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Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News--Sept. 16, 2010

    By Panzi Blackwell

  • Frogtown News-Sept. 16, 2010

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo Area News-Sept. 16, 2010

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Church Briefs-Sept. 16, 2010

    Indoor yard sale to benefit shoebox effort

     

    An indoor yard sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

    Among the items available will be books, clothing, small appliances, household items and outdoor furniture.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Sept. 16, 2010

    By Joyce Mueller

  • Giving grace to those around us is God's mandate

    One day, a 2-year-old boy was just hanging out and having fun at home. Mom and Dad were busy in other places in the house.
    Two-year-old Eli found his favorite crayons and got busy on his latest masterpiece. He colored and drew, and then  stepped back and looked. I can visualize his satisfaction as he   admired his picture – drawn on the wall, neatly arranged and boldly displayed.
    Admiration turned to distress in a heartbeat as Dad entered the room. Eli’s picture was noted, and punishment was delivered.  

  • Sheriff's Scholarship

    Photo by Susie Pontious

    Connor Smith (left), a 2010 graduate of Brownstown High School, was this year's recipient of a $500 Illinois Sheriffs' Association scholarship awarded through the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay presents Smith with the scholarship.

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Intro to Internet & e-mail
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Community Education will offer an introduction to the Internet and e-mail class at the Vandalia Campus.
    This class will be held Saturdays, Sept. 18 and 25, and Oct. 2, from 9-11:30 a.m.
    The registration number is LLI 7025 VA01D. 
     This basic class is designed to familiarize students with how to use e-mail, learn about establishing free e-mail accounts and how to use the Internet for learning, shopping and business.

  • School menus-Sept. 17

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 20 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Sept. 21 – Pancake w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Sept. 22 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Sept. 23 – Scrambled eggs, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, Sept. 24 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    • Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • VCHS homecoming is next week

    Vandalia Community High School will celebrate homecoming next week.
    The schedule for the week at VCHS includes:
    • Monday Sept. 20 – Camo/Farmer Day.
    • Tuesday Sept. 21 – Senior Citizen Day.
    • Wednesday Sept. 23 – Neon Day.
    • Thursday Sept. 24 – Class Pride Day (Seniors-pink; juniors-blue; sophomores-green; and freshmen-orange).
    • Friday Sept. 24 – School Pride Day.
    Homecoming assemblies during the week include: