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Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News Nov. 4, 2010

    Pricey Doing Well
       In answer to inquiries, Pricey, the Great Pyrnese who was recently so very ill, is doing well. She and her mother, Bertha, are sharing nightly guard duty again, and we’ve noticed that when they nap in the daytime, they lie up against each other on their side of the fence.
       Pricey’s new winter coat is looking more like Bertha’s – beautifully white, thick, and wavy. Although they are both full-blooded, their personalities and mannerisms are different.  

  • St. Elmo Area News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Nov. 3
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, Nov. 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., home of Fern Moore.
    • The St. Elmo Education Foundation, 7 p.m., unit office.

  • Church Briefs

    Fish fry is Thursday at First Methodist

    The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold its annual fish fry this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the church.

    Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

    The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. For the fish fry, enter the church from the back parking lot.

    For more information, call the church at 283-3684.

     

    Northside to start new series on cults

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma
    Monday at Evergreen Outreach, we began and ended with music!
    Pam Childers played “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “Bye Bye Blackbird,” and “Bring Back My Bonnie” on the piano.
    We were happy to see Inge Compton back from Florida for a visit. Inge was a volunteer here at Evergreen Outreach. She played the piano and accordion for Evergreen guests for 20 years before moving to Florida.  We were also happy to see that Dr. Rames returned on Monday to Evergreen. Welcome back, Dr. Rames!

  • Revival, play held at First Christian Church in Brownstown

    This Sunday evening at 6 p.m., Brownstown First Christian Church will present the play “Star Queen” on the final night of its fall revival.
    “Star Queen” is based on the story of Queen Esther. It celebrates a victory over an evil tyrant through the cunning ingenuity of this young Jewish queen of Persia. It also focuses on the beginnings of the Jewish Feast of Purim.
    Tommy Oaks and his son, John Thomas Oaks, bring this story to life in a campy, colorful, high-energy two-man production.

  • Take time to care for your own heart and soul

    The following is an article a fellow minister friend of mine shared with me.  I hope it provokes thought and self-examination in you as it did me.
    Song of Solomon 1:6 says: “Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept!”

  • News Briefs

    Veterans Day program is next Thursday

     

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia will hold a Veterans Day program at 1:30 p.m. next Thursday at the Legion Home, 321 S. Seventh St.

    The program will include patriotic messages and music.

    The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will be served after the program.

     

    One-woman play is Sunday

     

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Cake decorating class
    The Kaskaskia College Community Education Office will offer a cake decorating class at the KC Vandalia Campus.
     The class will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The registration number for the class is COED 5439 VA02W  
    Students will learn the basics of cake decorating. They will learn to use the tools of the trade to create icing effects and a beautiful cake. Students will create a cake to take home. The cost is $40; students over 60 may register for supply cost of $20.

  • School Menus-Nov. 4, 2010

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Nov. 8 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Blueberry waffles.
    Wednesday, Nov. 10 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Nov. 11 – No school.   
    Friday, Nov. 12 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    • Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Nov. 8 – Crispito, Mexican rice, peaches, yogurt and milk.    

  • CAP program offers relief for farmers

    The Fayette County Farm Service Agency announced this week that producers can begin to sign up for the United States Department of Agriculture's Crop Assistance Program.
    CAP provides disaster aid to producers in specified counties whose soybeans, rice, upland cotton or sweet potato production was adversely affected by excessive moisture and related conditions in 2009.
    The signup window ends on Dec. 9, 2010.