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Tuesday, February 21

Fairfield Memorial Hospital and Frontier Community College offer Health Education Seminars on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.  FMH will have Carla Dunahay, PTA, who will be talking about Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Disease.  FCC will also provide additional speakers who will focus on natural heart healthy habits and other heart health tips.

 

Wednesday, February 22

The University of Illinois Extension office in Fairfield is sponsoring their annual Women’s Winter Workshop. The event has been set for Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 9 – 2:30 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Fairfield. Individual programs will include Benefits of Early Intervention with Gwen Wurst and Charity Heifner, WOVSED Child and Family Connections Region 23; The Great American Eclipse with Susan Odum from the University of Illinois Extension; Travel Opportunities with Carolyn McDonald with BJ’s Travel; The Ark Experience with Crystal Harrison; Planned Giving with FNB Asset Management Financial Advisor John Reynolds; Keeping your brain healthy through coloring with Susan Sloop with the U of I Extension; Lincoln – Legends and Lore with Matt Vaughn – local attorney and Lincoln enthusiast and What’s So Funny? With Ruth Pyle, Director of Admissions and Marketing with Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. There is a $5 pre-registration fee required. Registration should be submitted prior to February 16 to the U of I Extension Office at 2-B Frontier Drive in Fairfield.  Registration forms are located at your local Extension Office.

 

Thursday, February 23rd

The city of Albion will be smoke testing the sewer lines starting Thursday (2/23).  They will begin in the NE part of the city.  The smoke is non hazardous.  If the smoke should come into your house call the Albion City Hall at 445-3214.

Friday, February 24th

The FCHS Choir and Show Choir will be hosting a Dinner Performance on Friday, February 24 starting at 5 p.m. Salad, spaghetti, breadsticks, drinks, and desserts will be served. Tickets are $8 for adults (12 and older), $5 for children, and infants under the age of one eat free. The audience is free to come in and out to eat during this time. Performances will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will go until 7 p.m. For more information, contact Stephanie Aarons at saarons@fchsmules.com.

 

Saturday, February 25th

Wayne City History Club Trivia Night at Wayne City High School.  Doors open at 6pm, with the quiz to begin at 7pm.  Up to ten players per table for $100 per team.  Refreshments will be served.  Join the fun at the Wayne City history Club Trivia night.  For more information, please contact Lamar Choate at WCHS.

The Bluford Ruritan Club will be hosting a breakfast, Saturday, February 25th, from 7-9 am.  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.  If you have any questions, please call 732-0005.

Upward Basketball games held at Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Cinnamon rolls available at 8:00 as long as they last.  Sandwiches available throughout the day: pork burgers, pork chops chicken breasts, barbeque sandwiches and nachos.  Drinks, snacks, and hotdogs sell for $1.00 each. Everyone is encouraged to stop by, watch the children play, and purchase food to support the Upward program which reaches 200 children in the community.

The Fairfield American Legion #176 presents a Comedy Night featuring Mike McGuire, Kathy Zeman, George Haynes, Audry Crabtree, Joe the Animal, and Karen Schubert.  Drink Specials run from 6:30 to 7:30, with finger foods available.  Showtime is 8pm.  Advance tickets available for $20 each at the Barb Wire Grill, and at the American Legion in Fairfield.

The Round Prairie Church will be holding a benefit dinner on Sat. Feb. 25 at the Johnsonville Ruritan Building. Serving will be from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The meal will consist of ham, noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, hot roll, dessert and drink. Cost: $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 6 to 12. and free for children 5 and under. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Union Grove Camp building fund. Everyone welcome, carry out will be available.

The Noble Lions Club is hosting a Pancake & Whole Hog Sausage Breakfast, along with Biscuits and Gravy.  All you Can Eat is set for Saturday, February 25, from  7am to 12 noon.  Cost is Adults $6.00, and kids under age 10 for $3.00.  To be held at the Noble Lions Building in Noble, IL.

Breakfast at the Masonic Hall, serving from 6am to 9:30, with Biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and all the fixins.  Cost is by donation.

