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Couple Spearheading Launch Of Soup Kitchen In Fairfield

A Fairfi eld couple, inspired by a ministry they learned about while living in Montana a couple of years ago, is spearheading the launch of a soup kitchen locally. Phillip and Lois Dishman-Cooper will call the soup kitchen Feed My Sheep, and it will be an extension of the Food for Thought Ministry through their church, Jesus Name Pentecostal (Southwest Sixth Street) in Fairfi eld. They haven’t settled on a location yet, but they’d like for the kitchen to be up and running by the end of November. The goal is to serve one meal per day, Monday through Saturday, free to the needy of the community. “There would be no questions asked. Anybody who wants a meal will be welcome to come,” Lois said. “It’s classic Body of Christ ministry. It’s not about the meal, it’s about sharing the love of God with people.” The idea for a local soup kitchen was born in January when ladies at their church entered a 21-day fast, eating only fruits and vegetables and no processed foods, and drinking only water. They prayed for direction and growth, and during the fast, determined that they needed to do more with food ministry. “It’s obvious that the economy in Fairfi eld has declined, with Airtex leaving and the situation with the oil industry,” said Lois, noting that as a Physician Assistant, “I have seen more people who are living on the edge, so to speak. You always have poor people, but now you have the working poor. “They’re doing the best they can, but don’t know if they’re going to pay their bills or eat,” she reasoned. “The idea came to me, why not do something here like they do in Montana?” She talked to Phillip about the idea, and while networking with others about it in the local church community, they both took and passed the Food Service Manager Course. They hope to secure a building with a kitchen (or one where a kitchen can be built) to host the soup kitchen, but if that can’t be done right away, they plan to cook the food in advance and bring it in, sort of like catering. “The (Fairfi eld First United) Methodist Church has already agreed to do Saturdays, and they volunteered their kitchen on other days that it’s not being used,” Lois said. “Our church can do one day a week, and possibly more (she hopes other churches will pitch in and cover a day of the week, as well. Maybe if enough churches get involved, each will be covering the soup kitchen only once or twice per month).” Lots of help will be required, so if this sounds like a ministry you’d like to be involved in, here’s a list of 406 S. E. 2nd some of the needs Fairfi eld, IL 62837 (they will likely get Penny Shreve, publisher food through the 618-842-3004 Midwest Food Cont. On Pg. 4

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Gruen Vocal Studio’s production of 101 Dalmatians October 29th will include (front, from left) Hope Gruen, Elliana Blank, Ransom Fox, Carly Colclasure, and Lela Duckworth. Row two, Jack Copeland, Eden Duckworth, Myra Copeland, Hilary Hodges, and Owen Gruen. In back, Chase Phillips, Kayden Wells, Mae Gruen, Keira Freeman, Carrington Rogers, and Kadee Garrett. Other cast members (listed in story) were not available for the picture.

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Gruen Vocal Studio’s group of kids ages four to nine years old will put on the “101 Dalmatians Kids” program at The Journey in Fairfield on Saturday, October 29th at 2 and 7 p.m. The production, which will last 30 to 40 minutes, includes these cast members: Kayden Wells as Cruella De Vil. Eden Duckworth as Harriet. Jack Copeland as Jasper. Jackson Mills as Roger. Mae Gruen as Anita. Alicia Rice as Nanny. Chase Phillips as Pongo. Lela Duckworth as Perdita. Kadee Garrett as Patch. Mattoon Burroughs as Lucky. Lydia Bates as Penny. Lilah Conard as Pepper. Bella Benskin as Dot. Audrey Frey as Spot. Ransom Fox as a puppy. Emilee Barnard as a puppy. 2

Hope Gruen as a puppy and po- Hilary Hodges as Poodle #1 and lice officer. Narrator #1. Carly Colclasure as a puppy and Audrey Bates as Poodle #2. dog catcher. Continued On Next Page

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allow providers to be more efficient with information processing, and will improve workplace design for a healthier atmosphere, even including keyboards that prevent bacteria growth. New waiting room furniture for the Flora clinic lobby area will also be purchased, as well as equipment for physical therapy, including a newly-developed pair of viContinued on Page 5

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ated from FC S in 19 9 he wor s in the long-term care field in Iowa , followed b their sister, Susan ishman, in 1981 her married name is Roc field, and she s a massage therapist in Florida . he have other siblings, but the never lived locall . Lois began wor ing as a nurse at elborn in vansville in 1990, but became wear with the drive bac and forth to Fairfield, so she began wor ing for Fairfield emorial ospital in med-surg and in other capacities. She became assistant director of nursing, but in 199 left F and studied for a ear in ennessee, then returned to SI -Carbondale to attend h sician Assistant School. She graduated with her . A. in 001. Afterwards, Lois moved to north Florida, wor ing in a clinic there for si ears, then moved bac and wor ed in cLeansboro for two ears. She then spent five ears wor ing at ori on ealthcare in Fairfield, then served as medical director of a clinic in ontana before returning to the area, where she has since wor ed for Cla Count ospital at its Cisne Clinic. Lois and hillip have been married for si ears, but she met his parents before she ever met him. hile living in Florida, she became ac uainted and attended church with them, becoming close friends with hillip s mother. After she returned to southern Illinois, she d ta e Continued On Next Page

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CCH Endowment Foundation Authorizes Spending $80,000 Continued From Page 3 sor/goggles to help treat vertigo in patients. Further, a remodel/upgrade of the sleep study areas includes new furniture to help make sleep study patients more comfortable. This is important in effectively diagnosing sleep disorders. Michael Zilm, Interim President and CEO of Clay County Hospital, is thrilled. “That was a very generous and timely donation from the Foundation,” he said. “These purchases and up-

