Tuesday, August 26th

Frontier Community College is offering an 8-week Digital Photography Class beginning August 26 with Jason Gualdoni of Fairfield.  The class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. in the Workforce Development Center on Frontier’s campus.  The Digital Photography class is open to anyone with a DSLR camera or a Point and shoot camera that has a manual mode with setting that allows adjustments.  To register, call Frontier Community College at (618) 842-3711.

Wednesday, August 27th
Fairfield Fun Fest buttons are now on sale!!!  These buttons can be purchased at several area businesses in the community.  Buttons are $2 each.  Please encourage people to buy, wear and promote the buttons.  The sales from these buttons help fund the Fun Fest. 
Fairfield Banking Company is asking all of their customers to please use the new entrance on the South side of the building.  The regular entrance will be closed for a couple of weeks.  They apologize for any inconvenience.
Thursday, August 28

Grayville Days 2014  -  GCAA Talent Show

Ed Waid and Nashville North Band will be playing at the Kon-Tiki in Fairfield (211 SE 2nd St) every Thursday night from 6:30-9:30. Potluck at 8:00. Door prize, 50/50 drawing, admission $5 at the door. Soft drinks available for purchase. Cash Prize drawing the 3rd Thursday every month. For more information call 618-842-9834.

 

Friday, August 29
Grayville Days – 2014 continues featuring music from Pink Cadillac @ 6:30, and at 9pm, the Theresa Byrd Band.
Friday, August 29th
Gamma Chi of ESA will be hosting a Homecoming dress and accessories consignment sale called “New Memories” at the Wesleyan Church in Fairfield. Gamma Chi will accept gently used dresses for consignment on August 28 from 3-8pm.  The event will be open to shoppers on August 29 from 3-8pm and Saturday August 30 from 9-6.  For more information or details see our event by clicking on the link below.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/481574718645104/?ref=22

Saturday, August 30

Shoe Creek Pharmacy will be closed Aug 30-31 & Sept 1st.  

The 2nd Annual Community Picnic will be held at the First Christian Church in Wayne City on August 30 at 12:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come. There will be food for all. There will also be inflatables, cotton candy, and face painting for the kids. We will have special music by Joe Arview and an amazing guest speaker Tony “Mac” McMullen. Everything is free and will be provided by the local Wayne City Churches.

Grayville Days – 2014 continues featuring the Firecracker 5K Challenge @ 8am.   The big Grayville Days Parade begins @3pm followed by music at 4:30.  Featured bands tonight include “Back Paiges”  @6pm;  and “Wheels in the Sky”, a famous Journey tribute band plays at 9pm.
Sunday, August 31
The annual Mills Prairie reunion will be held this year at the Mills Shoals Ruritan building (former Methodist Church) on August 31, 2:00 – 4:00. Pictures and prizes at 3:00. Alumni and friends of Burnt Prairie and Mill Shoals are also welcome.
Grayville Days – 2014 concludes with washer tournaments, Bessie Bingo, and live music featuring Brittany Loyd @ 5:15; “Crossroads” @ 6:30; and “The Springs”, a famous duo from Nashville, TN, at 9pm.
Monday, September 1st LABOR DAY
The Calhoun Community Club will be having their annual Labor Day Chowder on Monday, September 1st beginning at 11am.  Carry out is available.  Soup, sandwiches, drinks and a variety of home made desserts will also be available.  

