Monday, October 20th
The Craft Club will meet on Monday, October 20th at the Extension Office in Fairfield from 9:30am to 2:30pm. October is national Home and Community Education month. In celebration, the Craft Club is having Make-It, Take-It projects on October 20th. The projects are pumpkins made from dryer vent vinyl duct at a cost of $1.25 each: 5-point strung beaded star ornaments at a cost of $1 each:yo yo bell ornament at a cost of $.75 each: fabric trinket tray at a cost of 41 each: and crocheted chain necklaces with front tassel at a cost of $3.50 each. If you want to bring supplies for yo yo, bring fabric 6″ x 15″ as you need 4 circles ranging in diameter. Also bring scissors, pins, needle, thread, small bell and ribbon for hanging. The fabric tray requires 2 coordinating 12″x12″ fabric pieces and 1 piece of batting the same size, 8 feet of 1/4 inch ribbon, sewing machine, and sewing supplies. For the crocheted necklace, please bring size H or I crochet hook. Lunch will be a sack lunch or carry in and share food. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you have any questions please call 618-673-2520.
Tuesday, October 21st
The Wayne County Health Department is sponsoring an adult flu clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Mt. Erie Ruritan Building from 2pm-4pm. Most area insurances accepted, including Medicare Part B and Adult Medicaid. For more information, call the Wayne Co. Health Department at 618-842-5166.
Wednesday, October 22nd
The Wayne County Health Department is sponsoring a children’s flu clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Wayne County Health Department from 9am-5pm. Most area insurances accepted.. For more information, call the Wayne Co. Health Department at 618-842-5166.
Thursday, October 23rd
On Thursday, October 23rd, 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.
Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its womens Coffee Club at the Fairfield Kontiki on October 23rd from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people.
Friday, October 24th
Dyball Sunshine Home, Feeney Cottage, Tipperary Place, Hill House and Wheeler Place’s are holding their annual fundraiser on Friday, October 24th. They will be serving chili, ham and beans, potato soup, chicken and noodles, hot dogs, corn bread, crackers, rolls, dessert, tea, lemonade and coffee. The event will be held at the Gathering and serving will begin at 430pm and run until 730pm. Adult tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the door and children tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. For more information call 618-842-4833 or 618-842-6084. All proceeds will go toward Christmas gifts for residents and activities!
The Orchardville Ghoul School is back in session again this year. Ghoul School will be holding class on October 24th, 25th, and 31st. Scare times are 7pm-midnight and admission is $5. Proceeds go to charity. Orchardville Ghoul School is located 1 mile South of 161 Extension. Everyone is welcome!!
The time of year has come for Hermitage Masonic Lodge #356 annual 6# Smoked Pork Butt Sale!!! See any Lodge Member for Pre-order Tickets. Due to the high cost of Pork this year we have had to raise our price to $35.00. Delivery date is October 24th from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the Lodge -28 North 8th Street In Albion. Please bring a pan because they are HOT & JUICY!!! Ready to pull for Bar-be-que. This is a fundraiser for our MANY Community Projects.
Saturday, October 25th
TNT Hunting near Mt. Erie, IL will host their annual FREE Youth Pheasant Hunt on Saturday, October 25th at 8 am. Youth 15 and under are encouraged to participate and lunch will be furnished. You can preregister by calling 618-854-2771.
The Bluford Ruritan Club will be hosting a breakfast, Saturday October 25th, 7-9am. Price is by donation and the menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee. We would appreciate it if you could run this as a community service.
Trick or Treat hours for West Salem will be on October 25th from 6 to 8 pm. The West Salem Development Association will sponsor the Costume contest on October 25th at 5pm on the Square. Tailgate Trick or Treating will be on the Square from 6 to 7 pm, Oct 25th. Everyone is invited!
Union Grove Camp Fund-raiser will take place on Saturday, October. 25th, at the Johnsonville Ruritan Building. A rummage and bake sale will be held from 8:30 to 2:30. Chowder, chili, hot dogs, chili dogs, desserts and drinks will be available from 11:00 to 2:30. Dine in or carry out (bring your own container -no glass- for carry out chowder.) All proceeds will go to the Union Grove Camp for renovations.