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grades will enhance the quality of care for all of our clinic patients.” Dr. Scott Suntrup, current President of the Endowment Foundation, gave credit to all Foundation members and the community for supporting their efforts in fund raising. “Current members of the Foundation, both long-term and new, have truly developed a new drive and energy into raising monies, awareness of needs, and willingness to support the requests of the Hospital and Clinics,” Suntrup said. “Clay County Hospital Endowment Foundation’s Mission is to build friendships and secure resources for Clay County Hospital, and each member has truly taken that to heart with renewed interest and drive.” Dr. Brandon Cycholl, Medical Director for Clay County Hospital and Clinics, is happy with the funding, especially for the purchase of the exam room computers. “This will not only free up time spent between patients and providers, but will simplify the entire process. It will allow for faster computer speeds, better positionContinued On Next Page

Continued From Last Page her vacation back to Florida, stay with Phillip’s parents, and attend a church conference with his mom. Sometime amidst that, she’d met Phillip “once or twice, but that was about it.” In 2010, Lois went to Florida like she usually did on vacation, and Phillip’s mom invited him over for dinner. They were discussing issues of faith, and Phillip mentioned that the Lord had spoken to him in a dream, telling him who he would marry. He knew that woman would be Lois—but did not tell her that part of the story. As soon as he mentioned the dream, Lois knew she was the bride-to-be, but “argued with God” because she had no intention of getting married. * Silk screening Lois returned to Fairfield, but began talking to Phil* Machine embroidery lip by phone in July. Just before Labor Day, she went to * Self-inking rubber stamps church and Pastor Rob Morse stopped in the middle of his sermon to deliver a message…which “he never does LaDeana Davis, Wayne City this, ever,” Lois said. “He said ‘there’s someone here, God wants to give you what you’ve always wanted, if you’ll just 898-1146 (cell 895-4932) accept it’. Then it came to me again, that I was the person in Phillip’s dream.” As it turned out, she had Labor Day Weekend off work, and took off for SUNDAY Florida. She met Phillip and they talked FRIDAY until the wee hours of the morning. “I BUFFET NIGHT told him that I knew it was me in his Country Cookin’! Seafood Buffet 5-8 p.m. dream,” she said. “We went out to dinner the next day, he asked me to marry All-you-can-eat, $10.99 him, and I said yes. And we had never Add all-you-can-eat dated each other one time. ($7.29 sr. citizens) crab legs for $4 more! “I feel like God put us together for the purpose of what we’re doing,” she SATURDAY said. Lois works for Clay County HospiNIGHT tal’s Cisne clinic, with her specialty beBuffet, 5-8 p.m. ing primary practice (family practice, All-you-can-eat, $8.99 geriatrics, women’s health, and weight JT’S RESTAURANT Ribs, shrimp, fish, chicken, management). Phillip is a retired HVAC 302 Orchard St. mashed potatoes, corn, contractor. Wayne City, 895-1329 green beans, full salad bar! If you want to help with the soup 5a-8p M-Sat., 6a-2p Sun. kitchen, contact Lois by e-mail:

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Ag Groups Plan “Meet The Buyers” Event For Illinois, Missouri Farmers Farmers who want to meet with regional buyers oneon-one are invited to attend a Meet the Buyers event October 10th at the St. Louis University campus in the Il Monastero Building, 3050 Olive Street, St. Louis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.). “We’re excited to bring in buyers from the St. Louis metropolitan area to provide an overview of their organizations and their procurement needs,” said Cynthia Haskins, manager of business development and compliance, Illinois Farm Bureau. “For farmers, the conference will provide an excellent opportunity to listen to several speakers who will help them market their produce locally.” Speakers will include: Laurie J George, extension educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms, University of Illinois Extension. Diana Endicott, founder and director, Good Natured Family Farms. Nicola Macpherson, owner, Ozark Forest. Teresa Miller, RD, LD, and Dan Brewer, Saint Louis University. Dan Bippen, president, Kuna Foodservice.

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Mt. Carmel Grad Ranked 9th In World, Went To Rio In Equestrian It’s not every day that you hear of a person in your area qualifying for the Olympics. Maybe you kept up with this year’s games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and perhaps you even knew about Evansville swimmer Lilly King winning gold in the 100 meter breaststroke. But did you know that a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School was also there, competing in equestrian? Lauren Kieffer and her horse, Veronica (owned by Team Rebecca) fell at Rio; however, that doesn’t negate her illustrious history in equestrian, nor the odds she defied in getting to the 2016 Olympic Games. The chances of getting to the Olympics in equestrian are better than most sports (over 680 times better than, say, men’s basketball), but still the odds are an unlikely 1-in-67. But fortunately, the 29-year-old daughter of Kevin and Jo Kieffer stepped out on the right foot. As it has been said in the sports world, if you want to get to the Olympics, you need to start training shortly after birth. And she did. “I was always a horse-crazy kid, and was given riding lessons for my sixth birthday,” said Kieffer, who started out riding an aging Appaloosa named Fred, and never looked back. While other young girls collected posters of the Back Street Boys and NSync, she collected two horses and a pony. In those early years, she competed in local hunter/jumper events and 4-H shows. Kieffer began riding with Susannah Lansdale at her eventing barn in Evansville when she was about 12 years old. There she “became a barn rat and got to ride a lot of different horses” while continuing to compete throughout high school. Although Kieffer comes from a non-horsey family, the only daughter of a diesel mechanic and an accountant, her parents fueled her love for horses by signing her up for a week-long camp at O’Connor Equestrian in Virginia (owned by renowned Olympians David and Kar-

Lauren Kieffer is a two-time national equestrian champion, won gold at the 2015 Pan Am Games, and competed in the Olympics in Rio. Photo by Mike McNally.

