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Friday, October 19th

Carmi Family Dental is sponsoring “Dentistry from the Heart” on Friday October 19th with registration starting at 6am  at 1000 W Main in Carmi.  This will be free dental care for uninsured adults age 18 and up.  Adults can choose from a cleaning, filling or extraction.  There will be no appointments this clinic is first come first served.  For more information call Paige at 382-8300.

Saturday, October 20th

Steph’s Coffee Shoppe, in Mill Shoals, will be having a Community Chowder and Vendor fair on Saturday October 20th from 8 am – 4 pm.  Serving of chowder will be from noon – 4pm.  Vendor booths are free but must be reserved by calling 599-6678.  Everyone is welcome.

Stratton Tree Farm along with the Illinois Tree farm Committee and the Wayne County SWCD will be hosting a Forestry Field Day Saturday Oct 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tree Farm, located about 8 miles southeast of Fairfield. The event will include activities for children including a fishing tournament with prizes and birdhouse making. A raffle for a Stihl chainsaw will take place. In addition expert speakers will talk about forest management, techniques for felling trees, timber prices, exotic plant ID and control, prescribed burning, and a variety of other topics. A Woodmiser portable sawmill will demonstrate making high quality hardwood lumber from logs. Lunch will be available.  There will be free coffee and donuts during registration. Take Hwy 15, 5.5 miles east of Fairfield to road 2450E then follow the signs.

Hope Ministries Food Pantry in Geff will be celebrating their 10th anniversary on Saturday October 20th from 9 – 11 am.  There will be Clothing, Shoes, knick knacks and more all free of charge.  There will also be a free sack lunch and drink available for those in attendance.  Please bring a box or tote, if you have any questions call Richard Brown at 237-3208

There will be a benefit cookout on Saturday Oct. 20th for Shannon and Monty Garrison at the Save A Lot parking lot.  At 10 am pulled pork, pork burgers, and more will be available.

Wayne County Memorial Post 4535 & it’s Auxiliary will be holding a Fish Fry and membership drive at noon on Saturday October the 20th at the Post located at 201 East Court in Fairfield. Family Freedom Activities will start after the meal and will include: a Flag Folding demonstration, corn hole, the meaning behind the “America’s White Table”. Come join us and enjoy an afternoon with friends and get to know our veterans and other’s in the community. Learn what the VFW and it’s auxiliary does for veterans and their families as well as youth in the community.

The annual Mt Erie PTO auction will be held at Mt Erie Elementary School on Saturday, October 20 at 6 pm. A Chili supper will begin at 5 pm. In addition to the live auction, there will be a 50/50 raffle (tickets can be purchased by any student) and theme basket raffles (tickets only sold at the auction). An Amazon Echo will be given to the winning bid# that is drawn at the auction. Childcare will be provided for K-4th grade students. Anyone interested in donating, please call the school at 854-2611.

ARF’s HOWLoween Hairball 2018 is coming up on Saturday, October 27th at the Fairfield Elks Club!  Yappy Hour with finger foods will be at 7pm, Torn & Frayed will perform at 8pm.  There will be $700 in cash awards plus cool prizes for best costumes.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  For tickets call 842-5584.

The Annual Sims Halloween Carnival will be held on Sat., Oct .20th at the Sims Community Center (Old Sims School).  Kids games and serving of food will begin at 5:00.  Menu will include Chili, vegetable soup, hot dogs, peanut butter sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  Costume judging will begin at 6:30, followed by a cake walk, 50/50 drawing and raffle.  Raffle items include bicycles, cash prizes, certificates, essential oils, and more.  Proceeds go toward maintaining the Community Center.  Everyone is welcome.

Johnsonville United Methodist Church will host their annual Harvest Party on October 20.  Serving of soups and sandwiches will start at 5 P.M., with bingo and games to start at 6 pm and continue to 8pm.  This event will be held at the Johnsonville Ruritan Building, with everyone welcome.

Union North C.P. Church will host “Movie Night” on Saturday, October 20, featuring the movie “Paul, The Apostle of Christ”.  Pizza and Popcorn will be served at 4:30, and the Movie will begin at 5:15.  Union North is located East of Fairfield on Route 15 to Kline’s corner (2400 E) then South approx. 2 miles. Everyone is welcome.  If you have any questions, please call Pastor Jesse at: 618-200-0884.

The Mill Shoals Baptist Church will be having their Harvest Day celebration from 2-5 p.m. Free chili, hot dogs, cookies and drinks will be served. There will be games, crafts, a Scavenger Hunt and inflatables for the kids. Music will be provided by Gerry Tipton. A pie (dessert) auction will begin at approximately 4 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to local charities. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday, October 21st

The Norris City General Baptist Church will be celebrating their 116th Homecoming on Sunday October 21st.  Service will be at 10:30 am with Joe Patton speaking.  A catered lunch will be served at noon and the Gloryroad Travelers will sing at 1pm.  Everyone is welcome.

There will be a benefit dinner for Kay White on Sunday October 21st at the Wayne City Community Building.  Serving will begin at 11 am and the menu will be pork chops or chicken, baked potato, green beans, cole slaw, macaroni salad, roll, drink and dessert, all prepared by Steve Ehrhart.  Cost of the dinner is by donation.

Monday, October 22nd

The Geff Grade School Choir will be sponsoring “A Night in Oz” Dinner Theater on October 22.  Tickets are only $8 for adults and $5 for students and include a spaghetti dinner as well as the show.  There will also be a silent auction.  All proceeds benefit the Geff Junior High Choir.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call Geff Grade School at 897-2465.

Wednesday, October 24th

Flu shots will be given at the Grayville Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday October 24th, from 9 – 11am.

