Today's News

  • Family Y opens registration for three programs

    The Family YMCA has opened registration for three fall programs.
    Registration forms for all programs are available at the Family YMCA website, www.fayetteymca.com.
    Registration for grades 2-4 is open through 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23. Those who register after that date will be charged a $20 late fee.
    Games will be played at the YMCA’s Miller Field on Mondays and Thursdays, with the first games to be played on or after Sept. 14.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Callie’s Story
    As has been her nightly routine for a long time, on Saturday evening, Callie, the kitty, left her private retreat/room to join us in the living room as we relaxed, except I was busy and had not yet sat down.
    Callie’s routine was to lie in my lap for a while, then lie down at Bill’s feet, often resting her head on his foot. Saturday evening, I was busy and hadn’t sat down yet.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 6
    • The Sew Simple workshop for youth ages 8-18 will have two sessions at the Fayette County Extension Office, Vandalia – one at 9 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Where was everyone? The sun was shining, only a rare cloud, the cookies and lemonade all made, but no one came!

  • Being lazy, we miss the true message of Scriptures

    As a pastor, one of the things I enjoy most is getting together with other pastors.

  • Reunions

    The annual Sefton reunion will be held at noon on Saturday at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown. Chicken, dinnerware and drinks will be provided.

    The annual Dothager reunion will be held on Sunday at the Pleasant Mound Community Center. A potluck dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    The annual Finley family reunion will be held on Sunday at Ponderosa Steak House in Vandalia, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Langley – 50 years

    Bob and Joan Langley of Vandalia celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 19.
    A family dinner celebration was held, and a trip through America by rail is planned for mid-August.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.
    Call the site director, Sharon Harris, at 283-1040 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you wish to eat there.

  • Miley – 60 years

    Emmet and Cora Miley of rural Beecher City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14.

  • Sesquicentennial Farm

    The Illinois Department of Agriculture has designated the farm in Ramsey owned by Paul Sarver and Phyllis Sarver of Herrick a Sesquicentennial Farm.