en O’Connor) as a high school graduation gift. At the camp, she learned more about the fundamental aspects of horsemanship, both in the saddle and in the barn. Impressed with her talent, positive attitude, and commitment to the sport, the O’Connors asked her if she’d like to become a working student, so she moved to Virginia right after her 18th birthday “and I’ve been with them since,” she said. Kieffer has become the ninth-ranked equestrian in the world, but it’s been a rough ride getting there. She’s broken her back, ribs, and wrist (requiring three surgeries), and has had multiple concussions and a lot of bumps and bruises along the way. But her honors came early and often. In 2009, Kieffer was named to the United States Equestrian FederaContinued On Next Page 7

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Continued From Last Page tion (USEF) High Performance Training List, then completed the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Equestrian Event in 2010 (she took second there in 2014). She was named to the USEF Under-25 Developing Rider Program, earned two North American Young Rider Championship Medals, was the National High Point Champion in the Arab Horse Association Open Event Incentive Program, won the Markham Trophy for highest-placed young rider at the Concours Complet International, and was chosen three times for the U. S. Equestrian Team Developing Rider List. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. As her skills became more refined, Kieffer earned bigger accolades: • 2013 Boekelo Nationals Cup Team. • 2014 Leading Lady Rider. • 2014 National Champion. • 2015 Aachen Nationals Cup Team (bronze). • 2015 Pan Am Team (gold). • 2016 National Champion. • 2016 Great Meadow National Cup Team (gold). • 2016 Aachen Nationals Cup Team. Since the Olympic selection process involves the review of competitions at several key events over the last 18 months, those honors were instrumental to her being invited to Rio, as one of four U. S. team members. In each event, each member of the team competed for both individual and team medals. Kieffer specializes in Eventing, where a single horse and rider compete in what’s sometimes called the triathlon of equestrian: dressage, cross-country, and show-jumping. Dressage involves both horse and rider performing a choreographed set of predetermined movements; cross country involves a course laden with obstacles, such as ditches, streams, and banks; show jumping involves a course filled with fences, requiring several jumps during a time trial. Since joining the O’Connors 11 years ago, Kieffer has gone from being a working student to paid employee to now running her own business as an accomplished horseman, trainer, and competitor. She works with several horses at all levels, based out of High Acre Stables in The Plains, Virginia in the summer, and Meredyth South Farm in Ocala, Florida in the winter. Kieffer is thrilled to have gotten to the Olympics, and enjoyed the team experience “and being around all the athletes.” She’s back to work as a full-time equestrian, but summarizes her future plans in two words: “More Olympics.” Kieffer is the granddaughter of a Fairfield woman, Barb Etheridge. 8

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Fairfield edical Community Handles mer ency ith ase Emergencies can pop up when you least expect them, and for parents, these emergencies can create worry and stress. However, in this community those worries can be softened, because of the strong and caring medical community that resides here. This summer, Fred and Marcia Puckett found themselves in a stressful situation when their son, Max—an active 13-year-old who seldom gets sick—became unusually ill. In preparation to head out for church camp with a friend, Max spent the night at his friend’s house. Church Camp is something Max looks forward to every year, and has attended for four years in a row. He wouldn’t ever want to miss; however, he asked to be taken home early Sunday morning as he woke up feeling absolutely terrible. He went directly to his room to lie down on the bed and complained of horrible abdominal pain. Marcia could never recall him complaining of pain like that, so she called his pediatrician, Jed Jones, D.O. Dr. Jones has always told her to call if her kids are ever sick, but she’s rarely had to do it. “I have only called upon Dr. Jones a couple of times, and only when I have been extremely concerned. This time, I felt it could be something serious, as the pain was not subsiding, so I called Dr. Jones that afternoon, and he came by the house to check on Max,” Marcia said. “He was also concerned, and called ahead to the Emergency Department to let them know that we would be arriving soon.” Also alerted was surgeon, Patrick Molt, M.D., F.A.C.S. in case surgery would be required. “Upon arriving at the hospital, the staff in the Emergency Department got Max right in. Despite being extremely busy, they were all still very pleasant and professional. Merri Mercer started everything immediately. They began the process of taking blood and doing the proper testing, and the Emergency Department Physician, Scott Roustio,

Thanks to the local medical community, Max Puckett is back on the baseball diamond after a health emergency over the summer.

M.D. was great,” Marcia recalled. After the CT scan and blood results came back, it was evident that surgery was needed. Dr. Molt came in to give Max and his parents the news about the need for an appendectomy. “Of course, Max was a little nervous, but later told us that Dr. Molt made him feel a lot better,” Marcia said. Continued On Next Page

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Continued From Last Page Max had asked Dr. Molt if he’d be out in time to watch the Cardinals game, and Dr. Molt injected some good humor in the situation, and put Max at ease by talking to him. The surgery took an hour or less, but while Max’s family was in the waiting room, they were updated at least three or four times, which eased their worried minds. At most rural hospitals, pediatric cases like Max’s are often transferred to other facilities. However, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Dr. Molt is more than competent to handle such cases, as he cares for pediatric patients when their needs fall within his scope of expertise. This makes FMH extremely valuable and very unique for a small community. After surgery was over, Max was transferred to the Med/Surg Unit, where he spent the night in recovery. “The Medical/Surgical Unit team was very kind and attentive, and made the overnight stay as comfortable as possible. One of the care team members was Krystal McElravy (RN). She is the mother of one of Max’s good friends, which made it even better!” Marcia noted. “What a benefit of having close friends caring for you and staying in your small town to receive care from people you know and trust! “That is one large bonus of having a thriving facility in our back yard,” Marcia said, adding of Dr. Jones: “He is a good friend of our family, but friend or not, not every doctor would make a house call as he did that day.” Max’s surgery took place on a Sunday evening and by 10 a.m. the next morning, the Pucketts were headed home—but not before Fred and Marcia’s growing boy enjoyed breakfast. “Before discharge that morning, he was very hungry and the dietary staff prepared a big breakfast for him, which hit the spot as they served exactly what he wanted,” Marcia said. “During Max’s stay, I had the opportunity to try the new menus in the hospital cafeteria. I was pleased with the large variety, and was able to get everything I wanted at a very reasonable price. “Everyone was right on target with their skills, professionalism, and caring attitudes.” But the ordeal wasn’t over…yet. “The first week (after surgery) was going well, and Max was doing quite a bit of walking, as he never has been a kid who could sit still for long. I had been encouraging him to drink enough fluids, but wasn’t monitoring that real closely,” Marcia said. “The Saturday morning following surgery, Max had been up for about an hour, when he stood up and walked to the TV, then fell straight back, flat on the floor, eyes open and fixed. This was very scary. It only lasted a few seconds, but I immediately called Dr. Molt’s number. “Being a Saturday, there was no answer, but another number was given to call. I wasn’t sure where it was to, so Continued On Next Page 10