 

Wednesday, March 1st

Wayne City Early Learning Center and Kiddie Kollege will have 2016-2017 ISBE Pre-K Family Workshops from 5:30 to 6:30pm with Q&A time following the workshop. Each workshop has an RSVP date so that we can plan for free child care and refreshments that will be provided during the workshops.  The next workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 7th.  The workshop will be “Positive Discipline” presented by Julie Short, LCSW, Mental Health Consultant.  In this workshop, Julie will discuss the differences between negative and positive discipline.  We will learn that all behavior has meaning.  We will discuss what the child’s behavior is telling us and the possible reasons for the behaviors.  We will learn some positive discipline strategies: Using two positive choices, how co-regulating with our children can help them learn to regulate their emotions, and we will talk about our children’s emotions.  (RSVP to Kim Tennyson at 895-1374 by 3-1-17)

The Wayne County Farm Bureau is inviting community groups to apply for their 2017 Community Impact Grant.  The program seeks to identify various projects that will improve our community, and to create partnerships with groups and individuals to make those projects a reality.  Additional information and the application are available on the organization’s website at waynecfb.com.  Proposals will be accepted through March 1.

The Wayne County Farm Bureau Foundation is offering six, $500 scholarship for 2017.  The Young Leader Committee is offering one additional $500 scholarship.  Wayne County students majoring in an ag-related field of study in the fall 2017 semester are eligible.  The application is available at waynecfb.com.  The deadline to apply is March 1.

 

Saturday, March 4th

Mt. Erie Ruritan Club Community Breakfast Buffet  –  Serving from 6am to 9am.  Menu is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Profits will be used for community projects.

Kiwanis Club Pancake Day, from 6am to 10am at the Community of Christ Family Life Center at the corner of Leininger Road and Windsor Lane.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door.  Proceeds go to help fund the Christmas Parade.

The public is invited to ARF’s 4th Annual Mardi Paws Trivia Contest on Saturday, March 4th at the Fairfield Elks Lodge.  “Yappy” Hour with gumbo, red beans & rice, shrimp remoulade, king cake, bread pudding & Pat O’Brien’s Hurricanes begins at 6 and the contest starts at 7.  WFIW Radio’s own, Bruce Dickey, will be the contest moderator.  Entry fee for trivia teams of up to 8 is $100.  Non team members are welcome to enjoy soup, sandwiches, dessert, silent auction, prizes & beads for a donation to ARF.  $400 will be awarded to “Top Dog” & $100 for 2nd Place.  Plus prizes will be given for Last Place, Best Table Décor & Finding the King Cake Babies.  ARF will also offer Mulligans & a large selection of Mardi Gras beads, ARF shirts & hats for sale, a 50/50 Drawing & a large Silent Auction.  ARF’s Trivia Contest entry forms & rules can be printed at www.arfcares.org.  You must be at least 21 years of age to enter.  To enter a team, enter a ghost team or sponsor ARF’s 2nd largest fundraising event of the year, simply sign up at the door, visit www.arfcares.org or call ARF at 618-842-5584.  ARF is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, 501c3 animal welfare organization.  100% of ARF’s Mardi Paws proceeds will help provide cat & dog spay & neuter discount coupons and dog houses to low income dog and cat guardians and free roaming cat caregivers in Wayne County.  Donations are tax deductible.

The Big Muddy Longbeard Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will host their 25th annual banquet at the Holiday Inn  in Mt.Vernon, IL to raise money for projects that conserve wildlife and preserve Illinois’ hunting heritage.  “This is the chapter’s 25th  year hosting our banquet, and every year is better than the one before,” said  Jon Beal BML Banquet Chairman. “It’s the best opportunity in town to meet other people who care about conservation while enjoying good food, good music and good fun.”  Dinner starts at 6:30pm, but arrive at 5:00pm to enjoy a social hour before the banquet begins.  Families can play games and enter raffles to win a number of guns including Bushmaster QRS, Glock G43 9MM , Henry Lever Action .22, Weatherby 12Ga, Beretta Pico .380, Remington 1911 and Ruger American Ranch Rifle in .223. There also will be silent and live auctions for exclusive framed art, guns, collectibles, sculptures home furnishings and more.  Corporate sponsor tables that seat eight people cost $1,000 and include a corporate sponsor gift. Couple’s tickets are $70 and single tickets are $50 while sponsor couple’s ticket are $270 and sponsor single’s tickets are $260.. All ticket prices include admission, dinner and a single one-year NWTF membership.  For information about the Big Muddy Longbeard Chapter’s Hunting Heritage Banquet, contact:  Tom Blasdel at 618-895-2844 or at shoecreek@gmail.com;  Rob Traiteur at 618- 599-3460 or Rob_Traiteur@WildReality.TV;  Blake Garrett at 618-822-6827 or 618-267-6220; or Nathaniel Burgess at 618-835-2717 or 618-508-5719

