Thursday, July 10th
PORK DAYS, USA in ALBION, IL IS JULY 11 AND 12TH
Yes. that is right we have added Friday night!!  The schedule is as follows…..
FRIDAY NIGHT
 6:30 – 9:00 pm Kids Play ‘N’ Hook Pedal Tractor Pulling LLC. with Trophies in Every Category.
Ribbons for every participants
7:00 pm Don Baggett Magical Entertainment
8:00 pm BABE the Movie on the Lawn, Kid Friendly and for the Whole Family
Also Balloon Twisting, Food Vendors and More!
 
Saturday, July 12
BBQ Cook-Off 
8:30 Judging of vendor booths to win entry fee back
8:30 – 7pm crafts/vendors
10am parade (line up at 9am)
10am-7pm Kid’s Zone open with games, inflatables, rock wall, lazer tag, & much more
11:30 am Mike Porter and the Panther Creek Band
1:30 pm Little Miss Pork Day
2:30-4pm Local Talent
4:00 pm Hawf Family String Band
5:30 pm Dennis Stroughmatt with Swing “N” Country
6:30 pm “Nashville Recording Artist” Ron Williams
7:30 pm “Grand Ole Opry Star” and International Country Music Legend Leona Williams
8:30pm Brandon Fielden Sound Systems
Come to Albion and celebrate Pork Day!!!

There will be a WCCADA (Wayne County Coalition Against Drug Abuse)  coalition meeting on Thursday July 10th at 10:30.  The meeting will be held at Foundation Hall on the campus of Frontier Community College.  Updates about programs and the future of the coalition will be discussed.    Hope to see you there.

July 10th, Nashville North Band will be hosting a 50′s, 60′s Sock Hop themed dance from 6:30-10:00 PM at the Kon-Tiki in Fairfield,Il. 211 SE 2nd St. Everyone is asked to come in 50′s and 60′s attire, however is not required. Pot luck at 8:00. Soft drinks available for purchase. $5 admission at the door. For more information call (618) 842-9834.

Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its women’s Coffee Club at the Fairfield Kontiki on July 10th & 24th from 9:30AM – 10:30AM. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people.

Friday, July 11th

The Craft Club is planning a Quilt Show trip to Oblong Civic Center on Friday, July 11, 2014, eating lunch at the Civic Center, followed by a shopping trip to The Village Stitchery fabric shop. We will meet at the Cisne Community Center north parking lot, just south of Citgo Gas Station. Please meet there before 8:30 a.m. on Friday, so that we can car pool and be on the road by 8:30 a. m. You will need money for your lunch and whatever purchases you may want.  This is open to Craft Club members, HCE members, and other interested persons. Please notify me, Mary Lou Simmons, at 618-673-2520 by or before noon Wed., July 9, so that car pooling can be scheduled. In past years, I have seen some beautiful quilts. Come and enjoy.

Frontier Community College Community is offering a non-credit Water Aerobics class in Fairfield on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. June 7 through July 30 at the Leo French Park pool.  Debbi Hosselton is the instructor.   There is a $30 registration fee payable to the College.  To register, call 842-3711.

The First Baptist Church will hold their Food Pantry on Fridays from 9 to 10:30am by appointment only.  Providing food to you at no cost based upon household income guidelines.   Call the church office to make a required appointment at 618-842-3764 at least one day in advance to schedule.  You may receive food from the Food Pantry once every four weeks.  Required is a photo ID,  proof of income and address for everyone in your household.  For more information call First Baptist Church at 618-842-3764.

A car wash will be held on the campus of Frontier Community College Wednesday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Cost is $5 with proceeds going towards the Wayne County Relay for Life.   Have lunch while waiting and purchase hot dogs, chips, and soda for $5.   The fundraiser is sponsored by Frontier Community College staff.

Producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits.  Please pay close attention to the acreage reporting dates, as some dates have changed for 2014.  In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit their local CountyFSA Office to file an accurate crop certification report by the deadline.  The following 2014 acreage reporting deadline is soon approaching: July 15, 2014 for spring seeded crops (corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, Etc.).   December 15, 2014 for 2015 Perennial Forage (Hay, Pasture, Etc.), fall seeded small grains (Wheat, Barley, Etc.)

