from around the world.

To obtain media passes, and/or interviews, or for more information, contact Kaycee Connelly at 618-553-3555 or

FMH July Calendar of Events

Horizon Healthcare Clinic’s Diabetes Education Program offers “A 7 Week Drive to 7.0!”

Horizon Healthcare Clinic’s Diabetes Education Program is hosting a 7 week group education program for people with diabetes located in the FMH Medical Arts Complex Education Room and there is no cost to attend! We encourage anyone with diabetes to attend.An area that will be stressed is those who have struggled for years with uncontrolled blood sugar and often large doses of medications that cannot seem to gain control, this program will specifically help to work on those issues.  People with “uncontrolled diabetes” are strongly encouraged to attend this program.  We will provide a 20-30 minute, low-impact, chair based exercise program followed by a 30 minute education session for 7 weeks in a row to build healthier habits and an understanding of why certain healthier habits are needed. Classes will be held on July 2nd, July 9th and July 16th from 5:30pm-6:30pm. For more information please contact Stephen Welty RN, Certified Diabetic Educator, at 618-842-4617, Ext. 4812.

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

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will hold the next Advanced Cardiac Life Support class on July 2nd 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. Please register at least one week prior to class, if possible.

3D Mammography Mobile Event in Carmi on July 6th:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will have their Mobile Mammography at the Egyptian Health Department in Carmi on Saturday,July 6th, 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 until 11am. After 11am, patients will be seen by appointment only.

FMH Partners with American Red Cross for Blood Drive on July 8th:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting a Blood Drive in coordination with the American Red Cross on Monday, July 8th, 2019 from 10:30am to 2:30pm in Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Educational Annex Building on 203 Northwest 10th Street in Fairfield.

If you would like to schedule your appointment you can do so by visiting or you can call Shauna Williams, FMH Marketing Director, at 618-847-8242.

Walk-ins are always welcome but there is limited space available so be sure to secure your spot by giving the gift of life. Light refreshments, as well as, free FMH t-shirts will be provided to donors.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group:

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group in July is canceled due to the holiday weekend. The next meeting will be Saturday, August 3rdfrom 11:00am-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. For more information please contact Carol Anne Greenwood RN BSN at FMH by calling 618-847-8253.

Cancer Care Support Group:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital Cancer Support Group is cancelled for the month of July due to vacations. The next Cancer Support Group will be held on Thursday, August 8th. 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.For more information please call 618-847-8243.

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 scheduled for Wednesday, July 3rd is full but we do have spaces available in the August 7th class.

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 July 12th from 8:00am – Noon 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.



360 Wellness Event:

Join Fairfield Memorial Hospital at their first annual 360 Wellness Day Saturday, July 13th, from 9am – 1pm, to be held at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in the front lawn.  There will be something exciting and educational for those of all ages and it is a FREE fun event!

At the 360 Wellness Day event there will be special demonstrations, motivational speakers, interactive informational booths, inflatables for the kids, raffle baskets, activities for all ages and so much more!  The team members of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be set-up with a variety of interactive and fun informational booths along with 26 different raffle baskets to be given away that anyone can enter to win at no cost. These baskets are filled with unbelievable prizes and giveaways!

The schedule of events for the 360 Wellness Day are as follows:  FMH Therapy Department will get the excitement kicked off with a fun dynamic warm-up from 9am – 9:30am. From there we will get pumped with Betty Kimpel doing a Strong 30 work-out from 9:30am-10am. Unleashed Strength and Fitness will join the fun with an intense work-out from 10am-10:30am. For people who need to exercise in a cooler area, the FMH Therapy Department will have a Matter of Balance exercise class in the Educational Annex Building from 10am-10:30am. Betty Kimpel will be back to join us from 10:30am-11am to get the crowd excited for an entertaining time of Zumba. Whitney Buckles, RD, LDN, FMH’s Registered Dietitian, and April Greifzu, FMH’s Director of Nutrition Services will be performing a Healthy Cooking Demonstration at 11:00 a.m.  At Noon, special guest Gerry Kinney ofFairfield will be talking about “Healthcare when you need it most.”  Kinney was a lineman for Wayne White County Electric Co-op when he came in contact with a 7,200 volt transmission line.  His amazing story of recovery will be shared along with stories of the healthcare community who helped him along the way. Following Gerry, another special guest will join the excitement at the 360 Wellness Day, Pharmacist Ed Potts, owner of Ed’s Medicenter in Fairfield, who will speak about healthy living and tips on living a healthy lifestyle.

