Headlines for Sunday, November 13

Wayne County Quilts of Valor 

The Wayne County Quilts of Valor and Fairfield National Bank will be holding a Quilts of Valor Ceremony on Sunday, November 13th @ 2 pm. The ceremony will take place at the First Christian Church in Fairfield. Approximately 50 Wayne County veterans will be recognized for their service. Public is invited and encouraged to attend to recognize these Veterans for their service. For those unable to attend, WFIW will be streaming the ceremony live on our website at wfiwradio.com. To view the ceremony, visit our website, click on the sports tab at the top of the page, and select videos from the drop-down menu.


Firemen Toys For Kids

The Wayne City Firemen Toys For Kids will be held Saturday November 19th. The event will be held at the Wayne City Dollar General from 11 am – 2pm. You can get your picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Cluase, Purchase a toy for donation, receive free hot cocoa and cookies plus you can enter into lots of different door prize drawings. The Wayne City Firmen thanks you for your generosity toward their local kids!


FMH Blood Drive

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on November 28th from 10:30am to 3:30pm in the Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Educational Annex. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone and is often used to treat trauma patients. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 618-847-8242 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code: FairfieldMemorial. “The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood. With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.” said FMH CEO, Katherine Bunting-Williams. Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross. Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Educational Annex Building is located at 203 Northwest 10th Street in Fairfield. The blood drive will be held on November 28th from 10:30a.m to 3:30p.m. If you would like to schedule your appointment you can do so by visiting redcrossblood.org with sponsor code: FairfieldMemorial or you can call Shauna Williams, Marketing Director, at 847-8242



Edwards County Treasurer Debbie Smith is reminding residents that second installment of the 2021 payable 2022 Real Estate come due on Monday, November 28, 2022. The Tax extension amounts to $6,490,579.88. Payments may be made in person, by mail, or in the outside drop box. The box is located in front of the Cell Tower on the northeast side of the Courthouse (Sheriff’s side). Anyone who uses the drop box should include a daytime phone number on their information. Those who wish to pay online using a credit or debit card may go to www.govtechtaxpro.com which will add a 2.5% fee that goes to the credit card company. The instructions are listed on the back of the tax bills on how to pay online. If you need additional information please call the Treasurer’s office at 618-445-3581.



River stages as of this morning: the Little Wabash east of Fairfield stands at 5.88 feet, below the 17 ft. flood stage. Meanwhile, the Skillet Fork at Wayne City has a reading of 5.07 feet (flood stage is 15 ft.). The Little Wabash below Clay City is at 4.67 (flood stage is 18 ft.). Bonpas Creek at Browns reads 1.44 feet. The Little Wabash at Main Street in Carmi reads 3.62 feet, and the Wabash River at Mt. Carmel sits at 3.00 feet.