Today's Features

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    What a day we had on Monday at Evergreen Outreach!  We all had cookies and iced tea! And a good time was had by all.
    Bernie Ray started things off with some piano music. And Jeannie Schlicht introduced the program for the day – singers, Judy Varga and Randy Schucker.
    We celebrated birthdays for Gladys Meador, Mickie Wilson, Mary Gebke, Ewald Steiner, Virginia Wolf, Steve Longwell and Eleanor McNutt. Phyllis Rames followed with a prayer for everyone.

  • With a theme Bible verse taken from Jeremiah 29:11, the baccalaureate program last Wednesday at Vandalia Community High School included several references to the past, present and future.

  • Vacation Bible School set at St. James

    Vacation Bible School is being held this Wednesday through Friday from 6-8 p.m. daily at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
    The VBS program is open to all children, ages 3-12. On Wednesday, participants will be planting a garden. On Thursday, they will have relays. The VBS will conclude with a family night cookout on Friday. Participants in the cookout are asked to take a hot dog fork, a side dish to share and a lawn chair.
    The church is located at 727 W. Gallatin St. Telephone: 283-0725.

  • “What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?” (Romans 3:3).
    God is faithful. That means God does not change … neither does his word, and neither do his promises to you.

  • Kolton Lee Schaefer
    Jennifer and Ryan Schaefer of rural Beecher City are the parents of a boy born at 8:01 a.m. on March 20, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was named Kolton Lee. He has a brother, Kaden, age 16 months.
    Grandparents are Kenneth and Kathy Bogart of rural Brownstown, and Evan Schaefer, and Matt and Amy Jones of Beecher City.

  • Jennie Alice Harner
    An open house reception for Jennie Alice (Logue) Harner on her 95th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown.

  • PFC Victoria Ragel
    Marine Corps Pfc. Victoria L. Ragel, daughter of Holly B. Norris of Vandalia, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C., designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
    Ragel and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m. by running three miles and performing calisthenics.

  • Katy Heckert of St. Elmo and Andrew Noble of Franklin, Ohio, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Dean Black of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Leon and Linda Lawler of rural Mulberry Grove will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday.
    Leon and the former Linda Washburn were married at Haley Chapel Church in Bluff City.