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SIC Health Fair

Oct 22nd, 2014

 A wide variety of vendors addressing a plethora of wellness-related topics will attend this year’s Health Fair at Southeastern Illinois College. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. until noon.  The event will be held in the SIC Student Center in “B” Building.

Numerous booths are set to be on hand. There will be different screening options available, including hearing exams by All American Hearing, blood pressure screenings by SIC Nursing and students and Egyptian Health Department, bone density tests by Ferrell Hospital, spinal scans by Integrated Health and Steward Chiropractic Center and blood sugar tests by Fresenius Medical Care, amongst many others.

Chair massages will be provided by Joyner Therapy Services. Flu shots will also be available at an affordable rate provided by Harrisburg Medical Center. 

SIC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center Lobby.

Booth spaces are still available for any health-related organizations who wish to present. Those interested in procuring a space for a booth may call Donna Hearn at 252-5400, extension 3213.  

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Brownsville School Open House/Chili supper

Oct 23rd, 2014

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Brownsville School will host its annual Open House and Chili Supper from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Chili, drink and dessert or 2 hot dogs, drink and dessert will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for $5.00 a person.  Carry-out will also be available.  Prizes will be raffled as well as themed baskets from each classroom.  Prize drawings will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Tickets may be purchased in advance and at the door.

Brownsville School, 1187 Co. Rd. 700 E., Carmi, IL is a public school attendance center operated by the Carmi-White County Unit #5 School District.  The school serves students with special needs who live in Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline, Wabash,Wayne and White Counties.  For more information, call 618-265-3256.

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Plate Printing Demonstration at at Carmi Library

Oct 23rd, 2014

Share a night of art with the Carmi Public Library as Katherine Sands demonstrates gelatin plate printing, a fun and simple way to create detailed patterns on cloth and paper using plain gelatin found in the grocery store. The gelatin acts as the printing plate and it is possible to create layers of design on cloth and paper. Katherine Sands, of Sands Studio in Norris City, will be demonstrating the many ways of creating patterns using the gelatin plate at the Carmi Library on Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Katherine Sands is an Illinois Artisan working in textile and mixed media works of art.  Her work can be seen in galleries in the region and at her studio at 104 E. Main St., Norris City. She has a website and blog at www.katherinesands.com.  Contact her at 618-383-2040 or kathy@katherinesands.com.  The program is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.  For more information, contact the library at 382-5277.

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GED Classes at SIC

Oct 20th, 2014

Southeastern Illinois College will offer GED classes at the following locations:

Saline County SIC Campus:  Morning classes:  Sept. 2-22, Sept. 23-Oct. 21, Oct. 22-Nov. 19, Nov. 20-Dec. 10                                                Evening classes:  Sept. 8-Oct. 20, Oct. 22-Dec. 10

Harrisburg District Library:  Afternoon classes:  Sept. 8-Oct. 16 & Oct. 20-Dec. 11

Gallatin County WADI:  Afternoon classes:  Sept. 3-Oct. 13 & Oct. 15-Dec. 10

Hardin County Golden Circle:  Afternoon classes:  Sept. 3-Oct. 14 & Oct. 15-Dec. 10

Pope County First Baptist Church:  Afternoon classes:  Sept. 4-Oct. 21 & Oct. 22-Dec. 10

White County SIC Center  Morning classes:  Sept. 2-22, Sept. 23-Oct. 21, Oct. 22-Nov. 19, Nov.20-Dec. 10  

                                      Evening classes:  Sept. 8-Oct. 20 & Oct. 21-Dec. 110

Call & register at 618-252-5400, ext. 2242 or toll free at 866-338-2742, ext. 2242.

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New Haven American Legion needing donations

Oct 31st, 2014

The New Haven American Legion is needing donations for their Halloween Part October 30th. They need baked goods for the cake walk, prizes for bingo and door prizes are needed. Please call the legion at 618-265-9005 for more information or bring items to the legion.

