Today's Features

  • VBS this week at Overcup Baptist

    Overcup Baptist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School this week. It is running from 6-8:30 p.m. daily.
    The theme is "Adventures on Promise Island."
    For more information, contact Connie Hobler at 283-4384.
    Liberty Christian to host VBS program

    Liberty Christian Church will host a week of Vacation Bible School next Monday through Friday. The program will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily.
    It is open to children from ages 3-5 and kindergarten through sixth grade.

  • By Edith Elliott
    Monday’s showers reminded us of the song, “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.” And we were SO rejoicing over that! Though it was good for the farmers, Monday’s rain did cause our crowd at Evergreen Outreach to be a little short.
    Donna Smith greeted us with her great collection of music. She doesn’t need the notes before her to play the piano – only the titles of the songs. We do enjoy and appreciate her.

  • Not long ago, I was traveling home from a visit with my daughter and I made a stop in Atlanta.
    While waiting in the gate area for the flight to St. Louis, I noticed two things that could be used for this article.

  • The Brownstown School District joined with the Sefton Unit Home and Community Education to collect pop top tabs for the St. Louis Ronald McDonald House.

  • The Barn Critters Doing Well…
    …in spite of the hot, dry temperatures.
    Smoky, the (adorable) little donkey, and his buddies, Lady, the mini-mare, and Sugarfoot, the little beautiful black stallion, do not seem to be bothered by the heat.
    In the past, if they showed signs of being too hot, we put a fan in their window, which helped. However, it hasn’t been necessary yet this year.

  • Story Worth Telling
    Some of you may remember a story published a few years ago, about my Godson, Seth Bergmann, who saved his grandfather’s life by running several blocks and getting help.
    Well, he again has done something worth telling. He turned 5 back in November, and he received money (from myself and several others) instead of a gift.
    After several failed promises to take him shopping (myself included), he told his mother he wanted to go shopping with his birthday money – grocery shopping.

    Thursday, June 14
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo District Public Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110, Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    • The Fayette County Livestock Committee, 8 p.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    Friday, June 15

  • You might say Loretta Weaver is a transplant to Illinois, as she was born and grew up in the boot hills of Missouri.

  • Crystal Wallace and Larry W. England Jr., both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Julianne Zimny and Jonathan Morton, both of Chicago, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.