Today's Features

  • Miles Filer
    A card shower has been requested for Miles Filer, who will celebrate his 95th birthday this Friday.
    Those who wish to send him cards, his address is: Sweetbriar Retirement Home, 410 Sunset Drive, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Jenna Lee Lester and Derek Lyn Trower have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Tessa Davison and Cody Robbins have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Scott and Michelle Borntreger of Auburn celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 4.

    Scott Borntreger and the former Michelle Moreland were united in marriage on May 4, 1991, at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Louis Frick officiating.
    The Borntregers moved to Auburn in November 1991 and are the owners of Harry’s Pharmacy in Auburn.
    Michelle also works for Dr. Russell Wangen as a registered hygienist.
    They are the parents of two daughters, Leah, 17, and Erin, 13.

  • John 14:25-26
    “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
    In the Name of + Jesus. Amen. The waiting is finally over. The big day is here.
    We have been counting down the days from Easter until Pentecost: 50 days of rejoicing in the resurrection of Jesus. Seven days, Seven weeks, plus one day for eternity, that makes

  • Celebrating Birthday
    Mary Harpster, formerly of St. Peter, will be celebrating her 85 birthday on May 16. Cards may be sent to: Mary Harpster, c/o Lutheran Care Center, 702 W.Cumberland Road, Altamont, Ill. 62411.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 183.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Acolyte was Dennis Wollin.
    Attending elders were Brien
    Guy and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Melvin Graumenz
    -Kathy Hassebrock

    Thursday, May 12
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education meets today at 1:30 p.m. at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Fayette County Leadership Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.

  • From the Critter Barn...
    Namely, Madricka, the mother donkey, and her son. Buckwheat (aka Baby Bucky), and Lady, the sweet little senior mini-mare. Bill extended the donkey area to include some fresh green grass. We just leave them on it for a limited time every day, because we don’t want them to overeat and get a tummy ache.
    They still enjoy their carrots and, very pointedly, look up to the house when they see me out. Madricka brays to get my attention and they watch for me to bring them their carrot treats.

  • 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.