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Today's Features

  • Adelynn Mae Bowling
    Jake and Kristen Bowling of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • The Rev. Ernest and Joyce Flowers will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.
    Their children will be joining them for their anniversary weekend.

  • Larry and Sue Keyes of Brownstown will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this Thursday.

  • Visit Children
    Dane, Belinda and Mahala Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with Amanda, Ben, Madison and Ben Eller of Jackson, Mo.
    Adult Instruction Class
    Beginning Monday, Feb. 6, Pastor Emrick will hold an adult information class for those wishing to renew their understanding of the Lutheran faith, for those who are curious about what the Lutheran Church believes or for those who wish to become members of the Lutheran church. The class will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. each Monday through the end of March.
    St. Peter Church

  • A Pleasant, Countryside Excursion
    … to the Shobonier area. Having heard rumors of a new Mennonite country store (the previous one which we had enjoyed visiting so much had been closed for some time), we drove through the countryside (which we always enjoy) and onto the St. Peter blacktop road, where we found the just- six-weeks-old country store.
    The youthful-appearing owners, John and Christina Horst, were on hand, smiling and welcoming us as we were paying for our candy and bacon sizzlers. (The sizzlers aroma when they are cooking is so mouthwatering!)

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Jan. 25
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. Those attending are asked to take ideas for this new year.
    Thursday, Jan. 26
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • A self-defense class for women 18 and older will be taught by the Illinois State Police from 6:30-8 p.m. at the St. Elmo Public Library. There is no charge for class.
    Sunday, Jan. 29

  • The homebound and disabled in the community can still enjoy hot, nutritious meals in their own homes, and also enjoy seeing the face of the friendly,caring people delivering their food.
    Thanks due to the Meals on Wheels program, which began in 1995.

  • By Mary Woolsey
    Evergreen Outreach met at Fayette County Hospital's Long Term Care this week.
    Bemie Ray was seated at the piano playing beautiful songs from a list she had made. She needed no music sheets, but played the following from memory: “Love Letters in the Sand," "Alice Blue Gown," "Ole Shanty Town" and "Down Mexico Way."

  • Jesus broke new ground for religion when he welcomed the Wise Men of the East to his dwelling (Matthew 2).

  • Russell 'Burwin' Merriman
    Family members and friends are invited to an open house on Saturday, Jan. 28, to celebrate the 90th birthday of Russell "Burwin" Merriman.
    The open house will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. at St. Agnes Parish Center in Hillsboro. The parish center is located next to St. Agnes Catholic Church.
    The family requests no gifts, though cards are welcome and may be sent to: 509 N. Main St., Fillmore Ill. 62032.