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Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    St. Patrick's dinner is Sunday

    The annual St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage dinner at Mother of Dolors Parish Center in Vandalia will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday.
    The meal includes corned beef and cabbage, ham, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts and drinks. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children over 5, and free for children 5 and under.
    Carryouts will be available; to order, call 283-8738. All proceeds go the Right to Life programs.
     

  • Evergreen Outreach-March 10, 2011

    By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma

  • Can the church be the church without meeting?

    Have church services become obsolete? Is coming together to worship as believers no longer relevant in today’s world?
    A few weeks ago on Rev Radio (a live call-in show hosted by the Rev. John Glennon and me on Wednesdays from 1:04 to 2 p.m. on WKRV 107.1 FM), we asked the question, “Why do people not attend church?” We received some enlightening comments and feedback from church attenders, but those who do not attend did not respond.

  • Births

    Graysen Dale Carruthers
    David and Lauren Carruthers of Palm Harbor, Fla., are the parents of a girl born at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Martin Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla.

  • Retired teachers meet

    The Fayette County Retired Teachers held their meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at Ponderosa.
    The meeting was opened by President Billyanna Dugan, and prayer was given by Jimmie Page.
    After the pledge, the secretary/treasurer reports were given and accepted as read.
    Richard Lowe read an article about insurance for teachers.
    Dugan asked that the group posthumously honor a past member, Jim Smith, for services to the retired teachers. Beulah Brown made a motion, and it was seconded by Jim Page, with voting in favor.

  • Shannon White promoted to major

    Ramsey native Shannon “Dewayne” White was promoted to major in the Army on Jan. 28
    The ceremony took place at West Point, N.Y., where White has served for the past three years as an assistant professor of Russian.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Gene Watson, an American Citizen…
    …is just one of several deserving tributes that would easily apply to the name of the late Gene Watson.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Weekend visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, March 9
    • Avena Township Park Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.

  • Dating violence workshops set

    According to the 2007 National Crime Victimization Survey of the United States, approximately 248,300 rape/sexual assault victimizations occurred in 2007.
    A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 10 percent of students reported being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last 12 months.
    Lastly, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Supplemental Victimization Survey on Stalking, an estimated 3.4 million persons age 18 or older were victims of stalking during a 12-month period.