Trinity Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival

Trinity Assembly of God will be hosting a Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 31st.  
The doors will open promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m.  
This event will be located at 1600 Saunders Avenue in Carmi, Illinois.  
We provide a safe and fun environment for the children to experience.   All the children in the community are invited to attend.  
Come dressed up in your favorite positive character.   “No Scary Costumes or Representation of Bad/Evil Characters will be allowed”
There will be lots of games, snacks, candy, and prizes given away.  Everything is Free.  A hay ride will also be provided if weather permits.

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, Oct. 11, Thursday, Nov. 8 & Thursday, Dec. 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

Concealed Carry Class

Concealed Carry Class Scheduled for Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, Renewal Class Nov. 3

Carmi Rifle Club, a not-for-profit organization, will be offering its fall Illinois concealed carry class Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. 16 hours of training is required by law for the IL license. The club will host the Day 1 class which covers firearms and marksmanship on Saturday Oct. 20th. The Day 2 class which covers the legal portion and range qualification is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27th. Classroom portion will be conducted at the White County Farm Bureau Bldg. with range training and qualification at the Carmi Rifle Club. Instructors will be IL State Police registered concealed carry instructors Mike and Valinda Rowe.

Students who have up to 8 hours of acceptable prior training which can be credited toward the 16 total hours may register for the Oct. 27th Day 2 class without attending the Day 1 class. Acceptable prior training would include a honorable military discharge or NRA Basic Pistol certificate, or a combination of IL Hunter Safety certificate along with a Utah concealed carry license. Other training might qualify but would have to be confirmed prior to registration. Hours for both classes will be 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fee for each day/class is $115. Pre-registration is required.

Concealed Carry Renewal Class – Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
Illinois concealed carry licenses must be renewed every 5 years. The Carmi Rifle Club will be offering the 3-hr. renewal course on Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
The classroom portion of the course and will be held at White County Farm Bureau Building, 304 E Robinson St. Carmi, IL. Live-fire qualification will be conducted at the Carmi Rifle Club range and scheduled throughout the rest of the morning and afternoon. Course conducted by ISP registered instructors Mike and Valinda Rowe.

This course fulfills the renewal training requirements for the Illinois Concealed Carry License.
Firearms and ammunition will be supplied.
FEE: $50

To reserve a seat in the classes or for information: contact Valinda Rowe @ 618-963-2788 or email

Lovell Haunted Yard

Visit the Haunted Yard – 515 Fifth Street, Carmi, starting at 7pm on Saturday,  October 27.  Admission is 1 canned good which will be distributed to local food pantries.  Meet the crazy lady at the front door and be lead by silent souls.  You may get palms read to reveal your fate.  Beware of the wolf that runs around.  Don’t be surprised by the jack in the box.  Outrun the walking dead.  End with out of breath candy.

Faith Bible Church Child’s Heart Conference

Faith Bible Church, located at 5601 Oak Hill Rd, is hosting Shepherding a Child’s Heart Conference. The public is welcome to attend this free Conference November 9-10, 2018. The featured speaker is Dr. Tedd Tripp. Dr. Tripp has been a pastor for over 25 years with a BA in History, Master of Divinity and Doctorate…Continue Reading

Open Range/Camping @ Carmi Rifle Club

Annual Open Range and Camping This weekend at Carmi Rifle Club Carmi Rifle Club will be hosting their annual open range weekend Oct. 19, 22, and 22. Members and public are invited. The gate will be open and the outdoor range will be available for anyone to enjoy as long as they obey the safety…Continue Reading