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Willy Wonka, Jr. Set At Journey April 15th-17th Gruen Vocal Studio will present Willy Wonka Jr. at the Journey on Leininger Road in Fairfield in April, with a unique twist: they will sell chocolate bars at the concession table, with two golden tickets to be found in them at each performance, each good for a month of free vocal lessons! Show times will be Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th, both at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 17th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased in advance from any cast member or at the Journey from 5 to 7 p.m. April 11th-13th. Tickets will be available at the door—if any seats remain. Kids under five will be admitted free. Cast members are as follows: Willy Wonka—Isaiah Phillips. Charlie—Chase Phillips. Grandpa Jo—David Phelps. Augustus Gloop—Jackson Mills. Violet Beauregarde—Liv Carter. Veruca Salt—Aaliyah Turner. Mike Teavee—Owen Gruen. Grandma Josephina—Reaghan Wells. Grandpa George—Blaze Hiett. Grandma Georgina—Bethany McDannel. Mr. Bucket—Axel Hiett. Mrs. Bucket—Marylee Snyder. Mrs. Gloop—Chloe Hodges. Mrs. Beauregarde—Macayle Snyder. Mrs. Salt—Amber Clark. Ms. Teavee—Brenna Freeman. Philomena Trout—Lorann Garrett. Candy Kids—Mattox Burroughs, Lydia Bates, Kayden Wells, Hilary Hodges, Jack Copeland, Rachael Massie, Ella Grace Mayes. Oompa Loompas—Eden Duckworth, Lela Duckworth, Mae Gruen, Myra Copeland, Kiera Freeman, Kaitlyn Sessions, Lauren Massie, Alivia Rice, Megan Neal, Lilah Conard. Cooks—Kaydi Burroughs, Carly Colclasure, Aiden King, Alexandra King, Hope Gruen, Marlee Richards. Squirrels—Bella Benskin, Arabella King, Ashton King, Grant Wiles, Emilee Barnard. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. 2

Among those preparing for Gruen Vocal Studio’s performance of Willy Wonka, Jr. April 15th-17th at The Journey are (from left) Chase Phillips (playing the role of Charlie), Lilah Conard (Oompa Loompa) and Isaiah Phillips (Willy Wonka).

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Wayne City Grade School’s PTO Dinner, Auction April 9th Wayne City Grade School’s PTO will sponsor its second annual Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 9th, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., in the WCGS Multipurpose Room. Money raised will help purchase playground equipment for the new school. Serving of the meal will begin at 4 p.m., with Randy Mason preparing pork chops, chicken, green beans, cheesy potatoes and rolls. Cost is a donation. Desserts will be available, also. Last year, the event brought in over $22,000. Silent auction items will include donated classroom baskets from grades kindergarten through six. Basket themes are: Kindergarten—Beach Fun. 1st Grade—Rainy Day. 2nd Grade—Fire Pits/Smores. 3rd Grade—Bicycle. 4th Grade—Gardening. 5th Grade—Chocolate. 6th Grade—Candy. These were a huge hit last year! Other auction items

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CHARGING STATIONS--Fairfield Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Horizon Healthcare now have charging stations available to visitors, patients and staff members, furnished by Fairfield National Bank (FNB). “We are blessed to have the support of Fairfield National Bank, providing us with charging stations that will work for all phones and devices,” said FMH CEO Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D. “We thank them for sharing this resource that can be used by everyone who comes to our facility, which will also ensure no one is left without a way to connect with loved ones via their cell phones and other devices when needed.” One station is located in the waiting room at Horizon while the other is in the FMH Same-Day Surgery waiting area. Pictured with one of the charging stations are (from left) Horizon Director of Physician Practice Julie Aman, Bunting-Williams, and FNB’s Kari Book.

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Gill Becomes Licensed Social Worker Fairfi eld Memorial Hospital Social Service staff member, Samantha Gill, has become a Licensed Social Worker. Gill has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is working toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a title she can obtain after a period of supervised work experience. “Receiving licensure was important to me, as it was a way to show my dedication to the social work profession, but more importantly to show my dedication to working hard to serve patients to the best of my ability,” Gill said. “I appreciate the support and encouragement I received from FMH administration, my colleagues and family, as I pursued my LSW and look forward to continuing my education as I complete supervision and work toward obtaining my LCSW.” As a social worker at FMH, Gill helps patients and their families understand the particular illness they are facing, works through the emotions of a diagnosis, and provides counseling about the decisions that need to be made including discharge planning or end-of-life care. Gill is an essential member of the hospital’s interdisciplinary team. Working closely with doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals, the social worker sensitizes other health care providers to the social and emotional aspects of a patient’s illness. She uses case manage-

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EVERETT WINS--Fairfi eld National Bank (FNB) has named 2016 winners of the FNB/ Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Essay Scholarship Program. The scholarships are available to seniors from Fairfi eld, Wayne City, Grayville and Cisne. Two FCHS seniors claimed this year’s awards. Pictured with FNB President/CEO Mike Copeland is Reece Everett (left), who won $300 for his essay, “The Importance of Community Banking”.

SIMPSON WINS--Fairfi eld National Bank (FNB) has named 2016 winners of the FNB/ Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Essay Scholarship Program. The scholarships are available to seniors from Fairfi eld, Wayne City, Grayville and Cisne. Two FCHS seniors claimed this year’s awards. Shown with FNB President/CEO Mike Copeland is Amon Simpson (right), who took 2nd place and $200 for his essay, “Our Community Bank”.

