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Today's News

  • Whitford - 20 years

    Ross and Lila Whitford of Raeford, N.C., formerly of Vandalia, will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on July 23.

    The Whitfords were married at Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dan Rush officiating.
    They are the parents of one daughter, Tammie Evers, also of Raeford, N.C.
    For those wishing to send cards, the Whitfords’ address is: 244 Cash Ave., Raeford, N.C. 28376.
     

  • Terry - 60 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Franklin E. “Gene” Terry of Brownstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25, and had a family celebration in their home this past weekend.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It was pretty HOT, but we had a very fine meeting. However the church’s air conditioning bill may be a bit higher! Everyone made it safely to the meeting, which in itself was a big accomplishment. Thank you for coming.
    Our leaders today were Joyce Staff and Phyllis Rames, while Donna (Smith) Sharp played music as we all gathered together and shared refreshments. The cookies (peanut butter and chocolate chip) were provided by the Brownstown United Methodist Women. Thank you very much.

  • Sign-up now underway for SURE program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced that signup is underway for 2012 cr-op losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program.
    The program, established by the 2008 Farm Bill, provides for one final period of eligibility for producers suffering crop losses caused by natural disasters occurring through Sept. 30, 2011, for crops intended for 2012 harvest.

  • FSA county nominations now accepted

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that nominations for local Farm Service Agency county committees are now being accepted.
    “County committees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” Vilsack said.
    “I hope that every eligible farmer and rancher will participate in this year’s county committee elections.
    “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice; their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs.

  • Jarod Maske earns State FFA Degree

    During the 86th annual FFA State Convention in Springfield on June 12, Jarod D. L. Maske of Ramsey took the stage to receive the State FFA Degree.

  • Women of St. James Lutheran again feed Jordan group cyclists

    For the third consecutive year, the women at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vandalia provided an evening meal for the 70 bike riders and support staff participating in “Journey for Jordan.”

  • St. Elmo HS class of 1954 holds its 60-year reunion

    The St. Elmo High School class of 1954 met for lunch at Good Old Days Banquet Hall on Saturday, May 24, for its 60-year class reunion.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Birthday Party
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, traveled to Cape Girardeau, Mo., to attend the seventh birthday party of grandson Dru Eller on Saturday.
    They spent the weekend at the home of Mitch, Gretchen, Owen and Aaron Harpster of Cape Girardeau.
    Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., also joined them.  
    Visits Parents
    Keri, Elijah, and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., spent the weekend with her parents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.  
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Tolerating Heat Well
    The last few days have been hot and steamy, but all of the critters seem to be doing fine. The outside ones (Katie, the doggie and Betsy and her Long Horn family) don’t seem to be acting any different. They are hitting the waterin’ hole (tank) fairly often, but we keep the water flowing in the tank regularly, so, no problem.
    The Longhorns still have the energy to run and stampede across the pasture to the fence to watch the garbage truck on the Friday morning pickups every month.