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Junior League of Evansville Rummage Sale

Oct 24th, 2014

The Junior League of Evansville announces the dates of this year’s River City Rummage Sale, an annual event hosted by the organization that benefits its mission and local charities.
Washington Lawndale Commons will be the host to the shopping event, with a preview sale from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, October 24, and again for the full sale on Saturday, October 25 from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Items for sale at the River City Rummage Sale include furniture, electronics, adult and children’s clothing, accessories, housewares, and more. Friday’s admission fee of $5 gives shoppers early access to sale items and prices are doubled Friday night. Saturday’s admission fee is $1.
Prior to the sale, should community members be interested in donating items to be sold during the River City Rummage Sale, they may visit http://www.facebook.com/JLERummageSale for donation times and locations.
For more information about the event, visit http://www.facebook.com/JLERummageSale, or call The Junior League of Evansville at 812-434-6710.

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October Family Fun Fest

Oct 25th, 2014

The October Family Fun Fest "Celebrating the American Family" will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10am-1pm at the Floral Hall at the White County Fairgrounds in Carmi.  Activities will include: make your own American flag, games, face painting, paper sculptures, tumbling, ballooning, crafts, bowling, fingerprinting, making root beer floats, animals, fire truck, dental health care, bouncy house, cake walk, train rides ... and more.  Lunch will be availabe from 11am-12:30 pm.  Hot dog, chips, cookie & a drink for 50 cents.  Everything else is free.  Great prizes will be given away every hour.

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Cowling Community Center Chili Supper

Oct 25th, 2014

Cowling Community Center will hold their annual Chili Supper on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 4-7pm.  Chili will be served by the bowl or carry-out your own non-glass container.  Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, peanut butter sandwiches, desserts and beverages will also be available.

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Tri-State Woodcarvers Club Show & Sell

Oct 25th, 2014

The Tri-State Woodcarvers Club presents its 29th Annual "Wonders in Wood" Show and Sell on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9am-5pm & Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10am-4pm at the National Guard Armory, 3300 Division Street, Evansville, IN (off Lloyd Expressway & Vann Avenue)  

Over 35 woodcarvers from 35 states will exhibit hand carved items for show and sale.  Admission is $3 and includes a chance to win hourly door prizes.  

Live chainsaw carving, carving contest, mini-carving classes, woodburning and woodturning demonstrations, along with bird carving demonstrations will take place during this exciting weekend.

Proceeds from "Carving for Charity" will benefit the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.  Concessions will be provided by the Boy Scouts.  

For more information, contact Jack Winkleman at 812-499-3516 or Jeff Hancock at 812-858-6174.

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Faith Tabernacle Church Fundraiser

Oct 25th, 2014

Faith Tabernacle Church will hold a fundraiser at 734 Shipley Street, Carmi from 10am-4pm, Saturday, Oct. 25.  They will be selling Scentsy, Thirty-One bags, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, baked goods & many more vendors.  

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Suds and Smiles Personal Hygiene Collection

Oct 25th, 2014

Egyptian Health and Fowler Bonan are holding their Annual Make A Difference Day Drive called Suds N Smiles on October 25th.  They will be set up outside of the Carmi and Harrisburg Wal-Marts and The Dollar General Store in Shawneetown from 8-12.  The drive is to collect personal hygiene items to give to local families in need.

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Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival at Trinity Assembly of God

Oct 31st, 2014

Trinity Assembly of God will be hosting a Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival on Friday, 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.  

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.  

There will be lots of games, snacks, candy, and prizes given away.  A hay ride will also be provided. 

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Heritage Festival at S.I.C.

Nov 1st, 2014

Heritage Festival will be held Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southeastern Illinois College.  More than 120 vendors will be on hand with live demonstrations.  Food will be available from SIC’s Falcon Pointe Bistro. Wil Maring, singer, songwriter, graphic artist, fine art painter and Robert Bowlin will perform at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday in the Harry Crisp Student Center. For more information, contact Donna Hearn at 618-252-5400, ext. 3213. 

