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Today's News

  • Three charged with having meth around children

    Three individuals have been charged with methamphetamine offenses, including one that alleges exposing children to the manufacture of the drug.
    Niky L. Maness, Melisa S. Maness and Joshua D. Wilson were arrested early this month at a residence northwest of Vandalia in Sharon Township.
    All three have been charged with:
    • Possession of anhydrous ammonia, with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class 1 felony punishable by up 15 years in prison, or up to 30 years if the person is eligible for an extended term.

  • Frogtown News

    Home for Holidays
    Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., returned to the home of her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, on Friday. She will return back to school in January.
    Christmas Program
    The children of St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Little Saints Preschool had their annual Christmas program on Sunday. There were 378 in attendance.
    The children did an excellent job, considering they had only had a couple of practice sessions.
    Death

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Christmas Trees
    Remembered…
    …Some Christmas trees have stood out in my memories, and while they weren’t perfectly shaped or beautifully decorated with expensive baubles, they were very special and beautiful in their own way…because of the dear hearts whose hands created them.
    Two such trees came to mind this year. The late Ruby Goldsborough created one such Christmas and then preserved the memory of it n a heart-warming poem.

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Business Briefs

    Payne attends legal seminars in Chicago

    Troy G. Payne, one of the attorneys with LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. of Vandalia, recently participated in two seminars in Chicago.

    The first continuing legal educational seminar was on money matters in divorce. The seminar addressed financial issues involved in divorce cases and how to detect fraud in divorce cases.

  • Rotary Club Honors Students of the Month
  • FCH Friends and Families Winners

    Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital recently conducted a raffle that included several prizes. Mary Halford, president of Friends and Families (second from left), presented the awards. Winners were, from left, Dale Wasser (cookbook), Cindy Claybrick (cookbook), David Dugan (grand prize of a $500 gift card from Givens Meat Shop) and Carol Murray ($250 gift card from Givens Meat Shop). Not pictured was Mike Boggs, another winner of a $250 gift card from Givens Meat Shop. 

  • Arthur Young honored by GM

    Arthur H. Young, who founded Arthur Young Inc. in 1960, was recently honored by General Motors for his 50 years in the automobile business. Holding a plaque from General Motors are Arthur's son, Dennis, and Dennis' wife, Angie. The business is located at 122 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.

  • Church Briefs-Dec. 23, 2010

    Free Christmas dinner at Northside

    A free Christmas dinner will be served at Northside Christian Church on Christmas Day from noon to 1 p.m.

    Because of space limitations, the dinner will be available to the first 100 people to sign up for the meal. To reserve a space, call the church at 283-1970 by Wednesday, Dec. 22.

    The purpose of the dinner is to provide fellowship for those who won't be able to be with their family on Christmas day.

    Northside Christian Church is located at 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Dec. 23, 2010

    By Joyce Mueller
    With the holidays just around the corner, everyone at Evergreen Outreach is experiencing the warmth, excitement and anticipation of upcoming events.
    Our tables were decorated with candles, greenery and glitter, provided by Marie Sutton and helpers, Louise Kruenegel and Genelle Hachat.
    We had a capacity crowd (head count of more than 100), and volunteers scrambled for more chairs.