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Today's Features

  • Reprieve From Cooking, Dish Washing, Sweeping, Etc., Etc.
    When Bill’s sister, Ava Taylor, called with an invitatiton to eat with her at Los Amigos, her treat, Bill got a reprieve from his household chores since the “broken ankle-can’t stand on it long without crutches-so-can’t stand-over-hot-stove-and-cook-or-wash-dishes” incident.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Jan. 5
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., at the Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, Jan. 6
    • Epiphany day.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m. Erna Koontz is hostess.
    • The Fayette County Extension Foundation, 6 p.m., at the Vandalia Extension Office.

  • By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma

  • Wild game meal at Brownstown church

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host its fourth annual wild game supper on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m. All participants are encouraged to bring a wild game dish and other food.

  • I ran an errand early on the Sunday morning before Christmas. The light snow falling created a picturesque scene. I stepped on the sidewalk in front of a home and took one step. The next thing was a blur of coat and me hitting the sidewalk. I think the older I get, the harder I fall. I laid there for a minute, and then began to smile. I hope someone, anyone who saw this got a good laugh. My pride was hurt the worst, and then, a few hours later, other aches and pains began to settle in.

  • The recent tornado and severe storms warnings gave one pause to think about how Fayette County would be prepared to cope with a devastating disaster situation.

  • Entering the New Year-Brownstown 1911

  • By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • By Belinda Harpster

  • Gospel Showcase is Jan. 1 at Kinmundy

    Kinmundy Christian Church will be hosting its fifth annual Holiday Gospel Showcase concert at 6 p.m. this Saturday.
    Headlining the concert will the Southern Sound from Nashville, Tenn., one of the premier male quartets in Southern gospel music. Also on the program will be Aaron Wilburn (a singer, songwriter and comedian) and several members of the Homecoming Gospel Choir.