Visit SIC’s website for more upcoming event information.  www.sic.edu

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Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride 2014

Nov 1st, 2014

Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride 2014

Event Location:

Ferne Clyff State Park

IL 37, Goreville, IL  62939

Organization:  Loose Nut Motorcycle Club

 Description:

A self-guided dual sport motorcycle tour of southern Illinois on November 1 & 2 2014.  Start 7:00 a.m., Ferne Clyffe State Park, near Goreville IL find us on Facebook or go to the advrider website Event URL: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=934710

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PC Pound Pupplies Craft & Gift Show

Nov 1st, 2014

PC Pound Puppies will be having their 5th Annual Craft and Gift Show on November 1, 2014. It will be in the activities building at the Posey County Fairgrounds on Highway 69, just 3 miles south of New Harmony. It will be from 9 am until 3 pm, and it is free.
This is a very important fund-raising event that enables the rescue and medical treatment for Posey County's homeless and abandoned dogs. There has been more than the usual amount of veterinary bills this summer, so please plan to attend and support this cause. Donations are always welcome.
Several new vendors have already signed up. but there are still spaces available. Please contact Cathy Powers at 812 963 3890, 812 499 6413, or GarnetMist@aol.co

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S & H Arena Saddle Up for St. Jude Benefit Auction

Nov 1st, 2014

The 4th Annual Saddle Up for St. Jude benefit auction will b held on Saturday, November 1st beginning at 9 a.m. Door prizes will be given out throughout the day.  Hunts & hunting items will not sell before 11am.  Tack sale will begin at approx. 2pm.  Concessions will be available.  Donations & consignments will be listed at S & H Arena on Facebook.  Quality consignments & donations will be accepted at S & H Arena from noon - 7pm on Friday, 10/31 & Saturday until sale time.  100% of proceeds go to St. Jude's.  For more information, call Jerry & Dorothy Sutton at 618-384-7791 or 618-265-3590 or Scott & Samantha Hoelscher at 618-383-2474 or 618-265-3595.  S & H Arena is located at 447 Co. Rd. 800 East, Norris City, IL.  From intersection of Rt. 1 & Rt. 141, turn eat onto 141; go 4.2 miles to Co. Rd. 800 East; turn north; go 2.25 miles ... arena on left.

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Teutopolis Monastery Musuem to be Open

Nov 2nd, 2014

Visitors can view more than 30 rooms in the Teutopolis Monastery Museum.  Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.  The Museum is located in the former Franciscan Novitiate building which is located behind St. Francis Church in Teutopolis.  

Special group tours for adults or school groups can be arranged by calling 217-857-3586.  The museum will be open for regular scheduled openings the first Sunday of September, October, and November 2014 from 12:30 - 4pm.  For more information about the museum go the parish website: www.stfrancischurch.com or visit the town's website at www.Teutopolis.com and click on "Tourism" or the pair of wooden shoes.

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Higher Ground Progress Party

Nov 2nd, 2014

On Saturday, November 1st & Sunday, November 2nd from 2:00-4:00 PM there will be a "Progress Party" at Higher Ground (located on the Herald blacktop at 1179 County Road   350 North   New Haven, IL).  Everyone is welcome to stop by to see the progress that is happening.

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Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 5th, 2014

The Carmi American Legion Post 224 will hold their Annual Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 5 from 5-7 pm. The public is invited.

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Josh Gray Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

Nov 8th, 2014

GHS Class of 2006 graduate, Josh Gray, loved to travel.  In fact, during the semester he studied abroad at the University of Evansville’s Harlaxton College, Josh traveled to a different country each weekend.  His enthusiasm was contagious as he described visiting Rome, Paris, Dublin, Munich, London, and Barcelona.  Josh had planned to travel in the future but those plans were cut short when Josh lost his life in a tragic vehicle accident in November 2013, at the age of 25.  

To honor Josh’s life, his friends and family established the “Joshua Gray Endowed Scholarship”.  Once the funding goal is met, a perpetual annual award will be given to a University of Evansville student, with financial need, who plans to attend a semester at Harlaxton College. 

To help reach the funding goal, the first annual Josh Gray Memorial Corn Hole Tournament will be played Saturday, November 8, at the Grayville American Legion.  Registration is from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. with the tournament starting at 10:00 a.m.  There is a $40 registration fee per 2-member team while students will receive a $10 per team discount.   The first place team will be awarded $200; second prize is $100. 

A silent auction, a 50/50 drawing, and a bake sale will be held during the tournament.  Porkburgers, hamburgers, and grilled tenderloin sandwiches will be available throughout the day, even to those who do not participate in the tournament. 

All donations to benefit Josh’s scholarship would be appreciated.  Gifts can be made by check directly to the University of Evansville with “Joshua Gray Endowed Scholarship” in the memo line, or online at www.evansville.edu/give/.  All donors will receive an acknowledgement letter for their tax deductible gift.

