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Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a blood drive today at the Community of Christ Church in Fairfield.  It is a very critical time for blood donations.  The Red Cross has issued an emergency plea for all donors to donate to help alleviate the shortage of blood.  This drive will run from 11:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.  This is the Winter Donorama so we will be serving chili, peanut butter sandwiches, and homemade cookies to all presenting donors.  Door prizes will be awarded.   All types of blood are needed.
 

Thursday, January 19th

Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its woman’s monthly Coffee Club at the Kontiki on Thursday, January 19th from 9:30 am. – 10:30 a.m.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.  Everyone is encouraged to come out, socialize and meet new people.

Saturday , January 21st

Fairfield Public Golf Course, NFP, volunteers will conduct a porkburger cookouts this Saturday, January 21st, on Main Street in front of the Wayne County courthouse with drive through service beginning at approximately 10 a.m.  Additional Saturday cookouts are scheduled for February 4th and February 18th.  Porkburgers will be sold for $3, pork chops for $4, and drinks for $1.  Proceeds will help prepare the course to open for the new season.

The Hope Center will be having “Feed the Family” on Saturday January 21st with the Albion Free Methodist and House of Prayer helping out. Start time will be around 9am and this will happen come rain or shine. Free food and other toiletries will be passed out. If your church would like to help out with a future Feed the Family please call Bucky at618-516-3859 or Steve at 618-445-2065.

 

Saturday, January 28th

‘Meet Miss Iiilinois Teen 2016 at the Winter Carnival’ located at Cisne High School from 2-4.  Free winter themed games for kids, selfies with Miss Illinois Teen, hot chocolate, and cookies.  There will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle with all proceeds going to St. Jude’s.  Hosted by Cisne Rehab and Healthcare and Miss Illinois Teen 2016.

Fairfield First Baptist Church is hosting a First Responders Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday January 28th, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.  All local First Responders are invited to attend.  Please use the Douglas Street entrance.  Menu is Pancakes, Sausage, and Biscuits with  Gravy.

 

Wednesday, February 1st

The Flora Vet Clinic, with Clay and Wayne County Farm Bureaus, are hosting an informational seminar about the Veterinary Feed Directive on Thursday, February 9th at The Hub in Flora. The meeting will start with a catered meal at 6 p.m., and a speaker from Zoetis will discuss the new regulation and how it applies to farmers and livestock owners. The meeting is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by February 1st by calling 618-655-3300 or 618-662-4176.

 

Saturday, February 4th

Fairfield Public Golf Course, NFP, volunteers will conduct a porkburger cookout this Saturday, February 4th, on Main Street in front of the Wayne County courthouse with drive through service beginning at approximately 10 a.m.  An additional Saturday cookout is scheduled for February 18th.  Porkburgers will be sold for $3, pork chops for $4, and drinks for $1.  Proceeds will help prepare the course to open for the new season.

 

Tuesday, February 7th

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, February 7th.  The workshop will be “Taking Care of Yourself So You Can Care for Your Family” presented by Linda Sargent, BSW.  Linda is a mother and has raised 4 children, was a foster parent to 10 children, and has 9 grandchildren, one of which she is raising at this time. She was a prison guard for 2 years, worked for DCFS 6 years, was employed by the Illinois Community College System and worked at John A Logan and Frontier Community College.  She has a Bachelor Degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology.  Linda will provide strategies to help caregivers deal with stress and hectic schedules.  She understands the guilt caregivers feel when needing some time for themselves.  She will discuss the importance of taking care of yourself so that you are able to be there for your family.  (RSVP to Kim Tennyson at 895-1374 by 2-1-17)

The next Edwards County Ministerial Meeting will be held on February 7th starting at 11 am at the House of Prayer. The House of Prayer is located at 230 North 5th in Albion.  This is open to any full or part time Pastor, Preacher, Chaplain, Minster,  or Youth Pastor serving in Edwards County. Donuts and coffee will be served. For more info contact Pastor Mac Dalton at 445-2731.

 

Saturday, February 18th

Fairfield Public Golf Course, NFP, volunteers will conduct their a porkburger cookout Saturday on Main Street in front of the Wayne County courthouse with drive through service beginning at approximately 10 a.m.   Porkburgers will be sold for $3, pork chops for $4, and drinks for $1.  Proceeds will help prepare the course to open for the new season.

 

Sunday, February 19th

Fairfield FFA Alumni Sunday Scholarship Dinner will be held at the Fairfield Rural Fire Department today from 11am until done.  Menu includes Pork Chops, Sides, Drink and Dessert.  Cost is by donation.  The event is open to the public to support the FFA Alumni Scholarship Program.

 

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)

 

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 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.

 

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)

 

July 22, 2017

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