The Cowling Community Center will hold its’ annual Chili Supper on Saturday, October 25th from 4-7pm. Enjoy Chili by the bowl or carry out in your own non glass container. There will also be hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, peanut butter sandwiches, desserts and beverages for purchase. Everyone is encouraged to attend!
The Mount Vernon Health Care Center is proud to announce their 2nd annual “Every Mile for a Memory” 5K walk/run for Alzheimer’s awareness on Saturday, October 25th beginning at 8:30am at Veteran’s Memorial Park. The race will begin at 9am and participants 12 and up can preregister for only $25 before October 3rd, but racers can register up until race time. For more information call 618-242-1064 or visit the website at petersenhealthcare.net.
The Orchardville Ghoul School is back in session again this year. Ghoul School will be holding class on October 25th, and 31st. Scare times are 7pm-midnight and admission is $5. Proceeds go to charity. Orchardville Ghoul School is located 1 mile South of 161 Extension. Everyone is welcome!!
For eleven years, ARF’s HOWLoween Hairball has served as their greatest fundraising effort, and now in 2014, The Hairball is better than ever! ARF’s HOWLoween Hairball will take place on Saturday, October 25th at the Fairfield Elks Club. “Yappy” hour with Matt Kinney’s pull pork sandwiches and finger foods starts at 7. The band, Torn & Frayed, is returning for their 11th Hairball performance at 8. ARF will award over $300 in cash for top costumes plus great prizes for: Hairiest, Scariest, Best Couple, Scariest, Farthest Traveled, Funniest & Sexiest. Tickets are $15 in advance $20 at the door. Tickets are for sale at Country Roads Realty, Kincaids Home Décor Department and the Fairfield Elks Club. Must be 21 years old to enter ARF HOWLoween Hairball. Sponsorships are needed for ARF’s Fall Fundraisers. See details at arfcares.org or call ARF at 618-842-5584.
The West Salem Development Association is seeking vendors for its 6th Annual Harvest Fest on the Square. It will be held Saturday, October 25 from 8 to 2 p.m. on the West Salem Square. Vendors of antiques, crafts and other products and merchandise are invited to rent a booth. Booths, 10’x10’, are available for $20 and electricity is available. Food vendors with trailers are welcome, and spots on the Square may be reserved for $30. To reserve a spot, or for more information, contact Glenna Hunley at 618-456-3180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wayne County Golf Course holding the Medler Mowing & Lawn Care Scramble. The scramble format is 18-hole, captain’s pick, with teams assigned after registration which opens at 11 a.m. followed by the Beef Stew lunch served at noon, captain’s pick at 12:30 p.m. and a shot gun start tee-off at one o’clock. Entry fee per person is $30 for members, $40 for guests or non-members and includes lunch and cart. Cash prizes will be awarded based upon total participation. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to pre-register on the sign-up sheet located outside the pro shop. For more information, telephone 847-7222 or visit waynecountygolf.com.
The 5th Annual Women’s Conference will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the First General Baptist Church located at 1601 West Main Street. Pastor Ruby McDowell will be the guest speaker with Valerie Brown as the Worship Leader. “Pattern for Life” is the theme, so bring your favorite pattern. $10.00 registration fee includes luncheon, door prizes, blessings, fun and fellowship. Registration begins at 8:30 am. All ladies are welcome.
Monday, October 27th
ARF would like to announce a new fall fundraiser for 2014. ARF’s Spay-ghetti with No Balls Benefit Dinner will be Monday, October 27th from 5 until 9 at The Flat Iron Cooking Company in the Westport Plaza in Fairfield. Tickets are $10 each & $5 for kids 10 & under. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Country Roads Realty, Kincaids Home Deocr Department & The Flat Iron Cooking Company. Sponsorships are needed for ARF’s Fall Fundraisers. See details at arfcares.org or call ARF at 618-842-5584.
Thursday, October 30th
The Geff Ruritan will be holding their Masquerade Party on Thursday, October 30th at the Geff Ruritan Building. The party begins at 6:30pm with prizes, costume contests, hot dogs and drinks. There will also be a decorated cake contest. For more information call 618-842-6016.
