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Today's Features

  • Twenty-four members and three guests traveled to the Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield for the monthly ExxonMobil Annuitants luncheon and meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal blessing.
    After the buffet, Dean Black opened the meeting with the announcement of two new members, Karl and Diane Kozak of Gillespie. Guests present were Millie Brooks, and Kenneth and Angie Hagan.
    The secretary and treasurer report was given and approved as read.

  • Philip Charles Taylor
    Shane and Kelly Taylor of Augsburg are the parents of a boy born at 10:01 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Mary Turner of Ramsey and Andrew Hoover of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Louie and Martha Turner of Ramsey. She is pursuing her degree in business administration through Argosy University.
    The future groom is the son of the late Bob and Virginia Hoover of Bingham. He is employed at Octochem in Vandalia, and is a volunteer fireman with the Smithboro Fire Protection District.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pryor of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11.


    Brad Pryor and the former Linda Blunt were married on Nov. 11, 1962, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, with Dr. Archie Brown officiating.
    Their attendants were Sharon McDonald Hoover, the late Sue Rogier Hicks, Larry Blunt and Tom Metzger.
    The Pryors are the parents of a daughter, Stacy Kruenegel.
    They have two grandchildren, Tyler and Jamie Kruenegel.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wasser of Vandalia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 19.

  • This is the third in a series of introductions to the children’s day care and learning centers located in the area.

  • Marriage
    Pastor William, Roxanne and Clara Emrick of St. Peter attended the wedding of Joseph Emrick and Carissa Brown in Vine Grove, Ky., on Saturday. The Rev. David Tannahill officiated, with Pastor Emrick assisting.
    Turkey Supper News
    All good things must come to an end – the LWML regretfully retired its annual turkey supper this year.
    However, the PTL and other church and school members are having a turkey supper on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m., in the school gym.
    St. Peter Church

  • ‘Horse Sense’
    We have always heard the phrase “horse sense,” which, we figured, meant being logical or practical. This theory seems to have been proven last week.
    The neighbor’s pretty horses, “Flash,” the paint, and “Strait,” the bay, have often visited us across the corner fence close to our house. They seem interested in what we are doing when we are out in the yard.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, October 24
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. Those attending are to take items for Veterans Day and Make a Difference Day.

  • Fusion 3D youth event is this weekend

    Family Worship Center in Vandalia will hold a youth conference called Fusion 3D this Friday and Saturday at the church.
    The event – which includes music, dramas, food and prizes – will be held at 7 p.m. Friday night and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. For information, call 977-8485.

    Master Plan sings Saturday at Columbus

    The singing group Master Plan will perform at Columbus Baptist Church in Keyesport at 6 p.m. this Saturday.