Wednesday, July 30th

Jasper Grade School Cheerleaders will be having their annual fundraiser on Wednesday, July 30th beginning at 9am and going until 12 Noon. They will be selling barbecue pork and old fashioned ham sandwiches, drinks and desserts in front of the Courthouse.   Come out and support the Jasper Grade School Cheerleaders…they appreciate your support!!

Southern 14 Workforce Investment Board is hosting an Employer Business Workshop on July 30,  at Frontier Community College – Foundation Hall from 8:30 till 12:00.  Illinois Department of Employment Securities , as well as Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunities, staff will be presenting a variety of no cost human resource solutions for your business – such as “a How to Guide to complete the UI protest form and Work Opportunity Credits that your business may be missing.    No reservation is necessary but for further information please contact Pam Barbee or Kim Jacobs at (618)382-5024.

Frontier Community College is offering Cupcake Decorating 101 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Foundation Hall with Julie Bryant and Katie Liston.  July 30 is for children entering grades 2 & 3 and July 31 is for children entering grades 4 & 5.  Cost is $15 and includes cupcakes, pastry bag, and decorating tip.  To Register, call 842-3711.

 

Thursday, July 31st

The 36th annual Jasper, IN, Strassenfest is a family oriented festival held the first weekend in August each year, celebrating “Jasper’s German Heritage”. Starting with opening ceremonies at 6:00 pm eastern time on Thursday July 31st and ending with fireworks at 10:00 eastern time Sunday night. All food booths and some game booths, all operated by local non-profit organizations, are located in the downtown streets of Jasper surrounding the Dubois County Courthouse. There are two stages featuring continuous free entertainment Thursday and Friday evening and all day up to midnight on Saturday. There is a third stage with 2 German bands providing free entertainment in our huge “Bier Garten” Thursday through Saturday evening.  Various events are held Thursday through Saturday at locations all over town. A couple of food booths stay open from about 11:00 -2:00 on Sunday for folks attending the parade at 1:00 which features 130+ entries.

 

Friday, August 1st

Revival at North Side Pentecostal Church 1004 Laurel Street, Fairfield IL. Friday August 1 & Saturday August 2 at 7 p.m., Sunday August 3 at 10 am and 6pm. Bro Marvin McCormick with be preaching, special music will be provided by the Hankins family. Everyone is welcome.
Rummage sale and free breakfast,August 1st Enfield RHCC at 408 N. Wilson in Enfield. The sale and breakfast starts at 7:00 AM. Items include an air compressor, clothing, decor, numerous other items. Breakfast is biscuits and gravy, sausage links, and a drink. The breakfast is free. The sale is to benefit the residents activity fund at Enfield RHCC.

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. ;
The 36th annual Jasper, IN, Strassenfest is a family oriented festival held the first weekend in August each year, celebrating “Jasper’s German Heritage”. Continuing today and ending with fireworks at 10:00 eastern time Sunday night. All food booths and some game booths, all operated by local non-profit organizations, are located in the downtown streets of Jasper surrounding the Dubois County Courthouse. There are two stages featuring continuous free entertainment Friday evening and all day up to midnight on Saturday. There is a third stage with 2 German bands providing free entertainment in our huge ”Bier Garten” tonight through Saturday evening.  Various events are held today through Saturday at locations all over town. A couple of food booths stay open from about 11:00 -2:00 on Sunday for folks attending the parade at 1:00 which features 130+ entries.
Saturday, August 2nd
May Lodge No. 718, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons will be having a Spaghetti Dinner at their Lodge Hall at 208 East Wabash Street, Norris City, IL [behind the post office and next door to the Wonder Market].  The dinner will be on Saturday evening August 2, 2014.  The meal will be served from 3 P.M. until ????  Deliveries will be made in town; please call 618-378-3176.  Carry outs will be available.  The public is invited.  Cost is by donation.  Please come join us.
Johnsonville Community Days will begin on Saturday, August 2nd and continue through August 3rd.  The theme for this year will be “Marvelous Masquerade”.  Kids can dress in their favorite super hero mask or Mardi Gras masks….it is just for fun.  The Parade will begin at 10am and the Pageant will begin at 4pm. There will be flea markets and crafts all day with a $10 set up fee.  For more information on that call LaDeana Davis at 895-4932.  Breakfast will be served at 7am on Saturday, followed by the Car Show registration, Tractor Show, Parade, Mud Bog, then Ham and Beans for lunch followed by bingo and much much more!  Come out and celebrate Johnsonville days!! 
Sunday, August 3rd
Vacation Bible School for Kindergarten through 6th grades, will be held at Fairfield Fountain of Life Church of the Nazarene at 120 North Street beginning on Monday August 4th and going through August 8th.   The theme for this years Bible school will be “Mission 3:16-Secret Agent” Knowing God’s Will.  The kids will learn songs, have Bible lessons, do crafts and there will be games and snacks.  Bible school will take place each evening from 6-8pm at the church.  The kickoff for this fun, insightful event will be held on Sunday, August 3rd at Leo French Park at 10am.  Service, Picnic and games will follow at Turkey Run Shelter.   If you need more information please call 618-842-9634 or 618-599-4319.
Monday, August 4th
Vacation Bible School for Kindergarten through 6th grades, will be held at Fairfield Fountain of Life Church of the Nazarene at 120 North Street beginning on Monday August 4th and going through August 8th.   The theme for this years Bible school will be “Mission 3:16-Secret Agent” Knowing God’s Will.  The kids will learn songs, have Bible lessons, do crafts and there will be games and snacks.  Bible school will take place each evening from 6-8pm at the church.  If you need more information please call 618-842-9634 or 618-599-4319.
New Beginnings Church MEGA SPORTS CAMP VBS will be held August 4-7 from 6:00-8:30 pm for ages first through sixth grade. Come out, pick a sport, enjoy a snack, and learn about Jesus! We will be offering basketball,soccer,football,cheerleading, archery(3rd-6th grade only), and drama. For more information, call the church at 842-3683.
Thursday, August 7th

