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  • Lay won't seek a third term

    Sheriff Aaron Lay has decided that he will not seek a third term in office.

  • Lay withdraws from sheriff's race

    Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay announced on Tuesday morning that he will not seek a third term in office.

    More in this week's issue.

  • Spaghetti supper to benefit St. Elmo tornado victims

    A spaghetti supper to benefit victims of last Sunday's tornado in the St. Elmo area will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Elmo Christian Church, with a worship and prayer service set for 6 p.m.

    Donations are being accepted for the spaghetti supper.

  • Governor Quinn Adds Fayette and Vermilion Counties to State Disaster Declaration

    SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today declared Fayette and Vermilion counties state disaster areas, bringing to 15 the number of Illinois counties to receive the designation after several tornadoes ravaged the state on Sunday. Other counties declared state disaster areas by Governor Quinn include Champaign, Douglas, Grundy, Jasper, LaSalle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will and Woodford counties.

  • Window Display Contest Winner

    Tiger Lily Florist and Gift Shop won first place in the Christmas window display competition held during Olde Tyme Christmas last weekend.

    OUR PLACE Youth Center won second place, and Sunshine House Health Food Store won third place.

  • Cookie Walk Workers

    Three members of Soroptimist International of Vandalia serve a customer during the organization's Cookie Walk during Olde Tyme Christmas.

    From left to right are Leigh Hedgpeth, Lynn Gartke and event co-chairman Megan McCarty.

  • News Briefs

    Deadline for family histories is Nov. 24

    Sunday is the final day to submit family histories for and order copies of the Fayette County, IL History and Family Book
    The Sunday deadline will allow time for mailed submissions to arrive and for the book committee to get final connections and corrections made.
    Late entries may be accepted if the committee knows they are coming.
    Anyone having questions or needing help finishing up their histories can call committee chairwoman Judy Brazle at 347-2207.

  • News Briefs

    Deadline for family histories is Nov. 24

    Sunday is the final day to submit family histories for and order copies of the Fayette County, IL History and Family Book
    The Sunday deadline will allow time for mailed submissions to arrive and for the book committee to get final connections and corrections made.
    Late entries may be accepted if the committee knows they are coming.
    Anyone having questions or needing help finishing up their histories can call committee chairwoman Judy Brazle at 347-2207.

  • Toys for Tots Starts Up

    Arthur Young Inc., the Chevrolet dealership that operates the Toys for Tots program for Fayette County Caring and Sharing, has begun collecting toys for this year's Christmas baskets.

    New and like-new toys will be collected through Dec. 9. Dennis Young of the dealership is shown with toys already donated.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, November 21

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
    Friday, November 22