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Today's News

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    As people were entering Evergreen Outreach on Monday, SoftFire was playing Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” Other foot-tapping melodies, such as “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and  “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High,” also were played.
    David and Patricia Pence, known as SoftFire, provided the entertainment for the day. They brought their beautiful border collies with them – Daniel, John, Rufus and Gracie.

  • First Baptist, Temple Baptist churches considering a merger

    Within the Christian community today there is a term used to describe churches that are different from the traditional church.

  • Lincoln Day Dinner

    The Fayette County Republican Central Committee held its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday evening at the American Legion Home in Vandalia.

  • Births

    Oliver James Schaal
    Jeff and Kelly Schaal of Des Peres, Mo., are the parents of a boy born at 3:48 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

  • Card Showers

    Earl Hovious
    A card shower is planned for Earl Hovious of Brownstown, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday on March 3.

  • Maas elected chaplain of U.S. Daughters of 1812

    The Kaskaskia Chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812 installed new officers during a meeting held in Greenville, on Feb. 19.

  • VFW Auxiliary Places Veterans' Wreaths

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary at Old Capitol Post 3862 in Vandalia again participated in the national Wreaths Across America program.

  • Wedding

    Rachel Clark of Norfolk, Va., and Trevor Elam of New Orleans, La., were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony at 4 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2011, at First United Brethren Church in Findlay, Ohio, with the Rev. Andrew Atkins, a cousin of the bride, officiating.

  • One more step for E-15

    America’s consumers are one step closer to expanded choices at the pump when they fill up, giving them the opportunity to save money while supporting a homegrown fuel.
    Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) learned in mid February that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved industry-submitted research studies proving that E-15, a blend of 15 percent corn-based ethanol and 85 percent conventional gasoline, meets the government’s health effects requirements for any new fuel brought to market.

  • Illinois products expo to feature local foods, wines

    Fifty-four Illinois food companies will give away samples of their products this weekend at the 14th annual Illinois Products Expo.
    The aptly-titled “Food and Cooking Extravaganza,” which also features Illinois-made wines and agriculture-based products like soy candles, will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. In all, 77 companies are scheduled to participate.