 

Saturday, July 12th

The Bluford Ruritan Club and Webber Township Fire Department will host their annual Ice Cream Social, Cook Out and Cruise In on Saturday, July 12th at the Bluford Ruritan Club.  Car registration starts at 2pm and there is no registration fee and door prizes for registered cars.  Food will be available for purchase.  There will be many flavors of ice cream along with hamburgers, hot dogs and soda.  Karaoke starts at 4pm.  There will also be raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing and a gun raffle.  New this year is a live auction beginning at 6pm and going until 7.  Bring your lawn chairs and have a fun afternoon and evening!

Volunteers for a Progressive Fairfield (VPF) along with Fairfield National Bank will be hosting the second movie in the  Free Summer Movie Series, “The Goonies”!  The movie will be on July 12 at about 8:30 pm.  The movie will be shown at the Leo French Park Amphitheater.  We will be selling Pirate Packs, popcorn and drinks.  Bring the family for a fun night under the stars to watch a movie on the big screen. For more information visit www.facebook.com/VPFairfield or www.VPFairfield.com

Pork Day, USA will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 on the square in Albion, Illinois (on the corner of Illinois Route 15 and Illinois Route 130). This is the premier summer festival in Albion and proudly supported by the City of Albion.  This year’s event will feature music by Mike Porter, Marsha Banning, and The Panther Creek Band; Dennis Stroughmatt with Swing N Country; and Ron Williams. The headline musical act will be Grand Ole Opry Star, internationally known singer/songwriter/ and musician- Leona Williams!  Other activities planned for the day include: a large parade; the 2nd annual Farm Bureau Women’s Committee BBQ cook-off; a Little Miss Contest; face painting by Alotta Fun 4U2; Don Baggett Magic Show; a kids pedal tractor pull by Play ‘N’ Hooky Pedal Tractor Pulling, LLC; and vendors featuring crafts and gifts. There will also be “old fashioned” games and contests including watermelon eating and rolling pin throwing, as well as, “new fashioned” games and contests including texting, and “I Spy”.
There will be Kids Korner featuring games, inflatables, and train rides. Hourly drawings will also be held.  A variety of fantastic food will be available from local, charitable organizations, as well as, outside vendors. This food will include BBQ from the BBQ cook-off, pork chop dinners cooked and served by the FFA Alumni, pork tenderloins cooked and served by Hermitage Lodge #356, and pork burgers cooked and served by the Farm Bureau Young Leaders.
For more information about Pork Day USA 2014, contact Susan Grimm at susan,grimm12@gmail.com or 618-445-1896.

 The Gloryroad Travelers will be singing at Norris Baptist Church on Saturday, July 12th beginning at 6pm.  Come and enjoy.

 

Sunday, July 13th

The Fairfield Coin Club will hold their regular meeting on Sunday, July 13th at Frontier Community College.  Doors open at 11:30am and meeting and auction begin at 1:30.  There will be a raffle and coin dealers will be present.  Everyone is welcome.  You can contact them at fairfieldcoinclub@gmail.com.

Golden Gate United Methodist Church will be having their Homecoming Sunday July 13.  Services will be at 11:00 a.m.  A pot luck meal will be at 12:00 noon.  Local singing for the program.

The 12th Annual Plainfield Church Car Show is scheduled for Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Plainfield Church.  Cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles and special interests are welcome.  Registrations will be accepted that day from 9:00am-12:00pm with a $10.00 entry fee.  Presentation of Awards will be at 2:00pm.  Plainfield Church is located ¼ mile east of Rose Hill, off of Highway 130.  For more information contact Janice Hammer at 618-928-4073 or 618-793-2248

The Prop Busters R/C Club will hold their Trainer Day make up day on Sunday, July 13th, from 1pm until they run out of people or daylight.  It will be held at Nelson Airfield in Browns, Illinois.  You know you have always wanted to fly a radio controlled aircraft….now here is your chance.  Kids 8 to 15 need to be accompanied by a parent.  The airfield is located 3/4 of a  mile North of State Route 15 at Browns.  Turn North on County Road 900E at the FS Plant.   For more information contact Nick McKinney at 618-854-2393 or 618-599-1596.

July 13th, the First United Methodist Church will be hosting their 2nd Vacation Bible school session. The program will run from 9a.m. until 11:30a.m., for ages kindergarten (either just completed or going into this fall) thru 6th graders. Anyone interested in having their child participate should meet in the Fellowship Hall prior to 9a.m. the morning of the 13th. The theme for this Friday is Bible Boot Camp. A light snack will be provided. If you have questions, please contact the church office at 842-2129.

