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Today's News

  • Whipps receives AAO humanitarian award

    John Franklin “Frank” Whipps II, an orthodontist with offices in Centralia, Germantown and Vandalia, is the recipient of the 2012 Humanitarian Award, presented by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) at its recent convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Pine Ridge Homes is 'center of year'

    Kevin and Jessica Satterthwaite of Pine Ridge Homes recently received the 2012 Manufactured Housing Industry award for Retail Sales Center of the Year in the Midwest. The award was presented at the MHI national awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

  • Church Briefs

    VBS this week at Overcup Baptist

    Overcup Baptist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School this week. It is running from 6-8:30 p.m. daily.
    The theme is "Adventures on Promise Island."
    For more information, contact Connie Hobler at 283-4384.
     
    Liberty Christian to host VBS program

    Liberty Christian Church will host a week of Vacation Bible School next Monday through Friday. The program will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily.
    It is open to children from ages 3-5 and kindergarten through sixth grade.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Edith Elliott
    Monday’s showers reminded us of the song, “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.” And we were SO rejoicing over that! Though it was good for the farmers, Monday’s rain did cause our crowd at Evergreen Outreach to be a little short.
    Donna Smith greeted us with her great collection of music. She doesn’t need the notes before her to play the piano – only the titles of the songs. We do enjoy and appreciate her.

  • Minister's Forum

    Not long ago, I was traveling home from a visit with my daughter and I made a stop in Atlanta.
    While waiting in the gate area for the flight to St. Louis, I noticed two things that could be used for this article.

  • Special Library Program

    The summer reading program is under way at Evans Public Library in Vandalia.

    This week's special program was presented by Bill Beard, who produced animals and other figures out of balloons. The photo above shows the crowd on hand for Tuesday's program. In the photo at right, Beard explains one of his creations to the children. Next week's program, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the city parking lot, will have a circus theme.
     

  • HCE Collects Tabs

    The Brownstown School District joined with the Sefton Unit Home and Community Education to collect pop top tabs for the St. Louis Ronald McDonald House.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Barn Critters Doing Well…
    …in spite of the hot, dry temperatures.
    Smoky, the (adorable) little donkey, and his buddies, Lady, the mini-mare, and Sugarfoot, the little beautiful black stallion, do not seem to be bothered by the heat.
    In the past, if they showed signs of being too hot, we put a fan in their window, which helped. However, it hasn’t been necessary yet this year.

  • Frogtown News

    Story Worth Telling
    Some of you may remember a story published a few years ago, about my Godson, Seth Bergmann, who saved his grandfather’s life by running several blocks and getting help.
    Well, he again has done something worth telling. He turned 5 back in November, and he received money (from myself and several others) instead of a gift.
    After several failed promises to take him shopping (myself included), he told his mother he wanted to go shopping with his birthday money – grocery shopping.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 14
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo District Public Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110, Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    • The Fayette County Livestock Committee, 8 p.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    Friday, June 15