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Today's News

  • Relay for Life wins award

    Relay For Life of Fayette County was awarded the American Cancer Society’s prestigious Relay All Star Award at the Society’s recent Relay Leadership Summit in Itasca.
    With the Relay All Star Award, the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society honors Relay events that achieve significant fundraising and participant growth.
    This year, Relay For Life of Fayette County raised just over $65,000 with nearly 400 participants.

  • Swarm – 50 Years

    Jerry and Sandra Swarm of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 14, with a reception from 1-4 p.m. in the banquet room at Days Inn in Vandalia.
    The couple was married on Nov. 13, 1960, at First Christian Church in Vandalia.
    Roberta Worrell was the maid of honor, and John Eyster was the best man.
    The couple has two children: Mark Swarm of Columbia, Ill., and Michael Swarm and his wife Carolyn of St. Louis, Mo.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guest
    Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent the weekend with his parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 214.  Elders were Charles Wachholz and Curtis Jenne.  Organist was Kathy Bray. Acolyte was Tresston Bahde.  
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Arlene Clymer
    -Gene Schaal
    -Ida Wodtke
    -Vicky Wuehler
    -Those serving our country
    -Our shut-ins
    Birthdays

  • Brownstown-Sefton News Nov. 4, 2010

    Pricey Doing Well
       In answer to inquiries, Pricey, the Great Pyrnese who was recently so very ill, is doing well. She and her mother, Bertha, are sharing nightly guard duty again, and we’ve noticed that when they nap in the daytime, they lie up against each other on their side of the fence.
       Pricey’s new winter coat is looking more like Bertha’s – beautifully white, thick, and wavy. Although they are both full-blooded, their personalities and mannerisms are different.  

  • St. Elmo Area News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Nov. 3
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, Nov. 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., home of Fern Moore.
    • The St. Elmo Education Foundation, 7 p.m., unit office.

  • Church Briefs

    Fish fry is Thursday at First Methodist

    The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold its annual fish fry this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the church.

    Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

    The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. For the fish fry, enter the church from the back parking lot.

    For more information, call the church at 283-3684.

     

    Northside to start new series on cults

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma
    Monday at Evergreen Outreach, we began and ended with music!
    Pam Childers played “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “Bye Bye Blackbird,” and “Bring Back My Bonnie” on the piano.
    We were happy to see Inge Compton back from Florida for a visit. Inge was a volunteer here at Evergreen Outreach. She played the piano and accordion for Evergreen guests for 20 years before moving to Florida.  We were also happy to see that Dr. Rames returned on Monday to Evergreen. Welcome back, Dr. Rames!

  • Revival, play held at First Christian Church in Brownstown

    This Sunday evening at 6 p.m., Brownstown First Christian Church will present the play “Star Queen” on the final night of its fall revival.
    “Star Queen” is based on the story of Queen Esther. It celebrates a victory over an evil tyrant through the cunning ingenuity of this young Jewish queen of Persia. It also focuses on the beginnings of the Jewish Feast of Purim.
    Tommy Oaks and his son, John Thomas Oaks, bring this story to life in a campy, colorful, high-energy two-man production.

  • Take time to care for your own heart and soul

    The following is an article a fellow minister friend of mine shared with me.  I hope it provokes thought and self-examination in you as it did me.
    Song of Solomon 1:6 says: “Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept!”

  • News Briefs

    Veterans Day program is next Thursday

     

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia will hold a Veterans Day program at 1:30 p.m. next Thursday at the Legion Home, 321 S. Seventh St.

    The program will include patriotic messages and music.

    The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will be served after the program.

     

    One-woman play is Sunday