Monday, July 14th

Frontier Community College Community is offering a non-credit Water Aerobics class in Fairfield on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. July 7 through July 30 at the Leo French Park pool.  There is a $30 registration fee payable to Frontier Community College plus a paid entrance at the pool.  To register for the four-week water aerobics class, call Frontier Community College at 842-3711.

Frontier Community College Community is offering a non-credit Water Aerobics class in Fairfield on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. June 7 through July 30 at the Leo French Park pool.  Debbi Hosselton is the instructor.   There is a $30 registration fee payable to the College.  To register, call 842-3711.

Producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits.  Please pay close attention to the acreage reporting dates, as some dates have changed for 2014.  In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit their local CountyFSA Office to file an accurate crop certification report by the deadline.  The following 2014 acreage reporting deadline is soon approaching: July 15, 2014 for spring seeded crops (corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, Etc.).   December 15, 2014 for 2015 Perennial Forage (Hay, Pasture, Etc.), fall seeded small grains (Wheat, Barley, Etc.)

Frontier Community is offering a two-night stained glass class on July 14, from 5pm to 9pm.  Students can make a gazing ball, stepping stone, or work on a current project.  The class is open to both beginners and experienced glass students.  There is a $20 registration fee plus supplies.  Call Frontier Community College at 842-3711.

Thursday, July 17th

Everyone is invited to attend the Wayne County 4-H Foundation Livestock Auction, Thursday, July 17th, at 5:30 p.m.  It will be held in the 4-H arena at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.  4-H members will be selling their market animals.  These will include rabbit meat pens, poultry market pens, goat wethers, swine barrows and beef steers.  4-H members have been raising and working with their animals all year to make a good product to show and sell.  This is an excellent opportunity for businesses and the general public to purchase quality animals for slaughter, as well as supporting the 4-H youth in Wayne County.  Pictures and public recognition will be given to each buyer. The Fairfield Rural Fire Department will be cooking pork chops and pork burgers before and during the Auction, starting at 4:00 p.m.  All proceeds from the cookout will be used for future Wayne County 4-H programs.  Come to the Auction and support 4-H in Wayne County!

Saturday, July 19th

The Young Leader Committee of the White County Farm Bureau is pleased to sponsor the 4th Annual Young Leader Pistol Shoot.  The event will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Carmi Rifle Club in Carmi, IL.  The event will include two age classes… an adult class, and a youth class for shooters aged 16 years and younger.  Minimum age for shooters is 12 years old.  Any shooter age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  Each shooter will be put in a drawing for a Browning Buck Mark MS Camper .22 target pistol. The top shooter in each class will receive an additional 5 chances in the drawing; the 2nd place shooter in each class will receive an additional 3 chances; and the 3rd place shooter in each class will receive one additional chance.  This steel target competition will consist of 5 rounds on 5 stations, with 5 shots per station (total of 125 shots).   Event registration and practice shooting begins at 8:30 a.m., with competition set to begin at 9:00 a.m.  Registration will be $25 per shooter if registered before July 1.  After July 1, registration will be $35 per person.   A portion of the proceeds for the 4th Annual Young Leader Pistol Shoot will be used to support the Young Leader Collegiate Scholarship program.  Go to www.whitecfb.com/pistolshoot.html to download a registration form.

 

Sunday, July 20th

County Line SodBusters will hold their 3rd annual Prairie Days Consignment Auction on Sunday, July 20th with registration beginning at 1:30pm and the equipment auction beginning at 2p.    Items to be consigned for sale must be farm equipment and or farm related items.  Inclusive of farm toys and pedal tractors!  No junk will be accepted.  To consign items or for more information call Dale Stanford at 618-292-9043,  Ed Leak at 618-662-4238 or Bryan West at 618-686-4691. 

 

Thursday, July 24th

Registration is currently underway for Fall Youth Programs offered through Wabash Valley Youth in Action, Inc.  Registration forms may be downloaded on our website www.wvyouthinaction.org or picked up at our office located at 400 N. Market (inside Old National Bank) Mt. Carmel.

Frontier Community College’s Community Education program is offering Golf for Kids July 8 through July 24 at the Wayne County Golf Course.  The class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is open to students who have completed 3rd through 9th grade. Aaron Wallace is the instructor.  There is a $25 registration fee, payable to Frontier Community College.  To register for the Golf for Kids, call Frontier Community College at 842-3711.

Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its women’s Coffee Club at the Fairfield Kontiki on July 24th from 9:30AM – 10:30AM. Coffee and donuts will be provide. Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people.