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Ring of fire Joey O’Riley (right) of Houston, Texas, got Brandon “Thunderbolt” Walker of Cisne in a hold during wrestling action at the IWAU in Noble recently, while Joe Finn of Newton refereed.

Wrestling Has Town Of Noble Jumpin’ Nestled in the tiny community of Noble is a building dating back 140 years, when it was constructed with nails made by a blacksmith. Clearly, it was once a church. Maybe two or three different churches over the decades. At one time, it was a cabinet shop that was warmed in the winter by two pot-bellied stoves. A funeral home was also in business there a long time ago. A coffin handle with a two-dollar price tag was recently found in the basement. An auction house, pool hall, teen club and restaurant also made their homes within those walls, where the wooden floors are original. If those boards could only talk. But for the last year now, those boards have been talkin’ again. This time, it’s the kind of talk that has this sleepy town jumpin’ every Tuesday night when the Independent Wrestling Association Unlimited (IWAU) packs the place. Wrestlers with nicknames like Thunderbolt (Brandon Walker of Cisne), Slumamerican Nightmare (Cash Borden of Odin) and The Intimidator (IWAU Founder Joshua Totten of Noble) entertain enthusiastic crowds with the kind of shows that otherwise could only be found in big cities or on TV.

They’ll pack 70 or so fans into three rows of homemade wooden bleachers that run across one side and an end, plus metal chairs in the balcony. At two bucks a pop, it’s entertainment most folks can afford. The occasional Friday night shows draw even bigger crowds: 112 piled in the first Friday of March. That’s one-seventh of Noble’s population, according to the last census. Some people never miss. A lot of them show up at 6 p.m. when the doors open, and grab a hot dog or popcorn and a soda at the concession stand, which doubles as the admission area. By showtime at 7, they’re ready to rumble. A professional wrestling ring is the centerpiece of the building—a building which, while it still needs painted on the outside, has been revamped inside with 1,000 man-hours of work. Wrestlers enter the arena through a silver and black curtain, accented by lighting and thunderous introductions. Fans are mere feet from the athletes—close enough to be heard when they talk smack to a wrestler or ref, and to high-five their favorite showman. And everybody’s got a favorite showman, ranging from the monstrous style of 6-3, 357-lb. Tall Cedar Ranch Continued On Next Page 7


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Continued From Last Page wrestlers to EMTs and teachers. (Frank Wyatt from Clay County) to the acrobatic 5-8, 158- “It was designed to help wrestlers better themlb. redhead from Texas, Joey O’Riley. selves, to increase their value in the wrestling business,” It’s sport. It’s entertainment. And it’s participatory. he said. To say that the crowd is enthusiastic is an understate- While some folks question if the sport is ‘fake’, one ment. look at a pre-match practice will provide the answer. The “Our main goal is to provide the best entertainment redheaded Texan and ‘The Arrow’ A. T. Brooks from Calin the area. Something that families can go to and create houn County do a run-through, then bounce their idea memories that will last a lifetime,” Totten said. “And its a off Totten. “Whaddaya think of this move?” Next thing way to provide our (IWAU) members a place to practice you know, one of ‘em hits the canvas face-town, spread that’s safe and secure.” eagle, with the other one’s arm wrapped around his neck. Totten, 41, began his journey into the wrestling ring Amazingly, they both stand up. 15 years ago. “If someone off the street wanted to go in there and “There was a school in Olney for a long time, but I try that, they would break their neck. You learn to fall corlived in Noble and didn’t know about it. The guy who talk- rectly,” Totten reasoned. “Without giving away too many ed me into going there was the son of the guy who ran it, trade secrets, a lot of times when we do this, we try to Bud Chaplin (a martial arts instructor who died in 2008),” maintain the story, because there’s a person there watchTotten explained. “I got with him because I was in the gym Continued On Next Page working out, and his son saw me and said ‘buddy, you’d A non-invasive treatment that helps your brain! be a great wrestler!’ “He (Chaplin) had guys who started training with him who are on the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) First 3 sessions tour right now. At the time, I was training in Brazilian Jiu when you present Jitsu and other martial arts, so (wresthis coupon! tling) wasn’t much of a stretch,” Totten added. “It was fun, learning control techniques and positioning, so I began training.” That led to his NeuroFeedback for Children & Adults establishment of the *ADHD, Autism IWAU six years ago, *Emotional & Behavioral Issues initially in Olney. Totten calls the IWAU *Learning & Developmental Delays an “out-of-the-norm *Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Issues & More company” because it’s run like a club, focused more on THE BRAIN TRAINING CENTER the wrestler than the promoter. About 5 Williamson Drive, Fairfi eld, IL 62837 70 participants have Kimberly J. Briggs Call 618-842-2012 www.braintrainingcenter.org come through the MS, CCC/SLP braintrainingcenter@yahoo.com place, from full-time

