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Family Game Night at Carmi Library

Feb 26th, 2015

Join the Carmi Public Library for Family Game Night on Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m.  The family friendly event will include Pictionary, Monopoly, Candy Land, charades and other games that all age groups can enjoy and play together.  Snacks will be provided and the event is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.  For more information, contact the library at 382-5277.

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Upcoming Events at SIC

Mar 1st, 2015

March 1, 2 p.m. – Cultural Arts Series: Shepard Brass Quintet, performs in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Contact Kellye Whitler at 252-5400, ext. 2486 or 841-4649 for more information.

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

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Carmi Public Library Dr. Suess Party

Mar 2nd, 2015

Dr. Seuss is having a birthday and you can join in the fun and celebration!  The Carmi Public Library will be hosting a come-and-go party for children on Monday, March 2nd from 3 to 4 p.m.   Children can enjoy hearing Dr. Seuss stories, activities, games, and a special Dr. Seuss treat. Come enjoy an afternoon of reading and fun at the Carmi Public Library.  The event is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. For more information, contact the library at 382-5277.

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Pre-K Screenings to be Held at SIC March 3

Mar 3rd, 2015

Wabash Ohio Valley Special Education District will be conducting free Pre-Kindergarten screenings onTuesday, March 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of Southeastern Illinois College’s Melba Patton Library. The screenings take about 45 minutes and include hearing and vision tests.  Head Start personnel will be available to discuss their program, and families should bring a copy of the child’s official birth certificate.

 

All children living within the college district who are three years of age by screening day are eligible. SIC’s district includes Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope and much of White counties.  It also includes the southeast corner of Hamilton and the northeast corner of Johnson, as well as small border areas in East Williamson and South Hamilton counties. 

 

Call the Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study at (618) 252-5400 ext. 3410 by Friday, Feb. 27 to make an appointment. Space is limited and appointments will be taken on a first-call basis. 

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Community Job Fair at Frontier Community College

Mar 4th, 2015

The Spring 2015 Community Job Fair at Frontier Community College will be held on Wednesday, March 4 from 10am-2pm at the Workforce Development Center on FCC's Campus. Community Members are invited to attend and talk to potential employers and find out what jobs they might have available!

If you are looking for a job, plan to attend as we hope to have a wide variety of employment opportunities represented! For questions or more information, call FCC at 618-842-3711.

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Posh Dosh Vendor/Craft Show

Mar 7th, 2015

POSH DOSH Vendor/Craft Show
FREE Admission
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eldorado American Legion.
1201 Locust Street, Eldorado, Ilinois
www.facebook.com/poshdoshfun/


Posh Dosh is a Vendor/Craft Show as well as a Fundraising Event that aids the Eldorado's American Legion’s Annual Christmas Program for the Kids. Please join us and help support our vendors and crafters. All of the proceeds will help support this philanthropic program.  The program, at the end of the year, throws a party for the local children in our community with a night full of fun, food and gifts.  It's another way for our loyal veterans to show that their devoted service to their communities are never ending.  Free admission and everyone is welcome.

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Overcoming Anxiety Support Group

Mar 10th, 2015

SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS CENTER FOR PASTORAL COUNSELING Is sponsorin FREE

Support Group Meetings:  Mt. Carmel at the First Christian Church, 8th & Market Streets, Mt. Carmel, Illinois

from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Overcoming Anxiety Support Group usually meets the 2nd Tuesday

Next 3 meetings are:  January 13, February 10, and  March 10, 2015

for anyone who has experienced anxiety, worry, fear, dread, or panic.

Our leader is Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC.

For more information, please call 618-262-5921 or visit our website at http://www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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Greif Support Group Meeting - Carmi

Mar 12th, 2015

SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS CENTER FOR PASTORAL COUNSELING Is sponsoring FREE

Grief Support Group Meetings: CARMI    at the First United Methodist Church    SICPC Office {Downstairs)        

100 South Church Street Carmi, Illinois 62821 From 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Grief Support Group usually meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday

Next meetings areJanuary 8, February 12,  and  March 12, 2015

For anyone who has experienced a loss (death of a loved one, divorce, long-term illness, etc.)

This group is led by Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC

For more information, please call 618-382-5548 or visit our website at http://www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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4th Annual St. Jude's Craft Fair

Mar 14th, 2015

The 4th Annual St. Jude's Craft Fair, hosted by Gallatin County Jr. High Student Council, will be held on Saturday, March 14 from 9am-2pm at the Gallatin County School, 5175 Hwy. 13, Junction, IL.  Booth fee is $25 with additional fee for table/chair/electricity.  The Annual Chili Cook-Off & Open volleyball clinic will also be held during this time.  For more information, call 618-272-7341.

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Crossville Dodgeball Tournament

Mar 21st, 2015

THIS YEAR'S DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT WILL BE ON MARCH 21ST IN THE CROSSVILLE COMMUNITY CLUB GYM. THIS YEAR'S TOURNAMENT WILL BE A FUNDRAISER FOR KAREN'S KIDS AND THE RELAY FOR LIFE. THE MONEY WILL BE SPLIT BETWEEN THE TWO. ANY INDIVIDUAL DONATION DESIGNATED FOR ONE OR THE OTHER WILL NOT BE COUNTED IN THE SPLIT. KAREN THOMPSON WAS A LOYAL CROSSVILLE TIGER AND AS CROSSVILLE WALK'N ROLLERS WE WANTED TO HELP WITH HER BOYS' COLLEGE FUND IN THIS WAY.

