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Today's Features

  • Bill and Ann (Houston) Veal of rural Vernon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married on Aug. 16, 1964, at the First United Methodist Church in Patoka.
    They are the parents of a daughter, Andrea (Mark) Britt of St. Peters, Mo., and a son Brent Veal, deceased. They have two granddaughters, Kathryn "Kate" and Lauren Britt.

  • Verlin and Marcia Haslett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 3 at their home in Fleming Island, Fla.

  • Brody Ryan
    & Nolan Richard Rinehart

    Mark and Leanne Rinehart of Vandalia are the parents of twin boys born on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, Mo.
    Brody Ryan, born at 6:44 p.m., weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and was 17.7 inches long, and Nolan Richard, born at 6:45 p.m., weighed 4 pounds 3 ounces, and was 17.3 inches long.
    They have a sister, Caroline, age 2.

  • Amanda “Mina” Kleinik and Luke Perkins have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Beth Campbell and Justin “JJ” Hawk, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Rhodes
    The 56th Rhodes reunion will be held at noon on Sunday at the blue building in St. Elmo Park.
    Meat, drinks and table service will be provided, and those attending are asked to take a covered dish. They may also take an item for a door prize.
     

  • Erna Gehle
    Erna Gehle, formerly of the St. Paul community in southeast Fayette County, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Aug. 29.
    She was born on Aug. 29, 1914, the daughter of Otto and Emma Gehle.
    Cards may be sent to her at: 709 S. Laclede Station Road, Room 311, Webster Groves, Mo. 63119.

  • Nature’s Summer Night Sounds
    When we step outside the door at night, we are treated to a chorus of night sounds presented by the various night critters (frogs, insects, etc., and  sometimes, if Katie, the dog, sees a rabbit, cat or coyote in the yard we also hear frenzied barking.  

  • Class Reunion
    The Vandalia Community High School class of 1984 held its class reunion on Aug. 2 at the home of Charlie Pryor, north of Frogtown.
    Family Cookout
    Mr. and Mrs. Dan Yagow and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Graumenz of St. Peter attended a family cookout at the Vernon Spilker home in Altamont on Sunday evening. Mr. Spilker is the nephew of Mrs. Graumenz and is retiring from teaching at Immanuel Lutheran School in Altamont.
    Death

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 21
    • The St. Elmo Business Association will have a special meeting at noon at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Friday, August 22
    • This Friday is the final day to pre-register floats for $2 in the St. Elmo Labor Day Parade; floats entered after this date will cost $5. Entries are to be made at the St. Elmo City Hall.