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Wrestlers Inspired Continued From Last Page ing who lives by that story.” That’s not to say that they don’t get hurt. You can get spun around and thrown from five feet onto the canvas only so many times without feeling the effects. Guys come out of the ring in pain. Some go into it the same way. On this particular night, the Texan has a red mark on his back the size of a volleyball. And that’s from four days ago. Still, they keep wrestling, and their enthusiasm doesn’t diminish. “Everybody likes to go out there (in front of the fans) and…make their day,” Totten said. Most of the older guys who wrestle have families and day jobs, while some of the younger ones are free to travel, so they’re able to get to more shows. Regardless, anyone who steps into the ring has to work very hard to do so. Take Walker, for instance. He trains on his own, lifting weights, running (distance and sprints), and doing technique and agility work. “It forces you to stay in shape, to think young and stay young in order to keep up with everybody. It defi nitely keeps you sharp, because one mistake, and you can get seriously hurt,” Walker said, adding that the support of his wife of 16 years, Sonia, enables him to keep doing what he loves. “We have a son (Payton, 11, a student at Cisne Middle School), and he’s into sports. He probably has kept me in this for a few years longer…to set an example for him and show him how to prepare (for challenges).” Kyle Pipher, 31, of Mt. Erie, has been wrestling for four years. He owned and operated a semi until early 2015 when he sold it after getting burnt out on the 60-hour work week. Now he owns rental properties and wrestles three or four times a week for IWAU and other companies. He’d like to go big-time with it, but noted there are drawbacks: WWE wrestlers can make a lot of money, but they travel almost non-stop, and the schedules of TNA wrestlers (Total Nonstop Action out of Nashville, Tennessee) aren’t as busy, but they also don’t have as big of a production or fan base. What it really comes down to is the love of the sport. “I’m here beatin’ myself up because I want to. I love to compete, love to perform, and I just get a rush from doing it,” said Pipher. “But it’s gotta be something you want to do,

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Here are some more images from IWAU wrestling in Noble (top left, clockwise): The Mean Streets of Windsor (real name unavailable) holds down The New Age Animal Spencer Wallace during practice; fans cheer on their favorites, and this is what the wrestling hall looks like from the outside.

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Golf Course BeneďŹ t Auction At FairďŹ eld Elks April 23rd The Wayne County Golf Course Benefi t Auction will be held Saturday, April 23rd at the Fairfi eld Elks Lodge, with a variety of items up for bid. Appetizers and drinks will be served starting at 6 p.m., followed by the auction at 7. A dance will follow the auction, with DJ music and lighting compliments of Part Time Entertainment’s John and Lucas Griswold. There’s a $10 cover charge—RSVP online at www. waynecountygolf.com, or sign the sheet at the course pro shop. A list of auction items and donors follows; if you have an item or service of value to donate, contact Ryan Rice or Marty Vaughan. • Wayne County Golf Course 18-hole painting by Spencer Meagher. • New family golf membership. • Sponsorships and signage on the course. • 9-hole playing lesson with FCHS Golf Coach Andrew Williams. • Golf course preferred parking space and sign. • Frontier Bobcats sweatshirt. • St. Louis Cardinals head covers, tees and towel (Carrie Andrews State Farm). • Golf balls (Rend Lake Golf Outlet). • Golf shirt (Male Connection). • Fairfi eld Mules sweatshirt (Fairfi eld Printing & Graphics). • St. Louis Cardinals item (Serendipity). • Brighton suitcase (Carnaby Square). • Whiskey basket (Midway Package Liquor Store). • Welcome sign made by Gordy’s Machine Shop. • Portable CD player/radio with speakers (Kincaid’s). • Two pies baked by Mayor Chuck Griswold. • LaFuenta gift certifi cate.

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Terry Smith of Fairfi eld (left) is shown at last year’s Southern Illinois Steel Guitar Show, on stage with Peggy Bode (in back on piano), and the legendary Tommy Dodd on steel guitar. All three will return to this year’s show, set for April 14th16th.

Southern Illinois Steel Guitar Show April 14-16 in Mt. Vernon Do you miss the songs that made country music great? If so, you won’t want to miss the 2016 Southern Illinois Steel Guitar Show, set for April 14-16 at the Holiday Inn in Mt. Vernon. The event will feature some of the world’s fi nest steel players who have performed on recordings of the some of the greatest country music hits of all time. Steel players performing at this year’s show—which will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day—will be: Tommy Dodd, from Georgia, who has performed on recordings by artists including Travis Tritt, Doug Stone, The Supremes, and also shared the stage with Elvis. Mike Sigler, from Ohio, who has performed on recordings by artists including Holly Dunn. Mike McGee, from Missouri, who plays on the Branson Opry Shows. Corky Owens, from Kentucky, who was on the road for many years Continued On Next Page 12

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Country Music’s Top Steel Players To Perform Continued From Last Page with Gene Watson. Mike “Cookie” Jones, from Tennessee, who traveled with the Barbara Mandrell Show. “The recordings of these and other artists were created by the musicians as much as by those artists. These ‘sidemen’ were the steel, bass, fi ddle, guitar, and keyboard players and drummers who toured with the artists,” said Cord Fitch of Thompsonville, a steel player who is helping organize the show. “In the studio, these players created the memorable intros, turnarounds and licks that characterized your favorite country songs.” The staff band for the show will include Wayne County musicians Terry Smith, lead guitar, and Dennis Stroughmatt, fi ddle. They will be joined by Bo Chulapek, fi ddle; Peggy Bode and Chrissie Rigsby, piano; Ric Boyer and John Farrell, bass, and Jeff Stoffel and Mark Fitch, drums. Other steel players planning to perform are Greg Lambert, Tobin Hess, Dave Flanagan, Cord Fitch, Vern Mandrell, Neal Purnell, Darrell Cummings, Roger Crawford, Dave Bolin, Larry Dolan, Barry Wheeler, Mike Beasley, Dan Burham, Gary Sill, John Buffi ngton, Jason Weirach, John Sawyer, George King, and Gary Lloyd. Returning to the show this year are Leona Williams, a backing musician for Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard

