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Today's News

  • Past Masters Honored
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

     “Sneaky Pete,” The Wily Wolf, Is Back
    A few weeks ago, cousin Pauline Tackett called with a sighting of “Sneaky Pete,” the wolf.
    He made a late-night call at her back deck area to the pen of her dog, Sally Jo. Sally Jo was in a barking frenzy until he finally left, not liking the brilliant spotlight Pauline shined on him.

  • St. Elmo News-Jan. 13, 2011

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Salvation Army raises record amount

    Fayette County Salvation Army raised a record amount in donations during the Christmas season.
    The bell-ringing campaign collected $14,900 from locations across Fayette County. That tops  the record set last year by $1,000.
    During the last week of November and all of December, more than 220 volunteers manned kettles at Wal-Mart, Harmon's Market IGA and Rural King. There also were more than 20 unmanned kettles in locations throughout the county.

  • Christmas Child shoebox project tops goal by 300

    Local organizers of Operation Christmas Child said this week that their effort to send shoeboxes filled with gifts to needy children around the world was a success.
    The organization's Vandalia  center collected 1,146 shoeboxes from 22 churches, eight individuals and two organizations. That surpassed the number of shoeboxes collected last year, which was 844.
    The shoeboxes were filled with gifts, school supplies and hygiene items.

  • Church Briefs

    Wild game meal at Brownstown church

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host its fourth annual wild game supper this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. All participants are encouraged to bring a wild game dish and other food.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Jan. 13, 2011

    By Mary Woolsey

  • Why is it so much easier to see others' shortcomings

    Parking is hardly ever convenient, and, in most cases, turns out to be a discouraging part of the driving experience. It seems to me that much of the problem is related to our obsession with comfort. We would like to park as close as possible to our destination, and so we invent ingenious ways of achieving that goal. In this respect, I’m just an average American driver.  

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:

    Rocky Glenn Campbell
    Vandalia
    Mary Ann Mcaninch
    Vandalia
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    Larry Eugene Hornbeck Sr.
    Ramsey
    Tamara Sue Edwards
    Ramsey
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    Jason Manuel Rhodes
    Ramsey
    Amber Elizabeth Davis
    Ramsey

  • News Briefs

    Pregnancy Center planning banquet

    The Lighthouse Pregnancy Center has begun planning its annual fundraising banquet, which will be held early this spring.
    The banquet committee is looking for volunteers to help put together this event. Anyone interested in helping with this project should call the center, 283-8750.
    The next banquet planning meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the center, which is located at 1121 N. Sixth St. in Vandalia.

    VPD to begin using new radio system