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Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    Lesters' concert is July Fourth

    The Lesters of St. Louis will appear in concert at the Fourth of July  celebration at Lake Hillsboro. They will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
    Often called the "first family of gospel music," the Lesters have been singing together for more than four generations. The group includes Brian Lester, Ginger (Lester) Pitchers and Jonathan Lester.
    In case of rain, the concert will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro. For more information, call Laura Sturm at (217) 532-3734.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Monday was such an eventful day at Evergreen Outreach. We were greeted by the wonderful members of SoftFire, who sang several tunes, including: “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “The Marine Song,” “Old-Time Religion,” “The Tennessee Waltz,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “This Land Is Your Land” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”
    We are so blessed to have David and Patricia Pence in our midst.

  • It is through the Holy Spirit that we are able to become Christlike people

    Many parents have tried to teach their children an attitude of gratitude by teaching them to say “thank you” whenever they receive a gift or a compliment. Some adults always make an affirmative response when they receive a gift or compliment.

  • Michael Jones joins The Law Group as tax attorney

    A Tennessee native who attended college in Memphis and law school in Mississippi  has recently joined the LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke and Payne Law Group Ltd., with offices in Vandalia and Effingham.

  • Devil Dog ATV offers ATVs, service

    When it comes to outfitting or modifying all-terrain vehicles, Mike McNealy says he’s “set up to do just about anything you can think of.”

  • FNB Hometown Support Recipients

    First National Bank of Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville recently held its 20th annual Hometown Support Program Luncheon, presenting checks to a number of area organizations.

  • Hosick Motors helps raise $1,400 for VES

    Hosick Motors of Vandalia helped raise $1,400 for Vandalia Elementary School through Chrysler’s “Drive for the Kids” program.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katy’s Puppyhood (Thus Far)
    “Katydid” (Katy for short) will be 10 weeks old this week and seems to be getting taller already.
    As she is (allegedly) a black lab/blue heeler mix, we expect her to be a big, outside dog to scare away the opossums, skunks, coyotes, bobcats, bears, etc.

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 150. The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Elders were Charles Wachholz and Paul Reynolds.
    Acolyte was Haley Bergmann.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Tina Benning and unborn twins
    -Merle Crain
    -Charlotte Hames
    -Arlene Lee
    Birthdays
    • Brian Gehle
    • Debbie Bergmann
    • Darrell Schaal
    • Robert Carpenter
    • Alexis Roberts
    • Joan Schaal

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 27
    • The Royal Neighbors of America #5784 will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Altamont McDonald’s for the birthdays’ celebration.
    • The St. Elmo Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the unit office to hold a budget amendment hearing and to vote on the budget.
    Thursday, June 28
    • The summer reading program will have a special program, Swords and Roses, at the St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.