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Today's News

  • HCE 63rd annual meeting, dinner

    The Fayette County Home and Community Education held its 63rd annual dinner and meeting on Tuesday, June 14, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with 44 members and five guests signing the register.

  • First Vandalia Idol Winners Chosen
  • Shriners, Tin Lizzies Donate for Fireworks

    The Old National Trail Shrine Club, represented by President Dan Yakel (left) and the Old National Trail  Shrine Club Tin Lizzies, represented by President Charlie Carroll (right) presented donations for the Vandalia Lions Club's Fourth of July fireworks display.

    Accepting the donations was Lions Club member Dean Black.

  • FNB's Hometown Support Luncheon

    First National Bank of Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville held its Hometown Support luncheon last week, awarding grants to a number of local entities.

  • Evergreen Outreach-June 23, 2011

    By Pat Rhodes
    I don’t know about all of you,  but I was very happy to have a warm DRY day on Monday. With all the rain we have had,  you can almost see the grass and weeds growing. I took advantage of the day and mowed my yard on Monday afternoon, as it looks like we have more rain in the forecast.
    We will be praying for some of this rain in August. It seems that we are never satisfied with the weather.

  • Church Briefs

    First Missionary Baptist to hold revival
    A summer revival will be held this Sunday through Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Royal Lake No. 2.
    The theme for the revival will be "Restoration," with that idea coming from the writings of the Old Testament prophets. Services will begin at 6:30 p.m. each day.

  • Minister's Forum

    A few months ago, I heard this incredible story on a radio talk show that I listen to every night. Through research on the Internet, I found that it is, in fact, a true story and was taken from a speech given by former Arkansas governor and potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 2, 2007.

  • Frogtown

    Oklahoma Houseguests
    Curtis and Betty Dowling from Chacotah, Okla., arrived at the home of Ed and Doris Young in St. Peter early Tuesday afternoon on June 14 and left early Friday morning, June 17.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 22
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784, 4:30 p.m., Altamont McDonald’s.

  • College Graduates

    Lincoln Land
    Community College

    Brooke Knebel-Renfro graduated from Lincoln Land Community College on May 13 with an associate’s degree in arts and graphic design.