FMH will also be offering is the Reduced Rate Lab Testing from 9am-11am in FMH Laboratory, which will include: Glucose (Blood Sugar) $10 | Hemoglobin A1c (Diabetic Monitor) $20 | Lipid Panel (Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL, and VLDL) $20 | PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) $20 | Thyroid Function Panel (T4, Free T3, Free T4, TSH) $35 | General Health Profile (Includes CBC, Lipid Screen, and a 12 test chemistry profile) $35 | Vitamin D Test $35.  There is no need to make an appointment, just simply present to the health fair to receive testing.  Payment will be due at the time of service.

Once you have your fasting labs taken care of, be sure to stop and enjoy Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Cook-Out provided by the FMH Dietary Services from 11am-1pm.  FMH wants everyone to come and enjoy their time at the 360 Wellness Day and with the summer time heat what better way to cool down than with a tropical snow or flavored lemonade provided by FMH.  Come join this FREE event from 9am-1pm on the front lawn of Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

Better Breathers Club:

Join FMH on Monday, July 15th for the next meeting of the Better Breathers Club. If you, or someone you know, is living with a chronic lung disease, such as, COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis) pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer, consider joining us at this welcoming support group. Learn better ways to cope with your diagnosis and live life to the fullest. FMH Pharmacy Director Lance Endsleywill be discussing “Ask the Pharmacist: Overview of Lung Medications” on July 15th at 3pm in the Medical Arts Complex Education Room. Light refreshments will be served.  Call (618) 847-8349 for more information.

Diabetes Support Group:

Join FMH on Thursday, July 18thfor the Diabetes Support Group Meeting. Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s certified Diabetes Educator, Stephen Welty, RN, CDE. This month’s topic will be “Weight Loss and its role in Controlling Blood Sugar”. 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 July 25th. 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!

Dementia Caregivers Support Group:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital is starting a Dementia Caregivers Support Group to engage caregivers in conversation and ensure all members a safe haven in expressing personal feelings.  We understand that being a caregiver can come with added stress and unclear guidelines that generate many emotions over time. That’s why here at Fairfield Memorial Hospital we want you to know you are not alone. This support group is designed to lift up caregivers, and to create conversation. Caring takes courage! Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Dementia Caregivers Support Group will hold their first meeting on July 25th at 1:30pm in the Horizon Healthcare Medical Arts Complex Education Rooms.  Light refreshments will be served. These meetings will be held every 4th Thursday of the month.  To learn more information about this support group, contact Mariah Minor, RN BSN, Skilled Care Unit Nurse Leader, at 618-847-8328.



School and Sport Physicals

Fairfield Memorial Hospital is providing a school and sports physical for all ages in different areas. The fee for the physical is $25. Please contact 618-842-4617 for any questions.

Geff Grade School – Thursday, July 11th 8:30am-4pm

Center Street/North Side – Tuesday, July 16th 10am-4pm

Edwards County – Wednesday, July 17th   8:30am-3pm

Jasper – Tuesday, July 23rd 12pm-4pm

Grayville – Tuesday, July 23rd 8:30am-5pm

FCHS – Tuesday, July 30th 1pm-4pm

Clay City – Wednesday, July 31st 10am-1pm

New Hope – Thursday, August 1st 11am-4pm

Wayne City – Thursday, August 1st 11am-4pm

North Wayne Schools – Registration will be at Cisne Middle School – Wednesday, August 7th 1pm-3pm

Frontier College – Friday, August 9th 9am-1pm

Be sure to like us on Facebook at for more information regarding the services we offer and upcoming events.

