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Today's News

  • Teaching the next generation

    After receiving statewide recognition last year for her volunteer work on behalf of the Fayette County Farm Bureau, Martha Cripe of Bluff City was recently honored by the national organization.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Edith Elliott
    What a day! What a joy! On Monday, it was 70 degrees outside, but we enjoyed the spirit of Christmas inside Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church.
    Donna Smith greeted us with a medley of beautiful Christmas carols: “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” “There’s a Song in the Air” and “Joy to the World,” to name a few.

  • Church Briefs

    Christmas cantata this Sunday at FUMC

    The choir at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia will present its annual Christmas cantata at 10 a.m. this Sunday.
    This year's cantata is titled, "And On Earth, Peace."
    The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. For more information, call the church at 283-3684.

    Liberty Christian choir program Sunday

    The choir at Liberty Christian Church will present a program called "Wonderful Joy" at 10 a.m. this Sunday.

  • Giving yourself away is the way to find meaning

    In November, Joy and I went to Buffalo, N.Y., and saw Niagara Falls, among other things.

  • KC will offer weekend business courses at Vandalia Campus

    Kaskaskia College continues to offer classes at times and places that are convenient to the students of the district.
    The Education Centers at Greenville, Nashville, Salem, Trenton and Vandalia have collaborated to offer the Small Business Accounting Certificate and the Certificate of Accounting that will start in the spring 2013semester.
    A Small Business Accounting Certificate requires 22 credit hours and by continuing classes, students can obtain a Certificate of Accounting requiring 34 hours.

  • KC Vandalia Campus spring registration is under way

    Registration for classes at the KC Vandalia Campus for the 2013 spring semester is now in progress.
    Most spring classes will begin the week of Jan. 14, 2013.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    It is a Full Moon!
    The truth is, when there is a full moon, some of the critters’ behavior changes– really!
    For example, Callie, the kitty, has been under our feet almost constantly the last few days. She follows us from room to room, which aggravates Josie, the doggie, to no end.
    She will then lie down across the hallway, which bars Josie from the room. Josie then sits and barks for us to rescue her.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, December 6
    • The St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club will have a Christmas party at 6 p.m. at the Vandalia Ponderosa. To pool rides, members are to meet at St. Mary’s parking lot at 5:20 p.m. Those attending can take canned goods for Caring and Sharing.
    • The city council meeting scheduled for December 3 was rescheduled to meet at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the Phillips Building.
    Friday, December 7

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Breakfast
    Monday, Dec. 10-Breakfast pizza, milk and juice.
    Tuesday, Dec. 11-Choice of cereal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Wednesday, Dec. 12-Breakfast bites, milk and juice.
    Thursday, Dec. 13-Choice of cereal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Friday, Dec. 14-Oatmeal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Lunch
    Monday, Dec. 10-Hot dog on bun, baked beans, corn chips, peach cup and milk.
    Tuesday, Dec. 11-Spaghetti with meat sauce, lettuce salad, mixed fruit, garlic bread and milk.

  • School Briefs

    VJHS will hold Family Movie Night

    The Vandalia Junior High School student council will host Family Movie Night in the school's gym this Friday.
    "The Polar Express" will be shown at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.
    Admission is one non-perishable food item per person.
    All children must be supervised by an adult, and all present will have a chance to win a copy of "The Polar Express" book or movie.
    Concessions will be available, and Santa Claus will make an appearance.