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Holiday Craft Fair, Flea Market Set October 22nd At Fairgrounds The annual Holiday Craft Fair & Flea Market will be held Saturday, October 22nd from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Floral Hall at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. As of the Outlook’s deadline, 19 booth spaces were fi lled with vendors, with 10-15 spaces remaining. A 10foot by 10-foot space costs $30 to rent, plus $3 per table (if needed). If you’d like to rent a booth, call Holly at 618516-2356. If Floral Hall space is fi lled, booths can be set up outside, weather permitting. Booth fees this year will be donated to the Wayne County Fair, while profi ts from concession sales will go to the family of Vaida Paige Scott of Fairfi eld. Little Vaida was born April 16th, 2015 weighing only one pound, nine ounces. She has endured multiple complications and surgeries, but “is doing very well” according to her grandmother, Angel Maguire. If you want to get an early start on holiday shopping, you might consider dropping by the craft fair. Admission is free. Booth space has so far been rented by these vendors: Norwex, Tupperware, Scentsy, Paparazzi, Pieced & Puzzled, kettle corn, lawn decor, fl ea market items,


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An artist is shown painting at last year’s Fall Foliage Paint Out.

Fall Foliage Paint Out Oct. 4th-8th In Fairfield

Twenty-six artists from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Missouri plan to be in Fairfi eld to participate in the fi fth annual Fall Foliage Paint Out October 4th-8th. This will be FCHS’ homecoming weekend, and with this being the fi fth Paint Out, it will be a homecoming for the artists, as well. They will be painting in the community through noon Saturday, and welcome folks to stop by to visit with them while they paint. The Landing, on the corner of Northeast Third and Court Street, will be the Paint Out headquarters again this year. The public is invited to view the artists’ daily works each day from 6 to 7 p.m. The Premiere Showing of the paintings will be held on Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m and again after the Homecoming football game. Admission to the Showing is $5 at the door, which includes appetizers and a ticket for a chance to win an original painting provided by local artist, Spencer Meagher. Here’s the schedule of events:

Tuesday, October 4th 1:30 p.m.—New Hope School presentation (4th and 5th grades). Today’s Theme—Nocturne Paint. 4-5:30 p.m.—Registration at The Landing. 5:30 p.m.—Orientation. Continued On Next Page 13

26 Artists Signed Up For Fall Foliage Paint Out Continued From Last Page 6 p.m.—Nocturne painting begins (fi nd artists at work). Wednesday, October 5th 7:30-9 a.m.—Register and drop off Nocturne Paintings at The Landing. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.—Painting at Lambrich Farms. 2:30 p.m.—Voting for Artists’ Choice of Nocturne Painting at The Landing. 3-5 p.m.—Quick Paint. 5 p.m.—Bring day’s works to The Landing for evening show. 6-7 p.m.—Public showing of day’s works. Thursday, October 6th 7:30-9 a.m.—Register at The Landing. Noon—Lunch with Rotary Club (for interested artists). 5 p.m.—Bring day’s works to The Landing for evening show. 6-7 p.m.—Public showing of day’s works. Friday, October 7th 7:30-9 a.m.—Register at The Landing. 4 p.m.—Bring day’s works to The Landing for eve-


ning show. 4:30–5:30 p.m.—Purchase Award Sponsor Selections. 5:30–7 p.m.—Premier Showing of all artwork (Hors d’oevures provided); paintings available for purchase (pick up Saturday after 1:30 p.m.). 7 p.m.—Paint at FCHS football game. After game—Re-open painting exhibit to the public.

Saturday, October 8th Today’s Theme—Four Corner Paint. 7 a.m.—Artists’ choice painting. 10 a.m.—Judging by Juror. 10 a.m.—Kids’ Paint Out at City Hall. 10-11 a.m.—Four Corners Paint on courthouse square. Noon—Purchase awards and prize awards announced, art show and sale continue afterwards. 1:30 p.m.—Paintings will be released. For more information, visit www.fairfi eldpaintout. com, like the Fairfi eld Paint Out Facebook page, or contact any of the Paint Out Committee members. Committee members are Melinda States, Jeff Lyon, Kristi Hornung, Mary McCulley, Carrie Halbert, Spencer and Cindy Meagher, and Mike and Brenda Rister.

