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Today's News

  • Women attend HCE conference

    By Panzi Blackwell
    Representing Fayette County HCE (District 6), Flo Allen, Panzi Blackwell, Anna Jean Rhodes and Debbie Segrest attended the three-day 89th annual conference of the Illinois Association  for Home and Community Education at the Keller Convention in Effingham on March 12-14. Blackwell and Segrest were also voting delegates. Also representing Fayette County for part of the conference were Debbie Swain, Phyllis Pryor and Elizabeth Kasten.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    ‘Katy-Did’ – An All-Weather Doggie
    As this was the first pretty deep snow in Katy’s young life, we wondered how she would take to it. No problem!
    She went outside wagging her tail (behind her) and showed no distress or uneasiness as she went about her usual business.  She seems to be an all-weather dog, as she doesn’t mind the rain, either.

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Brandon and Amberley (Barnick) Wells of Farina are the parents of a son, Caedyn James, born on March 19, 2013.
    He weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 18 inches long.  
    Grandparents are Stacey and Lynn Bergmann of St. Peter, Bill Wells of Salem, and Carla and Charles Hassebrock of Edgewood.
    Weekend Basketball

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 28
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • A Maundy Thursday “come and go” communion, 5-7 p.m., First Church of God.
    • Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
    Friday, March 29

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 28

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    ✔ State Rep. John Cavaletto (R-Salem) will hold office hours from 1-3 p.m. at the Vandalia Statehouse. No appointments are necessary.

  • Paul-60 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Dick Paul of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 4.

  • Reported sports cancellations for Thursday, March 28

    Vandalia and St. Elmo softball games for Thursday have been canceled.

    South Central baseball (with Brownstown) and softball games for Thursday have been canceled.

    Patoka and St. Elmo baseball games for Thursday has been canceled.

  • Brown-Whightsil

    Allison Brown of Lexington and Mitch Whightsil of Vandalia have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Ray and Jan Brown of Lexington.
    She is a 2009 graduate of Lexington High School and a December 2012 graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
    She is employed as the assistant volleyball coach at Illinois College.
    The future groom is the son of Rich and Renee Whightsil of Vandalia.

  • Church Briefs

    Sunrise service, breakfast set at Northside

    Northside Christian Church will be holding a sunrise service this Sunday, beginning at 6:30 a.m. It will be held outside, weather permitting.
    Immediately following the service, a free breakfast will be served by the men of the church. The regular service will be at 9 a.m.

    St. James, Zion to hold sunrise services

    An Easter sunrise service will be held at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday.

  • In the resurrection, God has conquered sin, death

    “On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb” (John 20:1).