Friday, October 26th

The Johnsonville PTO will be having their annual Halloween Carnival on Friday October 26th.  The Kitchen will open at 5pm serving pork burgers, chili, hot dogs, nachos, dessert and drink.  Masquerade judging will be at 6pm.  There will be a raffle, games, a silent auction, 50/50 tickets, a haunted library, and much more.  Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, October 27th

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting Trick or Trot 5K, along with family fun events, on Saturday, October 27th at 8:00 a.m. FMH encourages everyone to come dressed up for Halloween. Prizes will be given for the different contests they will have during the event. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.

The Bluford Ruritan Club will be hosting a breakfast Saturday, October 27th., 7-9am.  Price is by donation, and the menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits, orange juice, milk and coffee.

Fairfield’s First Christian Church is presenting the Free Family Fall Fest  October 27th from 10am to 2pm at Leo French Park.  Come on out to the park and have a good time.  There will be games to play, inflatables, pumpkins to decorate and a whole lot of food and it’s all FREE! In case of rain we’ll be in the MPR at First Christian Church in Fairfield.

Engaging in Ministry with the Community and Those in Poverty will be presented by Pastor Jeff Newton, Executive Director of Kokomo Urban Outreach will be held at Fairfield First United Methodist Church, 109 S. 1st St., Fairfield. The seminar will be from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, October 27.  Pastor Newton’s message will be beneficial in helping churches develop plans to assist those in need seeking help from your church.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend by registering by email at or by phone 618-842-2129. (A count is needed for a mid-morning brunch.)

The Geff Ruritan Club is having their Halloween Masquerade party on October 27, starting at 6:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

ARF’s HOWLoween Hairball 2018 is coming up on Saturday, October 27th at the Fairfield Elks Club!  Yappy Hour with finger foods will be at 7pm, Torn & Frayed will perform at 8pm.  There will be $700 in cash awards plus cool prizes for best costumes.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  For tickets call 842-5584.

Sunday, October 28th

The Northside Baptist Church in Fairfield will have a Trunk or Treat on Sunday October 28th from 4 – 6 pm in the Church parking lot.  Everyone is welcome.

Monday, October 29th

Frontier Community College (FCC) will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event in conjunction with the second annual Monster Mash Charity Game on Monday, October 29.  The Trunk or Treat will be held on the parking lot of The Bobcat Den from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., and student clubs and organizations will have trunks set up with treats and games available for kids.   Immediately following the Trunk or Treat, Monster Mash will begin on FNB Field.  This slow-pitch softball game will feature Bobcat Baseball & Softball athletes dressed in their best costumes, and the teams will play each other in a spooky showdown.  Admission is $3, and concessions will also be available for purchase.  All proceeds from Monster Mash will be donated to the Dr. Scranton Memorial Cancer Fund.

Wednesday, October 31st

Geff Christian Church will be having a Trunk or Treat on October 31st, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 3rd

The Mt. Erie Ruritan club will be hosting the monthly breakfast on Sat. Nov. 3 from 6-9 am at the club building. Menu: biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Prices: Adults $6.00 and children $3.00. Everyone welcome come and visit.

Cisne will be holding a 5k race and fun run on November 3rd starting at the Cisne Square.  1 mile fun run starts at 7:30am and the 5k starts at 8:00am.  Email call or text Josh Smith for further information, at 534-0536 or

The 5th annual Josh Gray Memorial Cornhole Tournament will be played Saturday, November 3 at the Grayville American Legion.   Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until the tournament starts at 10:00 a.m.  Prizes will be $400 to the first place team, $200 for second place, and $100 for the third place team.  There is a $40 registration fee for each two-person team with all proceeds benefiting the Josh Gray Memorial Scholarship fund.  This is an indoor tournament so please come to play rain or shine!  For additional information, please call 618-384-7505.

The Cowling Community Center will have their annual Chili supper on Saturday November 3rd starting at 4 pm.  Chili will be available by the bowl or for carry-out, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, peanut butter sandwiches, desserts and drinks will all be available.

The Clay County 4-H will have a benefit dinner and silent auction on Saturday November 3rd from 4 – 7 pm at the North Clay Commons, in Louisville.  The menu will include spaghetti, green beans, bread, dessert and drink and the cost will be by donation.  Silent auction will end at 6:45 pm, and all proceeds will support the Clay County 4-H youth.

Saturday, November 10th

The Fairfield Veterans Day parade will be held at 2pm on Saturday Nov. 10th.  For more information or for an entry form contact Clifford Reever at 516-3111 or Sheldon Bunting at 599-1373.

Tuesday, November 20th

Aperion Care in Fairfield, will have a coffee social for Fairfield area seniors. on Tuesday Nov. 20th at the Fairfield McDonald’s.  The social will be from 7 to 10am and coffee will be free for Seniors.

Wednesday, November 21st

The Fairfield Kiwanis Club Parade of lights will take place on Saturday December 1st in Downtown Fairfield.  The parade will begin at 4:30 pm.  Wednesday, November 21st is the deadline to get your entry into the parade.  For more information check the Fairfield Kiwanis Club Facebook page, or call or text Phyllis Hilliard at 599-0780.

Saturday, December 1st

The Mt. Erie Ruritan club will be hosting the monthly breakfast on Sat. Dec. 1 from 6-9 am at the club building. Menu: biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Prices: Adults $6.00 and children $3.00. Everyone welcome come and visit.

Saturday, December 8th

The FCHS Music Boosters will be holding their first Annual Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair at the Fairfield Community High School Gym on Saturday, December 8th from 9am-3pm.  The Choir, Show Choir and Band will be performing throughout the day and Santa and his Elf will be there to visit with the kids.  Concessions will also be available in the lobby.  Come finish up your Christmas shopping while supporting the FCHS Music Department!  Anyone interested in renting a booth space or needing more info should call or text Sherry @ 599-6948


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