(to whom she was married between 1978 and 1983). She hit the ‘Hot Country Songs’ chart eight times, including a Top 40 duet with Haggard called ‘The Bull and the Beaver’. Also performing will be her son, Ron Williams, who has toured Scotland, Ireland and Sweden, and whose many U. S. credits include regular appearances on RFDTV. New to this year’s show is Teea Goans (Friday only), a classic country singer from Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, a singing contest will be held on Thursday, with participants selecting a song (country or gospel) from a list compiled by the house band. Participants must have purchased their ticket for the Thursday show and sign up at the registration desk as a contestant. Five trophies will be awarded, as well as cash prizes of $250 for fi rst place, $150 for second and $50 for third. Tickets are $12 on Thursday, $25 on Friday and $25 on Saturday, or $50 for a three-day pass. A schedule and other info can be obtained online at: www.southernillinoisproductions.org.

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Nutrient Stewardship Grant Shared By Counties The Wayne, Crawford, Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, and White County Farm Bureaus have collectively received one of 15 grants awarded under the first-ever Nutrient Stewardship Grant program. Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) awarded the grants—totaling more than $100,000—to help promote local nutrient stewardship, soil health and water quality projects. With their grant, the local county Farm Bureaus will partner with Wabash Valley College, Wabash Valley FS, Waters Ag Lab and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board to test water in field tile outlets, helping to identify conservation practices which reduce nutrient loss in the area. “We have never really had an opportunity to be involved in a major nutrient stewardship project, so we’re really looking forward to the opportunity to work with farmers and improve conservation efforts,” said Doug Anderson, manager, Wayne and White County Farm Bureaus. “We feel this grant will give us the opportunity to generate localized data that we can use to promote conservation and best management practices to farmers in the area, all while working to reduce nitrogen loss and improve water quality.” The nine-county Farm Bureaus will take water samples from field tile outlets 12 times throughout the summer to be tested for 12 nutrients. Additionally, soil samples will

be taken and tile flow rate will be measured. “We really hope to gain a better understanding of nutrient loss, as well as analyze how different types of field usage and nitrogen application can inhibit nitrogen loss, and identify practices that will help meet the objectives of the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy for our watershed,” Anderson said. “As an added benefit, we’ll be working with interns from the agriculture department at Wabash Valley College, giving them real-world work experience.” IFB’s grant program was developed with the ultimate goal of achieving nutrient loss reduction goals under the Illinois NLRS, which was announced by the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in July 2015. The plan tasks wastewater treatment plants, urban areas and agricultural areas with reducing the state’s phosphorous load by 25 percent and its nitrate-nitrogen load by 15 percent by 2025. These actions will assist in addressing water quality problems in Illinois rivers, lakes and streams. The eventual target is a 45 percent reduction in the loss of these nutrients to the Mississippi River. The nine-county Farm Bureaus involved in the drain monitoring project will complete water and soil tests through August 2016. For more information, contact Anderson at 618-842-3342 or waynecfb@waycfb.com.

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A Gifted Craftsman Benjaming Pope Has Given Away Over 300 Wooden Carrying Trays

The good Lord must’ve had it planned this way when He brought Benjamin “Bennie” Pope into the world 90 years ago. He gave him big, strong hands. Perfect for a woodworker. Retired from L. J. Keith & Sons, and single since his wife Sylvia died of breast cancer in June 1988, Benjamin doesn’t let loneliness or age get him down. Nor does a little thing like a stroke, which he had in 2002, stop him from riding a stationary bike for ten minutes twice a day. Oh, the effects are still there. The stroke left him without feeling in his left foot (he hobbles to this day), and his left hand is numb, too. But it doesn’t keep him from tinkering with wood at his home on Southwest Fifth Street in Fairfield. He’s made a few cabinets over the years, but his favorite thing to do the past ten or 12 years is make wooden casserole carrying trays. Well, actually, his favorite thing to do is give them away. In fact, he’s given away over 300 of the 350 trays he’s made. “I give ‘em mostly to church people and my family, of course. Most of the ladies at church (Buckeye Christian, where he’s always attended) have about three of ‘em. When we have a social, they bring food in them, and you might see 20 trays or more under the tables,” he grinned. “And when people have benefits, you know, I’ll donate them trays if they have a salad auction or something like that.” He does sell them, though: ten bucks for a 12” x 18” carrier and $12 for a 12” x 22”, which will carry two pies. “But it ain’t a money-maker, you know,” he said. “I’ve sold enough to kind of pay for my materials, but I don’t keep track of the time I’ve got in it. I just work a little ’till I get tired, quit, then work a little more.” When he’s not riding the station-

Benjamin Pope, 90, of Fairfield, is shown with some of his wooden casserole carrying trays.

