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Thursday, April 24th

The Wabash Telephone Coop annual meeting will be held Thursday April 24th at the Cisne Middle School . Registration is from 6-7 with the business meeting starting at 7.  Entertainment will be provided by the Bradshaws.

Wabash Area Development, Inc. Head Start program is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 program year. This is a fun educational experience for the whole family. We offer family fun nights, field trips, health services, and developmental screenings all at no cost to families. All children birth to age 5 and pregnant women are eligible for Head Start. Call (618) 963-2387 today to schedule an appointment and give your child the best head start possible.

The 17th Annual Wayne County Misfits car show will be held on May 24th at Leo French Park.  This year a new attraction will be offered….”Women’s World” flea market and swap meet.  There is no charge for the space, but please call Sherri at 618-599-1274 to reserve a space and additional information.  The Misfits would like to say Thank You for making the Spring rib sale a huge success.  The money raised will be used for community projects.  The next meeting will be held on April 24th with the meal at 6pm and the meeting at 7pm at First Christian Church.  New Members are always welcome!

Concerned About Your Memory?  Senior Life Solutions will be doing free Mini Mental Exams to test your memory, Thursday, April 24th from 9 -11 AM, At the Fairfield Senior Citizen’s Center. If you have any questions please call Senior Life Solutions – 618-847-8298

 

Friday, April 25th

The New Hope Spring Carnival will be held on Friday, April 25th from 4-8pm.  There will be a dunking booth, clowns with face painting, cake walk, bingo, class basket raffle, pie in the face contest and much more!!  Everyone is welcome!

Wayne City High School Drama Department will be presenting a play this weekend in the high school gymnasium.  This fairy tale comedy is entitled “Haphazardly Ever After” and is fun for the entire family!  Show times are Friday April 25 at 7:00PM, Saturday April 26 at 7:00PM, and Sunday April 27 at 3:00PM.  Admission is $1 for grades 12 and under, adults $2, and seniors 65+ $1.  Come enjoy the show!

The West Salem Grade School PTO is holding their annual fish fry/raffle/auction fundraiser at the firehouse on Friday, April 25.  There will be an ” all you can eat buffet” served from 4:30 to 7:00pm.  The menu will consist of fried walleye, chicken strips, popcorn shrimp, steak fries, baked beans, potato salad, applesauce, cole slaw, desserts and drinks.  Tickets are now on sale and can also be purchased at the door the day of the fish fry.  Tickets are $9.50 for adults and carryout and $6.00 for children 12 and under.  In addition to the fish fry, an inflatable slide will be available for the kids and kids at heart to enjoy from 4 – 7pm.  Immediately after the auction, raffle winners will be drawn and the auction will begin.  This years raffle items are to be raffled off with tickets costing $1 each or 6 for $5.  Donated desserts would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the firehouse during the day of the fish fry.  Proceeds will be used to finish purchasing smart boards for the classrooms and other technology needs.

Gamma Chi sorority will be having their annual Geranium Sales in the parking lot across form Hucks in Fairfield on Friday April 25, from 8:30-1:00 and on Saturday, April 26, from 8:00-1:00.  Single plants will be $3.50 and hanging plants are $16.00.  (In case of rain, we will be selling at 515 NW 9th in the garage behind the house.)

John Hill, evangelist from Ozark, MO will be present the gospel through illusion at North Side Baptist Church April 25-27. Catherine Singleton will be leading out music. Friday night will be a youth only night. We will have a time of food and fellowship at 6:00 PM and then John will lead us in a time of worship and reflection with gospel magic. Saturday night, Sunday morning, and Sunday evening services will be for all ages. Evening services will be at 6:00 PM and the Sunday morning service will begin at 10:30 AM.

 

Saturday, April 26th

Life Fellowship Church of God located at 815 W. Main will be having a clothing giveaway on Saturday, April 26 on the Church parking lot from 11-2.

