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Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Spring is For the Birds…
    …literally! Watch the birds for signs of spring. We have been receiving reports from our friends about our little feathered friends.

  • Frogtown News-Feb. 24, 2011

    Weekend Visitors
    Weekend visitors of Larry and Sue Urban of rural St. Peter were Keri, Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., and Michelle, Tyson, Haley and Landon Urban of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

  • Dean's List

    McKendree University
    Chelsy Durbin of St. Elmo was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at McKendree University in Lebanon.
    Durbin, a 2008 graduate of St. Elmo High School, is the daughter of Charlie and Nancy Durbin.
     

  • School Menus-Feb. 24, 2011

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Feb. 28 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, March 1 – Breakfast bagel.
    Wednesday, March 2 – Choice of cereal, blueberry muffin.   
    Thursday, March 3 – Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, March 4 – Breakfast to go.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Feb. 28 – Pork fritter on bun, hash brown pattie, fruit and milk.    

  • Honor Roll-Feb. 24, 2011

    The New Approach Alternative High School for Bond and Fayette counties students announces honor roll for the second quarter.
    The following students have maintained a “B” average or better for the term: Keli Atwood, Kayla Bell, Jon Cripe, Lucrisha Eddy, Breauna Harrison, Darlene Knolhoff, Tina Larson, Devin Manning, Sara McGee, Jacklyn Pearson, Will Smith, Sheyanne Stevens, Samnatha Sullens, Marina Tate, Cheyenne Tinker, Jordan Tiner, Jessica Wright, Dustin Wuehler and Carter Wynne.

  • Church Briefs-Feb. 24, 2011

    Rummage sale this Saturday at FUMC

    A rummage sale will be held this Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.
    Sponsored by the United Methodist Women, the sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wesley Hall, in the lower level of the church. Enter from the back door of the church, which is located at 127 N. Fourth St.
    For more information, call the church at 283-3684.

    Handbell registration deadline Saturday

  • Billy Ray Cyrus' heart is aching and breaking

    The following is an excellent blog recently posted by Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family. Every parent needs to read this.
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    Even if you don’t follow pop culture, you’ve inevitably read or heard of the teen actress Miley Cyrus. Playing the wholesome character, Hannah Montana, on her popular Disney television show of the same name several years ago, Miss Cyrus was catapulted into entertainment’s stratosphere.

  • Births-FEb. 24, 2011

    Delaney Elizabeth Levanti
    Lucas and Jessica Levanti of West Frankfort are the parents of a girl born at 5:17 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

  • Card Showers

    Earl Hovious
    A card shower has been requested for Earl Hovious of Brownstown who will celebrate his 89th birthday on Thursday, March 3.


    Cards may be sent to him at: P.O. Box 57, Brownstown, Ill. 62418.

  • Hood – 50 years

    Rodes and Beverly Hood of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th  wedding anniversary on Friday, Feb. 25.
    Rodes and the former Beverly Brown were married on Feb. 25, 1961, at the First Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Mo.
    He is the son of the late C. Rodes and Maurine Hood of Bowling Green, Mo., and she is the daughter of the late William and Fay Brown of Whiteside, Mo.