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Today's Features

  • Critters Keeping Cool
    Well, maybe not as cool as the proverbial cucumbers, but as they have plenty of water, shady areas to rest in and regular meals, they don’t seem to be feeling any stress weather-wise.
    Lady, the mini-horse, has a nice canopy (which was originally meant for the picnic table). It has a high center roof, so she gets the breeze flowing through it. We plan to build her a winter quarters before the snow flies, but the temporary shelter seems to be satisfying her.

  • Installation
    Associate Pastor Bernard Ross was installed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont on Sunday.
    Ross and his wife, Katie, have a 2-year-old son, Daniel. He is a 2014 graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. A reception was held at the parish hall following the installation. The Rev. Bill Emrick was the preacher for the installation.
    Death
    Word was received that Sharon Mosley died last Thursday.
    Weekend Visitors

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 10
    • For the June special activity, the Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education will go to the cheese factory south of Greenville.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, July 12
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, 214 N. Walnut.

  • This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: These six young women are shown in a presentation in the Supreme Court Room at the Vandalia Statehouse several years ago. Do you know them? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374.

  • Ali Meyer of Shobonier and Matthew Hellman of Carlyle have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Andrea Stunkel and Levi Thompson, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Marjorie Warner of Shobonier displays a 25-inch tall lettuce plant grown by Eric Bamberger.

  • The Vandalia Lions Club installed officers for the coming year last Monday evening at the Lions Pavilion at the Vandalia Lake Marina.

  • Hoffman
    The Hoffman family reunion was held on June 15 in Rogier Park in Vandalia, with five families represented, those of Leonard, Harry, Edmund, Arnold and Raymond.
    Member of Albert’s family present were: Evelyn Probst of Ramsey; Connie Weller of Bethalto; Gail Greer of O’Fallon and Gary Probst of Long Beach, Calif.; May Della Probst of Bingham; and Bill and Rhonda Jacobs of Chatham.

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on June 26 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    Twenty-one members and four guests were present. President Dean Black welcomed all members and guests, followed by the pledge of allegiance. Black gave the blessing.
    The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for June were read.
    Health updates were given and members signed two cards for members who are ill.
    The Deeds Awards were handed out to members who had 50 hours or more of volunteer time for the 2013 club year.