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Today's News

  • Four area players selected for KC game

    A Vandalia player and three South Central players have been selected for Kaskaskia College's high school senior district basketball all-star games this Sunday.

    Vandalia senior Haley Wollerman, and South Central seniors Alexis Phillips and Tori Logue will play for the girls, and South Central senior Colby Bushue was selected to the boys team.

    The girls game will start at 2 p.m. in the KC gym, and the boys will start at approximately 4 p.m.

  • News from the YMCA

    Summer baseball and softball sign-up ends Saturday

    Sign-up for the summer baseball and softball programs at the Fayette County Family YMCA ends on Saturday at 5 p.m.

    Many different leagues are available for various age groups, and all players will receive a T-shirt that serves as their uniform.

    Registration information for each league follows.

    T-ball
    •Boys and girls under 5 years old; $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers.

  • Bowden speaks at FCA banquet

    Coach Bobby Bowden, who built a football dynasty at Florida State University, told participants at Monday night’s All-South Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet that there’s more to life than winning football games.

    “I’ve won national championships,” said Bowden, 82, “but even after those wins, there was a void in my life. The only way to fill that void is through Jesus Christ. God made us that way.”

  • PHOTO: YMCA karate tournament

    The Fayette County Family YMCA held its spring grappling tournament recently.

    The YMCA offers karate classes year-round, and for more information, contact 283-1258.

  • PHOTO: Tumblers participate in third meet this year

    Members of the Triple AAA tumbling team recently competed in Pana.

  • NEW: LaDage named assistant regional superintendent

    A former Vandalia School District teacher and administrator is the new assistant regional superintendent of schools for Bond, Fayette and Effingham counties.

    Regional Superintendent of Schools Julie Wollerman announced on Wednesday afternoon that she had chosen Bill LaDage as her assistant.

    LaDage, who has been working for the Regional Office of Education for more than 10 years, will begin work in his new position on April 16.

  • Church Briefs

    Easter events set at Augsburg Lutheran

    Immanuel Lutheran Augsburg Church will have an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. this Sunday, with breakfast to follow at 7 a.m. in the church's fellowship hall.
    Also planned is an Easter egg hunt for children at 8 a.m. and a church service with Communion at 10 a.m.
    An Easter egg coloring contest for all ages through high school is planned for this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    April is officially the lawn and garden month, and many of us are delighted to be outside, enjoying the displays of flowers and trees.
    We also enjoy seeing all those who attend EO every Monday afternoon. This week, we met in the Fayette County Hospital LTC dining area.
    Arriving early, Pam Childers, our pianist, started the program with a variety of favorite tunes.
    Refreshments of cookies, iced tea and coffee were provided by the Evergreen volunteers group.

  • Temple hosts concert by the Fourgiven Quartet

     By Panzi Blackwell
    The sanctuary pews at Temple Baptist Church were filled as the Fourgiven Quartet delivered a 90-minute musical program recently.

  • Minister's Forum

    This Sunday, we will celebrate Easter. It is really the main holiday for Christians, or at least it should be.