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Today's News

  • Dismissal of smoking tickets denied

    An attempt to dismiss city tickets issued for allowing patrons to smoke in a Vandalia bar has failed.
    At a court hearing last Friday in Fayette County Circuit Court, Judge Ericka Sanders denied a motion to dismiss three tickets issued to G&T Holdings last August for alleged smoking violations at the Redwood Inn.
    In addition to making that ruling, Sanders tentatively set May 19 as the starting date for a jury trial on the tickets.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Visitation
    Dane, Belinda and Mary Harpster of St. Peter attended the visitation of Mary’s niece, Jeanie Cook of Coffeen, on Friday.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Teach An Old Dog New Tricks…
    …(you can’t do it!) is an old adage that I have been trying to prove not true since last November (yes, last year).

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, March 30
    • There are no monthly activities scheduled for the fifth Wednesdays.

  • Lenten Luncheon series continues

    The Church of God was the host church for the Lenten Luncheon on March 23.
    The Rev. Tom Farris welcomed everyone and led in a prayer. Following the meal, Cindy Hof sang, “Broken and Spilled Out,” accompanied on the piano by Kim Miller.
    The youth minister at First Assembly of God, David Ricketts, spoke on “The Path of Love.” He described himself as comparable to the prodigal son, living a selfish and reckless life when he was younger. At the age of 23, however, he woke up in the "pig pen," and prayed to receive Christ.

  • Church Briefs

    Wanda Mountain Boys to perform Saturday at The Barn

    The Wanda Mountain Boys will be performing from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at The Barn in rural Pana.
    The Barn is located east of Pana three miles, south two miles and east half a mile.
    Admission is free.
    For more information, call Joanne Clark at 217-562-3526, or by logging on to The Barn's website at www.thebarn-pana.com.

    Women's seminar this Friday, Saturday in Greenville

  • Evergreen Outreach-March 31, 2011

    By Edith Elliott
    Blessed by a beautiful day, guests at evergreen outreach came into Wesley Hall hearing the music of Bette Stolte at the piano,  playing “Somebody Bigger Than I.”
    This was Bette’s first time, and hopefully she will be a regular.
    David and Patricia Pence, who go by the name “Softfire,” brought their many instruments, their blended voices and four of their border collies to inspire and entertain us.

  • Do everything for God's glory, not people's praise

    Your motives rather than your deeds tell what kind of a person you are. Our motives are often hidden, even from ourselves. Only an extensive evaluation of why we do what we do will reveal our true motives.

  • Birthday

    Judy Carruthers
    Judy Snider Carruthers of Ramsey will celebrate her 70th birthday on Monday, April 4, 2011.
    Cards may be sent to her at: R.R. 2 Box 244, Ramsey, Ill. 62080.

  • Senior spotlight: Zach Wadkins

    It could be argued that the catcher is the most important player on a baseball diamond.

    Catchers call the pitches; have to catch those same pitches no matter if they are high, low or several feet to the left or right of the target; stick close pitches on the corners of the plate; monitor base runners; and calm a pitcher down if he’s in a jam.

    Finding the right fit could drive a coach mad, especially if a team’s pitchers are young and inexperienced.