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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 at the Fairfield First Baptist Church.  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.

FCHS Mulebackers present “The King Family Band” in concert at 6pm at the Fairfield First Christian Church.  Doors open at 5pm.   The FCHS Mulebackers are excited to announce the addition of Toby Daskem as the opening entertainment to the upcoming concert on Saturday, March 25 at 6 PM at the Fairfield First Christian Church.  Toby, better known to the Fairfield area as Tim Phillips, will be performing at 5:30 PM.  He has just released a new Christian/Inspirational CD entitled “Seasons” which features songs he’s written and will perform.  Copies of the CD will be available at the concert.  If you’d like to preview Toby’s latest release, check him out on YouTube.  Tickets are on sale locally from Fairfield Banking Company, Mulebacker volunteers, at the Mule Backers huge Mattress Fundraiser Sale in the FCHS Gymnasium on March 18th and 19th, or by contacting Rhonda Koker at FCHS.  Tickets are all General Admission and sell for $10 each.

Wine tasting will be held on Saturday March 25th, @Holy Cross Parish Center, Wendelin, Illinois. Being sponsored by Family Life Committee of Holy Cross, and Parish Ladies Organization. Doors open 6pm and remain open until 10:30pm.  No one under 21 years of age will be admitted. Costs is $10.00 per person, and this entitles you to a wine glass, tastings and appetizers.  5 Local wineries will be present for the tasting and/or purchase of their wines. Domestic beers will be available for purchase.  Live music will be available during the evening.  Then @8pm, the parish will have the drawing for the $15,000.00 cash raffle.  You do not have to be present for the raffle.  Tickets are $100.00 each, and only 375 tickets will be sold.  If you are interested in a ticket, you can call the church office Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am until noon. @618-752-5671. or you can call committee member, Kelly/Sherry Geier 618-752-2961; Tony/Missy Buerster 618-752-3261 or Dennis/Diane Herdes 618-723-2506.  If less than 200 tickets are sold, the amount will be prorated.

Geff Ruritan ‘s Annual FISH FRY will start serving at 4:30 p.m. Menu:  All you can eat Catfish fillets, Hushpuppies, Slaw, Baked Beans & Dessert. Everyone welcome.   Come support Geff Ruritan.

Trivia Night at Community of Christ Church @ 3663 Chestnut Street, Thompsonville, IL, with proceeds to support a Diabetic Alert Dog for Joe Johnson.  Concessions provided by Billy Bob’s BBQ.  $100 per table with up to 8 people per team.

On Saturday, March 25 from 9 am – Noon the Fairfield First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Prom Dress Giveaway. A variety of formal dresses, bouquets, shoes and other accessories will be available, free of charge. The event will be in Fellowship Hall. Please contact Elizabeth Gonzalez at the church at 842-2129 or Donna Reever at 516-1785.

The Bethel Church in Ellery will be having their Annual Chili Dinner on Saturday, March 25. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and will go until 1 p.m. The cost is free will donation, and all proceeds will go toward Bethel Cemetery.

The Bluford Ruritan Club will be hosting a breakfast, Saturday, March 25th., 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.

The Edwards County Fair Association is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat buffet prepared by Country Rhodes, at the Exhibition Building at the Edwards County Fairgrounds from 4-7 pm.  Cost is $11 for adults, and $6 for children.  Menu includes Fish, chicken strips, mini shrimp, steak fries, potato salad, cole slaw, applesauce, baked beans, and drink.

The Parkersburg Community Club Spring Carryout Chowder will be at the Parkersburg Community Building,  from approximately 11am until the chowder is gone.  Please bring containers (no glass).  All proceeds from the morning’s sale will be used for various area community projects.

The Union North C.P. Church will have “Movie Night” featuring the movie “Flywheel” on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Everyone will gather at 4:30pm in the church basement for pizza, popcorn and fellowship with the movie starting approximately 5:15pm in the sanctuary.  Union North is located east of Fairfield to Kline’s corner (2400 E) then South approx.  2 miles. Bro. Jesse Thornton is pastor. Everyone is welcome.  If you have any questions, please call 618-842-6400.

Dana Bare of TLC Cleaning Services invites everyone to learn first aid & cpr at the former Mill Shoals Grade School.  This Saturday, March 25th, Certified Instructors Robert & Ginger Hollinger will teach first aid, basic cpr & basic plus from 1 to 3.  A light meal will be served form 3 until 4.  The instruction with the meal is just $15 and the knowledge of potentially saving a life is priceless.  Call 518-9017 or 516-2668 to sign up.

 

Sunday, March 26th

The Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host a luncheon 11:00 – 1:00. The following menu will be served: pork chops, Italian chicken breasts, green beans, cheesy potatoes, salad, and dessert; cost by donation. Proceeds will go toward resurfacing the parking lot. Everyone is invited.

North  Side Baptist Church is holding a revival tonight through Wednesday, starting at 6 pm Sunday evening and 7 pm Monday through Wednesday.  Dr. Timothy Beougher is speaking. He is a pastor and seminary professor from Louisville, KY. Henry and Christine Fiske are leading the music. Henry and Christine both have over 20 years experience as professional musicians and leading worship.

 

Monday, March 27th

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be holding a PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) training on Monday, March 27th starting at 8 a.m.  The cost is $30 for the PALS course and should a CPR card is needed there is an extra $10 charge.  If you would like learn more or to register for the course, please contact Deb Spillman, CMSRN, Clinical Practice Coordinator, at 618-847-8241.