A Little Girl’s Dream

Church Named After Little Ellen Moore Will Observe 115th Anniversary Oct. 9th

Once upon a time, there was a little girl whose name was Ellen Moore. And while the story that unfolds may sound like a fairy tale, it is, in fact, true. As members of the Ellen Moore United Methodist Church in Fairfield observe their 115th anniversary on Sunday, October 9th, they hope to worship, dine, and share stories of the church’s history with each other. No doubt, they will remember the story of the child after whom the church was named: In those days, there were no churches on the west side of town, so a group of Christians started holding Sunday School in the home of John Joseph Sloan on February 19th, 1896, teaching first about the birth of Moses. Sixty-two people came to the 2 p.m. service, and soon the class outgrew Sloan’s abode. About this time, folks at the First Methodist, Presbyterian, and Christian churches organized an interdenominational Sunday School at 606 West Main Street in what was known as one of the Baker flats. The first meeting was held July 4th, 1897. Financial help began to come in from friends and well-wishers, and soon prayer meetings became a function of the church. Sometime in the midst of all this, a little girl named Ellen Moore would watch children pass her house on their way to Sunday School. “Oh, mother! I wish we could build them a church!” she would exclaim. Little Ellen might not have known what an impact her dream had. She died five days before Christmas in 1900 at the tender age of seven. There is no mention in church archives as to why she passed. By the spring of 1901, the Sunday School congregation had again outgrown its meeting place at Baker flats, and a building was needed. Remembering Ellen’s vision, her parents, Daltie and Mollie Moore, offered $500—a value equal to over $13,400 in today’s money—to help

This portrait of Ellen Moore still hangs on a wall at the church.

construct a building. Others pitched in, as well, and the church that began as a little girl’s dream was built at 706 West Main Street at a cost of $1,643. The 40’ x 26’ brick building had a slate roof, bell tower, steeple, and a stone plate over the door with the name “Ellen Moore Mission” on it. Mrs. Moore lived for another six decades without her beloved Ellen, but saw the church grow, move, and grow some more before she passed away in Lawrenceville at the age of 91 in November 1960. But Ellen Moore wasn’t the only child whose heart yearned to serve God. Among the others was William Bonham, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bonham (ancestor of the Peoples National Bank Bonhams). He became sick with whooping cough, and before he died at the age of nine he emptied his toy bank and gave what money he had to his mother. “I’m not going to need this,” he told her. “Will you give it to God?” Realizing the church did not have a podium from which to preach, she applied her son’s money to the purchase of one. It’s a podium that the church still has today. “I read that story and thought it was so touching, and it started out very neat with a little girl’s vision,” said Russell AnContinued From Last Page 15

Ellen Moore Church Continued From Last Page derson, current pastor o the church. They didn t ha e cars ac then, or a us to pic you up, and llen Moore anted a place or ids to al to church, so they could learn a out esus. t s ama in . t s those ind o memories, and many more, that astor nderson in ites ol s to share at the anni ersary cele ration. The schedule Oct. 9th ill e as ollo s: 9: a.m. unday school. 1 : a.m. Mornin orship ith uest spea er oris Mee s Murray o Minneota, ormerly o Fairfield. he isits ussia yearly, teachin i le school. oon itch-in dinner. 1 p.m. uitarists aron nderson o Olney and oe oodman o enia ill play hile ol s share stories. e in ite anyone to come and share memories o their amily here, ho they re up, and the importance o this church and hat it s meant to the community, nderson said, notin that the old church ell is ein restored or the anni ersary cele ration. Here are some other acts a out the llen Moore nited Methodist Church: Ori inally, the church as uilt here the old Farmer s tore as located on Main treet. n act, Farmer s tore incorporated the old church uildin into its uildin on the east side . The steeple as on the north end, ith the entrance acin north on Main. That ori inal uildin had to e acated in the all o 19 9, due to a asoline odor emanatin rom t o near y fillin stations, here This little shoe belonged to Ellen Moore, after whom the Ellen C is no located. t Moore United Methodist Church is named. It was given to Mary Porter as determined that it by Ellen’s mother, Mollie Moore. Mary passed the shoe along to lifelong Cont. On Next Pg. church member From Lula Keen, Continued Lastwho Pagein turn loaned the shoe to Vera Belangee for display at the church.

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This picture was taken by Don Witter in front of the Ellen Moore United Methodist Church for the 1974 church calendar.

Ellen Moore UMC To Observe 115th

Continued From Last Page was unsafe to hold services there. • The church met at the American Legion Hall and in a garage at 705 West Main Street while a new $50,000 building was being constructed. They moved into the new brick structure at the corner of Southwest Seventh and Delaware in late 1939. There, they have remained, having done some expanding over the years. • The fi rst pastor known to have fi lled the pulpit was N. S. Lanter (1910-15). Among a long list of pastors was also Harry Smoot, greatgrandfather of Dave Land of Fairfi eld (1933-34), and the fi rst woman pastor, Ruth Martin (1947-50). • At one time, the congregaThis picture of the Ladies Aid group at the Ellen Moore Methodist Church was taken tion was 180 members strong. in front of the parsonage at 804 West Delaware in 1917.

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Judgement House At Orchardville Church Over 150 people will be involved this month in the Orchardville Church’s production of Judgement House, a walk-through drama that presents the truth about people’s choices vs. the consequences of their decisions— both in this life and the hereafter. “Unexpected” is the title of the live performance, which presents the Gospel through a relevant and gripping story. Guests are led through a series of rooms involving eight scenes, with a story unfolding about lives that have been cut short by way of a wreck, how the deaths impact families, and what is experienced beyond the grave. “It’s an effective tool to present the Gospel and give individuals the opportunity to choose a personal and saving relationship with Jesus Christ,” said Alane Orr, one of the program volunteers. “The cast will include all ages of people, so we feel the drama will reach young and old alike (although it is not recommended for children under the age of ten). The Orchardville Church is set up in a way that guests can fl ow through the inside and use the coffee shop as a cafe, which is one of the scenes. “Our volunteers are going to be involved in all aspects of the drama production. Some of the jobs they will be doing are construction, makeup, costumes, skits, prayer walkers, greeters, security, food, guides, and encouragers,” Orr said. “But most of all, we know that prayer is the key to success at Judgement House. We will be having prayer walkers, as well as a daily devotional for 30 days of specifi c prayers for the production prior to our opening night.” While the church has put on other productions in the past—including Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames, Liv-

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It’s all hands on deck for Carmi Family Dental’s Dentistry from the Heart (DFTH) day! Shown are volunteers from a prior DFTH event. They are (front, from left) Jake Voyles (dentist), Valentina DiMaggio (volunteer assistant), Laura Watson and Amy Maxey (hygiene), Sami Etienne (office), Dina Fratis (assistant), Angela Roser, and Timothy Roser, dentist. Row two, Kelsey Allen (assistant), Brittany Hodson (hygiene), Katie Duvall (office), Adrienne Johnson (hygiene), Paige Roesch (assistant) and Ashley Donaldson and Mabel Hawkins (office).