For additional information, one may contact Debbie or John Gray at  618-375-4018 or at www.facebook.com/joshgraymemorialscholarship.

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Emmanuel United Methodist Church Chili Supper

Nov 9th, 2014

Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi will hold a Chili Supper New Building Fundraiser on Sunday, November 9 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the church, 700 N. 3rd Street, Carmi.  Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from Donnie Seitz or John Hubele.  The meal includes chili or hot dog or chili dog, carrot and celery sticks, dessert, drink and chips.  The 2013 Corn Day People's Choice Award-winning chili made by Gretta McKelvey will be featured.  All proceeds will benefit the building of the new church at 203 Edgwood Lane in Carmi, IL.  for more information, call 618-382-2436.

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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group Meeting

Nov 11th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Overcoming Anxiety support group meeting at the First Christian Church, 8th & Market Streets, Mt. Carmel, IL from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The meeting is for anyone who has experienced anxiety, worry, fear, dread, or panic.  The leader is Brenda Knuckles.  For more information, call 618-262-5921 or visit www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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GED Testing at SIC

Nov 18th, 2014

GED testing will be held at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg in Room A-144a from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm on the following days:  Sept. 17, Oct. 8, Nov. 18, & Dec. 9.  Register online at ged.com  Testing is $30 per module ($120 total).  Fees may be paid online by debit, credit card or voucher purchased from Regional Office of Education.  Testing fees do not include the cost of Illinois High School Equivalence Certificate ($10)/Official transcript ($3).  Testers under 18 must provide a withdrawal letter e-mailed to ICCB at GEDTestingIL@iccb.org from last high school attended, or may be faxed to 217-558-6700.  For questions, Call Donna at 618-252-5400, ext. 3213. 

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Holiday Family Feud Charity Event

Nov 22nd, 2014

Holiday Family Feud will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. The game-show is being sponsored by First Bank in conjunction with the “It’s a White County Christmas” celebration. At this fun charity event, teams will attempt to guess the responses to holiday-related questions from a local survey.

Up to eight teams of five will compete in Holiday Family Feud. Teams can consist of family members, friends, coworkers, or members of local clubs or organizations. The entry fee is $50 per team. Half of each team’s fee will go to the charity of the team’s choice, and the other half will be donated to the charity of the winning team’s choice. To sign up, email kkessler@FirstBank.bz or call 382-5872. 

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Grief Support Meeting - Carmi

Nov 25th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief Support Group Meeting on Thursday, October 16, at the First United Methodist Church, 100 South Church Street, Carmi from 6-7pm.  The meeting is for anyone who has experienced a loss (death of a loved one, divorce, long-term illness, etc.) The group is led by Brenda Knuckles.  For more information call 618-382-5548 or visitwww.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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It's A White County Christmas Vendor Bazaar

Nov 29th, 2014

A Vendor Bazaar will be held in conjunction with "It's A White County Christmas" on Saturday, November 29 from 9am - 3pm at the Farm Bureau Building, 304 E. Robinson Street, Carmi & at the Elks Lodge, 217 E. Cherry Street in Carmi.  The Bazaar will benefit the "Shop With A Cop" program and The Guardian Center.   Vendor spaces are still available...call 618-926-3888 for details.

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Our Savior Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Dec 31st, 2014

The Our Savior Lutheran Church food pantry is still open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and Thursday from 9am - noon.  Call 618 - 838 - 6653.  The food pantry is located behind CVS in Carmi.

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Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

Dec 31st, 2014

A new Narcotics Anonymous meeting is being held in Carmi. (There hasn't been an NA meeting here in a very long time.) We hope to provide a safe place where recovering addicts can share their experience, strength, and hope with one another. This is an open Narcotics Anonymous meeting, which means that non-addict guests are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held every Tuesday from 6-7 PM at the Cherry Street Annex at 298 3rd Street.

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Jefferson School Collecting General Mills Boxtops

May 31st, 2015

Jefferson Attendance Center is collecting General Mills Boxtops for Education.  General Mills will pay .10 cents for each label that is on their products.  The money goes into the PTO to help pay for field trips, classroom supplies and items to enhance the student's learning process.

They also collect empty inkjet cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics.  There is a container just inside the door by the school office that these items an be dropped into.  

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