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Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, May 11
    • Kid’s Klub Fun Fair, 6-8 p.m. in the First Church of God S.H.E.D. for games, inflatables, crafts and food. This will be the last Kid’s Klub activity until school starts this fall. Kids third grade and under must be accompanied by an adult (high school or older). Vans will not run.

  • Aaron Tippin to play at KC on May 21

    Kaskaskia College will welcome the “hardest working man in country music," Aaron Tippin, to the Jane Knight Auditorium on Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m.
    Tippin has received five gold albums and one platinum album.
    His debut single, "You've Got to Stand for Something," which became a popular anthem for American soldiers fighting in the Gulf War, helped to establish him as a neotraditional country act with songs that catered primarily to the American working class.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, May 16 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, May 17 – Choice of cereal, Pop Tart.
    Wednesday, May 18 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, May 19 – Scrambled eggs, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, May 20 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    Lunch
    Monday, May 16 – Corn dog, corn chips, seasoned carrots, applesauce and milk.    

  • Local DAR Good Citizen Award Winners
  • KC Dedicates Tree for Mary Lou Whitten
  • NHS Induction Ceremony at NHS
  • Prayer at Courthouse

    Judge S. Gene Schwarm welcomed participants in last Wednesday's prayer event outside the Fayette County Courthouse.

    The early morning gathering was part of the local "week of prayer" activities at various locations around Vandalia – including Vandalia City Hall, Vandalia Community High School. The weeklong observance culminated with a prayer breakfast on Thursday – the national day of prayer – at Crawford-Hale American Legion Home.

  • Joy Lawson speaks at Mother-Daughter Banquet

    By Panzi Blackwell
    First Baptist Church of Vandalia held its annual Mother-Daughter Dinner last Thursday.
    Elaine Culbertson welcomed  the room filled with grandmothers, mothers, daughters and their guests.

  • Day of Prayer caps week of events

    More than 100 people were on hand for the Fayette County Prayer Breakfast last Thursday morning at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home in Vandalia.

  • Evergreen Outreach-May 12, 2011

    By Edith Elliott
    After the week of prayer and a great Mother’s Day worship service, one might think Evergreen Outreach might prove to be anticlimactic. But EO proved not to be a descent, but a further climb of celebration.
    Are you aware of the blessings we have right here in Vandalia? As I entered Wesley Hall, Phyllis Thoman at the piano, entertained with many tunes. Some were “Shortenin' Bread,” “Good Ole’ Summertime,” “This Land Is Your Land” and many others.