Headlines for Sunday, December 1

The Fairfield Mules took 2nd place in the Capital Classic in Red Hill, falling to the Marshall Lions in the Championship game with a final score of 83-71. Overall the Mules went 4 and 1 for the tournament. The Lady Mules took 3rd at the tournament in Robinson, beating Marshall with a final score of 46-45.

Entries are being accepted through Friday, Dec. 6th for the Wabash County “Sights & Sounds of Christmas” Home Decorating contest. The contest is open to any Wabash County resident. Forms are available at First Mid Bank, online, and through the Christmas Uptown Mt. Carmel Facebook page. For further information call 263-2093

The monthly meeting of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will be on Tuesday, Dec. 10th at the Edwards County Senior Center in Albion beginning with lunch at 11:30 a.m. For more information call 847-2321

Fairfield Memorial Hospital is hosting a special event for children with sensory issues and/or Autism to have a special time to visit Santa. The event will take place on Dec. 21st from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. To schedule or for questions call 847-8243. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

State officials say hunters in Illinois took a total of 50,173 deer during the first weekend of firearm season. The preliminary total reflects a 15% drop in deer harvested compared to the first weekend in 2018.

River stages as of early this morning:  the Little Wabash east of Fairfield stands at 22.90 feet, above the 17 ft. flood stage. Meanwhile, the Skillet Fork at Wayne City has a reading of 15.57 feet (flood stage is 15 ft.). The Little Wabash below Clay City is at 20.07 feet (flood stage is 18 ft.). Bonpas Creek at Browns reads 16.77 feet, and the Little Wabash at Main Street in Carmi reads 22.18 feet.