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Steve Ladd in concert Aug. 10 at FBC

Steve Ladd from Nashville, Tenn., will be in concert on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Vandalia.
Considered one of the premier tenors in Southern Gospel music today, he will perform many of his award-winning songs.
While singing with the Gold City Quartet, Ladd had a No. 1 song in "Preach The Word." He also has performed with the Statesmen Quartet and Michael English, and is a featured soloist with S.I. Homecoming Choir.
Singing News magazine recently nominated Ladd as the best new soloist of 2013.
The concert will be hosted by the FourGiven Quartet, which will be singing some new songs, with Jeff Hempkin at the piano.
The concert is free, but an offering will be taken.

Emmanuel Methodist to recall Loyd Carson

Emmanuel Methodist Church, located north of Bluff City, will hold a service remembering the life and contributions of Loyd Carson. The service will be held this Saturday, beginning with a social time at 10 a.m. and followed by the service at 10:30 a.m.
Carson, who was 103 years old when he died, was a teacher in the Sefton Township schools. He taught school during the week and then preached on Sundays. Current resident Ben Forbis recalls having Carson as his fourth-grade teacher.
Carson was the son of John and Daisy Carson, who established Emmanuel Methodist Church in 1889.
The public is invited.
Rummage sale Aug. 2-3 at Mother of Dolors

A rummage sale will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3, at Mother of Dolors Parish Center at 705 W. St. Clair St. in Vandalia. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., while Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Everything is half price on Saturday.
Items in the sale include clothing for infants, children and adults, kitchen items, furniture, books and much more. Prices are reasonable.
Area women attend LWML convention

About 40 women from the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League recently traveled to the organization's 35th biennial convention in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The delegate from the Altamont Zone was Tammie Kramer from Holy Cross Lutheran Church Ladies Circle in Vandalia.
She joined more than 3,100 delegates at the June 27-30 convention, which had the theme of "Quenched by the Water," which was based on John 4:14.
At the opening worship service, the Rev. Dr. Dien Taylor encouraged attendees to be "quenched and refreshed by the Living Water," so that they can be quenchers for others.
LWML President, Kay Kreklau, of Drayton, N.D., added: "The LWML has existed for 71 years, and, by God's grace, will continue to thrive because we, quenched by the water and the Word, will do God's work in God's time in God's way. You are the Lutheran Women's Missionary League! With the help of God, go and tell the world."
LWML is the official women's auxiliary of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. The organization financially supports global mission projects through its offerings.
Among the area churches represented at the convention were: Immanuel Lutheran, St. Paul/Blue Point Lutheran and Bethlehem Lutheran, all of Altamont; St. Peter Lutheran of St. Peter; St. Paul Lutheran and Immanuel Lutheran of Shobonier; and Holy Cross Lutheran of Vandalia.

Chosen Ones concert in MG on Aug. 9

Southern Gospel recording artists, The Chosen Ones, will be in concert in Mulberry Grove on Friday night, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. The  program will be hosted by First Baptist Church at 111 N. Second St.
The Chosen Ones features two generations of smooth family harmony, blending both traditional and progressive Southern Gospel Music. Their music ministry encompasses nearly 40 years of music, performing about 160 times a year.
Tickets are not required, but an offering will be received. For more information, call 326-8238 or 326-8432.