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Today's News

  • Health department still has flu vaccine, Flu Mist

    Fayette County Health Department has flu vaccine available for all ages, along with Flu Mist for ages 2-18 years old.  
    According to the health department, "The best way to prevent the flu is with a flu vaccine."
    CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal fluvaccine. Vaccination is especially important for people 65 years and older because they are at increased risk for complications from flu.

  • Evans Library adds services on website

    Evans Public Library in Vandalia has expanded its services with audiobooks, eBooks and music available to download from the library's website.
    Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting www.epl.lib.il.us.
    Users may browse the library's website, check out with a valid library card and download to PC, Mac and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software for audio books, musicc and video: OverDrive Media Console.
    To read eBooks, users will need Adobe Digital Editions.

  • Beasley is top seller of Girl Scout cookies

    The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ 2010 Girl Scout Cookie Sale was deemed a tremendous success, as 10,427 girls sold 1,094,052 boxes of the cookies. And, Troop #8860’s Ellisa Beasley from Brownstown was the Top Seller for Service Unit 24.
    “I am very proud of our girls and the great job they did to make this year’s cookie sale a huge success,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.

  • VVFD Uses Donations

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Dec. 2 – Pepper steak w/oriental vegetables over rice., fruit for salad, butter beans, whole wheat bread.
    Friday, Dec. 3 – Fried chicken, sweet potato, green beans, peaches, whole grain roll.
    Monday, Dec. 6 – Ham and beans, cole slaw, tomatoes, onions, peach pie, cornbread.
    Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Pork chop, scalloped potatoes, spinach, banana, oatmeal raisin cookie, whole wheat bread.  
    Wednesday, Dec. 8 – Roast turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, fruit cocktail in Jello, whole grain bread.

  • Riedle Sworn in as Illinois Attorney

    Matthew A. Riedle (right) was sworn in as a member of the Illinois Bar on Nov. 4 at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale. He was sworn in by Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier of the Supreme Court of Illinois, Fifth District. Riedle is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Springfield and the University of Kansas School of Law. He is the son of Kent and Beth Riedle.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News, Dec. 9, 2010

    Sneaky Pete, the Wiley Wolf, Sighting
    We had been concerned about the lone wolf, Sneaky Pete, who visited the Homestead so long, as we hadn’t seem him for some time. We had a report a few weeks ago that someone thought they saw him, but not sure.  
    Sunday night, cousin Pauline Tackett’s border collie began barking frantically, unlike she had ever barked. Pauline then heard a loud, ferocious snarling and ran out on her back porch with flashlight.

  • St. Elmo News-Dec. 9, 2010

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Dec. 8
    • Century Culture Club, 12:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Avena Township Park Board will meet in the St. Elmo Community Park and probably will put up the Christmas decorations in the park and the Centennial Building.
    Thursday, Dec. 9
    • The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon at Mary Ann’s Restaurant. They will have a $10 gift exchange and the gift should be for either a man or woman.

  • Church Briefs-Dec. 9, 2010

    Churches combine to present cantata

    Immanuel (Augsburg) and St. Paul Lutheran churches of Shobonier and St. Peter Lutheran Church of St. Peter will present a Christmas cantata called "Child of Hope" this weekend.

    With combined voices from the three congregations, plus audience participation, the cantata expresses in new as well as familiar music the real message of Christmas – the birth of Christ.

  • Lutheran women give to St. L. seminary students

    The Altamont Zone of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League recently collected food, toiletries and other items to be donated to Concordia Seminary students and their families at the St. Louis campus.
    The following congregations participated: Holy Cross Ladies Society, Vandalia; Immanuel Ladies Aid, Shobonier; St. Paul Ladies Aid, Shobonier; St. Peter LWML/Ladies Aid, St. Peter; Immanuel LWML and Immanuel Ladies Aid, Altamont; St. Paul's Ladies Aid, Blue Point; Bethlehem Ladies Aid, Altamont; Zion LWML, Altamont; and Salem Ladies Society, Salem.