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Today's News

  • FCH receives IDPH grant to fund project

    Fayette County Hospital has  been awarded a grant for $356,470 from the  Illinois Department of Public Health for the purchase of digital mammography and C-arm radiology equipment.
    The hospital, through its Friends & Families Foundation, has been raising funds for about  a year in order to purchase the new technology, especially digital mammography.
    In November 2011, the hospital applied for a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health to assist with the fund-raising efforts.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, May 14 – Waffles w/syrup.   
    Tuesday, May 15 – Blueberry breakfast on a stick.
    Wednesday, May 16 – Breakfast pizza.
    Thursday, May 17 – Cook’s choice.   
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, May 14 – Cheeseburger on bun, potatoes, golden corn, fruit and milk.    
    Tuesday, May 15 – Fish, mac and cheese, fruit, bread and milk.

  • Golden Circle

    Thursday, May 10 – Pork loin w/cranberry sauce, baked potato, layered salad, roll, pie & ice cream.
    Friday, May 11 – Chili, cole slaw, peaches, crackers, cinnamon roll.
    Monday, May 14 – Salmon patty, scalloped potatoes, peas, cinnamon applesauce, whole grain bread.
    Tuesday, May 15 – Turkey w/dressing, lima beans, ambrosia, whole grain roll.
    Wednesday, May 16 – Barbecue ribette on bun, mac & cheese, baked beans, birthday cake.

  • Birthdays

    Betty Yarbrough
    A surprise party for Betty Yarbrough's 90th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express in Vandalia.

  • Church Briefs

    Still time to help with summer lunches

    If you were unable to attend Wednesday's volunteer meeting for the Summer Lunches for Kids program, there's still time to sign up to help.
    Those who wish to volunteer for or donate to the program but were unable to attend the meeting are asked to call Pat Rhodes, 283-5372, or Northside Christian Church, 283-1970.
    The mission of the program is to provide children with free and nutritious lunches during the summer months.

  • Prayer breakfast caps local 'week of prayer'

    As the culmination of a five-day “week of prayer,” the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance last Thursday sponsored a prayer breakfast at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    What a great crowd was in attendance at Wesley Hall for Evergreen Outreach on Monday.
    We were entertained by the beautiful music played by Pam Childers. Some of her tunes included: “You Are My Sunshine,” “Oh, My Darling Clementine,” “Home On the Range” and “I’ve Been Working On the Railroad.”

  • Some reflections from the Bible for Mother's Day

    My parents guided me to good table manners: “Don’t talk with your mouth full” and “Use your spoon, not your fingers for the peas.”

  • The Way We Were

    15 Years Ago

    1997 – The St. Elmo Board of Education interviewed one candidate for the district’s superintendent position.
    A fire in the laundry room caused an estimated $50,000 in damage at TraveLodge.
    The Fayette County Board discussed the need to begin addressing problems with the county courthouse.
    At his final meeting as a member of the South Central Illinois Regional Planning & Development Commission, Vandalia Mayor Rich Walker received special recognition from the commission.

    20 Years Ago

  • Senior Spotlight: Quenten Austin

    Vandalia senior Quenten Austin has dabbled in almost every track event during his four-year high school career, so it’s not a big surprise that some of his future goals include success in more than one event.

    After celebrating senior day last Thursday at his final home meet, Austin went on to win three events at the conference meet on Tuesday, taking victories in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles, and the high jump. He fell short of his goal of winning four events by placing sixth in discus.