Guardian Center Firecracker 5K Challenge

5th annual Firecracker 5K Challenge to benefit The Guardian Center during the Grayville Days weekend festivities. Proceeds will benefit the children of Crawford, Edwards, Gallatin, Lawrence, Richland, Saline, Wabash, and White counties. The event will start and finish at the Depot in Grayville on the morning of September 1st with registration from 7-7:45 a.m. and the race at 8:00 a.m.  Online registration is available through our website: and Facebook page.


As you may know, The Guardian Center works to help children who have been reported as abused physically or sexually.  Advocates provide emotional support, court assistance, referrals for counseling and a variety of other services to children and their families from the time of the child’s disclosure until the criminal case or other services are completed.  If you have any questions regarding our services, please contact our office.

Grief Support Group Meeting – Carmi

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief support group meeting at the First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Church Street, Carmi, IL from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, Aug. 9 &  Thursday, Sept. 13.  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, MAMFC, LCPC.  For more information, call 618-382-5548 or visit

Animal Auction

An Animal & consignment auction will be held at the Ridgway Fairgrounds Barn at 9am on the 4th Saturday of each month, including June 23.  For more information, call 618-841-7971.

Race for the Cure

Register online now for the Evansville 21st annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on September 30, 2018 at for $30 until August 31.  Cost raises to $35 starting September 1.  Unite in the fight against breast cancer!  Help raise money for services right here in the Tri-State while also funding research to find the cures.  Be More Than Pink!

FMH August Calendar of Events

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group:

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group will meet Saturday, August 4th from 11 a.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. For more information regarding this support group please call 618-847-8243.

Fairfield Memorial Hospital to host PALSfor (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Training:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will hold the next Pediatric Advanced Life Support class on August 2nd at 9 a.m.   The cost is $30 for the PALS course.  Should a CPR card be needed, there will be an additional $10 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 ($30 class fee): September 5th, and November 7th. Future class dates for Pediatric Advanced Life Support classes are as follows: October 29th, and December 5th.  Please register one week prior to class, if possible.

CPR Classes:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s free monthly CPR Class will be held on Wednesday, August 1st at 9:30am.Pre-registration is required. To register, please call (618)847-8367.

First Aid/CPR Class:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital is offering First Aid Certification to the public free of charge.The class will be held on August 8th at 8am to 12pm 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.

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 6-7 p.m. in the Medical Arts Complex Education Room with the next meeting being held, Thursday, August 9th.

Horizon Healthcare 10th Anniversary:

Come celebrate with us! Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Horizon Healthcare is turning 10 years old and in celebration of this milestone we will be hosting a community wide cookout with curbside service on August 15th from 10:30am-1:00pm on the east side of the Medical Arts Complex parking lot located at 213 NW 10th Street. We will be providing your choice of a pork burger, hamburger, hot dog, or brat along with chips, cookie, and a drink at no cost as our way of saying thank you for a wonderful 10 years and we look forward to being your provider of choice for many years to come! For more information, call 618-847-8242.

Coffee Club:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions will hold the next Coffee Club from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on August 16th. The Coffee Club will meet at the Fairfield Elks Lodge 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 will also be offered at the Coffee Club.

Diabetes Support Group:

Join FMH on Thursday, August 16thfor the Diabetes Support Group Meeting.Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s certified Diabetes Educator, Stephen Welty, RN, CDE, will lead a discussion on taking care of your feet and toes. The meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the FMH Medical Arts Complex Education Room.


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.

Clay City – August 1st 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fairfield High School – August 1st 10:00am-1:00pm

Wayne City – August 2nd 9:00am-4:00pm

North Wayne – August 9th 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Patoka Lake Winery’s Dash for the Glass 5K

Patoka Lake Winery’s 2nd annual Dash for the Glass 5K will take place at Patoka Lake Winery Saturday, November 3rd 2018 at 2pm.

Dash for the Glass 5K aims to raise money for local military families.

Last year, 194 racers registered for the 5K, raising over $3500. The money was divided evenly among three local organizations. The community support and enthusiasm moved many people, including State Representative Stephen Bartels, Co-owner of Patoka Lake Winery. Representative Bartels shared after the event: “having a father killed in Vietnam, my 22 years of Military service and now a son serving as a combat medic has given me a deep sense of duty to help our veterans in need, and also extend that support to the families.”

This year Patoka Lake Winery hopes to have 300 registered racers. Registration cost is $35 plus processing fees. Racers can register online at or visit their Facebook page at Racers, age 21 and over, receive a t-shirt to commemorate the event as well as a glass of wine included in their registration fee. All ages are welcome and children and teens are encouraged to participate at an abated price.

Join Patoka Lake Winery and raise money for a great cause.

For more information, go to or call Race Director, Rachel Lorett, at (812) 685-2203 ext. 1011.

SIC Calendar of Events

Aug, 13—Fall semester begins at SIC. Aug. 14, 6 p.m. — Southeastern Illinois College Community Chorus begins. Rehearsal is every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the music room F110. The Community Chorus is open to anyone high school age and up. For more information or to join, contact Cory Garmane at or 252-5400 ext.…Continue Reading

Upcoming Events @ SIC

Aug. 27, 4-6 p.m.—Auditions for SIC’s Young Frankenstein and Narnia will be held in the music room, F110 for anyone high school age and above. Sign up in the theatre lobby upon arrival. To audition for either (or both): prepare a 1 minute monologue and a verse of a Broadway style song.  An accompanist will…Continue Reading