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Today's News

  • Piano students give recital

    Piano students of Staccato Studios and Christine Jones, instructor in Fillmore and Vandalia, played Christmas music for the residents of Tremont Ridge in Hillsboro during their dinner hour on Dec. 9.

  • Stunkel – Summers

    Kristina Marie Stunkel and Trevor Scott Summers, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, and formerly of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Ruffner at state event this wee

    Miss Fayette County Fair Queen Sierah Ruffner will compete, along with 73 other contestants from throughout the state, at the 56th annual Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant during the IAAF Convention this Thursday through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Advanced water coloring class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer an advance water coloring class at the Vandalia Campus on Thursdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    The registration number for the class is COED-6009-VA01E.
    Students will go beyond the basics of watercolor painting. They will learn more-advanced techniques to become an intermediate painter. Students will be given a supply list prior to the first class meeting.
    The cost for this course is $30, but students over 60 may register at no cost.

  • Church Briefs

    Liberty hosting financial training

    Liberty Christian Church will host Financial Peace University training for nine weeks, Feb. 5-April 2.
    The sessions will meet for about 90 minutes each week, starting at 6 p.m. They include video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, presenting Biblical, practical steps on handling money.
    The church is located 5½ miles north of Brownstown on College Avenue.
    For more information, call John Schaub at 292-2160 or email him at topcutwalnut@gmail.com.

  • Quilt Raffle to Benefit Wrestlers
  • Sometimes, we are able to answer our own prayers

    A few years ago, making and keeping – or failing to keep – resolutions for the new year was more talked about than in recent years. But it is still important to set goals, and the New Year holiday is a great time to start fresh on a new journey.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Wolerating Weather …
    … mainly because they are staying snug in their barn most of the time. Bill closes their doors and windows at night, and on the bitter cold, windy days, he carries their water and their hay and grain to the barn, so they don’t have to get out.
    They also get fresh, clean bedding often. Madr1cka doesn’t really like the closed door, we think, because she nudges against it, trying to open it.
    Lady, the senior mini-horse, has no objection to the closed door and window.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Children
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent Friday through Sunday with their daughter, Amanda Eller and family in Jackson, Mo.
    Marriage
    Dusti Crain and Justin Dickerson were married on Jan. 3, 2015, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
    Dusti is formerly from St. Peter, and she and Justin are both performers at Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge.
    Birth
    Jayme and Jayme Michel are the parents of a daughter, Hadley Christine, born on Dec. 21, 2014.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 15
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 5 p.m., First UMC Fellowship Hall. Note that the time change is correct. Ham, beans and cornbread are being furnished.
    Sunday, January 18
    • A pizza party will be held at 6 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. This is a kickoff for the grades 7-12 youth group. The group will be led by Pastor Dan and Pat Laack, and Jeffrey and Summer Maxey.
    Monday, January 19