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The Edwards County High School Volleyball team will be holding a Pork Chop and Pork Burger fundraiser on Friday, July 24 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Pagoda in Albion.

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Jacob Quillen, Edwards County native, will join the Southeastern Illinois College Archery Team in the fall. 

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One of Meadowood's amazing residents, Wilma Hortin, enjoyed visiting with her grandson, Kenny Stone, along with CNA Avery Roosevelt and her service dog, Myleigh this week. Meadowood residents love safely visiting with friends and family outdoors. Call Ciara Niehaus in the Meadowood Activity …

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“This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:27.

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Brandon Rhodes passed away in a car accident on June 8. He was 21 years old. Brandon loved to sing and had an amazing voice. He also loved spending time with his family and best friend, James. He loved to have a good time and was the life of the party. He is greatly missed by his family and …

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VBS Summer Day Camp will be held July 27, 29 and 31 on the West Salem Square for children aged entering Kindergarten to entering 5th grade.

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The West Salem Grade School PTO will be holding a Pork Chop and Pork Burger fundraiser supper on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Edwards County Fairgrounds at the COUNTRY Financial Hall, Albion.

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“Happy are the people who know this festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your countenance.” Psalm 89:15 

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Edwards County junior football league and cheer sign ups are still going on. Sign ups for K- 8th football ends July 17 and K- 4th cheer ends July 12.

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July 5: first day of Sunday School since March. We had 114 present and church attendance was 174.

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Greetings from The First Christian Church in Albion. Hope that everyone had a safe and Happy 4th of July.  

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Threads of Hope will reopen Saturday, July 18, with regular hours of 9:00 a.m. to noon. We will be encouraging social distancing. To achieve that goal, a total of five customers will be admitted to shop at one time for a maximum of 20 minutes. One person per family will be admitted. The one …

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“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” Philippians 2:10 NIV

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Olney Central College will offer face-to-face classes this fall and is currently registering students for the semester, which starts Aug. 20.

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The Edwards County Farm Bureau Young Leaders recently donated 100 pounds of ground beef to the WADI food pantry in Albion. This meat will be given away with the monthly food pantry bags. The Farm Bureau is proud to continue to help their community.

Wabash 400 E will be closed to through traffic from N 1400 Blvd (Tennis Dairy Farm) to Wabash 17 Ave (Lick Prairie Church) beginning Monday, July 6, weather permitting.

Watchword for the week: “Happy are the people who know this festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your countenance.” Psalm 89:15

Worship certainly is different with a mask on your face, not sitting close to friends no greeting. Singing is a bit muffled! But I love to gather together in the House of the Lord. Singing is different but enjoyable. Linda Bova plays so beautifully, too. Brad Schroeder led the singing. The C…

Frontier Community College (FCC) has scheduled free GED Test Prep classes for the second half of the summer semester. Classes begin July 6 and will meet for six weeks. Evening classes are available. The classes will be observed as Hybrid (a blend of face-2-face and distance learning formats)…

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be resuming our Monthly Support Groups starting with July 2020 as we realize that people in our communities need support now more than ever to deal with their chronic conditions in addition to the pandemic that is globally affecting everyone. Social distancin…

Brandon Rhodes passed away in a car accident on June 8. He was 21 years old. Brandon loved to sing and had an amazing voice. He also loved spending time with his family and best friend, James. He loved to have a good time and was the life of the party. He is greatly missed by his family and …

WADI and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity have announced that the following were awarded a Community Services Block Grant Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year:

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’” Psalm 122:1.

Watchword for the week: Jesus said, “Those who find their life will lose it and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”  Matthew 10:39

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” Proverbs 22:1

This past Sunday, June 21 we had 2 services. One at 9 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. There were 87 present at the first service, and 91 at the second. This schedule will tale place June 28, also. There will be no children’s worship. There are packets of activities for children ages 2 through 6th…

Our congregation here reemerged from the coronavirus isolation to hold the first service in our building since March. Masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing were recognized. Notification had to be given of attendance so chairs could be spaced appropriately.

Frontier Community College (FCC) has scheduled free GED Test Prep classes for the second half of the summer semester. Classes begin July 6 and will meet for six weeks. Evening classes are available. The classes will be observed as Hybrid (a blend of face-2-face and distance learning formats)…

Since, the shelter-in-place order began, second year members of the Bone Gap Cardinals Jacob and Makayla Carrell, children of Paul and Bettina Carrell, have been busy cooking Breakfast Casseroles for individuals and families in their community.

“For I am convinced that neither death not life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, not any powers, neither height nor depth, no anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38, 39