 

 

Monday March 6th

The Wayne County Farm Bureau and the Illinois Farm Bureau are hosting Kevin Rund for his “On the Road” program.  The event will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Bob Boyles Hall at Frontier Community College.  The program will begin with lunch at 12:30 p.m.  Rund will cover topics such as the Covered Farm Vehicle exemption, medical card, equipment inspection requirements, out-of-state CDL use, the USDOT Number, post-trip inspections, and something called the URS.  New for 2017 is the MSCR‑1, Process Agents and Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).  The program is free and open to the public.  Registration is requested.  Call 618-842-3342 by February 27 to RSVP your attendance.

 

Saturday, March 11th

Booksigning by Charles Melton at Cisne Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center from 2-4.   He is a local journalist and has written two books, Tales From Geezer Rock and Daily Demotivational. There will be a book giveaway along with free cookies and coffee.

 

Thursday, March 16th

Southeastern Illinois Friends of the NRA Annual Fundraiser on behalf of the NRA Foundation, to be held at 5:30pm at the Holiday Motel, in Olney.  For more information and tickets, please call John White @ 618-354-1047 or Jeff Fleming @ 618-395-8491.

Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its women’s Coffee Club at the Kontiki on Thursday, March 16th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to come out, socialize and meet new people.

 

Friday, March 17th

The annual Fairfield Rural Fire Department Fish Fry will be held on Friday, March  17th, at their fire station at the east edge of Fairfield. Serving of fried catfish and all the trimmings will be from 11 – 1 and 4 – 7. Carry-outs are available. Money raised will be used to fund firefighting equipment purchases.

 

Saturday, March 18th

Craft Show at the Holiday from 9am through 5pm on the Concord Floor at the Holiday in Olney.  There will be wood crafts, spices, jewelry, signature home style wooden flowers, and much more.  Vendors Welcome.  For more information, please call 618/292-5664, or email m_mwoodenflowers@yahoo.com.

 

Sunday, March 19th

Craft Show at the Holiday from 9am through 5pm on the Concord Floor at the Holiday in Olney.  There will be wood crafts, spices, jewelry, signature home style wooden flowers, and much more.  Vendors Welcome.  For more information, please call 618/292-5664, or email m_mwoodenflowers@yahoo.com.

 

Friday, March 24th

The Guardian Center, Inc. is pleased to bring the Midwest Dueling Pianos to our 2017 Annual Banquet. The Guardian Center serves White, Gallatin, Saline, Edwards, Wabash, Richland, Lawrence and Crawford Counties in Southeastern Illinois.  We are gearing up for our fundraising banquet on March 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. located at The Floral Hall at the White County Fairgrounds in Carmi, IL.  Tickets for this event are $25 a person or $200 for a table of 8. This special event will feature Midwest Dueling Pianos, silent and live auctions to benefit The Guardian Center’s programs for abused children and their families.If you would like to sponsor this event or donate items for these auctions contact Nicole at  nbradfield@theguardiancenter.org or 618-382-8247.  Any contribution you might be able to make toward this fundraiser would be appreciated greatly and help us better serve children and families.

 

Saturday, March 25th

Right Now Ministries will be hosting their 4th annual Porkchop Dinner/Trivia Night.  The evening will begin at 5pm with a dinner including bone in pork chops, potatoes, green beans and dessert.  After dinner teams are invited to participate in the Trivia Tournament and Silent Auction.  The funds raised will be used to support Kingdom Kids, an afterschool program that provides tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment activities to children in our local schools.

