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Today's News

  • In Uniform

    Airman Jordan Evans
    Air Force Airman Jordan R. Evans graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Schaal of Shobonier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17, with a family luncheon.

    Eugene Schaal and Nancy Miller were married on Feb. 24, 1963, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier.
    The Schaals have lived in rural Shobonier all of their married life. They have four sons: Kevin and his wife Lori of San Antonio, Texas, Tim and his wife Lori of Decatur, Jeff and his wife Kelly of Des Peres, Mo., and Joe and his wife Rachel of Vandalia. They have 10 grandchildren.

  • Wedding

    Carolyn Faye Taylor of Vandalia and Gordon Ray Thacker of Mulberry Grove were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Temple Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating.

  • 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.