There will be a “Day-Glo 5K Run/Walk” hosted by McLeansboro Sea Otters swim team which will be held on Saturday, April 26th beginning at 6pm at Dolan Lake – McLeansboro – Hamilton County – IL.   Packet Pick up and onsite registration will be from 5:00 – 5:45 pm with the run/walk starting at 6:00 pm.  At 7:00 am will be the Kids ½ mile Glo Run.  Registration: (fee includes t-shirt for pre-registered participants only, received by April 11, 2014)
$30 – form postmarked or registered online on or before April 11
$35 – form postmarked or registered online after April 11 up to day of race
$10 – Kids Glo Run
All proceeds to benefit the swim team.

The Bluford Ruritan Club will be hosting a breakfast, April 26th., 7-9:30 am.  Price is by donation and the menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee.

The Annual Cisne Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday April, 26th at the Bedford Township Fire Department in Cisne from 6:30am until 10am.  Breakfast is by donation.   Proceeds will go towards fire fighting equipment and scholarships.

The ECHS Softball team is having a pork burger & pork chop sale on Saturday, April 26th. The cookout will be held at the ECHS Softball Field (Field 3), South of the school in Albion. Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, the cookout will be held at the concession area of the Linda Oxby Gymnasium at ECHS.

The Wayne County Home and Community Education (HCE) will have their pork chop sandwich, pie and bake sale fund raiser on Saturday, April 26th, from 10am to 2pm at the Methodist Church parking lot at Wayne City.  Steve Ehrhart will be cooking his delicious pork sandwiches.  HCE members will provide pies and other baked goods.  Please support HCE activities!

The Wayne County Coalition Against Drug Abuse (WCCADA) in cooperation with Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Fairfield Police Department, and Southeastern Illinois Counseling Centers, Inc. will be participating in a nationwide Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26th.  Individuals will be able to bring unused prescription medications to Fairfield Memorial Hospital from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. for proper disposal.  There will be a Pharmacist and Police Officer on hand to accept the prescription medications and maintain chain of custody.  Weather permitting, the drop off site will be held along Dr. Scranton Memorial Drive in front of Fairfield Memorial Hospital; however, if it rains, the drop off will be held just inside the Hospital’s main entrance at the Volunteer Desk.  More information is available by contacting Mark Odle at (618) 599-0881.

Spring Fling in the Cisne Park will be held from 8 a.m. til noon Saturday, April 26th.  There will be a breakfast at the Fire House, plants, a Bake Sale, vendors, and pork burgers in the park.  Other activities include Tasteful Simply, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Tupperware, Avon, 31 Bags and lots of perennials.  The FFA will have vegetable and garden plants and hanging baskets.  Proceeds will go to support Barth Park.

 

Sunday, April 27th

Southern Illinois’ Homecoming Gospel Choir will be in concert at the Woodlawn Christian Church in Woodlawn, Illinois on Sunday, April 27th at 6pm.  Admission to the concert is free and a love offering will be received.  The Woodlawn Christian Church is located at 501 Green Street in Woodlawn.  For additional information, contact the church office at 6918-735-2355 or John Roberts at 618-245-9133.

On Sunday April 27th at 6:00 pm the Gospel Messengers consisting of father and sons, Bart, Dennis, & Daniel Southerd, will perform at Oak Valley Free Will Baptist Church, Church located 3 miles West of Geff.

 

Monday, April 28th

Frontier Community College is offering a Food Safety and Sanitation Refresher course that meets on Monday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 30, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.   The registration fee is $30.  This refresher course is open only to students who are receiving their one year notice that have an IL FSSMC expiring in July, August, and September 2014.  To register, call Frontier Community College at 842-3711.

Wabash Area Development, Inc. Head Start program is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 program year. This is a fun educational experience for the whole family. We offer family fun nights, field trips, health services, and developmental screenings all at no cost to families. All children birth to age 5 and pregnant women are eligible for Head Start. Call (618) 963-2387 today to schedule an appointment and give your child the best head start possible.

