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Today's Features

  • Callie’s Story
    As has been her nightly routine for a long time, on Saturday evening, Callie, the kitty, left her private retreat/room to join us in the living room as we relaxed, except I was busy and had not yet sat down.
    Callie’s routine was to lie in my lap for a while, then lie down at Bill’s feet, often resting her head on his foot. Saturday evening, I was busy and hadn’t sat down yet.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 6
    • The Sew Simple workshop for youth ages 8-18 will have two sessions at the Fayette County Extension Office, Vandalia – one at 9 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    Where was everyone? The sun was shining, only a rare cloud, the cookies and lemonade all made, but no one came!

  • As a pastor, one of the things I enjoy most is getting together with other pastors.

  • Sefton
    The annual Sefton reunion will be held at noon on Saturday at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown. Chicken, dinnerware and drinks will be provided.

    Dothager
    The annual Dothager reunion will be held on Sunday at the Pleasant Mound Community Center. A potluck dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    Finley
    The annual Finley family reunion will be held on Sunday at Ponderosa Steak House in Vandalia, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Bob and Joan Langley of Vandalia celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 19.
    A family dinner celebration was held, and a trip through America by rail is planned for mid-August.

  • Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.
    Call the site director, Sharon Harris, at 283-1040 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you wish to eat there.

  • Emmet and Cora Miley of rural Beecher City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14.

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on July 30 in Litchfield at Maverick Restaurant, with 24 members and three guests present.
    President Dean Black welcomed everyone, followed by the pledge to the flag. David Poe gave the blessing for the meal.
    After the meal, Black called the meeting to order.
    The secretary and treasurer report were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for July were read.
    Laura Mulhern had completed a brochure that included everything about the club, and each couple or member was given one.

  • Prairie Days Floats
    In commemoration of its 40th Anniversary, the Prairie Days Committee invites area businesses, civic organizations, and area churches to consider building floats for the Prairie Days parade this year.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 140.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Ellijah Bahde served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Allen Magnus and Mark Wollin.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Jeaneane Jenne
    -Ryan Gullion