ary bike or working with wood, Benjamin enjoys watching old westerns on TV such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza and The Big Valley. He does tire easily these days, he admits, but considers himself to be blessed. To him, having a skill for woodworking is a gift, and it’s a ministry he can bless others with. And, occasionally, it’s nice to sell one to get a little cash for more materials. “I don’t sell a lot of ‘em, but I would sell ‘em if somebody wants ‘em. I’ve got a dozen or so on hand now (in different spray-painted colors), and nine or ten in the garage that are under construction,” he said, noting one Continued On Next Page 15


Faithful Christian Women’s Day Set April 23rd At Community Of Christ Shirley Miller and Christine Ober will be the guest speakers at the Faithful Christian Women’s Day, set for Saturday, April 23rd at the Community of Christ Church in Fairfi eld. There’s no charge, but those attending will be asked to register at the door so organizers will know how many people attended. Miller has been a facilitator through the First Christian Church of Fairfi eld for the Grief Share Class (a 13-week course entitled ‘Your Journey from Mourning to Joy’) since 2011. Ober is the Community of Christ’s Chief Financial Offi cer for the Brush Creek Mission Center, serving 25 congregations within the mission center. Prior to her recent retirement, she worked as a manager in the Patient Accounting Department at a large healthcare facility in Springfi eld. Ober has served as a minister for Community of Christ for 31 years and is currently living in Effi ngham. “Live, Learn, Love” is the theme of this year’s event, with the schedule being as follows: 9:30-10 a.m.—Registration and coffee. 10-11 a.m.—Shirley Miller. Song by Sheila Walker. 11 a.m.-Noon—Chris Ober. Noon-1 p.m.—Lunch (provided).

Benjamin Pope Continued From Last Page of his favorites is a double-carrier painted red, white and blue. “It entertains me, and of course, gives me a little something to do.” Benjamin has three daughters, all of whom live locally. They are Glenda Young, Joyce Fenton and Anita Tipps (Serendipity). He has a couple of cabinets for sale at Anita’s store, but if you’d like to buy one of his wooden casserole carrying trays, you can call him at 842-2019. 16

1-1:45 p.m.—Stories and songs (closing song by Walker). 2-2:30 P.M.—Evaluation and dismissal. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Karen Zimmerman at 618-842-2266 or email her at: zimm4@fairfi eldwireless.net


Snyder, Walker Win Outlook TV’s First Basketball Awards Outlook TV’s winners of the fi rst annual King and Queen of the Court trophies have been named. They are junior Macklin Snyder and senior Christina Walker, both of Fairfi eld. Outlook TV covered 26 Fairfi eld varsity boys games and 17 FCHS varsity girls games this basketball season. Following every “live” broadcast, broadcaster Jeff Vaughan and his crew named winners of three postgame awards: Sniper. Given to a player whose shooting made an exceptional impact in the game, whether it was in number of points scored, or key shots that turned momentum in favor of the team, such as clutch free throw shooting, buzzer-beaters, or game-winners. Pick Pocket: Given to a player whose defense was key in the team’s effort. It may have been in terms of steals, forced turnovers, defensive boards, or hustle. Rock Solid: Given to a player who worked extremely hard from black line to black line, and regardless of the stats they accumulated (or not), exemplifi ed solid play. A player could not win more than one post-game award per game. This year, in Outlook TV’s second year of coverage, end-of-season awards were given to the player who accumulated the highest number of those post-game awards. In claiming the award for the boys, Snyder picked up a total of 17 post game honors (nine Sniper, six Pick Pockets, and two Rock Solids). But it was quite close; runners-up were: Sky Kollak, 16 (ten Snipers, 1 Pick Pocket, fi ve Rock Solids). Colton Land, 15 (three Snipers, six Pick Pockets, six Rock Solids). Brant McGill, 15 (two Snipers, seven Pick Pockets, six Rock Solids). Wyatt Troyer, nine (two Snipers, four Pick Pockets, three Rock Solids). Kobi Dagg, three (one Pick Pocket, two Rock Solids). Caleb Smothers, three (one Pick Pocket, two Rock Solids). Continued On Next Page

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Outlook TV Awards Continued From Last Page Walker easily captured the Queen of the Court trophy, winning 12 post-game honors. However, senior Morgan Gregory was only two post-game awards behind Walker, and that was with missing eight games due to an ankle injury. Runners-up for the girls trophy were: Morgan Gregory, ten (fi ve Snipers, one Pick Pocket, four Rock Solids). Lauren Vaughan, nine (one Sniper, six Pick Pockets, two Rock Solids). Kinsey Kollak, six (two Pick Pockets, four Rock Solids). Jevin Shreve, four (three Snipers, one Pick Pocket). Amber Shelton, two (one Sniper, one Rock Solid). Autumn Dallas, one (Pick Pocket). “We are happy to present this award, particularly because anyone who gets a reasonable amount of varsity playing time is capable of winning it, as it has a lot to do with hard work and hustle,” said Outlook Publisher/Owner Penny Shreve. “We hope to continue doing this in the future.” She added: “I want to commend Jeff Vaughan and his crew (Dylan Baker, Matt Brown, Collin Dunn, Hayden McDuffee and Colin McDuffee) for doing a great job this school year. I couldn’t ask for a fi ner or more talented group of young men to represent Outlook TV, and bring these broadcasts to the public. “Also, we all want to thank our sponsors, because without them, this would not be possible. If you have enjoyed Outlook TV’s broadcasts, please take the time to thank them and support their businesses.” Sponsors for Outlook TV this past fall and winter were: Anchors Fairfi eld Memorial Hospital. Fairfi eld National Bank. LeMond’s Chrysler Center. Seasonal Sponsors Classic Pizza, Pasta & Subs. Continued On Page 20