You are invited to tour Wayne County’s Sam Dale Lake during the 6th annual Wayne County Antique Tractor Drive.  The event will be held on Labor Day… Monday, September 1.  All tractors that are model year 1984 or earlier (30 years of age or older) are welcome to participate. The planned route for the drive will begin and end at the Crop Production Services plant in Johnsonville. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a planned departure time of 10:00 a.m.  This year’s route will travel northwest of Johnsonville through Sam Dale Lake.  The group will have lunch at Skillet Fork Grill in Orchardville.  The public will have the opportunity to view the tractors while parked for lunch.  Following lunch, the group will head south toward Orchardville, IL.  Participants will take a tour of Frey Produce, southern Illinois’ largest pumpkin and melon farm.  Following the tour, the group will head east and back north to CPS in Johnsonville. The tractors should return to CPS at Johnsonville by 3:00 p.m.  The complete route is around 35 miles in length. Recognition will be given for the most original unrestored tractor, oldest tractor, youngest driver, and the driver who traveled the furthest to be at the event.  The oldest driver will be recognized with the Earl Smith Memorial Award.  Registration is $30 per tractor.  Lunch is included with the registration fee (non-drivers will be charged for lunch).   Lunch is $10 for non-drivers.  Non-drivers who plan to be at lunch are encouraged to contact the Farm Bureau to RSVP their attendance.  Drivers must be least 16 years of age and have a valid driver’s license in order to drive in this event.  Other requirements including a SMV sign and tow chain are listed on the driver registration form. Go to www.waynecfb.com to download a registration form for this year’s Wayne County Tractor Drive.

Tuesday, September 2nd

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, September 2nd, at St. Mary’s Hospital gymnasium in Centralia.  All blood types are needed.   Give the gift of life.  In the time it takes to donate blood, you can help save the lives of people in the Centralia community and across the country.  Please call 1800-red-cross or visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to make an appointment for donation.  Refreshments will be served.

 

Wednesday, September 3rd

“Come join us for another evening of food, fellowship and fun! On Wednesday, September 3rd, starting at 6:00 p.m., the Enfield Christian Church will again be hosting their monthly community dinner.  This month’s menu will include: pork burgers and hot dogs, sides, drinks and dessert!  All community members are more than welcome to attend, and we hope you can even bring a friend!  Don’t miss out on this wonderful event! Our evening will conclude around7:30 p.m. We hope to see you there. If necessary, transportation will be available.  Please call 618-384-1713 before 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 4th

Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its women’s Coffee Club at the Fairfield Kontiki on September 4th and September 18th from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.  Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people.

Frontier Community College is hosting a Meet the Bobcats event on Thursday, September 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on campus.  The community is encouraged to attend the event with an opportunity to meet FCC’s first Bobcat athletes and FCC’s new president, Dr. Jay Edgren.   Entertainment will be provided by Tom Baker’s Mardi Gras Brass band featuring local musician Dean Mounts.  Attending guests can start setting up their lawn chairs at 5:30 p.m. with music starting at 6pm.  Frontier’s staff will serve complimentary ice cream, popcorn, and water.   Introductions and remarks will take place at 6:30 followed up with more music provided by the Mardi Gras Brass band.

Ed Waid and Nashville North Band will be playing at the Kon-Tiki in Fairfield (211 SE 2nd St) every Thursday night from 6:30-9:30. Potluck at 8:00. Door prize, 50/50 drawing, admission $5 at the door. Soft drinks available for purchase. Cash Prize drawing the 3rd Thursday every month. For more information call 618-842-9834.

 

Saturday, September 6th

The Albion Grade School Softball Team will be hosting a pork chop / pork burger sale on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Albion Pagoda.  The grilling will be done by Leroy Moore.  Pork Chops will be sold for $4 and pork burgers for $2.  They will also be selling drinks and selling whole deserts for a donation.  The sale will start at 10:30 am and will end once the food is sold out.  Funds from this project will be used for improvements to the ECHS / AGS Softball field.

The Fairfield First Christian Church will be holding their Great Give-Away on Saturday, September 6 from 10 AM – 1 PM.  Available will be clothes of all sizes, shoes, toys, baby items, wallpaper, household goods, books, bedding, refreshments & more.  Come check out all they have to offer!!
Tuesday, September 9th
The Fairfield Public School District #112 along with Jasper, new Hope, and Geff School Districts are conducting a preschool round-up for three to five year old children not yet enrolled in school.  This screening program is free and parents will receive immediate feedback on how their child is developing.  The preschool screening will be held at the First Christian Church on September 9th, 10th and September 22nd, 2014.  The screening procedure takes about 45 minutes and appointments must be made so that children do not have a long wait period.  Parents should call Tammy at 618-842-6501 to make an appointment or for more information.
Wednesday, September 10th
The Fairfield Public School District #112 along with Jasper, new Hope, and Geff School Districts are conducting a preschool round-up for three to five year old children not yet enrolled in school.  This screening program is free and parents will receive immediate feedback on how their child is developing.  The preschool screening will be held at the First Christian Church on September 10th and September 22nd, 2014.  The screening procedure takes about 45 minutes and appointments must be made so that children do not have a long wait period.  Parents should call Tammy at 618-842-6501 to make an appointment or for more information.   
Friday, September 12th
The Gallatin County Class of 1994 Reunion will be Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridgway, Illinois.  Come celebrate Popcorn Days and reconnect with classmates!  Please bring a finger food to share; drinks will be available for purchase.  Adjoining classes are also welcome.  Find our group on Facebook:  Gallatin County Class of 1994 for more information.

