Self-Defense Classes

“Stunning” Self Defense Class at the
Franklin County Farm Bureau Office

What everyone should know about stun guns, pepper spray and other improvised weapons
A stun gun, pepper spray and other improvised weapons in the hands of someone “not” trained is much like owning a handgun and not having firearms training or ammunition… extremely ill-advised. Hands-on training from certified instructors is an ABSOLUTE MUST! Without a doubt, a Stun Gun can be an extremely effective tool for self-defense and frequently used by Law Enforcement to defuse violent situations. But understand this is providing you have been properly trained by certified instructors. Even the largest and most violent criminals will be discouraged from the electronic voltage of a stun gun, deployment of pepper spray or other improvised weapons and every citizen, young or old, fragile or strong, can learn proven deployment techniques that will allow them to defend off an attack and get away safely.
This 1-hour course could quite possibly be the best 1-hour investment of your life. We begin by discussing when we are vulnerable and recognizing dangerous situations, the moment of extreme exigency and Illinois laws, then jump right into our main focus…the Stun Gun and improvised weapons. Upon completion of the course, you WILL receive an actual Stun Gun for your personal protection valued at $39.95 plus a carrying case another $10.00 value.
Curriculum includes:
• Situational Awareness…Conditions to Avoid
• Extreme Exigency and Illinois Laws
• Primary sites to target on the Human Body
• Prohibited areas
NOTE: You will receive your own FREE stun gun (civilian version) for personal defense upon completion of this training course, which is INCLUDED ($39.95 Value and Carrying Case $10.00 Value)*** in the course cost.
Course Date: October 1, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00 ($40.00 for Farm Bureau Members)
Location: Franklin County Farm Bureau Building –
1210 Highway 14 W. Benton, IL
Our extremely affordable price makes this training basically FREE, considering the value of the Stun Gun you receive is INCLUDED in the price of this life changing course.

*** Illinois Law requires participants to preregister for the course a minimum of 24 hours in advance, persons taking delivery of the stun gun must be 18 years or older and a current FOID card holder to receive the free stun gun at the completion of the training.
Course conducted and delivered by Extreme Exigency

You can register for this course by sending an email to,, or call the Franklin County Farm Bureau at (618) 435-3616 or Extreme Exigency at (314) 925-0869.

New Newspaper in Franklin County

The West Frankfort Gazette is a local publication encompassing West Frankfort, Thompsonville and other Franklin County news and events. A weekly subscription will be mailed to households for $45 a year. All local news including sports, local council and board meeting activity as well as Franklin County records will be published.
The West Frankfort Gazette will also collect reports from public safety departments. School and civic organization activity will be an important part of the newspaper.  Obits and classifieds as well local weekly columns will also be published.
Announcements including engagement, anniversary and reunions with the accompanying pictures will be accepted free of charge. The West Frankfort Gazette is a division of Reppert Publications, Inc., located at 210 East Main Street in West Frankfort.
For further information call (618) 937-1211 or email