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Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Smokey, the Little Burro’s Winter ‘Hair Do’

  • Woodmen Donate Flag to Griffith Cemetery

    On behalf of the Modern Woodmen of the World Lodge 561 of Effingham members Morgan and Phyllis Pryor presented a large U.S. flag to Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown.

    Accepting the flag were Griffith Cemetery representatives Joe Kelly and Donald Smail. The presentation was during the Golden Years Club meeting in Brownstown on Feb. 12. Pictured, from left to right, are Kelly, Smail, Phyllis Pryor and Morgan Pryor.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, February 28
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Fayette County Extension Foundation, 7 p.m., Vandalia Extension office. At 6 p.m., the trophy Committee will meet at the Extension office. Both meetings are open to anyone interested.
    Saturday, March 2

  • 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.