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By The Staff

Still time to help with summer lunches

If you were unable to attend Wednesday's volunteer meeting for the Summer Lunches for Kids program, there's still time to sign up to help.
Those who wish to volunteer for or donate to the program but were unable to attend the meeting are asked to call Pat Rhodes, 283-5372, or Northside Christian Church, 283-1970.
The mission of the program is to provide children with free and nutritious lunches during the summer months.
Organizers have learned that more than 50 percent of the children in Fayette County schools are eligible for free or reduced lunches during the school year, and offer this program to help families who struggle to serve three meals to their children during the summer.
Last summer, 3,367 lunches were distributed to children in Vandalia, Shobonier, Vera and Ramsey.
In addition to volunteers, who help make the lunches, organizers are looking for donations of creamy peanut butter, grape jelly and cash in order to prepare the individually wrapped sack lunches.

Augsburg Church to celebrate ascension

Immanuel Lutheran Augsburg Church will celebrate the ascension of Jesus with a special worship service next Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
The church is located at the intersection of County Roads 900N and 1300 E on the St. Peter blacktop, four miles east of U.S. Route 51. For more information, call the church at 846-8383.
Vacation Bible School set at St. James

Vacation Bible School will be held May 23-25 at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
The VBS program is open to all, and will conclude with a cookout. Participants in the cookout are asked to take a hot dog fork, an easy side dish and a lawn chair.
The church is located at 727 W. Gallatin St. For more information, call 283-0725.

LWML hosts luncheon, prayers service

The Ladies Aid/Lutheran Women's Missionary League of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont hosted a luncheon followed by a prayer service on Saturday, April, 28.
After the prayer service, those in attendance had the opportunity to take part in several servant activities, including sewing tote bags and tying quilts that will be donated to various mission projects. The ladies also visited the residents at the Altamont Lutheran Care Center.
Leading the prayer service was the Rev. Jim Wright of Immanuel Church in Altamont. Churches represented there were: Immanuel, Bethlehem, Zion and St. Paul, all of Altamont; and St.Peter, Immanuel Augsburg, Salem Lutheran and Holy Cross Vandalia.
The LWML is the official women's auxiliary of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. The organization encourages and equips women to live out their Christian lives in active mission work, and also to financially support global ministries.