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Today's Features

  • The good news is that new opportunities for shoppers and those needing services and/or information continue to grow in downtown Vandalia, as previously vacant storefronts are filling up with displays.

  • Dana Frances Kirk and Craig Michael Kern, both of Vandalia, were united in marriage in a ceremony on Sept. 29, 2012, at Liberty Church in Bingham.

  • Don and Emily Ehrat of rural Shobonier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-3 p.m. this Sunday at the Augsburg Immanuel Lutheran Church Parish Hall in rural Shobonier.

  • Partners in the newest business in downtown Vandalia, Nathan Dothager and Cody Scott are local men, and both grew up and attended school in Vandalia.

  • It is a common and wise practice for a potential buyer of a vehicle to have it checked over by a qualified and knowledgeable person to determine if there are any existing problems or conditions that may cause future problems or safety hazards that would require expensive repairs or replacements.

  • Christmas Guests
    Christmas Day guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were: Helen Limes of St. Peter, Renee Key of Edgewood, Dale, Lori and Shooter McKinney of Farina, Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo., and Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    Christmas evening guests of the Harpsters were: Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.; Mahala Harpster and Nathan Jacquin; and Rollie and Trieva Henson.
    Attend Graduation Celebration

  • Recap of 2012 (just the last 2-3 weeks)
    Has a Higher Power been trying to tall me something – Is the electronic age rebelling against me … or is it my hair (which sometimes seems to attract electric waves) ??
    In recent weeks, # 1-Unsolicited by me, my laptop was being “updated” (apparently by Yahoo) every time I opened it for two days! Results? Many procedures were changed, including the one to e-mail photographs.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, January 2
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, January 3
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. Dona Strullmyer of Altamont will give a travelogue. All persons interested are invited to attend.
    Monday, January 7

  • Past worship masters of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F & A.M. in Vandalia for 2013 were honored at a dinner recently.

    In front, from left to right, are Jimmy McNutt, Mark Augenstein, Harold Baumann, Cecil Richey, Winfred Morrison and Mark Miller. In back are Mike Gidcumb, Lonnie Langley, Tim McMillan, Johnny Crotser and Larry Cantrell, and District Deputy Dennis Nance.

  • Officers of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F & A.M. in Vandalia for 2013 are shown.

    In front, from left, are Mark Miller, Jimmy McNutt, Mark Augenstein, Harold Baumann, Worshipful Master Gerald Libsack, Larry Rench and Winfred Morrison. In back are Tim McMillan, Jamie McNutt, installing officer Kenneth Braye, Kenneth Hubler, Johnny Crotser and District Deputy Dennis Nance.