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Teachers Unite To Better Prep Students In View Of Growing Govt. Expectations To say that the past six years of education reform have been a challenge to educators and students may be an understatement. The changes since 2010 have occurred at what local teachers call “an unprecedented rate” on multiple fronts. The integration of technology into daily curriculum for instruction and assessment purposes, and the transition to the New Illinois Learning Standards and Partnership for Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC) have increased expectations for K-12 students and raised the stakes on state assessment. In other words, kindergarten is the new first grade, and the expectations grow higher with each new grade level. But thankfully, teachers in Wayne County’s seven school districts—many of whom are the only gradelevel or subject-specific teachers in their building—have met the challenge. In the past decade, superintendents

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Continued From Last Page More Academically With Fewer Resources. “This is the work collaboratively on projects of mutual benefit—a big nexus of our school districts working together with profeschange from decades past when educators weren’t keen sional learning communities to address the reading and on sharing individual trade secrets to success when it writing gap the data shows us in local and state assesscame to the public ranking of schools on state assessment,” Mills noted. ments. Since teachers “were all feeling the same pain “We realize that success in preparing our stuand seeking the same solution” the seven school districts dents for a 21st century workplace and/or college eduwent a step further over the summer, with 24 educators cation requires a coordinated effort from top to bottom, forming Wayne County Schools Partners In Education kindergarten through high school,” said Jasper Superin(PIE). They engaged in several conversations about Engtendent Dr. David Mills. “We have accepted (the idea) that lish and Language Arts K-12, and the general state of teamwork makes the dream work.” affairs for public education in Illinois. Mills noted that elementary schools have been With continued support from the seven Wayne unfairly compared to high schools for the past decade. County school district superintendents, PIE members diDuring the era of No Child Left Behind, state assessments vided their focus into four areas: collaboration, commuused for grades K-8 weren’t comparable to those used for nication, facilitation and local assessment, and student grades 9-12. Elementary schools were held accountable opportunity and pacing guides. Each focus group was rewith the standards-based state norm referenced ISAT sponsible for establishing a timeline to move from launch while high schools were held accountable with juniors at the start of the school year, through quarterly goals only taking the ACT (college entrance). That’s why eleContinued On Page 30 mentary school assessment scores were normally higher and high school assessment scores were normally lower. Thus, three years ago the seven school districts formed a group of two-dozen educators from K-12 to research and recommend a common local assessment Insurance Approved to be used across all grade levels in Wayne County’s Brent Beck, Owner schools. “This endeavor was very successful, and the Chip repair or replacement... educators from across the county found this type of pro...conveniently at your location! fessional development instrumental and beneficial,” Mills said. “With a common local assessment, we were able to TOLL FREE: 1112 E. Main, Olney address two issues in Wayne County: one, high mobil618-395-4930 1-800-628-4289 ity of student transfers between Wayne County school districts, and two, lack of a common language and standards for assessment of our students. “Since the foundation of learning in pubic education is reading and writing, public education and college education revolve around the ability to Every Tuesday Night read fluently with comprehension, and IWAU Recreation Center to express answers and opinion in writ- 137 W. South Ave., Noble, IL ing.” Changes in standards and assessment have been so abrupt in Illinois that curricular resources aren’t readily available, and the State has cut general funding to schools and IWAU Club Champ Bo Sawyer eliminated the textbook loan program. In response, Wayne County educaDoors open 6 p.m. tors have supplemented existing curBell time 7 p.m. riculums with a host of resources from workbooks and on-line resources. Tickets $2 each Essentially, the narrative that Balcony seating $4 schools and educators have had to Concessions available work with in the past six years is: Do Heavyweight Champ Shank Barzini

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America’s Got Talent Interactive Illusionist To Perform In Flora A world-famous interactive illusionist who has starred on America’s Got Talent will perform in Flora on Friday, November 4th. Joel Meyers will take the stage at Johnny & June’s, 720 W. North Avenue about 8 p.m. The show is being sponsored by the Clay County Hospital Endowment Foundation, and tickets are $25. They can be purchased at Flora Bank and Trust and the Flora Chamber of Commerce, and the price includes appetizers. Network happy hour starts at 6:30 p.m., with the evening expected to wrap up about 11. Meyers’ resume includes everything from star performances off Broadway to countless shows for Fortune 500 Companies, major corporations, numerous TV appearances, sold out theaters, Universities, and celebrities, to a tour in China. He was named C Life Magazine’s 2012 Best Rising Star and has won multiple national and international awards. He has also appeared on SyFy, The CW, NBC, FOX News and recently starred on FAKEOFF on TruTV. 24

“A Portrait Of Jesus” Is Theme Of Ladies Conference Oct. 22nd The First General Baptist Church in Fairfield will host a ladies conference Saturday, October 22nd, featuring Melissa Garrison and Ruby McDowell as guest speakers. “A Portrait of Jesus” is this year’s theme. Registration will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m., with the conference to run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, which includes lunch. After expenses are paid, all money will be donated to the food pantry in Geff. Garrison is the pastor/teacher at Safe Haven Bible Center in Fairfield, and is also known for her published devotionals and strong Facebook following. McDowell’s last pastorate was at the Christian Chapel Church in Fairfield from 2000 to 2011. She stays busy with pulpit fill and conferences.



