FMH Employee of the Month

FMH PRESENTS MAY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH   Fairfield Memorial Hospital honors employees monthly for providing extraordinary patient care and customer services within and outside of the Hospital.   Misty Stone, RN, who works as a nurse at the FMH Horizon Healthcare Grayville Medical Clinic, has been selected as the May Employee of the Month.…Read more…

Enfield Village Board

ENFIELD VILLAGE BOARD The village board members were sworn in: Terry Harrison, Mary Dormer, Judy Beth Palmiter, Jim Bolin and Maury Black, who were re-elected; and Jim Fechtig, who was appointed to fill out the two-year unexpired term of Aaron Dauby. The board approved the renewal of liquor licenses for Billy Bob and Nina’s and…Read more…

Unit Five School Board Hires and Assignments

School Board Hires and Assignments   The Carmi White County Unit Five School Board not only had a busy meeting Monday night, but an executive session was also busy with a number of hires and assignments made following the closed door session. The board hired Kim Hindman as a special education adaptive PE teacher at…Read more…

Ferrell Hospital to Conduct Severe Weather Drill Friday

FERRELL HOSPITAL TO CONDUCT SEVERE WEATHER DRILL ELDORADO, IL – Ferrell Hospital and affiliated outpatient locations will be conducting a severe weather/tornado drill on Friday, May 24 at 2:30 PM. “Being prepared for emergencies takes practice,” said Alisa Coleman, CEO, Ferrell Hospital. “The safety of our patients, staff and community is our first priority, so…Read more…

Illinois Hunters Harvest Over 15,000 Turkey

Illinois 2019 Spring Wild Turkey Preliminary Harvest Totals 15,189 Birds SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,189 wild turkeys during the 2019 Spring Turkey Season. This year’s total is up compared with the 2018 statewide turkey harvest of 13,494. The statewide preliminary total includes the 2019 Youth Turkey Season…Read more…

FMH Second Annual Community Garden

FMH Second Annual Community Garden Fairfield Memorial Hospitalwas able to till up the ground last week for the 2nd Annual FMH Community Garden “Fresh Blooms”. Weather permitting FMH staff and volunteers will be planting this year’s crops on Thursday, May 23rd from 2pm-4pm. Last year’s garden was such a success that other healthcare organizations in our…Read more…

White County Historical Society Busy Spring

White County Historical Society   The White County Historical Board of Directors has reviewed the busy months of spring activities and is preparing to launch another project to raise funds needed to maintain the museums and future events.  The April dinner meeting was well attended to recognize and celebrate White County citizens who willingly joined…Read more…

C-WC Unit Five School Board Meeting

CWC Unit Five School  Board Meeting Rod Wright, representing UNICOM-A.R.C. addressed the board for half an hour about a strategy for coordinating a community agreement/communication program to gather and evaluate input from the community concerning facility improvements and renovations to Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington Schools on construction of a new PreK-6 or PreK-8 school building.…Read more…

Lovell Named Educator of the Year at Kiwanis

Carmi Kiwanis Names Leanett Lovell Educator of the Year! The Kiwanis Club of Carmi introduced Carmi-White County District School Social Worker, Leanett Lovell, as Educator of the Year at its weekly meeting on Thursday, May 16th. Mrs. Lovell has worked in the district since August of 2015, primarily serving students in grades 5-12. She also…Read more…

Crop Progress and Condition Report

Crop Progress and Condition   There were 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 19, 2019.   Statewide, the average temperature was 63.5 degrees, 0.1 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.85 inches, 0.16 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 44 percent adequate and 56 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply…Read more…

Fines Increase for Passing Stopped School Bus

Stopped School Buses Picking Up Children SPRINGFIELD…State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) announced today that his bill to double the fines on violators who drive around stopped school buses passed out of the Illinois Senate on Thursday. First offense fines would be increased from $150 to $300 and second offense fines will be increased from $500…Read more…

City of Carmi Planned Power Outage

The City of Carmi has scheduled a power outage for Tuesday morning beginning at 8am.  The outage will include the 1300 block of Oak Street, West block of Gilpin Street, all of  Woodlawn Ave., and the east side of Lexington Ave. Authorities say the outage should last for about 2 hours for those residing/working at locations on…Read more…

SIC Presidents and Vice President’s List

SIC Presidents and Vice Presidents List   Southeastern Illinois College recently released the president and vice presidents list for the spring 2019 semester. To be eligible for the Presidents list, students must take a total of six credit hours in the summer and 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, in addition to…Read more…

Bulldog Football Camp

Bulldog Football Camp   While it may seem a little early in the year to be thinking about football, Carmi White County Athletic Director Kurt Simon announced Bulldog Football camp is coming up May 28 through the 30. The camp will be held at the football practice field and is open to any boy entering…Read more…

Carmi White County S3D Archery

Carmi White County S3D Archery The Carmi-White County S3DA Archery Club held its 2nd annual Illinois Regional Outdoor 3-D Archery event on Saturday, May 11th.  There were 74 student archers from 4 clubs and 6 teams present at the shoot.  Archers shot in a course consisting of 20 3-D targets spread throughout the woods.  This…Read more…