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Washington County Hospital is hosting a CPR and First Aid Combination Class Tuesday, July 17 beginning at 6 p.m. 

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Free family movie night will be held at the Okawville Community Club Park Friday, July 6th. The movie begins about 8:30 p.m.

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BCMW has established a Hardship program for help with your gas and/or electric bills, if you are an Ameren customer. This Hardship program is made possible through a grant from Ameren Illinois.

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The Mobile Market will make its next visit to Nashville on June 19 at 10 a.m. The market is set up on the third Tuesday of each month at the Washington County Fairgrounds in the Commercial Building. 

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Volunteers are needed for Heritage Days on both Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10.  Jobs include helping in the food service area, making ice cream, working in the country store and helping with the soda tasting or giving tours in the museum buildings.

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The Okawville Soda Festival will help recall the era not that long ago when not only Okawville, but nearly every small town had its own “Sodie Factory.” The Okawville Soda Festival will feature 16 varieties of old-fashioned glass bottle sodas, most made with pure cane sugar like in the past. 

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Paul Schoenherr was the winner of the 6th Annual Sausage Contest at Seg’s Place in Venedy on April 22. Judges for the event were Robert (Boozie) Buescher, Gerry Scanlan, Richie Pelker, Tammy Bergmann, and Mike Kinzel. Other top picks were Ron (Moose) Musenbrock, Eric Segelhorst, Julie Hecker…

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There are many components to a successful Relay for Life: motivated teams, committees, entertainment, restaurants, churches, businesses, police and park boards just to name a few. While there are lots of hands working extra hard to pull off this year’s Relay, one unknown variable is survivor…

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Ron Daniels, Regional Superintendent of Schools for ROE 13, announced a series of licensure open houses to assist educators who renew a license in 2018. Due to the large number of renewals this year, Daniels finds it essential to provide additional support to area educators. 

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Experience the richness of the world, without even leaving home. This summer, Illinois needs host families for 55 Japanese and seven Korean exchange students. Students range from 12 to 17 years of age and are matched to homes with a youth of the same gender, age and common interests. These e…

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HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese is a key contributor to the local and state economies, providing steady job growth while improving the health of the residents and communities we serve. According to a new report, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese employs 356 full-time equivalent (FTE) healt…

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The Washington County Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held Friday, April 6 at the Okawville Community Club building, and tickets are on sale now. This is a family friendly event. Dinner begins at 6:30pm. 

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   The Okawville American Legion will have a chicken and beer dance Saturday, March 24. The Jorrells will play from 8 to midnight. Chicken will be served from 6 to 9 p.m.

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The St. Liborius Parish is sponsoring a Quilt Bingo on March 4 at the St. Libory American Legion. Of the 24 games to be played, 13 are for quilts and 11 for cash. One 50/50 game will also be played. 

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Washington Lodge No. 55 A.F. & A.M. of Nashville is again offering two $500 scholarships, one each to a graduating senior from Nashville High School and Okawville High School. Any graduating senior from these two high schools who is planning to enroll in a college or university may apply.

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Everyone is encouraged to patronize the 10th Annual Washington County Relay For Life “Taste Of Hope” fundraiser, Thursdays from February 22 to March 15.

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February is National Heart Health Month and Washington County Hospital (WCH) is spreading awareness about management and prevention of heart disease by wearing Red on Friday, February 2 in support of Women’s Heart Health. 

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The Addieville Community Club will once again start their Lenten Fish Fry Fridays starting Feb. 2. The Fish Fry is from 5-8pm. Queen of Hearts Drawing to follow at 8pm. Fish will continue on Friday evenings Feb. 2 to March 30.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018 —The Okawville Lions Club BBQ at the Okawville Legion Home.  Serving 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM (or until Sold Out). Pork Steak, Brat & Rib Dinners available with Slaw, Applesauce and American or German Potato Salad. The Full Slab Baby Back Rib Dinner (including side…

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The 2018 IL Dairy Summit, co-sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and IL Milk Producers Association, will be held on February 1 at the Kaskaskia College Life Long Learning Center in Centralia.

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The Kaskaskia College Associate Degree Nursing Program has extended the application deadline for March classes. Students wishing to begin the nursing program in March have until January 18 to submit their application to the admissions office. 

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All Washington County Offices will be closed Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday, as well as Monday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.

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At the annual meeting of the Okawville Fair Board, the directors voted to donate  $1,000 each to the Irvington Food Pantry and the Heritage House Museum in honor of all the area volunteers who helped at the 2017 fair. Volunteers allow the Board to make such donations and help the Community C…

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The Okawville FFA Alumni Dinner Auction will be held this Saturday, November 4 at the Addieville Community Club. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the dinner starting an hour later. Tickets are $20 and are available at Riechmann Bros. John Deere, First National Bank, Old Exchange National Bank, and…

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It’s the time of year to spread a little holiday cheer and happiness. The American Legion in Okawville is once again collecting toys and coats for kids and veterans.