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Today's News

  • St. Elmo News-Feb. 3, 2011

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Durbin – 72nd Anniversary

    Clifford and Daisy Durbin of St. Elmo celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    Clifford and the former Daisy Hopper were married on Feb. 2, 1939, at the Fayette County Courthouse, with Judge Charlie Myers officiating, this being the first wedding that Judge Myers had preformed. Their attendants were Adele Kelly and Mary C. Grey.  
    After being married, the Durbins settled in rural St. Elmo. Cliff drove the school bus for 26 years and farmed, and Daisy was a homemaker.  

  • School Menus

    RAMSEY
    Breakfast
    Monday, Feb. 7– Cinnamon toast.  
    Tuesday, Feb. 8 – Waffles.
    Wednesday, Feb. 9 – Breakfast pizza.
    Thursday, Feb. 10 – Oatmeal/toast.  
    Friday, Feb. 11 – Cinnamon rolls.
    • Served daily: Cereal, orange juice and milk.
    Lunch
    Monday, Feb. 7 – Hot dog on bun, Doritos, carrots, peaches and milk.    
    Tuesday, Feb. 8 – Hamburger/potato bake, green beans, bread, pears and milk.

  • Honor Rolls

    Patoka Elementary
    Second Quarter
    High Honors

  • Listen to Christ, and also listen to each other

    Good listening is an art.  Unfortunately, there are not a lot of good listeners today.
    And if you don’t think so, ask yourself how many times you say something and have to repeat it.  You say something,  and the response is “Hmmm?” or “What did you say?”
    It’s frustrating when people don’t listen.  Sometimes it’s easier not to talk than to have to repeat things because people won’t listen.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Feb. 3, 2011

    By Pat Rhodes

  • Church Briefs

    Northside Christian to start Bible study

    Northside Christian Church will start a new Bible study, beginning this Wednesday, from  Ray Vander Laan’s “That the World May Know” lesson series.
    The title of this series is “God Heard Their Cry.” It illustrates how God hears and answers the cry of his persecuted people. It was filmed on location in the Middle East.
    The study will be held each Wednesday in February, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the church, which is located at 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia.

  • Farm Briefs

    January's temps, precip below norms

    Last month, statewide temperatures were below normal, and precipitation was also below normal for all of the state.

    Wheat crops were reported to have been blanketed by snow throughout much of the state for most of the month. Winter wheat conditions stand at 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.

    Temperatures averaged 21.7 degrees, 3.1 degrees colder than normal.

  • Corn growers behind E-15 plan

    "Dividing the approval of E15 among model year segments has the potential to make fueling decisions unnecessarily confusing at the pump, especially considering the labels that EPA has proposed," said Illinois Corn Growers Association president and corn farmer Jim Reed.

  • Farm Bureau applauds EPA's E-15 approval for 2001 and newer vehicles

    Illinois Farm Bureau representatives welcomed the recent announcement by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it has approved a higher blend of ethanol in gasoline for use in cars and trucks produced since 2001.