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That’s FCHS senior Jenny Odom’s image featured (as Jennifer O.) on the Times Square Yearbook digital billboard in New York on June 8th.

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Overall winners for the men at the FNB 5K during the Fairfield Fall Fun Fest were (from left), Andrew White, first; Patrick Harvey, second, and Alex Barnfield, third.

White, Grimes Win FNB 5K Run Andrew White, 14, a freshman at Wayne City High School, and Alyssa Grimes, 26, of Fairfield, claimed the top awards at the FNB 5K Run during the Fairfield Fall Fun Fest on September 15th. White led the pack of 110 participants, crossing the finish line in 20:39.1. In doing so, he eclipsed Patrick Harvey, 39, of Fairfield (second place overall, 20:45.3) and Alex Barnfield, 15, of Geff (third place, 21:19). Enroute to winning the women’s crown, Grimes clocked 24:30, topping Maggie Sheridan, 27, who took second among the females in 24:37, and Kerri Meritt of Fairfield, 48, who was third overall in 24:42.4. Those ladies finished 10th, 11th, and 12th, respectively, overall. The top female walker was Tammy Ewing, 56, of Fairfield. Her time of 36:06.9 was also good for 56th among all walkers and runners. The second place female walker

was Carolyn Schmidt of Lynnville, 38:07, while third went to Sarah Rush of Fairfield, 43:27. In the men’s walk, Tony Miksanek, 60, of Benton continued his dominance by clocking 33:12.1. Overall, he came in 49th. The second place male walker was David Montgomery of Evansville, Indiana, 37:43, while third went to John Branum of Albion, 39:15. Group winners were: Males 5K Run 10-under: Karson White, Fairfield. 11-15: Jacob Britt, Fairfield. 16-20: No participants. Continued On Page 29


Wins Scholarship Continued From Page 26 FCHS, in fact, was only 200 points away from the national winner, and that’s with getting a four-week late start because they did not obtain their program kit until February of 2016. Through the program, students could submit a statement telling about their ambitions and passions, and what they were doing in school to realize their goals. Thousands of students from all over the country entered, with Odom being named one of the winners. Her winning statement was as follows: “My dream is to become a pediatric oncologist and help aid in the research to find a cure for cancer. This school year I am taking chemistry classes to better my understanding of how different chemicals and elements work. I am in the Be The Change Club at school because helping people is my passion, and I want to make the world a better place.” After graduation, Jenny plans to attend Freed-Hardeman University, a private Christian university in Henderson, Tennessee. Jenny is the daughter of Justin and Kristina Odom (her dad is the pastor at the Fairfield


Jenny Odom (left) is pictured with FCHS Guidance Counselor Lori Robson, after being named a winner of the Graduate for Mas Times Square Yearbook Scholarship. When the school was notified that Odom had won—and would be featured on the Times Square Yearbook digital billboard in New York—“we were thrilled!” Robson said. Church of Christ). Her brother, Ben, attends Freed-Hardeman, while her sister, Hannah, is a sophomore at FCHS.


Continued From Page 27 21-30: No participants. 31-40: Matthew Walls, Dahlgren. 41-50: Mark Lowe, Evansville, In. 51-up: Mike Brawley, Wayne City. Females 5K Run 10-under: Emersyn Robbins, Fairfield 11-15: Brianne McKinley, Fairfield 16-20: Rebecca Giso, Fairfield 21-30: Kelsey Bunting, Bone Gap. Overall winners for the women at the FNB 5K during the Fairfield Fall Fun Fest were 31-40: Tylar McKitrick, Fair(from left) Kerri Meritt, third; Maggie Sheridan, second, and Alyssa Grimes, first. field 41-50: Francie Ellis, Albion. 51-up: Staci McGill, Dahlgren. Participants and their supporters enjoyed food and games provided by FNB. Pictures and a complete list of the race results can be found on FNB’s Facebook page: FNB Community Bank. Following is the overall list of all participants. Males are in light type, females in dark, and walkers in italic. 1. Andrew White, 14, Dahlgren, 20:39.1. 2 a ri ar e , 3 , Fairfield, 2 3 3 le ar field, , e , 2 4. Mark Lowe, 46, 22:12.4. a ri , , Fairfield, 22 27 6. Matthew Walls, 31, Dahlgren, 22:41.3. 7. Bob Ellis IV, 12, 23:08.8. 8. Louis Jolly, 32, 24:04.7. ar i e, , Fairfield, 2 8 10. Alyssa Grimes, 26, Fairfield, 24:30.4. 11. Maggie Sheraden, 27, 24:37.7. 12. Kerri Meritt, 48, Fairfield, 24:42.4. 13. Mike Brawley, 53, 24:43.2. 14. Tylar McKitrick, 33, Fairfield, 25:09.2. 15. Jerry McDonald, 61, Woodlawn, 25:20.8. 16. Brianne McKinley, 12, Fairfield, 26:04.8. 17. Alexis Thomason, 12, Fairfield, 26:07.5. 18. Staci McGill, 52, Dahlgren, 26:32.5. 19. Jerry McGill, 53, Dahlgren, 26:36.4. 20. Blaith Belangee, 32, Fairfield, 26 6 21. Sara Kelsey, 54, 26:43.0. 22. Margaret Branum, 55, 26:48.4. 23. Miriem Foster, 12, Fairfield, 26:53.2. 24. Phillip Spencer, 31, Cont. On Next Pg.

