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Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Sept. 14
    • Breakthru Youth for all ages, potty trained through high school, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Freedom Reigns in Christ Church.

  • Special museum program is this Sunday

    The special exhibit at the Fayette County Museum in September is “Civil War Letters, Pictures and Artifacts.
    The letters and photographs are from museum collections, and the artifacts are on loan from Fayette County history collectors Dale Reeves and Dave Marler.
    The museum welcomed 207 visitors in August, including the Corner Stone Seniors from Shiloh and a family group from Tinley Park.
    This month’s special event, in keeping with the Civil War theme, is on Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

  • CEFS honors Rohlfingsmeier

    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation recently showcased its 46th year of accomplishments demonstrating the fact that community action helps people and changes lives.
    During the 2011 annual meeting, some special people were recognized for overcoming obstacles in obtaining or maintaining self-sufficiency.
    According to C.E.F.S. Chief Executive Officer Paul White, “This past year, our programs and services truly made a real difference in the lives of residents of the community.”

  • CEFS accepting IHEAP applications

    The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is now accepting applications for the 2012 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
    September and October are priority months reserved for those households that have either a member aged 60 and above or disabled. Appointments can be made by contacting the local C.E.F.S. County Outreach offices.
    Households that have children under the age of 5 may make appointments beginning on Oct. 3. Proof of age will be required.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

     ‘Possum Playing ‘Possum?...
    …not this time. The morning after the last big rain, an opossum’s body was found in the lane in a puddle. We believe it was a case of “hit and run,” as the body was found down toward U.S. Route 40.
    Also, we have not had a nightly visitor around the yard lately, and the girls’ eggs (Anita and Blackie hen) are now being accounted for. As we have no definite proof of identity, we refer to the body as “John O’Doe “ (but it was a ‘possum, not a deer doe).

  • School Menus-Sept 15, 2011

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 19 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Biscuits and gravy.
    Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Sept. 22 – Breakfast bites w/syrup.   
    Friday, Sept. 23 – Oatmeal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Sept. 19 – Crispito, Mexican rice, peach half, chilled applesauce and milk.    

  • Patoka FFA Receives Donation

    The Patoka FFA Chapter receives a donation from Dr. Charlie Durbin, owner of Durbin Vet Clinic in St. Peter to help fund student projects.

    The donation was made possible through a promotion from Pfizer Animal Health, a program that allows veterinarians to contribute 1 percent of their Pfizer Animal Health product purchases to local FFA chapter of their choice. Above, Durbin, left, presents the donation to Patoka FFA President Shelby Cain and Vice President Emily Cain.

  • FBC Team Kids Kickoff

    About 100 kids took part in the "Team Kids Kickoff" last Wednesday evening at First Baptist Church in Vandalia.

    The event included blow-up toys, a dunking booth (featuring youth pastor Matt Philbrick and the Rev. Robert Weaver getting dunked), games and all types of things to eat (pizza, sno cones, cotton candy and cookies). The activities were held in the parking lot at the church. Pictured with some of the children are bus drivers Jennifer Ellis and Kenneth Fleming.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Sept. 15, 2011

    By Joyce Mueller
    The season is changing, and many activities are competing for our time and attention. Schedules and routines are now in order.
    As they entered Wesley Hall, Evergreen Outreach guests were greeted by the music of Donna Smith, who provided a variety of piano selections. She accompanied the Rev. Jim Fackler, who started the program with the “Welcome" and "E.O.” songs.

  • Church Briefs

    Ramsey series under way at Parkview

    The final introductory meeting for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University series will be held this Sunday at 6 p.m. at Parkview Free Methodist Church in Vandalia.
    The 13-week series will be held at 6 p.m. Sundays at the church. Last week's introductory meeting and this week's first meeting are free and open to the public. The series is part of a national campaign called “The Great Recovery.”
    The average participating family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 during the course.