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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • When Todd McKellar heard mention of Bill Runyon, a conductor on the Pennsylvania Train – and, more importantly,  the one who had the power to stop the train in Vandalia for the Santa Claus visit every year – he was quick to respond with some memories.

  • The Best-Laid Plans of Mice & Men …
    … often go astray, as events at the Homestead proved last week.
    Bill was comfortably sitting in his recliner chair Saturday, but had mentioned earlier not feeling very well.  As the day progressed, he was feeling worse and he suspected pneumonia, which he has experienced in the past.  

  • Return from Vacation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter and Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., all flew to Kennebunkport, Maine, on Saturday, July 9.
    They rented a house there, and did a lot of sightseeing, including the summer home of former President George and Barbara Busch.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Monday, July 25
    • Fayette County Home and Community Education Board, 10 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    • St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Wednesday, July 27
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. Grade school supplies will be collected.
    Thursday, July 28
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Maverick Restaurant, Litchfield.  
    Alumni Banquet Info