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Today's Features

  • Catholic Daughters of the Americas met on June 2 for its monthly meeting, which began with installation of new officers.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    It was a great warm summer day for our meeting, and we made the most of it. We missed FAYCO!
    Our leader was Cindy Hunter, who told us about her recent “dog accident,” where her HUGE dog bit her golden retriever.  Naturally, a trip to the vet was required, but after careful examination, all was found to be well.

  • Visit Daughter
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their daughter, Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo.
    Return from China
    Jason and Courtney Gladson of Nashville have returned home from China with their daughter, Mabry.
    The Gladsons have two sons, Connor and Grady.  Courtney is formerly from St. Peter.
    St. Peter Lutheran Church
    Saturday evening attendance was 88.

  • “I got the call now I must go to the Big Game in the Sky. Pack my bag for one last time. I’m on the road again. Press my pants and shine my shoes for the big game in The Big Game in the Sky. So, my friends, listen close for when his whistle blows. For then you’ll know, the game begin and the basketball’s been tossed.”
    Words from memorial card for Jack Scott

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 26
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The first of the summer series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, “Home Orchards,” will be via computer at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Extension Office. The session is free, but advance registration is needed by calling the Extension Office at 283-2753.
    Friday, June 27

  • Cleo Smith
    Cleo Smith of Hagarstown will celebrate his 92nd birthday on Thursday, June 26.

  • Amanda Crow (left) and Viola Blankenship (right) present to Mary Eisenbarth (center) a Relay for Life quilt that Crow, Blankenship and Guila Stone made for this year’s Relay for Life.

  • The Shobonier School Reunion was held on Sunday June 8, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 20 attending.
    Everyone had a good time visiting and catching up on old memories.

  • The Vandalia Lions Club welcomed five new members at its meeting last Monday night.

    Above, from left, are Vandalia Lions President Bill Haselhorst; Jim Strange of Altamont, a past Lions district governor; and new members Vicky Conder, Jennifer Richards, John Mason and Brandon Garrett. Not present for the photo was new member Ashley Metzger.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jesse “Jack” Ritchey of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 30.
    To honor the Ritcheys, their family members and friends will hold a potluck picnic at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Lions Pavilion at the Vandalia Lake Marina.