Today's News

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    David and Patricia Pence, known as SoftFire, provided the entertainment at Evergreen Outreach on Monday. The Pences have amazing musical talent – singing and playing several instruments – and they do make “a joyful noise unto the Lord” when they entertain. Coming with them were their four border collie dogs.

  • Though diseases change people, they still need us

    I have a couple of friends who give me books. They only ask that after I am finished with the copy, I pass it on as a gift to someone else who enjoys reading.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    National Pet Week
    The week of May 6 is designated as National Pet Week. Let me hear about your pet(s) or memories of your past pets.
    The Scent of an Unwelcome Guest…
    …was detected in the early morning hours on the Homestead, unmistakably that of brother or sister skunk (on the polecat side of the family).
    While it didn’t hold the full-bloom odor of a disturbed critter, it certainly couldn’t be classified as an “aroma,” and it was strong enough to have served as the skunk’s personal calling card.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Trip
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with Mitch and Gretchen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
    On Saturday evening, Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., joined them for dinner.
    The majority of the weekend was spent spoiling the newest addition to the family – 3-week-old Owen.
    St. Peter Church
    Saturday evening worship attendance was 137. Sunday morning worship attendance was 94.
    The organist on Sunday was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Acolyte was Tresston Bahde.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 26
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Chinatown Restaurant.
    Friday, April 27
    • Items for Boy Scout Troop #444 garage sale can be taken to the Phillips Building from 6-8 p.m. To help start the new troop, donations are needed, and anything will be taken. To schedule a drop-off/pick-up time, call Tamela Bartels-Polanin at 292-7373 or send an e-mail to stacyrocks78@hotmail.com.
    • Prairieland Pickers will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Brookstone Estates, 1607 W. Fillmore, Vandalia.

  • Rotary Club Welcomes German Exchange Group

    A six-member Rotary exchange group from Germany presented a program to Vandalia Rotarians earlier this month.

    The group was on a month-long trip in the United States, but much of their time was spent in Illinois. Pictured with the German delegation is Vandalia Rotary Club President Lyn Gartke, right.

  • Rotary 'Making A Difference' Winners

    In the last of a series of challenges to community organizations to encourage blood donations, the Vandalia Rotary Club was defeated by the fire, police and sheriff’s departments.

  • CEFS Open House is next Thursday

    An open house will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at the CEFS Fayette Outreach office, located at 517 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia.
    The open house, in celebration of Community Action Month, will include refreshments and door prizes.

  • Resource Expo is next Thursday

    The Transition Planning Committee of Fayette County will hold a Transition and Community Resource Expo next Thursday at the Lincoln School Community Center at 525 W. Lincoln St. in Vandalia
    The expo will run from 3-5 p.m. at the former Lincoln School.
    The expo will offer information on the topics of:
    • Educational and training opportunities.
    • Financial aid.
    • Employment opportunities
    • Job placement
    • Social Security
    • Housing
    • Transportation
    • Self-advocacy

  • Vandalia Cleanup Week is May 14-18

    Vandalia residents who are customers of Doty Sanitation will have the opportunity to get rid of unwanted items during the city’s annual Cleanup Week May 14-18.
    The unwanted items are to be placed alongside regular trash on residents’ normal trash pickup days.
    Residents wishing to get rid of old appliances and other large items are not required to call city hall. They need only to place those large items out with their regular trash.