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!!!

 

Thursday, September 18th

Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its women’s Coffee Club at the Fairfield Kontiki on September 18th from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.  Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people.

Ed Waid and Nashville North Band will be playing at the Kon-Tiki in Fairfield (211 SE 2nd St) every Thursday night from 6:30-9:30. Potluck at 8:00. Door prize, 50/50 drawing, admission $5 at the door. Soft drinks available for purchase. Cash Prize drawing the 3rd Thursday every month. For more information call 618-842-9834.

Friday, September 19th

Carmi Family Dental will host their 2nd Annual Dentistry from the Heart event providing a free day of dental care to more than 100 residents.  The line will begin as early as the night before, with hundreds prepared to camp out in order to receive free services.  Carmi Dental is located at 1000 West Main Street in Carmi, Illinois.  For more information about this event go to www.facebook.com/carmifamilydental

Monday, September 22nd

The Fairfield Public School District #112 along with Jasper, new Hope, and Geff School Districts are conducting a preschool round-up for three to five year old children not yet enrolled in school.  This screening program is free and parents will receive immediate feedback on how their child is developing.  The preschool screening will be held at the First Christian Church on September 22nd, 2014.  The screening procedure takes about 45 minutes and appointments must be made so that children do not have a long wait period.  Parents should call Tammy at 618-842-6501 to make an appointment or for more information.

 

Friday, September 26th

The Annual Bean Days Rodeo and Wayne City Saddle Club are proud to present…the Wooten Rodeo Company on September 26th and 27th at 7:30pm.  This is an IPRA sanctioned rodeo which promises to be competitive and exciting.  There will be bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, calf roping and breakaway roping.  Admission will be $8 per person and kids 6 and under are free.   Come out and ride the mechanical bull!!  Just 3 miles South of Wayne City or 3 miles North of I-64 from exit 100.

Saturday, September 27th
The 45th Annual Wayne City Bean Days Event will take place on  Saturday, September 27th with the Parade beginning at  10AM, FREE Ham and Beans at  11am, Flea market from 9-5, the Quilt show from 9-3, the Lions club train from 9-12, the Car show  & tractor show from 7-10pm,  live music from 10:30a-5pm, the Remote air show from 10:30a-1:30p, Bounce houses 11am, Firemans water fights 12:30, and Bingo from 4 to 630pm.  Lots of fun….everyone is invited!!!

Friday, October 3rd

The FCHS CLASS OF 1964 will hold their 50TH CLASS REUNION Class Party at 6:30 PM, October 3rd, at “The Gathering” and a Community Alumni Banquet at 5:00 PM  October 4th at the Community of Christ Church.  For more information about the full weekend of events please contact us:
http://fchs1964.wordpress.com    CALL:  630-988-2995 or 520-869-4318 or “Like” us on Facebook at FCHS Class of 1964

 

Saturday, October 4th

Compassion Pregnancy Center will be having their 7th Annual Walk For Life Sat., October 4 at Leo French Park.  Registration is 9-9:45 AM , walk is at 10AM.  Please call 842-2525 or 335-1347 for more information.

Sunday, October 19th

The Illinois Old-Time Fiddlers Association will be hosting
their 50th Annual Illinois State Contest. This milestone event
will be held at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in
Effingham , IL beginning at 1:00 pm. Save the date of October
19, 2014 and come join us.

 

Saturday, November 1st

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.

 

 

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