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BCHFS Annual Fall Festival

Sep 20th, 2014

Baptist Children's Home & Family Services in Carmi, IL will hold their 15th Annual Fall Festival beginning at 10am Saturday, Sept. 20.  There will be a Quilt auction & silent auction, campus & cottage tours, games, booths, entertainment & a complimentary lunch.  The festival is open to the public.  Free admission, parking, and fun along with creative ways to support BCHFS.  One may participate by providing a booth, donate a quilt or auction item, or volunteer while sharing in the great fun.  For details or directions, call 618-382-4164 or visit

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Cowling Community Center Chicken & Noodle Dinner

Sep 20th, 2014

The Cowling Community Center will hold their annual chicken & noodle dinner on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4-7pm.  An $8 donation includes homemade chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, cranberry salad, roll, dessert & beverage.  Proceeds will benefit club projects.

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Hope Center "Feed the Family"

Sep 20th, 2014

Saturday, September 20th will be the next Hope Center, "Feed the Family". Their will be lots of food, clothes, furniture,carpet and misc. items to give away. The start time will be around 9am. The Hope Center is located at 23 West Cherry in Albion. The House of Prayer will be assisting and giving the "Message of Hope". This program is for people that live in Edwards, Wabash, White and Wayne Counties. If anyone would like to donate RAMEN noodles or shoes and boots that would be great. To see other Hope Center resources go to The Hope Center is open each Wednesday at 11am.

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St. Polycarp K of C Bratfest

Sep 21st, 2014

St. Polycarp Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Bratfest on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11am-1pm at the Parish Hall, 209 4th Street, Carmi.  All you can eat lunch includes grilled bratwurst & hot dogs, peppers & onions, sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans & homemade desserts.  Carry outs available.  Tickets can be purchased in advance from any K of C member or at the door the day of the event.

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Upcoming Events at SIC

Sep 14th, 2014

Sept. 14-19 – Constitution Week in SIC College District. Displays in A/B lobby and pocket Constitutions available. For more information, contact Kellye Whitler 618-252-5400, ext. 2486.

 Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. – Cultural Arts Series: Lee Murdock with Blue Horizon Band performs in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center at SIC lower lobby at SIC.  Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Contact Kellye Whitler at 252-5400, ext. 2486 for more information.


Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.—SIC Board of Trustees Meeting in the Rodney J. Brenner Board Room at SIC in Harrisburg.


Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m. – SIC Night at Ponderosa, Softball vs. Basketball, with special SIC “celebrity” wait staff (SIC coaches).  Ten percent of sales and all tips go to the American Heart Association.


Oct. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. – SIC Theatre presents Cinderella in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center at SIC.  Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students, staff and seniors. For reserved seating, contact the box office at 618-252-5400, ext. 2486 or 2487 or email

Visit SIC’s website for more upcoming event information.

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GED Classes at SIC

Sep 2nd, 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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Grief Support Group Meeting - Mt. Carmel

Sep 23rd, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief Support Group Meeting at the First Christian Church, 8th & Market Streets, Mt. Carmel, IL from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 23.  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.  For more information, call 618-262-5921 or visit

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Fundraiser for Bonnie & Tommie Willmore

Oct 4th, 2014

A fundraiser for Bonnie & Tommie Willmore will be held at Kevin & Donna's Sweetwater 2, Hwy. 14, Benton, IL on Saturday, October 4.  A spaghetti dinner will be served at 5pm for $6 donation per plate.  An auction will be held at 6pm with music to follow the auction.

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Harmonie State Park Craft Fair

Oct 4th, 2014

Harmonie State Park Craft Fair                                                                                                                                    

Oct. 4, 2014, 9:00-5:00

Gate fee for all will be $3.00 that day.

Crafts, pioneer demo, fire truck rides, blowups, face painting, live band, petting zoo,

food, rapture rehab group etc.

Want to be a vendor?  (call 812-682-4821)

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Teutopolis Monastery Musuem to be Open

Oct 5th, 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: or visit the town's website at and click on "Tourism" or the pair of wooden shoes.

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GED Testing at SIC

Oct 8th, 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  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 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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Grief Support Meeting - Carmi

Oct 9th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling is sponsoring a free Grief Support Group Meeting on Thursday, October 9, 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

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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group Meeting

Oct 14th, 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, October 14. 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

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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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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

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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


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:

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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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