Missouri Man Arrested On Several Charges

Mt. Carmel Police arrested 47 year old William D. Bailey of Elsberry, Missouri after the vehicle he was operating was stopped for no headlights when required.  During the traffic stop it was discovered that he was driving on a suspended license.  Bailey was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with driving while suspended.  Bailey was also cited for possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.  Bailey was released after posting bail.  


Crawford County FTA Warrant Leads To Arrest Of Mt. Carmel Man

10/14/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 36 year old Steven Bradley Beasley of Mt. Carmel after he was observed driving a motor vehicle in the 300 block of Cherry Street.  The arresting officer knew Beasley was wanted on a Crawford County failure to appear warrant.  Beasley was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was later released after posting $225 cash bond.  

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Carmi Man Arrested On Drug Paraphernalia Charge

10/16/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 42 year old Kort J. Kays of Carmi after the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped by Mt. Carmel Police.  During the traffic stop K9 Roy of the Wabash County Sheriff's Office conducted a free air narcotics sniff to go around the vehicle.  K9 Roy alerted on the vehicle and the vehicle was subsequently searched.  Police located a glass pipe with suspected drug residue on the person of Kays. Kays was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.  Kays was held pending the posting of bond.


18 Year Old Arrested For Unauthorized Use Of Debit Card

10/17/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 18 year old Timothy D. Morrison of Mt. Carmel after officer's investigated an complaint concerning the illegal use of a person's debit card.  The complainant noticed charges to her debit card that she didn't make.  Police were able to pull video surveillance footage from the establishments and recognized Morrison in the video.  Police located Morrison and placed him under arrest.  Morrison is currently being held in the Wabash County Jail on a $500.00 cash bond.  Morrison was charged with possession of another's debit card.


Wabash District #348 Is Hiring

The help wanted sign is out at Wabash District #348. Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bleyer says if you or someone you know are looking for a job, the school district is a good place to start…



Bleyer says the district has an especially critical need for substitutes...


More information on the available positions can be found on the district’s website at wabash348.com.


Hundreds Turn Out For Pancake Day

A big crowd turned out tonight for the 94th annual Mt. Carmel Kiwanis Pancake Day Dinner/Supper at the VFW. Hundreds of hungry diners chowed down on all the pancakes they could eat along with sausage, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Proceeds from tonight’s fundraiser go toward various Kiwanis local projects.

 Kiwanian Ryan Masterson serves up a tasty pancake at tonight’s Pancake Day at the VFW.

Kiwanian Ryan Masterson serves up a tasty pancake at tonight’s Pancake Day at the VFW.

 Kiwanian Tim Raibley pours the perfect pancake at tonight’s Pancake Day at the VFW.

Kiwanian Tim Raibley pours the perfect pancake at tonight’s Pancake Day at the VFW.


The Mt. Carmel Elks Lodge #715 is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships and the Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards.  The ENF awards $2.44 million annually in MVS scholarships to 500 high school seniors nationwide.  The first-and second-place awards are among the largest scholarships provided by any major fraternal or service organization.  The awards are as follows:  First Place:  Two $50,000 scholarships ($12,500 per year); Second Place:  Two $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per year); Third Place:  Two $30,000 scholarships ($7,500 per year); 14-$20,000 scholarships ($7,000 per year); and 480-$4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year). 

Most Valuable Student Scholars are outstanding students who are at or near the top of their classes, active in their schools and communities, and recognized as leaders by their peers.   Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for a Most Valuable Student Scholarship.  Applications will be judged on:  Scholarship, Leadership, Financial Need.  Applications are available at enf.elks.org/mvs and must be submitted online and are not submitted to the local Elks Lodge.    Application deadline is November 15, 2018.  The selection of winners begins at the local Lodge level and continues through District, State, and National judging. 

Established in 1998, the ENF Legacy Awards program offers 300 college scholarships worth $4,000 each to the children and grandchildren of Elks members.  College-bound high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks are welcome to apply.  Applicants compete against other children and grandchildren from the state of their sponsoring Elks lodge.  They are judged on the core values of the Elks National Foundation:  Knowledge, Charity, Community Service, Integrity.  Applications are available online and must be submitted online on or before February 1, 2019, at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.  For more information about eligibility requirements and to obtain the online application, visit enf.elks.org/leg.   

Questions may be addressed to the Mt. Carmel High School Guidance Counselor, to the Edwards County High School Counselor, or to Mt. Carmel Lodge #715 Scholarship Chairman Louise Acree at 618-262-5069 or 618-262-3991.