Today's News

  • Where Are They Now?

    City where you currently reside: We just relocated to Fort Collins, Colo.

  • Church Briefs

    New ministry for mothers, children
    A new ministry for mothers with babies and young children is now offered at Parkview Free Methodist Church.
    Called "22:6 Playgroup," the faith-based group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Its name is derived from Proverbs 22:6, which says: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
    For more information, look up the group on Facebook or call the church at 283-0799.

    Veterans' Outreach Center has moved

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    The credit for our lovely piano music goes to Betty Stolte. Her fingers were on key and very limber, and moved like greased lightning, creating great music for our hearts. Beulah Brown was our leader today and led us in singing Happy Birthday to Mark Floyd, Lucy Brumfield, Henrietta Eggers, Gordon Schell, Chad Doll, Alacia LeSure and Brad Elmore. We sang in two styles – regular and according to Pastor Jim Fackler and Joan.

  • With unlimited faith, we witness the power of the Lord

    One day, as Jesus entered Capernaum, he was met by a Roman centurion. The soldier informed Jesus that his servant was gravely ill. Jesus asked the centurion if he wanted him to come to his house to heal the servant.

  • Shamrock 4-H club visits Vandalia Day Unit

    The Vandalia Day Unit of Home and Community Education (HCE) welcomed 10 members of the Vandalia Shamrock 4-H Club to their August meeting.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Nathan and Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, and Aaron Harpster of Cape Girardeau, MO spent Saturday night with them as well.
    Amanda Eller of Jackson, Mo., had dinner with them on Saturday evening. Other visitors were Amy Reiss and Rollie Henson.
    Baby Shower
    Amanda Eller and Amy Reiss hosted a baby shower for Mahala Jacquin on Saturday at St. Peter Village Hall.  

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Search is On for …
    … a friend for Lady, the lonely little mini-mare.
       Lady, sadly, is the only mini-horse (or barn critter) we have left, as her family expired some time ago. She and Smoky, the (adorable) little burro, shared the barn and seemed to get along OK. They each had their own barn space, separated by a cattle panel, and each had their own privacy pen, also separated by cattle panels down the center.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, September 11
    • The Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. This is for St. Elmo High School graduates.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, September 13

  • Big Gain

    Sixth-grader Markus Isaiah rips off a sizeable gain during Saturday's contest against Staunton.

  • Area Prep Roundup

    Vandalia lost to Pana, 181-200, in a match on Monday at Oak Terrace in Pana.
    Zach Schaal led the Vandals with a 43, which tied him with Kody Bland of Pana for match medalist honors.
    Jake Bowen fired a 44, Alec Schroeder shot a 55 and Kain DuFaux rounded out the Vandals scoring with a 55.
    Others participating in the match were Alex Cocagne, 61; and Levi Cox, 63.
    The Vandals are now 5-6 on the year.
    The Vandalia JV squad edged Pana, 220-222.