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Today's News

  • OASIS group enjoys several recent outings

    The OASIS members and friends of First Baptist Church in Vandalia have been enjoying a variety of activities.
    In March, Mary Truitt presented a program titled "Museum in a Suitcase." Included were many items from the Vandalia Museum and information regarding each item. She is very knowledgeable about Vandalia, Fayette County  and the Vandalia Museum.
    In April, some members attended Jubilee (an event featuring gospel music and preaching, held in Branson, Mo.).

  • 'As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord'

    Every day of our lives, we make dozens of choices. Many of them are so easy that we do not even have to think about them.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By  Charlene M. Jett
    After the drought and a little rain, the clouds felt like ice cream on the skin, so cool and soothing. In case you didn’t know it already, you made it through the worst drought since 1936.
    Beverly Hood was the program manager at Evergreen Outreach on Monday, and Bernie Ray played the introductory music while everyone had refreshments and cookies from Barb McCart. Our main entertainers were Judy Vargas and Randy Schukar.

  • School Menus

    RAMSEY
    Breakfast
    Monday, Aug. 27 – Granola bar, cereal, juice and milk.
    Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Cinnamon raisin biscuit, cereal, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Oatmeal, toast, cereal, juice and milk.
    Thursday, Aug. 30 – Yogurt, cereal, juice and milk.
    Friday, Aug. 31 – Biscuit and gravy, cereal, juice and milk.
    Lunch
    Monday, Aug. 27 – Chicken nuggets, tater tots, baby carrots, bread and fruit.
    Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Tacos, lettuce and cheese, refried beans, corn and fruit.

  • First Day of School in Brownstown

    The Brownstown School District got the new school year under way last week.

    In the first photo, sophomore Ryan Skinner was the first student spotted upstairs at Brownstown High School on Thursday, the first student attendance day. In the second photo, senior Ashton Smith arrived at Brownstown High School with her school supplies ... and a smile. In the third photo, Brownstown Elementary School third-grade teacher Lesli Lloyd is shown with two of her students, Dillan Powell and Larissa Moulton. Photos were provided by BCUSD teacher Sandra Stine.

  • New managers announced at FCH

    Fayette County Hospital recently named two women to manage two departments within the hospital.

  • Amanda McDowell opens dance center

    “Dance is my passion; it’s always been.”

  • Suite Furnishings

    After attending flea markets for years to find unique furniture and other household items, John and Tracey Robison of Altamont decided they wanted to have a place to display the treasures they’d collected.
    And to give others the chance to buy them.

  • Senior Spotlight: Quinn Wadkins

    PATOKA – Last fall, Quinn Wadkins wore a pink shirt on picture day, and since then, every time that the Warriors have lined up for a team picture, someone is sure to remind him of the moment.

    Then, there was the time as a freshman that in one of his four at-bats that season, he stumbled and fell on the way to first base.

    And he knows that the nine-hole 53 he recently shot on a golf course is sure to be something that will follow him around for awhile.

  • Vandalia coaches excited about re-aligned SCC

    The revamped South Central Conference debuts this school year, and prior to each season, The Leader-Union will be asking Vandalia’s coaches how they think the changes will affect their team.

    A list of all of the changes include:

    •Gillespie and Staunton have replaced East Alton-Wood River and Marquette Catholic.
    •There will no longer be divisional play in any sport, with all teams that used to have divisions to play one game that counts in the conference standings.