Golf Ball Drop:

How would you like the chance to win some money while supporting a worthy cause? The FMH Foundation is hosting a Golf Ball Drop on August 1st at 1pm on the FMH front lawn. The person whose golf ball drops closest to the center of the target will win half of the money that is raised for this event. The more chances you buy to win the better your odds! Tickets are 1 for $5 or 6 for $20. To purchase tickets you can stop by FMH Administration, Foundation Office, any FMH Foundation member, at the 360 Wellness Event, and the FMH booth at the Edwards County Fair. For more information contact FMH Executive Foundation Director Mariah McDaniel at 618-847-8297.

Golf Tournament:

Fairfield Memorial HospitalFoundation is holding its Fifteenth Annual Golf Scramble to raise funds to help support the expanding growth of the hospital. The golf scramble will be held at Fairfield Golf Course on August 2nd from 7:30am – 5pm. For more information about registering to play and/or to be a sponsor of this event, please contact Mariah McDaniel at 618-847-8297.

5K Trick or Trot/Kids Fun Run:

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual FMH 5K Trick or Trot/Kids Fun Run! It will be held on Saturday, October 26th starting at 8a.m. Fairfield Memorial staff will also have plenty of fun activities planned for some family fun. Some of the activities will be soda pop ring toss, fall course, toilet paper toss, teddy bear surgery, fun picture contest along the route, straw/spider races, cookie decorating, basket toss, trunk or treat, pin the bone on the skeleton and much more! Registration information about this Family Fun Event will be coming out soon so be sure to like/follow our Facebook page to stay informed about this event and the many other services that Fairfield Memorial Hospital provides.


Teutopolis Monastery Museum Hours

Visitors can view more than 30 rooms of the Teutopolis Monastery Museum on Sunday, July 7th, 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 second floor in the former Franciscan Novitiate building which is located behind St. Francis Church in Teutopolis. A chair lift is available for visitors who have difficulty with stairs.

Besides its collection of articles used by the Franciscan Friars, the Museum is also known for Bibles and books in different languages, some from the 1700’s. The “pioneer wing” features items used by early Teutopolis pioneers, including farm tools, furniture, clocks, quilts, toys, various household and grocery store items. These articles are on display in the former “cells” or bedrooms of the Novices.

The tour also includes the Mausoleum and St. Francis church with stained glass windowswhich depict highlights in the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Volunteers are available along the tour to explain displays and assist visitors.

Special group tours for adults or school groups can be arranged on days other than the scheduled Sunday openings. Call (217) 857-6404 ext. 236, leave a message and the call will be returned. Regular, scheduled museum opening dates are the first Sunday of the months April thru November.

For more information go to the parish website: or to the town’s website at and click on “Tourism” or the pair of wooden shoes.

Carmi Jr. Pro Football Sign-ups

Carmi Jr. Pro football sign-ups will be held on Saturday, July 20 & Saturday, July 27 from 8:30 – 12:00 noon each day at the football practice field at the end of College Blvd. Registration is $30. Any youth entering 5th – 8th grades is eligible to participate. All equipment, except cleats, is provided.Continue Reading

St. Polycarp Ice Cream Social

The St. Polycarp Ladies Guild Ice Cream Social will be held from Sunday, July 21 from 11am – 1pm.  Sandwiches, homemade ice cream & desserts will be served.  There will be a Country Store, kids games, quilt raffle & basket raffles.  Everyone invited.Continue Reading

David Phelps Performing in Washington, IN

The unmistakable sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps (pictured in attached jpg), will be featured in Washington, IN, on Friday, August 2 at the Antioch Christian Church, located at 3007 East US Hwy 50. This exciting concert event begins at 7:00pm. Once a childhood musical prodigy from Tomball, TX, David Phelps earned a…Continue Reading

Hope Center Feed the Family/Clothing Give Away

The Hope Center has lots of food and clothes to give away SaturdayJuly 20th. We will start setting up at 8am for Feed the Family and start the give away for food and clothes shortly after set up…. Our second month of “Don’t Give Up”, will start at 11am. Curt Spicer did a great job…Continue Reading