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Today's News

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Sharon Mueller
    The dining room at Long Term Care at Fayette County Hospital was completely filled with Evergreen Outreach participants as they gathered on Monday. The regular EO meeting place, First United Methodist Church, was unavailable that day, thus the change of venue.

  • Buckles speaks, Childress sings at Lenten Luncheon

    Approximately 75  people braved the cold temperatures to attend the first Lenten Luncheon of the season last Wednesday at First Christian Church.

  • Church Briefs

    Augsburg chicken luncheon is Sunday

    The Ladies of Immanuel Augsburg Church in rural Shobonier will be hosting their annual chicken noodle luncheon this Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m.
    The menu consists of chicken noodle soup, chili, chicken salad sandwiches, peanut butter sandwiches, hot dogs, desserts and drinks.
    A free-will offering will be taken.

    Mother of Dolors meal is March 17

  • Be prepared to share your faith story with others

    For so many Christians, sharing their faith and hope in Jesus Christ is something we know we should do, but it is something we simply don’t do.

  • College News

    SIU-Edwardsville
    Calvin Vaughn Wagoner of Palastine was among the fall graduates at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville on Dec. 15.
    Wagoner, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, has accepted an engineering position in Highland.
    He is the son of Don and Michelle Wagoner of Palastine, and the grandson of Wayne and Sandra Lovett of St. Elmo, and the late Don and Marjorie Wagoner, formerly of Palastine.

    McKendree University

  • Kaskaskia College

    The Kaskaskia College Financial Aid Office will host a FAFSA Friday Workshop from 1-3 p.m. this Friday in room L-102 on the KC main campus.
    The purpose of this event is to help college-bound students who need to complete and submit the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    Completing the FAFSA accurately and on time is the first and most-important step to obtaining state and federal financial aid.

  • Farm Bureau offering scholarships

    Applications are now available for nurse practitioner scholarships through the Illinois Farm Bureau Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program.
    There will be five $4,000 scholarships granted this year.
    The scholarship program, now in its 21st year, helps encourage and develop the pool of rural health practitioners to help meet primary health care needs in rural Illinois.
    Students who receive scholarships agree to practice for two years in an approved rural area in Illinois.

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Junior High School
    Fifth Grade

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Breakfast
    Monday, March 4-No school.
    Tuesday, March 5-Breakfast bacon, scrambled pizza, milk and juice.
    Wednesday, March 6-Choice of cereal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Thursday, March 7-French toast sticks, milk and juice.
    Friday, March 8-Oatmeal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Lunch
    Monday, March 4-No school.
    Tuesday, March 5-Grilled chicken breast, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, mixed fruit and milk.

  • Dean's Lists

    SIUC
    A number of area students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
    The area students are as follows, with an asterisk denoting straight A’s:
    • Ramsey-Eric L. Brown, junior.
    • Fillmore-Troy Kimbro and Isaac E. Young, seniors.
    • Vandalia-Zachary W. Ehrat, sophomore; *Jordan J. Mars, senior; Brooke J. Pippins, senior; and James E. Schaible, junior.
    • Farina-Jennifer Glaspell, senior.