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Frontier Foundation Fund-Raiser April 9th The Frontier Community College Foundation will hold a fund raising event Saturday, April 9th at the Fairfi eld Elks Club, starting at 6 p.m. Events will include silent and live auctions, as well as a reverse raffl e. Opportunities to ‘stay’ in the raffl e include ‘Minute-To-Win-It’, games, trivia and more. Tickets are $50 each, which includes dinner, dessert and your entry for the reverse raffl e. To buy tickets, call Sarah Rush at 516-1200. Money raised will go toward Foundation projects and scholarships.

Hospital. “As part of our continued effort to make every aspect of patient care and service our fi rst priority, I felt that with the very fi rst call you make to the hospital that it should be a personally positive experience,” Basso said. “The last thing a patient wants to do, especially if they aren’t feeling well, is to try to locate a multitude of different phone numbers and then call, only to have to follow two, three or even four recorded prompts just to get to a live person, location or department.” Clay County Hospital is asking its patients to remember that if it is an emergency, always call 911.

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The ladies of the St. Edward Catholic Church are giving away two items in a spring raffl e: a pieced quilt in spring colors, made and donated by Theresa Nordmann, and a desk set, donated by Ken Nordmann. The desk set will include a black pen trimmed in 24-carat gold and a matching letter opener, also trimmed in 24-carat gold. Tickets are available through early May, with winners’ names to be drawn around Mother’s Day.

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The ladies of the St. Edward Catholic Church will hold their annual Spring Salad Luncheon Thursday, April 14th at St. Edward’s Parish Hall, 300 Northwest 5th Street in Fairfi eld, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include a large variety of salads along with rye, French and Italian breads and small croissants, an assortment of crackers, and many desserts. Cost is $9 per person, and carryouts will be available. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the event. Everyone is welcome. The salad luncheon is the group’s primary fund-raiser of the year. Money raised is used to purchase supplies for the church as well as donations to the church’s food pantry, Compassion Pregnancy Center, and other benevolent causes.

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FCHS Athlete Who Overcame Loss Of Limb Helps At Camp For Kids With Limb Differences For just as hard as Dakota Young fought to overcome the loss of his lower right leg in the fall of 2014, it’s with that much motivation that he now helps kids who have limb differences, whether it be from birth or via amputation. Young, who lost a limb as a result of a four-wheel ‘Razor’ accident— then hit an unforgettable three-point basket for the Fairfield Mules, 11 days after getting his prosthetic leg—volunteers at the NubAbility AllSport Summer Camp, which will be held this July in DuQuoin. He got involved last summer after NubAbility Athletics Founder Sam Kuhnert heard his story and contacted him. “He asked if I would be interested in being a basketball coach at the camp, and of course, I said yes!” said Young, a sophomore (thanks to dual-credit courses at FCHS) majoring in Athletic Training at Eastern Illinois University. “It’s important to me to support this camp, because when I was going through my process of getting my prosthetic and playing sports, no one counted me out. “Some of these kids have been counted out their whole lives, from not making the basketball or baseball team to just being picked last for kickball during recess,” he said. “This camp gives every kid the chance Dakota Young, who lost his lower right leg to play in organized sports and make lifelong friends.” Kuhnert, who played college baseball despite being born without a in the fall of 2014, is now helping other young people who have limb differences. Continued On Next Page

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Young Helping Kids At ‘NubAbility’ Sports Camp Continued From Last Page left hand, accepts coaches by invitation only, and reached out to Young after hearing about him through a mutual friend. A three-sport athlete in high school, Kuhnert started NubAbility Athletics in 2011 when he was 18 years old. He wanted to be a mentor to young people with limb differences, as he was mentored by his own high school football coach, Shane Boyett, a leading receiver at DuQuoin High School although he, too, was born without a left hand. Kuhnert’s first camp was held at Greenville College, drawing 19 participants led by seven accomplished limbdifferent athletes as coaches. The camp was moved to DuQuoin, and last year drew 136 kids (ages four to 17) and 40 folks like Young who coached 15 school-sanctioned sports and strength training. The camp expects to draw more people this summer. “The camp starts for the coaches a couple of days before the kids show up, and coaches have a day to meet with the media and learn the schedule for the rest of the week,” Young explained. “The kids show up on Thursday night and get told what sport they will be with. Then from Friday to Sunday, they get put to work. They go through actual sport-specific drills that are meant to challenge them and make them better.” Participants get to pick a priority sport and a sec-

ondary sport, with choices being baseball/softball, basketball, football, track and field, soccer, swimming, golf, archery, fishing, shooting, tumbling/dance/cheer, volleyball and wrestling/grappling. But there’s more to it than just athletics. “It also helps kids know how to react to bullies in their schools, and it helps the kids become great athletes and even better people,” Young said. “This camp is run by great Christian people, and it’s based on a Bible verse: Philippians 4:13: ‘I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength’. That is why I feel it is important to support this camp. Everyone deserves a fair chance at doing what they love. “Some of these kids are born without feet or hands, and they don’t let anything hold them back from living a wonderful life. If these kids can do it, then a person with all of their limbs can certainly do it, too.” Porkburger Sale For NubAbility Camp April 2nd If you’d like to support the NubAbility Summer Sports Camp that Dakota Young is involved in (see other story), you can do so on Saturday, April 2nd, when Young’s family will hold a porkburger sale on the IGA parking lot in Fairfield. Serving will start about 10 a.m. All proceeds will help pay the way to camp for kids who can’t otherwise afford to attend.

