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Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Sept. 29
    • Exxon/Mobil annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.

  • Marriage Licenses-Sept. 29, 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Circuit Clerk Terri Braun:
    Zachary Alan Guerrettaz
    Park City, Ky.
    Sara Doty White
    Park City, Ky.
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    Lynn Alexander Piper
    Brownstown
    Brenda Lee Shyemaker
    Brownstown
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    Ryan Michael Callahan
    Vandalia
    Katie Christine Etcheson
    Vandalia
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    Chad Ryan Lay
    Assumption
    Amelia Dawn Reed
    Ramsey
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    Jeffrey Wayne Hoffman
    Bingham

  • See You at the Pole

    Vandalia Community High School senior Christian Schroeder was the emcee of the annual See You At The Pole observance at the school on Wednesday morning.

    The event is part of a national program in which students and community members meet at their school's flagpole to sing songs and pray. About 50 people participated at VCHS.

  • Church Briefs

    Altamont Lutheran women hold fall rally

    The Altamont Zone of the Central Illinois District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League held its fall rally on Sept. 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The theme for the rally was “Being with Jesus-Being in Christ,” taken from Colossians 2:10.

  • Jump for Joel Marathon attracts 57, raises $5,846

    The third annual Jump for Joel Marathon was held Saturday in St. Elmo. Fifty-seven participants either ran, walked or biked the 26.2-mile route – raising $4,261.22. A spaghetti dinner the night before at St. Elmo Christian Church brought in an additional $1,585.

  • Evergreen Outreach Sept. 29, 2011

    By Mary Woolsey
    When entering Evergreen Outreach on Monday, I was about 30 minutes early, and already, Softfire (David and Patricia Pence) was singing and playing.
    Using the many instruments they play, it was a beautiful quiet time for me. Their voices blended on “God of Israel,” “People Need the Lord,” “Amazing Grace” and other songs. I do believe they sing better each time I hear them.

  • Your spiritual life is either growing or dying

    Life has been so created and ordained by God that it is an active process. It is either growing or dying, one of the two. Nothing that has life stays the same. It is in the process of either growing or dying.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Oct. 3 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Oct. 4 – French toast sticks w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Choice of cereal, muffin.   
    Thursday, Oct. 6 – Choice of cereal, cinnamon tastrie.   
    Friday, Oct. 7 – No school.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Oct. 3 – Corn dog, carrot sticks, sliced peaches, chocolate pudding cup and milk.    

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Yoga exercise class
    Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus and the Fayette County YMCA are joining together again to offer a highly sought after yoga exercise class.
     In Yoga, the body is treated with care and respect for it is the primary instrument in man's work and growth. Yoga exercises improve circulation, stimulate the abdominal organs and put pressure on the glandular system of the body, which can generally result to better health.

  • South Central reaches 22nd straight MTC title game

    For the 22nd straight year, the South Central High School baseball team will be playing for the Midland Trail Conference championship, in what is the team's final year in the conference.

    After defeating second-seeded North Clay, 11-5, on Wednesday night, the No. 3 Cougars will battle top-seeded Woodlawn for the conference crown on Friday at 7 p.m. in Kinmundy.

    South Central, which will join the National Trail Conference next season, fell behind early on Wednesday, but a four-run fifth inning, and a six-run seventh inning propelled the team to a win.