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Today's News

  • "Guitars for God" perform

    About five years ago, the Rev. John McIntosh, former pastor of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia, expressed his dream for a fellowship group for guitarists.
    The late Vera Durbin encouraged this idea and was one of the founding members. The fellowship grew into the group known as “Guitars for God.” The group is active playing and singing for  local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By request, they have also taken their music to such public functions as local parades and celebrations.

  • Church Briefs

    'One Month To Live' series at Northside

     

    What would you do if you discovered that you had one month to live? What would you do to make each day count? How would you relate differently with those you love?

    Northside Christian Church in Vandalia will allow participants to ask those questions as they participate in a 30-day challenge presented by Kerry and Chris Shook, authors of the book, "One Month To Live."

  • Evergreen Outreach-Aug. 26, 2010

    By Edith Elliott
    Each time I write for Evergreen Outreach, I think, "This is the best one ever.”
    Truth is, they are all good. And often, when our well-laid plans go awry, others are willing to step in and take over. It has to be a “God thing." He allows the “show to go on,” and many hearts are warmed.

  • Jesus offers the invitation to 'follow me' every day

    "Follow me" is the motto of the U.S. Army infantry!
    I spent a major part of my military career at Ft. Benning, Ga., which is the home of the U.S. Army Infantry Training Center.
    In front of the headquarters building stands a statue of a soldier that depicts a young lieutenant from the Korean War.  He is shown as he jumped from a trench to lead soldiers on an assault of the enemy, raising his hand and shouting, “Follow me!”

  • New Brownstown Teachers

    The Brownstown School District has two new teachers this year. Elizabeth Warren, left, is the instrumental music instructor for grades 5-12, and Lisa Beck is a special education teacher at the high school.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Aug. 30 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Choice of cereal, chocolate doughnut.
    Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Choice of cereal, blueberry muffin.   
    Thursday, Sept. 2 – Bacon scramble breakfast pizza.   
    Friday, Sept. 3 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • College graduate

    Bradley University
    Rose Freeman of Vandalia graduated from Bradley University in May with a degree in marketing.
    Freeman, the daughter of Phil and Melody Freeman, is now employed as an admissions representative at Bradley University.

  • CEFS awards scholarships to students

    The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. Board of Directors recently awarded $18,900 in educational scholarships to 30 individuals who are pursuing post-secondary education.
    The educational scholarships were made available through funding provided by the Community Services Block Grant Program from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp.’s Community Service Block Grant Scholarship Program was established in 1985.

  • Area Baseball Roundup

    Patoka 4
    MG 2

    All of Patoka’s runs were unearned in its4-2 win over Mulberry Grove on Monday at the Ramsey Tournament.
    Johnnie Clift reached base on errors twice, and both times he scored. Quinn Wadkins had two singles and two RBIs.
    Zach Thompson and Mark Rodgers scored the other Patoka runs.
    Thompson gave up just two hits and recorded eight strikeouts in picking up the win.
    Heilig took the loss for the Aces, giving up just three hits.

    Brownstown 14
    Ramsey 3

  • St. Elmo falls despite some good pitching

    Even though Tom Fedrigon saw his squad lose to Odin last Thursday, the St. Elmo softball coach took some positive things from it.
    St. Elmo lost to Odin, 10-5, even though the Lady Eagles outhit Odin, 10-9.
    Odin jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings and added two runs in the fourth, but St. Elmo responded with two runs of its own in the bottom of the third.
    Odin put the game away with three runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh. St. Elmo scored one run in each of the last three innings.