Today's News

  • FCHD celebrates Public Health Week

    Every year in the United States, seven out of 10 deaths are due to preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
    In fact, chronic diseases account for 75 percent of the national health care spending, yet only 3 percent of the country’s health care dollars go toward prevention.
    In Fayette County, many residents are living with a costly and potentially life-threatening chronic illness. But there are steps that can be taken to help turn these statistics around.

  • Births

    Jack Phinneas Silva
    Anthony and Jennifer Silva of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 8:58 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Lawler – Rusler

    Allison Lawler and Josh Rusler of Los Angeles, Calif., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding plans.

  • Crocks-Gould

    Lauren Nicole Crocks of Girard and Travis Leslie Gould of Vandalia were married on Oct. 5 at the Weingarten in Belleville.

  • Wefer – 50 years

    Albert and Colleen Wefer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. this Saturday at the Ramada Inn Express in Vandalia.

  • As we prepare for Easter, we must ask ourselves: 'Is our God big enough?'

    Some years ago, a man by the name of Henry Norris Russell, a noted astronomer from Princeton University, was giving a lecture on the vastness of space and the hugeness of the Milky Way galaxy.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    With open doors, Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church welcomed all visitors to our weekly meeting. We shared refreshments and caught up on what’s been going on. We sang our "Welcome" and meeting songs a-capella (unfortunately, as we were missing our piano player). We also sang "Happy Birthday" to Ilene Sidwell, Judy Vaughn, Karen DeZouche and Lucille Gebke.

  • Church Briefs

    Philbrick to be speaker at next Wednesday's Lenten Luncheon

    Speaker for next Wednesday's Lenten Luncheon will be Walt Philbrick, a layman from First Baptist Church in Vandalia. He is the father of Matt Philbrick, youth pastor at First Baptist Church.
    The luncheon will be held at First United Methodist Church at noon.

    Financial Peace course offered at FUMC beginning this week

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Baptism and Birthday Party
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the baptism of their grandson, Aaron James Harpster, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Sunday, March 30.
    Aaron’s godparents are Caleb Kline and Heidi Hunter.
    Following the baptism, a dinner/reception was held in the church fellowship hall. The second birthday of grandson Owen Harpster was also celebrated.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Little Josie’s Necessities of Life
    Lately, as I have been busier and busier with coming and goings, little Josie seems to be needing more and more one-on-one attention.
    As some of our readers will remember, Josie was the tiniest of a litter of four. She was so tiny that she reminded us of a little bit of left-over biscuit dough – you know, when it is just a scrap from the biscuit cutter, not really enough for another biscuit?
    Bill actually massaged her tiny little chest very gently to get her to breathe.