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Today's News

  • Engagement

    Tresnee Willms and Eric Adams, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Larry England of Vandalia will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their children at their daughter’s home.

  • Art show winners announced

    The annual Amateur Town & Country Art Show and the Professional Art Show for 2012 was held June 16-24. A total of 208 pieces were entered in these combined shows.
    Amateur Town & Country Show
    The amateur adult art division was judged by Professor Jacob Amundson of Greenville College. Six artists entered 21 pieces in this division.

  • Church to hold 95th anniversary

    The Reno Southern Baptist Church in Sorento will be celebrating its 95th anniversary on July 15.
    Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. and worship services begins at 10: 30 a.m. with a special guest speaker – Dr. Nate Adams of the Illinois Southern Baptist Association in Springfield.
    Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m., and the afternoon program will begin at 1 p.m.

  • Church Briefs

    Lesters' concert is July Fourth

    The Lesters of St. Louis will appear in concert at the Fourth of July  celebration at Lake Hillsboro. They will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
    Often called the "first family of gospel music," the Lesters have been singing together for more than four generations. The group includes Brian Lester, Ginger (Lester) Pitchers and Jonathan Lester.
    In case of rain, the concert will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro. For more information, call Laura Sturm at (217) 532-3734.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Monday was such an eventful day at Evergreen Outreach. We were greeted by the wonderful members of SoftFire, who sang several tunes, including: “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “The Marine Song,” “Old-Time Religion,” “The Tennessee Waltz,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “This Land Is Your Land” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”
    We are so blessed to have David and Patricia Pence in our midst.

  • It is through the Holy Spirit that we are able to become Christlike people

    Many parents have tried to teach their children an attitude of gratitude by teaching them to say “thank you” whenever they receive a gift or a compliment. Some adults always make an affirmative response when they receive a gift or compliment.

  • Michael Jones joins The Law Group as tax attorney

    A Tennessee native who attended college in Memphis and law school in Mississippi  has recently joined the LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke and Payne Law Group Ltd., with offices in Vandalia and Effingham.

  • Devil Dog ATV offers ATVs, service

    When it comes to outfitting or modifying all-terrain vehicles, Mike McNealy says he’s “set up to do just about anything you can think of.”

  • FNB Hometown Support Recipients

    First National Bank of Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville recently held its 20th annual Hometown Support Program Luncheon, presenting checks to a number of area organizations.