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Continued From Page 22 throughout the school year, en route to success at the school year’s end, which is to create a summer professional development seminar in 2017 for all local educators. It will be called The Wayne County Academy. “We have learned that successful change isn’t a sprint, but a long distance relay race. As with most meaningful projects, time and patience are what win the war,” Mills said. “We have started down this path for the most noble purpose: we want for our students, regardless of path (college or career), to have the reading and writing confidence to be successful, life long learners in the 21st century.” If you’d like to support the educators and their efforts, you can purchase a PIE t-shirt, which features a disk filled with wedges representing Wayne County’s schools. The image “signifies unity in the significant pursuit of public education of our most precious resource, our children,” Mills said. Contributions can also be made to help fund the organization’s new Teacher Spotlight ads in Outlook magazine. Anyone interested in contributing or buying a t-shirt should contact their respective school administrator.

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The Wayne City Early Learning Center and Kiddie Kollege will host a series of family workshops designed to help families support their children with special needs, social-emotional development, positive discipline, how caregivers can take care of themselves during stressful and hectic schedules, and how to know if your child is on track, developmentally. Workshops will be held at either Kiddie Kollege or the Wayne City Early Learning Center depending on where most of the RSVP’s are located. Each workshop will include snacks or a light meal, free childcare during the workshop, and occasionally a drawing for a gift. There will be time at the end of each workshop for families to ask questions or discuss specific concerns. The next workshop, ‘Supporting Your Child With Special Needs’, will be held October 18th and will be presented by Cindy Klingler-Jennings, Developmental Therapist and Evaluator with the Illinois Early Intervention Program. This presentation will include information on family and community supports that are available to parents and caregivers caring for a child with special needs. The focus will be on the different types of supports available in the area and how to access them. You must RSVP for this workshop to Kim Tennyson at 895-1374 by Wednesday, October 12th. Other workshops in the works are. Call Kim at 895-1374 for details.

74. Ellyse Thomason, 10, 47:06.3. 75. Amy Esmon, 31, 47:40.3. 76 (W). Stacey Robbins, 37, Fairfield, 48:27.1. 77 (W). Sheila Hallam, 39, 48:27.3. 78. Jenna Montgomery, 22, Fairfield, 48:28.1. 79. Sara McGehee, 11, Fairfield, 48:40.1. 80 (W). Debbie Pearce, 56, Cisne, 48:46.7. 81 (W). Cristy Pearce, 54, 48:47.2. 82. Kara Blanton, 34, 48:56.9. 83 (W). Cindy Hayes, 50, Fairfield, 49:12.1. 84 (W). Andrew Miller, 43, 49:12.3. 85. Karissa Miller, 41, 49:19.6. 86 (W). Tonya Ellis, 43, Fairfield, 49:42.5. 87. Sheryl Whitfield, 43, Golden Gate, 49:43.1. 88 (W). Chase Curd, 35, Fairfield, 51:42.2. 89 (W). Melissa Curd, 35, 51:49.9. 90 (W). Kayla Murphy, 25, 54:20.8. 91 (W). Megan Spitzner, 25, Fairfield, 54:20.9. 92 (W). Chris Murphy, 51, Fairfield, 54:21.1. 93 (W). Mary Sprague, 62, Fairfield, 54:44.0. 94. Donald Zurliene, 62, Fairfield, 54:45.2. 95 (W). Kayla Xanders, 57, Fairfield, 54:47.8. 96 (W). Gayle McGehee, 55, Fairfield, 54:58.6. 97 (W). Lee Ann Montgomery, 51, Fairfield, 56:35.9. 98 (W). Sheila Kinney, 51, Fairfield, 56:38.1. 99. Amber Rankin, 36, Fairfield, 57:52.2. 100. Shelley White, 45, Fairfield, 57:53.0. 101. Leah Sample, 29, Ellery, 58:31.7. 102 (W). Rachel Rodgers, 34, Mt. Erie, 58:32.1. 103 (W). Laura Griswold, 51, Fairfield, 1:05.52.7. 104 (W). Donna Lawler, 50, 1:05.55.3. 105 (W). Adam Barbian, 32, 1:11.07.3. 106 (W). Steve Griswold, 59, Crossville, 1:11.14.0. 107 (W). Rhonda Griswold, 56, Crossville, 1:11.14.6. 108 (W). Mary Griswold, 36, 1:11.15.2. 109 (W). Jennifer Barbian, 33, 1:11.16.2. 110 (W). Matt Griswold, 36, Mt. Vernon, 1:11.20.0.

Upcoming Concerts At 1st GBC Two groups will sing at the First General Baptist Church in Fairfield this month, in separate concerts. The Southlanders Quartet from Evansville will perform Sunday, Oct. 9th in the 6 p.m. service, while The Peyton Sisters of Enfield will sing in the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Oct. 16th. Riley and Rachael Peyton may be just kids (ages 13 and 14), but they are veterans to the singing stage. The duo began singing when they were five and six years old in churches and nursing homes, and have since branched out to different states and civic centers. In fact, they sang at the National Quartet Convention (which wraps up Oct. 1st), and plan to sing at the Gaither Fall Fest Oct. 7th-8th. The girls just released a CD called “Footprints of Jesus,” recorded at Daywind Studio in Nashville, Tennessee and produced by Joyce Martin Sanders of The Martins.

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TRACTOR DRIVE--Fifty-four antique tractors from three states participated in the Wayne County Farm Bureau’s Antique Tractor Drive on Labor Day. Winners were Bob O’Daniel, Earl Smith Memorial Award for Oldest Driver (86); Austin McWhirter of West Salem, youngest driver (16); Jackie Knackmus, Jr. of Vincennes, Indiana, oldest tractor (1936 Allis Chalmers RC); Joe Aldridge, Hawesville, Kentucky, farthest driven (127 miles), and Ron Pearce of Rinard, most original unrestored tractor (1949 Farmall M).

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