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Today's News

  • Willow Grove holding two meetings on Tuesday

    Martin Culik, senior project manager, announced that Willow Grove Carbon Solutions will be hosting two meetings for landowners in the Loudon area on Tuesday, April 12, in St. Elmo and Beecher City.

    The St. Elmo meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the First Church of God at on North Walnut Street, while the Beecher City meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Kluthe Center.

  • Church Briefs

    Living Way of the Cross is Wednesday
    The youth of Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia invite the public to join them in praying "The Living Way of the Cross" next Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the church.
    The path of Jesus' suffering and death will be dramatized, with responses and a familiar hymn after each station.
    The "Via Delorosa" or "Sorrowful Way" is a centuries-old commemoration of the work of salvation that Jesus accomplished through his suffering and death.
     

  • Evergreen Outreach-April 7, 2011

    By Joyce Mueller
    Finally, we have moved into the spring season. The days are longer; the songs of birds are heard; the fields will soon become dark patches for planting; and new life is all around us. Very soon, it will be Easter, and everyone attending Evergreen Outreach has expectations of the special afternoon presentations.
    This past Monday, we had a capacity crowd of 150 or more.

  • Schumacher speaks at third Lenten Luncheon

    By Panzi Blackwell
    The fellowship room of St. James Lutheran Church was filled with the piano music of Richard Tucker as the guests  were entering, being seated and greeting friends at the third Lenten Luncheon on Wednesday, March 30.
    Mike Lewis, in the unavoidable absence of the Rev. Viktoria Halmagyi, welcomed those present, and invited them to join in singing  “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed.” Lewis asked the blessing for the meal.

  • Ask yourself: Is it a conviction, or just a preference?

    Paratrooper! There is something about that word that still excites me today. “Back in the day,” it meant being different from the rest of the Army. You were no longer just an ordinary “straight leg” soldier – you were a paratrooper! You wore highly shined jump boots with your Class “A” dress uniform.  You wore the highly coveted “silver jump wings” on your chest. And you wore the beret! Of course, now everyone in the Army wears a beret.

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, April 6
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.

  • Three Generations of Masons

    The latest family to have three generations as members of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F. & A.M. is represented in this photo. From left to right are Fred Willms Sr., Nathan Willms and Fred Willms Jr.

  • Davis's phone call helps get Carrolls reunited

    After many years of being miles apart, a brother and his two sisters were recently reunited after a phone call made by Marie Davis of Vandalia.
    Charles Carroll, Brenda Carroll Davis and Retta Carroll Evans were reunited in West Frankfort at the home of Dean and Brenda Davis.
    On March 19, a retirement dinner was held at the Davis home to honor Brenda’s husband, Dean, who was to retire on April 1 from the Illinois Department of Corrections after 25 years.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, April 7 – Ham and beans, cole slaw, copper penny carrot salad, mandarin oranges w/bananas, two pieces of corn bread.
    Friday, April 8 – Tuna noodle casserole, lettuce salad w/tomatoes, three-bean salad, plums, biscuit.
    Monday, April 11 – Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, blushing pears, graham crackers, enriched bread.
    Tuesday, April 12 – Turkey tetrazzini, green peas, glazed carrots, Jello with fruit, wheat bread.