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Amy Book of Fairfield (front and center, with a child on her lap) is shown in the Philippines with her ‘Community Angels’. She has served there as a missionary for almost three years.

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Amy Book Serving In Philippines

There’s a lot more to the story surrounding an allyou-can-eat fish, chicken and sides dinner being held in Fairfield Friday, April 15th. The meal, to be prepared by Country Rhodes, will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 109 South First Street, and tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for children. Proceeds will be used to build a house for an impoverished family in the Philippines, where a Fairfield native has been living as a full-time missionary since 2012. Amy Book has found her calling there as she works with an organization called Adventures in Missions, the sending organization of World Race (www.worldrace. org), which introduced her to missionary work. “My very first mission trip was the World Race in 2010. It was an 11-month, 11-country trip where we spent one month in each of 11 countries. The Philippines was one of the countries on that trip, and also one of my favorites,” said the daughter of Bill and Kathy Book. “Since then, I have led trips with Adventures in Missions to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the Philippines, and worked in the Adventures in Missions office, signing up high school students for mission trips.” After spending nearly four months on the trip to the Philippines in 2012, she decided to move there and serve full time, partnering with Kids International Ministries (KIM, www.kidsim.org). “We are located in a squatter community in Cainta,

Philippines. It is on the edge of Metro Manila, and is a densely populated area with most families struggling to provide their daily needs,” Amy explained. “My current role is working with girls of all ages from our community. We call them Community Angels. My youngest girls are four and my oldest are college students. We focus on nutrition, education, safety and most importantly, that all these kids know the love God has for them.” Currently, Amy devotes quite a bit of time to 27 college students whose education is sponsored by KIM. “I meet with them once a week and we talk about life, school and all the things that happen in a college student’s life. My main goal is that they know they are loved no matter what, and to make sure they are safe in their home environments,” she said. “Also, I try to keep track of their medical needs and make sure they’re eating properly.” Amy said the people of the Philippines are some of the most open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ that she has ever met. “These girls and their families have been through things I can never imagine. Many of them have lived in extreme poverty their whole lives. They don’t always have food to eat, and very small sicknesses can be major issues because they aren’t able to afford doctors or medicine,” she said. “It is common for one parent to leave the family and work overseas for years at a time to help Continued On Next Page 23


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Continued From Last Page support the family. Many of my girls live with relatives because of this. One of the main goals of mine is to be someone that the girls can talk to if they are being hurt in any way. Abuse is common, and so is silence about the abuse. “They may not have had a lot of big things happen to them, but all the small things add up to where many of them are in crisis mode all the time. One of my favorite things is to see them laugh and be carefree, and not worry about anything for just a little bit,” Amy said. “The people have great faith. They are able to see even the smallest victories as miracles. “My life has been changed by knowing them.” KIM has many projects going: community feedings, multiple children’s homes, schools, livelihood projects, a crisis pregnancy home and birthing clinic, and more. Building homes isn’t the primary focus of the mission, but it does happen a lot. In fact, they’ve built 15 houses in the community since O c to b e r— b ut they’re not the elaborate homes that even the poorest of Americans are accustomed to. In fact, a house there costs only about $3,000 to build. “The houses are much different and more simple than anything we would see in the U. S. Everything is built from concrete blocks or poured concrete,” Amy said. “A home is one room with a counter along one wall, with a sink and room for a cooktop, and a small bathroom. It has a septic Cont. Next Pg. 24

Amy Book, a 2000 graduate of FCHS, is serving as a missionary in the Philippines. She’s shown here with one of the many children she works with.


Where Amy Book serves as a missionary in the Philippines, it’s not unusual to see people living in shelters such as this one.

Amy Book Feels At Home On Mission In Philippines Continued From Last Page tank, electricity and plumbing, and is ready for the family to build a second floor if they choose.” Book, who is single, doesn’t foresee making any big changes in her life in the near future. “My three-year anniversary is coming up on May 16th of this year, and I don’t have any plans to leave. This place feels very much like my home,” she said. “I am excited to see the effect of continued attention, education and nutrition in my Community Angels’ lives.” A 2000 graduate of FCHS, Book graduated in 2004 from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a minor in Social Work. She has two brothers and a sister: Adam Book is a teacher at FCHS, Aaron Book owns Colossal Strength and Fitness in Fairfield, and LeeAnn Book is majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology at SIU-E. You can stay updated on Amy’s mission work via her blog: amykbook. wordpress.com. Other World Race stories can be found at: amybook.theworldrace.org.