Wayne City Town wide Rummage Sales are scheduled for Saturday, May 3.  To be added to the list, please call the Village Hall at 895-2241 or email wcvc@newwavecomm.net with your name and address by Tuesday, April 29.

 

Tuesday, April 29th

There will be a Webinar funded by the Illinois State Board of Education Division of Special Education held on Tuesday, April 29th from 7-8pm.  The Webinar is entitled “Being Your Child’s Reading Coach” and will be hosted by Patty Hooper.  The Webinar is free, but space is limited, so reserve your spot now by going to https://www.1gotomeeting.com/register/391875064.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Thursday, May 1st

The Wayne County Family Enrichment Program will be hosting a Learning and Playing Group “Outside Fun” at the Wayne City Park on Thursday May 1, 2014 from 9:30-10:30 am.  This is a free event that is open to the public with children under the age of 3.  A story, parent handout, craft, activities, and free play will be on hand for families to enjoy with their children.  For more information please call 842-4043.

The First Christian Church of Wayne City would like to invite you and your family to hear Terry Hopkins amazing testimony May 1st-3rd @ 7:00pm and Sunday May 4th @ 10:30am.  Hope to see you all there!   Due to an injury, Tony “Mac” McMullen will not be able to be here. If you have questions or comments please call (618) 895-2450.

Ed Waid and Nashville North Band will continue playing at the Kon-Tiki (211 SE 2nd St) in Fairfield, every Thursday night, from 6:30-9:30.  Ladies bring your favorite covered dish to share for a potluck at 8:00. Also 50/50 drawing. $5 admission.  Soft drinks available for purchase.  Bring someone that has NEVER been there and receive 1/2 off of your admission. For more information call (618) 842-9834.

Clay City First Baptist (118 S 5th St SW) will be hosting a 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Round the Clock National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1. The community is invited to stop by the Church to join in prayer anytime during those hours.

 

Saturday, May 3rd

The 38th Annual Spirit of the Vincennes  Rendezvous will be held Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 24th from 9a to 6pm and Sunday May 25th from 10am to 5pm (all times are Eastern Times).  The festivities will take place near the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park on the French Commons.  There will be Revolutionary Era Food, Merchants, Battle Enactments and North West Territory Alliance Encampment.  Admission is $8 for adults and $2 for children.  For more information go to www.spiritof vincennes.org.

The Mt.  Erie Ruritan Club will hold a Community Breakfast on Saturday, May 3rd at the Mt. Erie Ruritan Building in Mt. Erie.  Serving will be from 6-9am and the menu will consist of biscuits and sausage gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, coffee and orange juice.  The price is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 10 and under.

Wayne City Town wide Rummage Sales are scheduled for Saturday, May 3.  Everyone is invited to check out the bargains!

The Geff Ruritan Club will host a Beef and Chicken Noodle Benefit Dinner for Jonah Goodman, son of Gerard and Cassie Goodman, beginning at 4:30pm.  Young Jonah is battling a heart ailment.  

 

Thursday, May 8th

Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its women’s Coffee Club at the Fairfield Kontiki on May 8th from 9:30AM – 10:30AM. Coffee and donuts will be provide. Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people. 

Friday, May 9
CROSSVILLE DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT  at Crossville High School Gym on May 9th…Two divisions..Senior 18 and up and Junior 14 to 18… $75.00 Registration fee…teams consist of 6 players and 2 subs…teams may have up to 10 members. For information packet call Chris Birkla at 383-1408   or  Trish Pringle at 383-1889 or message us on Facebook. All proceeds go to the Relay For Life . There will also be a 50/50 drawing….basket raffle…and concessions. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a fun evening while also helping a great cause…We need teams from all towns represented..Competition is always motivation.
Sunday, May 11th
Wabash Area Development, Inc. Head Start program is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 program year. This is a fun educational experience for the whole family. We offer family fun nights, field trips, health services, and developmental screenings all at no cost to families. All children birth to age 5 and pregnant women are eligible for Head Start. Call (618) 963-2387 today to schedule an appointment and give your child the best head start possible.
The Fairfield Coin Club is having their monthly meeting May 11, 2014 at the Frontier Community College Classroom Building west Doors open at 11:00 am meeting and Auction start at 1:30 pm. There will be a raffle and membership prizes. Several Coin Dealers will be present Everyone is welcome. for more information contact Roberta Marshel 618-599-2393 or email fairfieldcoinclub@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, May 17th