THE COST FOR REGISTERING IS $75 PER TEAM. TEAM CHECK IN WILL BE AT 2:00 P.M. AND PLAY BEGINS AT 3:00 P.M. TIMES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF TEAMS WE WILL HAVE. THERE WILL BE TWO DIVISIONS-JUNIOR( AGES 14-18) AND SENIOR( 18-UP). THERE WILL BE FIRST AND SECOND PLACE TROPHIES FOR EACH DIVISION. WE ALSO ACCEPT ROSTERS FOR TRIBUTE TEAMS WHO WILL NOT ACTUALLY PLAY BUT HAVE BEEN FORMED AND PAID A $50 DONATION. THOSE TEAMS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT STARTS AND WILL HAVE A SIGN WITH THE NAMES ON THEM HANGING IN THE LOBBY.

THERE WILL BE CONCESSIONS, BASKET RAFFLE, 50/50 DRAWING, AND BAKED GOODS. SWINEY RIVER WILL ALSO BE GRILLING AND SMOKING SOME MEAT TO BE SOLD IN SANDWICHES. ACROSS FROM THE GYM IS A PARK AREA FOR CHILDREN. COME AND ENJOY THE DAY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHILE HELPING OUT 2 TERRIFIC CAUSES.

PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 21ST. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS BIRKLA@ 383-1408 OR TRISH PRINGLE@ 383-1889. OUR MOTTO IS “WHEN YOUR LEGS ARE TIRED, WALK WITH YOUR HEART.” THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO DO JUST THAT.

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Grief Support Group Meeting - Mt. Carmel

Mar 24th, 2015

SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS CENTER FOR PASTORAL COUNSELING Is sponsoring FREE

Support Group Meetings:  Mt. Carmel at the First Christian Church, 8th & Market Streets, Mt. Carmel, Illinois

from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Grief Support Group usually meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday

Next 2 meetings are: January 27, February 24, March 24, for anyone who has experienced a loss (death of a loved one,

divorce, long-term illness, etc.)  Our leader is Brenda Knuckles, MAMFC, LCPC.

For more information, please call 618-262-5921 or visit our website at http://www.freewebs.com/sicpc2006.

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Rend Lake College Workshops

Mar 24th, 2015

Middle and high school students are invited to get active this Spring with several workshops at Rend Lake College. Whether it’s softball, volleyball, or soccer, there’s something for everyone.

If you’d rather get active outside, consider the Softball Fundamentals class with instructor Jessica Varner. Girls in 3rd through 6th grades should come dressed and ready to learn the basics of softball, including hitting and fielding. The class costs $15 and is set for 5 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from May 6 through 20 at the baseball fields at Hamilton County Junior and Senior High School.

Girls in 4th through 6th grades can also take part in Volleyball this spring with instructor April McCormick. Learn the fundamentals of volleyball, such as how to bump, set, spike, and serve, as well as about scoring, positioning, and the rules for volleyball. The class costs $24 and will meet from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 24 through April 2 at the old McLeansboro High School gymnasium.

Last but not least, boys and girls from 4th through 6th grades can participate in Let’s Play Soccer to learn all about stretching, passing, and shooting. Instructor Enrique Guzman will meet with students from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Mondays from May 4 through 18 at the baseball fields at Hamilton County Junior and Senior High School. The class costs $10.

For more information about these classes, contact the RLC Community and Corporate Education Department at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714 or 1380.

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Carmi League of Arts "Mary Poppins" Auditions

Mar 27th, 2015

The Carmi League of Arts has chosen "Mary Poppins" for their summer musical. 

Most are familiar with the Walt Disney film released in 1964 starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The film was based on P.L. Travers book series by the same name. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. "Mary Poppins" also ran on Broadway from 2006 to 2013 with over 2,500 performances. It was the 30th longest-running show in Broadway history. Who can forget great songs like "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Chim Chim Cher-ee".

The League will be bringing the production to the local stage with great story, music, dance & stagecraft. The musical will run June 12, 13 and 14 at the CWCHS auditorium. Co-Directors for the production are Sherry Passmore and Lynn Cantrell.

Auditions will be held March 27 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and March 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the CWCHS auditorium. Participants are asked to prepare one song. All ages are needed.  They will also be given a passage of text to read. For questions about auditions, email Sherry Passmore at spassmore90@yahoo.com or Lynn Cantrell at lyncntrl@shawneelink.net

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Carmi-White County Schools Preschool Screenings

Apr 1st, 2015

The Carmi-White County Schools are conducting Child Find/Preschool Screenings for birth to 5 year old children not yet enrolled in public schools, and who will not be kindergarten eligible in the fall.  The screening check every child's progress in hearing, vision, speech, language, and coordination skills.  The screening program is free.  Parents will receive immediate feedback on how their child is developing.  Screeners will also be available to complete a developmental screening on children who fall in the birth to 3 years old category.  Head Start personnel may also be present to explain their program and services.

The Child Find/Preschool Screening will be held at Trinity Assembly of God on April 1st and 2nd from 8:30am-2:30pm.  The screening procedure takes approx. 45 minutes.  Appointments must be made by calling the PreK facility at 618-384-3515.  

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Job Fair at S.I.C.

Apr 22nd, 2015

A Job Fair will be held at Southeastern Illinois College Student Center on Wednesday, April 22 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. Free to vendors and to the public.  Host a booth at the job fair by calling 618-252-5400, ext. 3213.

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Our Savior Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Dec 31st, 2015

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

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Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

Dec 31st, 2015

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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