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Today's Features

  • Donna Strobel Davis
    A card shower has been requested for Donna Strobel Davis, who will celebrate her 85th birthday on June 20.

  • VBS is this week at Overcup Baptist

    Overcup Baptist Church is holding Vacation Bible School this Wednesday through Friday, from 6-8:30 p.m.
    The program includes children from age 4 to 13.
    For more information, call Connie at 267-4484.

    Bethel Baptist VBS going on this week

    A Vacation Bible School program titled "Discover, Decide, Defend" is being held through this Friday at Bethel Baptist Church, from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly. Parents' night will be Saturday at 6 p.m.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    Monday was another fine day for Evergreen Outreach. Our leader was the Rev. Jim Fackler,  and our pianist was Donna Smith, a really good combination for having fun, laughter and music. That’s the way it was at the Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care activities room.
    We shared refreshments as everyone wondered if I could actually get the microphone to work! Since Donna knows most everything by heart, she played and we sang our opening songs.

  • The beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, termed the Beatitudes, is located in Matthew 5:1-10.
    These wise sayings of Jesus are pithy, and at times we struggle to get the real meaning of the statements. For instance, in Matthew 5:5, it says: "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." Jesus tells us that meekness is a quality of Christ. They provide many insights in how to live our life.

  • First of All
    A note to the Sefton Unit HCE – The Thursday meeting will begin at 2 p.m., instead of 1 p.m.
    Not a lot of news
    this week…
    … but more is expected next week. Your news is appreciated. Please get it to me by Monday afternoon, via the box under our regular mailbox, telephone or email. Next week, we should have more reports/photos of meetings, etc.
    Critter Corner
    The Cow(girls) Are Not Subtle

  • Farewell
    Sunday, June 8 was Scott Gercken’s last Sunday as organist at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    His family is moving from the area.  
    Mini-Vacation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster attended the 400-mile yard sale last week from Thursday-Sunday.
    The sale began in Paducah, Ky., and ended in Washington, Tenn.
    They didn’t make the whole 400 miles, but did make almost 300 of it.
    VBS

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 12
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo 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.
    Friday, June 13
    • The Town and Country Amateur Art Show and Professional Art Show at the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia, will have an opening critique at 7 p.m. In addition to the museum hours of 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., the Museum will be open from 6-9 p.m. on Friday.

  • VBS is June 11-13 at Overcup Baptist

    Overcup Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School from Wednesday, June 11, through Friday, June 13, from 6-8:30 p.m.
    The program includes children from age 4 to 13.
    For more information, call Connie at 267-4484.

    Bethel Baptist VBS is set for June 9-13

    A Vacation Bible School program titled "Discover, Decide, Defend" will be held Monday through Friday, June 9-13, at Bethel Baptist Church from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly.

  • “Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.”

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    We had a good meeting Monday, with FAYCO and Vandalia Rehabilitation attending. We missed our Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care friends.
    And on a more serious note, we REALLY missed Judy and Bob Varga, and Katy (in hospital) and Randy Schukar, plus we missed Jeannie Schlicht, who is with Wolf in the hospital in Springfield. As we shared our refreshments, we tried to catch up with  everyone’s happenings. Phyllis Rames put it this way  – trying to get everything back to normal! Lord, we are trying!