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Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    Gospel concert is Sunday at New Bethel

    A gospel concert will be held this Sunday at New Bethel Baptist Church on County Line Road.
    The 7 p.m. concert will feature Jack and Chris Arndt from Walls, Miss. An offering will be taken.
     
    Catholic women to hold deanery meeting

    The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women of the Litchfield Deanery will meet on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Gillespie.

  • Evergreen Outreach Aug. 18, 2011

    By Mary Woolsey
    Phyllis Thoman was the pianist on Monday. She played as the guests entered,  and later as the guests were leaving. She took the place of Sandy Dothager, who is moving.
    She played, “In the Good Old Summer Time,” “Has Anyone Seen My Gal,” “Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey” and other old-time favorites.
    While Phyllis was playing, the cookies, made by Dorothy Schultz, and the drinks were given to the guests. Thank you, Dorothy – we always enjoy the cookies.

  • Habitat Resale Store opens

    Fayette County Habitat for Humanity will host a grand opening its Habitat Resale Store this Thursday.
    To mark the occasion, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m.
    Light refreshments will be served.
    Located at 418 W. Gallatin St. (in the old Nice Twice building), the store will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The store will sell clothing for infants, children and adults, in addition to household items, toys and some furniture.

  • Is the problem with 'I' me? Only Jesus can help

    I had the privilege of sharing the Gospel with a person from China many years ago. I began with a simple question, “What is the middle letter in the word sin?” Even people with a limited knowledge of our language get it quickly. The answer is "I.”

  • Farm Briefs

    IFB applauds ruling on CDL exemption
    Illinois Farm Bureau leaders this week applauded the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for listening to farmers’ concerns about the interpretation of agricultural transportation regulations and commercial drivers’ license provisions.

  • August crop report

    ILLINOIS
    The 2011 Illinois corn crop is expected to yield 170 bushels per acre, up 13 bushels from last year’s yield. Production of corn for grain would be 2.09 billion bushels, up 7 percent from 2010. Generally wet conditions led to a slower planting season than is typical, but warmer-than-average temperatures have allowed the crop progress to keep pace with the five-year average.

  • Cooler temps favorable for crop growth in state

    Slightly cooler weather and scattered showers across much of the state made for a favorable growing week, and was a welcomed change from the hot and dry conditions experienced throughout the summer thus far. Statewide, temperatures averaged 72.5 degrees last week, 1.2 degrees below normal.
    The northern portion of the state experienced slightly above-normal precipitation; however, statewide precipitation was nearly 0.2 inches below average, ending the week at 0.65 inches.

  • One More Cutting

    With the recent rains and sunny weather, area hay fields are growing again. Here, Clayton Whitten bales a field just north of Vandalia along Ill. Route 185 last week.

  • Baker defense rests; jury to get case Tuesday

    The defense attorneys for Clifford Baker, the Loogootee teen accused of murdering a neighbor couple, wrapped up their case mid-afternoon on Friday, and the case is scheduled to go to the jury sometime on Tuesday.

    Baker's attorney's presented only three witnesses, Clifford Baker's uncle and two expert witnesses, a forensic pharmacologist, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

    As the defense wrapped up its case, the schedule was set for the remainder of the trial by Judge Michael McHaney.

  • Thursday update: Prosecution in murder trial close to wrapping up its case

    Attorneys for the Loogootee teen accused of murdering a neighbor couple and attacking another neighbor are expected to begin presenting Clifford Baker's defense on Friday morning.

    As the trial recessed for lunch on Thursday, Fayette County State's Attorney Stephen Friedel told trial Judge Michael McHaney that he expected to wrap up the prosecution's case by the end of the day.