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Today's News

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Feb. 27 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Pancakes w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Feb. 29 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, March 1 – Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit.   
    Friday, March 2 – Breakfast to go.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Feb. 27 – Crispito, Mexican rice, sliced peaches, yogurt and milk.    

  • OASIS meeting held on Feb. 13

     The OASIS (Older Adults Sharing In Service) were overwhelmed when they entered the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church on Monday, Feb. 13. Red and white placemats, Valentine napkins, centerpieces of red hearts, cupids and red bowls holding votive candles created an atmosphere that was romantic and whimsical.
    Some of Charlie and Linda Townsend’s collection of antique Valentines were on display at a designated table. The refreshment table was abundantly loaded with special treats.

  • Card Showers

    Earl Hovious
    A card shower is planned for Earl Hovious of Brownstown, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday on March 3.

  • Fender-30 years

    Mr. and Mrs. William Fender of Vandalia will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday.


    The Fenders were married on Feb. 27, 1982, at First Baptist Church in St. Elmo.
    They are the parents of 7-year-old quadruplets: Haley, Kaley, Jessica and William.
    Cards may be sent to 2121 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, 62471.

  • Mueller-50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert “B.J.” Mueller will celebrate their 50th anniversary Friday.

  • Church Briefs

    Prom dress sale is this Saturday

    The Lutheran Youth Fellowship of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont is sponsoring a prom dress sale this  Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. in the parish hall, which is located at 203 E. Division St.
    Admission is $1 per person.
    Dresses can be dropped off on Friday from 4-6 p.m. or on Saturday from 8-9 a.m.
    For information, call Lisa Wright at 881-4011.

    Northside to hold a couples retreat

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Edith Elliott
    It’s President’s Day! How thankful we should be that our founding fathers cared enough about this country to lay a firm foundation of faith, freedom and hope.
    George Washington and Abraham Lincoln would have enjoyed EO on Monday. There were devotionals, refreshments,  and lots of singing and dancing (involving both volunteers and guests).

  • On God's playing field, we're all on even footing

    Most everyone enjoys some type of competitive activity. Some  who say they  don’t seem to compete in their dislike of competition. In many competitive activities, participants have developed handicapping systems, so that people of differing abilities can compete on a level playing field.

  • College News

    Maryville University
    Kristyn VonBehren, the daughter of Larry and Kathy VonBehren of St. Peter, graduated from Maryville University in St. Louis with a doctorate degree in physical therapy.

  • CNA Grads at Vandalia KC Campus

    Pictured are students who have completed the certified nurse assistant class at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.