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Area News

  • Wreaths Across America

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars Old Capitol Post 3862 Ladies Auxiliary of Vandalia recently participated in the Wreaths Across America project, placing wreaths on all of the tombstones of veterans in the veterans' plot at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia and in other local cemeteries.

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • Brownstown-Sefton News Dec. 16, 2010

    By Panzi Blackwell

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Donation to Golden Circle Nutrition

  • Maddogs donate to Toys for Tots

  • Operation Christmas Child

    Volunteers at First United Methodist Church of Vandalia recently loaded up boxes packed with shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts that were sent around the world to war-torn countries, areas experiencing natural disasters and areas of extreme poverty. Locally, 1,080 shoeboxes were filled, about 200 more than last year.

  • Beasley is top seller of Girl Scout cookies

    The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ 2010 Girl Scout Cookie Sale was deemed a tremendous success, as 10,427 girls sold 1,094,052 boxes of the cookies. And, Troop #8860’s Ellisa Beasley from Brownstown was the Top Seller for Service Unit 24.
    “I am very proud of our girls and the great job they did to make this year’s cookie sale a huge success,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Dec. 2 – Pepper steak w/oriental vegetables over rice., fruit for salad, butter beans, whole wheat bread.
    Friday, Dec. 3 – Fried chicken, sweet potato, green beans, peaches, whole grain roll.
    Monday, Dec. 6 – Ham and beans, cole slaw, tomatoes, onions, peach pie, cornbread.
    Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Pork chop, scalloped potatoes, spinach, banana, oatmeal raisin cookie, whole wheat bread.  
    Wednesday, Dec. 8 – Roast turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, fruit cocktail in Jello, whole grain bread.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News, Dec. 9, 2010

    Sneaky Pete, the Wiley Wolf, Sighting
    We had been concerned about the lone wolf, Sneaky Pete, who visited the Homestead so long, as we hadn’t seem him for some time. We had a report a few weeks ago that someone thought they saw him, but not sure.  
    Sunday night, cousin Pauline Tackett’s border collie began barking frantically, unlike she had ever barked. Pauline then heard a loud, ferocious snarling and ran out on her back porch with flashlight.