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Today's Features

  • The first impression of Boaz Haveman is one of a friendly, courteous young man, who is very tall and good-looking with a sincere, “glad-to-meet-you” smile.

  • Faye Watson has long been on a self-appointed mission – to help others learn about God by offering encouragement, understanding and information, through her church and her life.

  • The sixth Lenten Luncheon was held at the Unity Baptist Church, with Al Schumacher presenting the last Lenten message of this year and proposing a challenging – but very good – suggestion.

  • Ricky Cox, the speaker at the fifth Lenten Luncheon last Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, began by expressing thanks for the opportunity to participate in the Lenten Luncheons and complimented the ladies who had prepared the food.

  • Faithful Lenten Luncheon attendees, supporters and friends gathered at the Mother of Dolors Parish Center last Wednesday for the fourth Lenten Luncheon to hear Winifred “Bud” Morrison speak of the wondrous love of God that He has for His children.

    The tables were decorated uniquely and colorfully with dainty spring bouquets, some were refreshingly simple with a freshly harvested carrot, adorned with tiny sprigs of greenery and flowers. 

  • The third Vandalia Ministerial Alliance Lenten Luncheon was hosted by Northside Christian Church last Wednesday, and the faithful Lenten Luncheon followers gathered in the fellowship room to sit at the tables decorated with colorful spring nosegays and bearing Northside’s luncheon trademarks, plates of homemade cookies already placed at intervals within each of all.

  • The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance’s first Lenten Luncheon of the year was held at First Christian Church in Vandalia, which opened the doors to a faithful gathering that filled the fellowship room to enjoy fellowship, a good lunch prepared by the ladies of the church and an inspiring program.

  • First Presbyterian Church, located at 1221 W. Fillmore St. in Vandalia, is hosting a Ladies' Tea at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday.
    The women of the church are inviting community women, including mothers and daughters, to this event.
    A light lunch will be served, and the tea will include guest speakers.

  • It’s a new season for baseball fans. This past week, the Cubs played the Cardinals. At this writing, the Cubs won the first game and are ahead in the second. Cubs fans are sure it is there year to win the pennant. Cards fans say it’s a long season – beat us early in the season, yet we will win in October.

  • This year’s National Week of Prayer observance in Vandalia begins on Sunday evening and continues through next Thursday.
    The schedule is as follows:
    • Sunday – Worship and prayer service at Northside Christian Church, 6 p.m.
    • Monday – City of Vandalia prayer services at Vandalia Chamber of Commerce Tourism Center, 7:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday – School prayer service in Vandalia Community High School gym, 7:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday – Fayette County prayer service at Fayette County Courthouse, 7:30 a.m.