Saturday, July 26th

The Fifth Annual MS “Join the Movement” will be Saturday, July 26th in Olney. The full day of events begins at East Richland Middle School at 6:00 a.m. and includes Challenge Bicycle rides, a Half Marathon, 5K Challenge Run, and walking events.  The fees for these events are waived for Richland County youth, 18 and younger, by the Carrie Winter Trust. A Road Rally will leave from the Olney VFW at 10:00 am.  The day concludes with a Meal and Auction at the VFW at 5:00 pm.  Information and registration forms are available at www.olneyms.org, on Facebook, or call Tony Adams at 618-392-7920 or 618-302-1333.  

Gamma Chi’s 2nd Annual Co Ed Softball tournament will be held on Saturday, July 26th for participants 18 years of age or older.  The entry fee is $10 per person and teams should consist of 9 or 10 people per team.  Games will begin at 9am at Southwest Park in Fairfield.  All teams must be entered and paid in full by July 19, 2014.  To enter please call Amanda at 618-599-0592.  All proceeds will benefit St Jude and Hope for Heroes.
The Bluford Ruritan Club will be hosting a breakfast, Saturday July 26th, from 7-9:30 am.  Price is by donation and the menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee. 

Friday, August 1st

Members of the Wayne County Farm Bureau are invited to the organization’s annual Member Appreciation Dinner on Friday, August 1 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Outer West Delaware St. in Fairfield.  Members can join the Farm Bureau board for dinner from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Tickets for the dinner are $2.00 each, with $1.00 going towards the Wayne County Ag in the Classroom program, and $1.00 returned as cash door prizes during the dinner.  Children 12 and under eat free.   Members must purchase a meal ticket by July 25 to attend; tickets will not be sold the evening of the program. 
This year’s dinner will also feature a silent auction to benefit the Wayne County Ag in the Classroom Program.  Brianne Foster, Ag Literacy Coordinator, will be working will local individuals and business to secure donations for the auction.  100% of the proceeds will benefit the ag literacy program in Wayne County for the 2014-15 school year. 
The dinner is open only to Wayne County Farm Bureau members.  Members can purchase a ticket at the Wayne County Farm Bureau office located at 301 E Court St. in Fairfield. 
For more information on the 2014 appreciation dinner, to donate an item for the silent auction, or to become a member, contact the Wayne County Farm Bureau office at 618-842-3342.  For more information on the Wayne County Farm Bureau, visit our website at www.waynecfb.com. ;

Saturday, August 15th

The Road Rebels of Sesser, Illinois will host their third annual “Custard Stand/Subway Car Show” on Friday, August 15, from 4:00pm- 10:00pm. Dash Plaques will be awarded to the first 75 entries, as well as, awards going to the top 10 (1980 & above) and awards going to the top 40 (1980 & below). Awards presented at 9:00pm. Free entertainment presented by HOT ROD NIGHTS.  Cars shown by members of the Sesser Road Rebels will not be judged. See ya at the 4-way in Sesser, Illinois!!!

 

Saturday, September 13th

Moebius syndrome is an extremely rare congenital neurological disorder which is characterized by facial paralysis and the inability to move the eyes from side to side, moebius results from the under development of the 6th and 7th cranial nerves. The 6th cranial nerve controls the lateral eye movement and the 7th cranial nerve controls facial expression.  All proceeds will go to the moebius syndrome foundation, we still need sponsors so if you would like to sponsor for this great cause please call one of the numbers listed below.  September 13th… The yard sale will start at 9am. 5k Run/Walk will start at 10am. 5k- Run/Walk and yard sale pus baked goods sale.  There will be a combo packet that will contain a t-shirt, wristband and your ticket the cost for that will be $35,Tickets- $15, T-shirts- $20, Wristbands- $3-$5.  To order your tickets in advance call the numbers below to RSVP your tickets/combo.  There will be a Bouncy House Sponsored by Tumble Time Cheer & Fitness -Carmi IL, A live DJ Sponsored By Wright Sound Music Entertainment -Albion IL.  Facts about Moebius syndrome will be set up around the 5k Run/Walk to help learn about how rare it is and to gain awareness.  To follow along with Kiaya’s story you can follow her on facebook. You can just look up Kiaya Worthey.  If you have any questions call (618)387-2360 or (618)445-7171.  ALL HELP AND DONATIONS ARE GLADLY APPRECIATED!!!

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