Friday, October 31st
Trick or Treat Night for Wayne City has been set for Friday, October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Edwards County High School is having a pumpkin decorating contest open to the public of all ages. Pumpkins may be painted or carved, and will be divided into three age categories: 5th grade and under, 6th- 8th grade, and 9th grade and above. Pumpkins will be on display at various places in West Salem and Albion until October 31st with collection jars for people to vote for their favorite pumpkin. Votes are $0.25 a piece and proceeds will go to the ECHS NHS. To enter a pumpkin, please provide your name, age, phone number, and a brief description of your pumpkin and bring with your pumpkin to the Edwards County High School door #3 on October 24th. There will be prizes for all age categories. Good luck and happy decorating!
The Orchardville Ghoul School is back in session again this year. Ghoul School will be holding class on October 31st. Scare times are 7pm-midnight and admission is $5. Proceeds go to charity. Orchardville Ghoul School is located 1 mile South of 161 Extension. Everyone is welcome!!
Saturday, November 1st
The West Salem Lodge #866 AF & AM will hold their Chowder event on Saturday, November 1st at the lodge. Serving begins at 11am. No glass containers and bulk only. The proceeds go toward the Harold Feldman Scholarship Fund.
The Loose Nut Motorcycle Club will hold their “Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride 2014″ and the event will take place at Ferne Clyff State Park on IL 37, in Goreville, IL on November 1st and 2nd starting at 7am. This is a self-guided dual sport motorcycle tour of southern Illinois and is not for profit event and everyone is welcome to take part. For more information check out our website at http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=934710 or find us on Facebook.
Sunday, November 2nd
Southern Illinois’ Homecoming Gospel Choir will be in concert at the Grace Nazarene Church in Salem, Illinois on Sunday, November 2nd beginning at 6pm. For an unforgettable evening of musical worship and praise….Southern Gospel style….don’t miss this concert!! Admission is free and a free will offering will be received. The Grace Nazarene Church is located at 1900 North Broadway in Salem. For more information contact the church office at 618-548-0881 or call John Roberts at 618-245-9133. Everyone is encouraged to attend!
The St. Edward’s Men’s Club Fall Sausage Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 2nd from 11am to 1:30pm at the parish hall of St Edward’s Catholic Church. The church is located at 300 N. W. 5th street in Fairfield. The meal includes, whole hog sausage, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, sauerkraut, drink and dessert. Carry outs are available.
Thursday, November 6th
The Wayne Co. Soil & Water Conservation District is now taking orders in their Office for their Annual Fall Fish Sale. Delivery of fish is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Wayne Co. SWCD Office located at 23 Industrial Drive in Fairfield, Illinois at 2:00 pm. Contact the SWCD Office @ 618-842-7602 Ext.3 or stop by.
Saturday, November 8th
There will be a Quilt Show on Saturday, November 8th at the Little Prairie Christian Church just 2.5 miles west of Albion on Illinois Route 15. There will be door prizes, vendors and a demo on “The Magic of Half Square Triangles at 10:30am and 1pm. Admission is $3 and there will be a scissor sharpener on hand as well. For more information call Donna at 618-445-1847 or Joy at 618-445-2858.
The Noble Lions Club will be holding their Pancake & Whole Hog Sausage and Biscuits and Gravy All you Can Eat breakfast on Saturday, November 8th beginning at 6:00am and going until 1:00pm. Adults will pay $6.00 and kids under 10 $3.00. The event will be held at the Noble Lions Building in Noble, IL. Everyone is welcome!
Tuesday, November 11th
The Wayne County Health Department is sponsoring a children’s flu clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Wayne County Health Department from 9am-5pm. Most area insurances accepted.. For more information, call the Wayne Co. Health Department at 618-842-5166.
Wednesday, November 19th
The Wayne County Health Department is sponsoring a children’s flu clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Wayne County Health Department from 1pm-5pm. Most area insurances accepted.. For more information, call the Wayne Co. Health Department at 618-842-5166.
Saturday, December 6th
Once again the Wabash County Youth Exhibition will sponsor Christmas at the Fair Craft show on the weekend of December 6th -7th. Booths are still available and information is available by contacting Michelle Potts @ 618-450-0043 or Mike Wilson @ 618-262-3978. All Craft Vendors are welcome, booths are 8’X12” and are $40 for the weekend.
Wednesday, December 10th
The Wayne County Health Department is sponsoring a children’s flu clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Wayne County Health Department from 1pm-5pm. Most area insurances accepted.. For more information, call the Wayne Co. Health Department at 618-842-5166.