Headlines for Saturday, November 2nd

According to the Mayor of Bone Gap, a boil order has been issued from the Christian Church on State Street south in Bone Gap. Customers in the affected area are to boil water to be used for human consumption. The boil order is in effect until further notice.

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3rd, or before going to bed Saturday night, people should turn their clocks back one hour. The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance reminds people to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when setting clocks back this weekend, as well.

The American Legion Riders will be at the Fairfield Walmart today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for their annual toy drive. They will also be at the Fairfield Walmart again on Saturday, November 16th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well. The American Legion Riders want to ensure that all local kids have a good Christmas Season.

The FCHS Mules will take on the Alton-Marquette Explorers today at 2 at the Trainyard in Fairfield. Due to IHSA broadcast regulations, WFIW will not be video streaming the contest, however our radio broadcast will begin at 1:45 p.m. on 104.9 WFIW and wfiwradio.com. Gates will open at noon, and admission will be $5 for everyone, with exception for babies in arms.

Fairfield Public School District 112 held an active shooter drill yesterday afternoon. According to Superintendent Dr. Scott England, the drill was held on a Friday because the children would be slightly more relaxed and ready to go home.

Fairfield Scouts 173 (Pack and Troop) will be holding a fundraiser breakfast and lunch in conjunction with the Annual Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair at the Wayne County Fairgrounds today. The fair will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Floral Hall. Scouts will be providing food inside the Floral Hall as well as offering a drive-thru for anyone not attending the craft fair but wo would like a meal to-go. Breakfast will run from 7:30 until 11 a.m., with lunch being served from 11 to 1 p.m.

The Mt. Erie Elementary PTO will host their annual live auction fundraiser today at Mt. Erie Elementary School. A supper will start at 5 p.m. with the auction beginning at 6. Ticket prices at the door will be $11 for adults and $6 for children, kids under three may eat for free. Funds will go to support student activities and purchases for the school.

River stages as of this morning:  the Little Wabash east of Fairfield stands at 21.16 feet, above the 17 ft. flood stage. Meanwhile, the Skillet Fork at Wayne City has a reading of 7.02 feet (flood stage is 15 ft.). The Little Wabash below Clay City is at 15.14 feet (flood stage is 18 ft.). Bonpas Creek at Browns reads 3.70 feet, and the Little Wabash at Main Street in Carmi reads 18.79 feet.