 

Saturday, April 1st

Mt. Erie Ruritan Club Community Breakfast Buffet  –  Serving from 6am to 9am.  Menu is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Profits will be used for community projects.

 

Wednesday, April 5th

Wayne City Early Learning Center and Kiddie Kollege will have 2016-2017 ISBE Pre-K Family Workshops from 5:30 to 6:30pm with Q&A time following the workshop. Each workshop has an RSVP date so that we can plan for free child care and refreshments that will be provided during the workshops.  The next workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 11th.  The workshop will be “Developmental Milestones – Is My Child on Track?” presented by Chelsey Sterchi.  Chelsey has a degree in psychology with a focus in applied behavior analysis, as well as a degree in early childhood.  She is a mother of 3 children.  She has a daughter with special needs as a result of epilepsy and benign brain tumors.  Chelsey is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of child development with others and helping them know what to look for in respect to developmental delays.  (RSVP to Kim Tennyson at 895-1374 by 4-5-17)

 

Friday, April 7

The North Wayne Education Association will be hosting a Trivia Night on Friday, April 7, in the Cisne Middle School gym. Registration will be held from 5:30-6:00 with trivia to begin at 6:00.  The team entry fee will be $80.00. Each team can have up to eight members. The evening will consist of ten rounds of ten questions with teams working together to have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the night. Concessions will be available, a 50/50 drawing, and other fun activities have also been planned to help raise money for the North Wayne Education Association. All proceeds will be used to support educational activities throughout the school year and to help fund scholarships for CHS seniors. To pre-register a team, please contact Kelsey or Melissa at Cisne Middle School (673-2156). Those unable to attend, but wishing to contribute, may sponsor a Ghost Team by making a donation.

 

 

Wednesday, April 12th

Frontier Community College in Fairfield is hosting a Job Fair on Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Workforce Development Center on campus.  The Job Fair is designed to give individuals an opportunity to meet face-to-face with potential employers in a large setting and learn about possible job openings.   The job fair is open to the public and there is no fee for job seekers to attend. Employers are already registering to attend, so another large turnout is expected for this year’s Job Fair. Updates to the list are ongoing as businesses confirm attendance.  A list of businesses attending will be available and updated periodically on the college’s website: iecc.edu/fcc.  More information regarding Job Fair participants will be made available to the media at a closer date. Businesses that are interested in reserving a table can contact Alyssa Parrott, Coordinator of Marketing and Career Services at Frontier Community College at (618) 842-3711 or by email at parrotta@iecc.edu.

 

 

Saturday, May 6th

Mt. Erie Ruritan Club Community Breakfast Buffet  –  Serving from 6am to 9am.  Menu is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Profits will be used for community projects.

 

Saturday, June 3rd

Mt. Erie Ruritan Club Community Breakfast Buffet  –  Serving from 6am to 9am.  Menu is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Profits will be used for community projects.

 

Saturday, July 1st

Mt. Erie Ruritan Club Community Breakfast Buffet  –  Serving from 6am to 9am.  Menu is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Profits will be used for community projects.

 

Saturday, July 22nd

Pork Day USA joins with the Edwards County Fair!  More details to follow.

 

Saturday, August 5th

Mt. Erie Ruritan Club Community Breakfast Buffet  –  Serving from 6am to 9am.  Menu is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Profits will be used for community projects.

 

 

Saturday, September 2nd

Mt. Erie Ruritan Club Community Breakfast Buffet  –  Serving from 6am to 9am.  Menu is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Profits will be used for community projects.

 

 

Saturday, October 7th

Mt. Erie Ruritan Club Community Breakfast Buffet  –  Serving from 6am to 9am.  Menu is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Profits will be used for community projects.

 

Saturday, November 4th

Mt. Erie Ruritan Club Community Breakfast Buffet  –  Serving from 6am to 9am.  Menu is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Profits will be used for community projects.

 

 

Saturday, December 2nd

Mt. Erie Ruritan Club Community Breakfast Buffet  –  Serving from 6am to 9am.  Menu is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Profits will be used for community projects.