After the unseasonably cooler weather experienced during the last ten days, a return to warm and humid conditions is expected early this week. Heat index values are expected to rise to 100 – 105 over parts of Southern Illinois on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. The time period of greatest concern for these heat index values is between 1 -7 p.m.
The Little Wabash River is now falling from Clay City to Carmi. However, widespread flooding continues in parts of Wayne and White Counties as a result of recent heavy rainfall.

The sponsor of legislation to allow the concealed carry of firearms in Illinois says Gov. Pat Quinn’s efforts to make the measure more restrictive could backfire and lead to mayhem. Rep. Brandon Phelps of Harrisburg says Quinn’s changes to the law could lead to statewide confusion about what the law is. Lawmakers will return to Springfield this week in an effort to override the governor’s changes to the law.

Mill Shoals Ruritan

The Mill Shoals Ruritan Club recently celebrated 50 years of service to the community.  The club received a certificate and John Dozier and Charles French were recognized as Charter Members. Ruritan National President Dennis Clemmer and his wife Betty Jo of Virginia were part of the ceremony.  National Director Grover Burkett and District Governor Rita Woods presented the Certificate to the Club


The Wayne County Golf Course will host the Dr. Patrick Molt open Tournament on Sunday, July 21. Entry fee, which includes lunch and cart, is $25 for members and $30 for guests and non-members. Players can sign up at the pro-shop.
The Wayne County Fair opens this Saturday, July 13 with the Lucas Oil Pro Tractor Pull at 7 p.m.   Harness racing will be featured Sunday at 2 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m.  The fair will continue through Saturday night, July 20, concluding with a demo derby.

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