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Safe Zones Hurt My Feelings Charlie Melton There’s a new thing on the campuses of universities all over the place. They are “safe zones”. It’s not like colleges are hot beds of crime and mayhem. The safe zones aren’t armored to protect the public from things that go boom. The safe zones aren’t to protect anyone from the inevitable zombie apocalypse. These safe zones are to protect students from hurt feelings. Safe zones are to protect people from other people that may say something that is hurtful. Safe zones aren’t to heal from being shanked or shot. It seems like a joke, but it’s not. There are actual rooms where people go to recover from a boo-boo to their feelers. They can have things like soft music and balloons. You can go there and watch movies with cute puppies and color a picture. I’m serious. The safe zones have been established at lots of Ivy League campuses. There’s a safe zone program at our own university just down my road. Hurtful is currently the fact that Brown University founders kept slaves a long time ago. Hurtful is currently classic literature that mentions emotional things, like “The Great Gatsby”. Hurtful and hateful is what someone doesn’t want to hear. My first reaction was to laugh. I still snicker a little when I think about it. I can’t imagine a grown man or woman so sensitive that they can’t bear the most mundane challenge. If my happiness depends on what someone else thinks, I’m not much of an adult. These people must have never taken gym in school. Kids can be predatory and experts at ferreting out any perceived weakness. A person has to learn to deal with adversity to survive the class. A semester of gym in mid-

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Continued From Last Page founded countries. Young adults gave not an iota about feelings. They used terms like “suck it up” and “walk it off”. They didn’t ask anyone to be careful what they thought or said because it could be hurtful. They just tried to do important things without getting killed while doing them. I will note that most of the safe zones are for historically marginalized members of society. It appears that minorities and LGBT persons have decided to get away from what they term hateful or threatening. I gather that it’s a defensive measure to protect their selves. For some reason they think safe zones are more important than alternatives. Alternatives to safe zones could be things like ignoring people that get on your nerves. Husbands have been doing this for thousands of years, as any wife can testify. Another idea is to tell someone saying what you don’t want to hear to “shut up”. Earplugs would work, as would being willing to let people have their own opinions. Eliminating controversy by hiding is a poor method. I think safe zones are a load of crap. They will undoubtedly become a ban on speech that someone doesn’t like. I don’t have the right to censor any kind of speech. I can’t tell anyone what to think. I just have to deal with it.

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They have to deal with me. Wait a minute, maybe safe zones are a good thing. Let’s say I’m at work and my boss uses hateful speech. Let’s say the boss says something like, “Get to work” and it hurts my feelings because I haven’t finished my coffee and I’m busy updating my status on-line. I should get to go to a safe zone and watch funny cat videos until I feel better, which could take until break time. I like this idea. While we’re on the subject, I need to go to a safe zone. My doctor hurt my feelings when he said I’ll die a premature and painful death if I don’t watch what I eat. I need to go to a safe zone until I feel better. I need to mend my hurt feelers with some smooth jazz and a big piece of raisin pie. It’s so hard out there. They just want to be safe. They just want to be safe, and watch puppies while doing it. They just want everyone else to pay for their neurosis. If they could just suck it up and get on with life it would be nice.

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‘Murder By The Book’ Put On By Wayne City Drama Club The Wayne City High School Drama Club brought the Craig Sodaro play “Murder By The Book” to life on stage at WCHS the last weekend of February, drawing large, appreciative crowds. It was a dinner theater event, with the menu including a salad and choice of Baked Ziti with meat sauce or Macaroni & Cheese. At intermission, cupcakes provided by Meredith Weaver were served. The play portrays some of the world’s greatest writers getting together for The Raven Society’s annual meeting to select the best mystery book of the year. Each member attends the three-day gathering disguised as a famous author, cut off from the rest of the world at the Dickens House…but the meeting is interrupted with the arrival of correspondence announcing that each member of the society will die. One of the famous authors is trying to kill the competition! Directing the play were Jessica Fagan and Jennifer Little. Lead characters were: Bethany Bailey as Agatha Christie. Karissa Young as Emily Dickinson. Alex Evanoff as William Shakespeare. Taylor Borton as Louisa May Alcott. Kenzi Miles as Mary Shelley. Trinity Krueger as Conan Doyle. Blade Taylor as Edgar Allan Poe. Isaac White as Mark Twain. Myranda Kenshalo as Charlotte Bronte. Gracie Musgrave as Violia Dangion.

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THE CAST--The cast of “Murder By The Book” at Wayne City High School included (front, from left) Myranda Kenshalo, Taylor Borton, Karissa Young, Gracie Musgrave, Trinity Krueger and Bethany Bailey. In back, Kenzi Miles, Isaac White, Alex Evanoff and Blade Taylor. Photo by Twilla King

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WCHS DRAMA--Mark Twain (left, played by Isaac White) and Conan Doyle (right, Trinity Krueger) are shown seizing Violia Dangion (middle, Gracie Musgrave) during a scene of “Murder By The Book”, put on by the WCHS Drama Club in late February. Photo by Twilla King

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SPEAK, SHAKESPEARE! While William Shakespeare (played by Alex Evanoff) spoke during the production of “Murder By The Book” at Wayne City High School, Charlotte Bronte (played by Myranda Kenshalo) listened while Agatha Christie (seated, played by Bethany Bailey) found better things to do. Photo by Twilla King

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