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Today's News

  • Corn planting done; soybean planting begins

    Last week, weather patterns returned to more normal conditions, and fieldwork resumed at a brisk pace in most parts of Illinois.
    Statewide precipitation averaged 0.67 inches, which was 0.34 below average. Temperatures were 62 degrees statewide. The drier conditions led to 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork.
    Corn planted reached 95 percent statewide, 30 percent above the five-year average of 65 percent. Corn emerged reached 76 percent, 41 percent above the five-year average.

  • May crop report

    ILLINOIS
    The Illinois winter wheat crop is expected to yield 62 bushels per acre, based on conditions as of May 1, which is one bushel above last year’s yield. If this yield is realized, total production would be 39.06 million bushels, 16 percent less than last year’s production.

  • Church Briefs

    Still time to help with summer lunches

    If you were unable to attend the recent volunteer meetings for the Summer Lunches for Kids program, there's still time to help.
    Those who wish to volunteer or make donations to the program but were unable to attend the meetings 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.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    What a gorgeous and fun-filled day at Evergreen Outreach on Monday.
    Donna Smith entertained us with a few melodies, such as, “When We All Get To Heaven,” “Tennessee Waltz,” “The Grand Old Flag” and many others.
    The Rev. Jim Fackler welcomed all, introduced birthdays and welcomed the Rev. Pete LeDuc. Betty Brown was the only birthday celebrant for the week.

  • First Baptist Church hosts ladies' banquet

    More than 100 members and guests enjoyed the annual Ladies' Spring Banquet last Thursday at First Baptist Church.

  • Minister's Forum

    I remember visiting with someone who has always left a lasting impression on me. It was when I was serving my first church after graduating from seminary.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Funny Thing Happened…
    …as friend, Flo Allen , and I were having a telephone conversation.
    All of a sudden, in mid-sentence, she exclaimed, “Oh My!,” in a rather distressed voice.
    Fearing some terrible happening, I asked what was the matter and she replied, “A big mother ‘possum just went past my window with six baby opossums on her back.” I asked her to be merciful towards them, because, after all, we just observed Mother’s Day.

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo.
    On Friday evening, they went to Chesterfield and dined at the Old Spaghetti Factory and then shopped at Chesterfield Mall.
    On Saturday, they shopped and visited area wineries.
    On Sunday morning, Mahala took Belinda out for Mother’s Day brunch.
    Birth
    Adam and Molly Braun of Vandalia are the parents of a son, born on May 7, 2012.
    He has been named Harrison Randal.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 17
    • Friendship Manor Nursing Home Week activity – Olympics and ballpark snacks, 2 p.m.
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • Friendship Quilt Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, May 18
    • Students are to pick up their grade cards this morning.
    • Friendship Manor Nursing Home Week activity – Carnival Day, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, May 19

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: These brothers, raised in the Loogootee area, are pictured about 68 years ago. One lives in Florida, one lives in Kankakee and the third still lives in the area.