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Today's News

  • Vandalia GMAC Real Estate is now Real Living Vandalia Real Estate

    Vandalia GMAC Real Estate announced this week that it has become a franchisee of Real Living real estate.
    Now known as Real Living Vandalia Real Estate, the local business is part one of the fastest-growing and most innovative real estate networks in the nation. The company is known for its suite of online tools for consumers and agents.
    Since 2002, when Real Living was founded, the company has built a reputation as a consumer-friendly brand, focused on staying ahead of consumers’ needs in a changing real estate market.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Entering the New Year-Brownstown 1911

  • St. Elmo Area News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Frogtown News, Dec. 30, 2010

    By Belinda Harpster

  • Church Briefs

    Gospel Showcase is Jan. 1 at Kinmundy

    Kinmundy Christian Church will be hosting its fifth annual Holiday Gospel Showcase concert at 6 p.m. this Saturday.
    Headlining the concert will the Southern Sound from Nashville, Tenn., one of the premier male quartets in Southern gospel music. Also on the program will be Aaron Wilburn (a singer, songwriter and comedian) and several members of the Homecoming Gospel Choir.

  • Evergreen Outreach, Dec. 30, 2010

    By Edith Elliott

  • The light shines in the darkness

    We just celebrated Christmas, the birthday of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. I ask you to consider reading and praying with the Prologue of John’s Gospel (verses 1-14) as we begin another New Year.
    The Prologue is as deeply theological as it is beautiful. John the Evangelist proclaims the Incarnation of God, the most fundamental truth of Christianity, in the immortal words of his Prologue as he makes the connection between Jesus Christ and the Logos or Word of God.

  • FSA offers help with loans

    Scherrie Giamanco, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency state executive director, reminds producers who want to obtain a Market Assistance Loan before the end of the year should contact their local Farm Service Agency office as soon as possible.
    Farm Service Agency offices need time to process the loans and prepare the loan documents. Market Assistance Loans are marketing tools available to producers to allow for more orderly marketing of commodities throughout the year.

  • SWCD selling trees again

    The Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District is again holding a tree sale.
    The district has ordered large quantities of trees to sell, and available during this year’s sale are white pine, Norway spruce, blue spruce, red oak and white dogwood trees.
    White pine and Norway spruce trees make good windbreaks; they both grow relatively fast and have a fairly good survival rate.
    The blue spruce tree, which grows a little slower, is a good ornamental tree, and the red oak is a slow-growing hardwood tree good for shade.

  • News Briefs

    Benefit for Clifford Ray is on Jan. 9

    A benefit for Clifford Ray will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9 at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
    A longtime employee of the city of Vandalia and a member of the Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department for more than 25 years, Ray has been diagnosed with multiple brain tumors and is currently traveling to the Barnes-Siteman Center in St. Louis five days a week for treatments.
    The benefit will include a spaghetti dinner with all of the sides, a live auction and a silent auction.