North  Side Baptist Church is holding a revival tonight through March 29,  starting at 7pm.  Dr. Timothy Beougher is speaking. He is a pastor and seminary professor from Louisville, KY. Henry and Christine Fiske are leading the music. Henry and Christine both have over 20 years experience as professional musicians and leading worship.

 

Tuesday, March 28

North  Side Baptist Church is holding a revival tonight through March 29,  starting at 7pm. Dr. Timothy Beougher is speaking. He is a pastor and seminary professor from Louisville, KY. Henry and Christine Fiske are leading the music. Henry and Christine both have over 20 years experience as professional musicians and leading worship.

 

Wednesday, March 29

North  Side Baptist Church is holding a revival tonight,  starting at 7pm.  Dr. Timothy Beougher is speaking. He is a pastor and seminary professor from Louisville, KY. Henry and Christine Fiske are leading the music. Henry and Christine both have over 20 years experience as professional musicians and leading worship.

There will be a Vietnam War Commemoration called “Enfield Boots on the Ground”. The Michael Hillegas Chapter, NSDAR has co-sponsored with the Federal Government to honor men and women who served during the Vietnam Era. Any veteran serving from 1955-1975, either in the U.S. or out of the country is eligible for a Vietnam Era lapel pin plus a proclamation signed by President Obama and a certificate from the DAR. The City of Enfield and Country Companies has graciously decided to co-partner with us. The event will be held on March 29th at the City of Enfield Building in Enfield from noon until 1 p.m. Come let us honor you and your family for the sacrifice you made for your country. Information that is needed is your name, branch of service, phone number, years of service, Vietnam: yes or no, and rank when you came out. Call 378-3243.

 

Friday, March 31st

The Knights of Columbus will be having a Fish Fry on Friday, March 31st at St. Patrick’s Hall in Enfield. Serving will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Prices are $10 for adults, and $5 for children from 6-12.

 

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.

 Volunteer Firemens Association of West Salem Annual Benefit Supper, located at the firehouse on the West Salem Square, starting at 4pm.  Menu includes Bar-B-Q pork chops, Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Slaw, Dessert, and drink.  Cost is by free will donation, with proceeds used to purchase Fire and Rescue equipment.  Thank you for supporting your Fire Department.

The Bradshaws & Gold City will be in concert on Saturday, April 1 @ 6pm at Cherry Street General Baptist Church in Carmi, IL.  For more information, contact Jack Bradshaw at 618-382-7341.

Sap used as dye by Native Americans… A rootstock that tastes like a radish…   Discover past uses of our native flora and interesting characteristics about each wildflower species during a 1.5 mile hike along the trails of Beall Woods State Park’s Nature Preserve. Hikes will begin at the Visitor Center on Saturdays, April 1st, 8th, and 15th at 1pm. Feel free to bring along your camera to capture the intricate design and delicate nature of these spring beauties. If it happens to be a rainy day, a presentation inside the Visitor Center will take place instead of a hike. For more information, please call 618-298-2441.

 

Sunday, April 2nd

St. Edward’s Men’s Club Sausage Dinner from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM @St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 300 N.W. 5th Street, Fairfield, IL 62837.  Children 4 years and Under  – Eat Free, Ages 5-12  – $5.00,  Adults  –  $10.00.  Carry Outs will be available.  Menu includes Whole Hog Sausage, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Apple Sauce, Sauerkraut, Drink, Dessert
  

 

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 7th

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.

 

Saturday, April 8th

 Sap used as dye by Native Americans… A rootstock that tastes like a radish…   Discover past uses of our native flora and interesting characteristics about each wildflower species during a 1.5 mile hike along the trails of Beall Woods State Park’s Nature Preserve. Hikes will begin at the Visitor Center today at 1pm. Feel free to bring along your camera to capture the intricate design and delicate nature of these spring beauties. If it happens to be a rainy day, a presentation inside the Visitor Center will take place instead of a hike. For more information, please call 618-298-2441.

 

Sunday, April 9th

 Free senior citizens soup lunch 11AM – 1PM, Sunday, April 9th at the Cisne Community Center.  Vegetable soup, sandwiches, dessert, coffee and tea will be served.  Sponsored by the staff at Hosselton Funeral Home.  Reservations would be appreciated but not necessary.  Call 673-2131 for information.

Monday, April 10th

Mill Shoals Ruritan Community Breakfast is today, with   serving will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Menu is sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy.  Cost is by donation. Come and join us.

 

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.

 

Thursday, April 13th

FREE SKATE  –  Skateland Rollersport @ 1700 W. Main, Fairfield, IL, from 6pm to 9pm.  Free admission and free skate rental for Wayne County grade school students 8th Grade and under.  Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield.

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

 

Saturday, April 15th

April 15 – Geff Ruritan is having their Annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10:00 a.m, at the Geff Ruritan bldg. rain or shine.   All children welcome up to the age of 10. Come have some fun with us!!
Sap used as dye by Native Americans… A rootstock that tastes like a radish…   Discover past uses of our native flora and interesting characteristics about each wildflower species during a 1.5 mile hike along the trails of Beall Woods State Park’s Nature Preserve. Hikes will begin at the Visitor Center today at 1pm. Feel free to bring along your camera to capture the intricate design and delicate nature of these spring beauties. If it happens to be a rainy day, a presentation inside the Visitor Center will take place instead of a hike. For more information, please call 618-298-2441.

 

Friday, May 5

The West Salem PTO is throwing their Annual Fish Fry/Auction to be held at the West Salem Firehouse.  The purpose for the fundraiser is to raise money to upgrade their technology systems for educational purposes.  Details to follow.

 

 

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.