Enroll now in a Concealed Carry course in Albion  August 7 – 9 at the Edwards County Sportsman Club.  Class times are:  Thursday and Friday evening, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The course provides the required 16 hours of firearms training, including classroom lecture and range instruction.  Pre-registration is required and the deadline is Tuesday at noon, August 5.  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 August 7th from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.  Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people.

New Vision VIP Blind and Low-Vision Support Group will be meeting August 7th 2014 from 1:30pm until 3:30pm at Faith Lutheran Church at 1104 N 42nd St in Mt Vernon IL.  For more information contact Dee Jackson at 244-5089 or Vic Kunstman at 548-0425 or check us out on facebook.

A Class of 2015 After Prom meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, August 7 at 6 PM in the lobby of the Fairfield First Christian Church.  The parents of the Class of 2015 greatly appreciate all the support you and the radio can give us!

Saturday, August 9th

The Sims Missionary Baptist Church in Sims, Illinois is having a school supply give away on Saturday August 9th beginning at 10am and lasting until supplies run out.  This is a free event, and everyone who needs school supplies is invited to attend!

The Wayne City Saddle Club will hold the Youth Show Saddle Series Finals on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th beginning at 10am.  There will be breakaway roping, goat tying, team roping, calf riding, steer daubing, pole bending, barrel racing, calf roping, chute dogging and steer riding.  Age groups will be 9 and under, 10 – 14 and 15 to 20.  For more information contact Daniel Stephenson at 618-231-2832 or Jessica Stephenson at 618-237-2022 or visit their website at www.waynecitysaddleclub.com.

BIG Tim (Lewis) Memorial Race will be August 9 at the Clay County Speedway in Flora, IL.   This is a special modified show with $2,100 to the winner and increased payout for the entire field.   There will be Lap Money pay, Hard Charger award, and other specials.  We will have lots of giveaways for the kids. This will be a great night out for the family!  We will be adding more to this event each day so check www.claycountyspeedway.net  for more information.  To make this the event that Big Tim deserves we are looking for additional sponsors.  If you would like to be a sponsor for this special event, call  or Linda 618-843-5229 or Kevin 812-630-3989.

White County National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet will be held on Saturday, August 9th, at 6:00 pm at Carmi Fairgrounds, Floral Hall. Contact Kristi Woodrow at 618-383-2004 for ticket information.

The annual Noble Chowder will take place on Saturday, August 9th with serving starting at 11:00am.  The menu will consist of Chowder, Fried Chicken, Pork Burgers, Hot Dogs, Pie and Cake.  The Chowder will take place at Noble Park in  Noble Illinois.

 

Monday, August 11th

Fairfield Jr High School Softball tryouts will be Monday, August 11th, from 3:30-5p at SW Park in Fairfield.  Girls must have current physicals, proof of insurance, and be registered to enter 6-8th grade at Fairfield Junior High School, also all school paperwork must be completed.

 

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!!!

 

Thursday, August 21st

Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its women’s Coffee Club at the Fairfield Kontiki on August 21st from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.  Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people.

Frontier Community College is offering a basic quilting class on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:40 p.m. in Foundation Hall.  Students will make a holiday table runner and a Carpenter’s Star quilt top.  The quilting class runs August 21 through December 17.  Call Frontier Community College at 842-3711.

 

Monday, August 25th

Frontier Community College is offering a free Basic Computer Skills I class on Monday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. in the Workforce Development Center, Room 32, on Frontier’s campus.  The instructor is Monica McDaniel.  The 8-week class meets August 25 through October 13.  The course topics will include Internet searching, sending and receiving email, and removing photos from a camera card.  Students will also learn a few basics within Microsoft Word and PowerPoint presentations.  Class size is small with personal attention.  To register, please call Frontier Community College at 842-3711.   Refer to class CIS 1601 (31128).

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!!!

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.

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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