The Wayne Co. Health Department will be holding their “Catch Me If You Can” 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 17th from 8am until Noon.   Team Registration & Number Pick-Up will be from 7:45 to 8:15 at Frontier Community College. Run will begin at 8:30.  There is no registration fee for participants in 10-Week Wellness Challenge, $10 for Participants not in Challenge and will be added to a team for the activity stations.  Participants will register under the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Tent located on Frontier Campus.  Teams will need to decide how they will stay together, activity stations will be set up throughout route for ALL members to participate in. Entire team will walk, jog, or run together!!!  There will be an Awards Ceremony following the race to be held at Frontier Community College. Awards to Top Teams for Challenge: 5-10 Members, 11-15 Members, and 16-20 Members. Door Prizes will also be drawn at end of race.  Everyone is encouraged to take part!!

 

Thursday, May 22nd

Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its women’s Coffee Club at the Fairfield Kontiki on May 22nd from 9:30AM – 10:30AM. Coffee and donuts will be provide. Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people. 

 

Saturday, May 24th

The 17th Annual Wayne County Misfits car show will be held on May 24th at Leo French Park.  This year a new attraction will be offered….”Women’s World” flea market and swap meet.  There is no charge for the space, but please call Sherri at 618-599-1274 to reserve a space and additional information.  The Misfits would like to say Thank You for making the Spring rib sale a huge success.  The money raised will be used for community projects. 

 

Sunday, June 1st

The Fairfield Business and Professional Women’s Foundation is accepting scholarship  applications for Wayne County High School Senior girls and mature women returning to college.  All scholarships awarded will be valued at $2,000.00.  All high school applications will be available in the guidance office.  The mature women scholarship application is available at Frontier Community College on the website.  The deadline for all scholarships must be postmarked by June 1, 2014.  For more information regarding scholarships contact Thea Gain at 618-842-6156 or Jane Huffman at 618-842-9518.

 

Saturday, June 7th

The Mt.  Erie Ruritan Club will hold a Community Breakfast on Saturday, June 7th at the Mt. Erie Ruritan Building in Mt. Erie.  Serving will be from 6-9am and the menu will consist of biscuits and sausage gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, coffee and orange juice.  The price is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 10 and under.

 

Sunday, June 8th

The Fairfield Coin Club is having their monthly meeting June 8th, 2014 at the Frontier Community College Classroom Building west Doors open at 11:00 am meeting and Auction start at 1:30 pm. There will be a raffle and membership prizes. Several Coin Dealers will be present Everyone is welcome. for more information contact Roberta Marshel 618-599-2393 or email fairfieldcoinclub@gmail.com.

 

Friday, June 13th

The Wayne County Family Enrichment Program will be holding their final Story Hour “Paws To Read” on Friday June 13, 2014 from 10-11:00 AM at the Fairfield Public Library. This is a free event that is open to the public. There will be a story, crafts, activities and songs. For more information call 842-4043.

 

Saturday, July 12th

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.

 

Sunday, July 13th

The Fairfield Coin Club is having their monthly meeting July 13, 2014 at the Frontier Community College Classroom Building west Doors open at 11:00 am meeting and Auction start at 1:30 pm. There will be a raffle and membership prizes. Several Coin Dealers will be present Everyone is welcome. for more information contact Roberta Marshel 618-599-2393 or email fairfieldcoinclub@gmail.com.

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.