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Today's Features

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 28
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • A Maundy Thursday “come and go” communion, 5-7 p.m., First Church of God.
    • Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
    Friday, March 29

  • Mr. and Mrs. Dick Paul of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 4.

  • Allison Brown of Lexington and Mitch Whightsil of Vandalia have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Ray and Jan Brown of Lexington.
    She is a 2009 graduate of Lexington High School and a December 2012 graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
    She is employed as the assistant volleyball coach at Illinois College.
    The future groom is the son of Rich and Renee Whightsil of Vandalia.

  • “On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb” (John 20:1).

  • “We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”
    -Girls on the Run website

  • The annual Soroptimist Awards Banquet will be held on Friday evening, April 12, at Days Inn in Vandalia, at 6:30 p.m.
    Reservations should be made by calling Judy Wasmuth at 283-2989 or 267-7637 no later than Monday, April 8. Limited seating is available, so those planning to attend are encourage to make reservations early.
    The local Soroptimist Club is honoring three women in the Soroptimist International of America programs.

  • A1C Matthew Hoffman
    Matthew Hoffman graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas on Dec. 27, 2012.

    Hoffman was then stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas for eight weeks, and he came home on leave on March 8.
    A munition system apprentice, he is now stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.
    Hoffman is the son of Jeff and Lori Hoffman, and Stephanie Hoffman, and the grandson of Linda Schulte, Brenda Burtschi and Bob Hoffman.
     

  • Aiken Aden Gary Emerick
    Lucas and Sally Emerick are the parents of a son born at 11:55 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Evelyn A. (Chatham) Talbott
    A card shower has been requested for Evelyn A. (Chatham) Talbott, who celebrated her 88th birthday on Wednesday, March 20.

    She is the mother of Dennis Chatham and his wife Linda, Darlene and her husband Allen Caylor, and Dianne Richards.
    For those wishing to send cards, her address is: 1019 N. Fourth St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Pastor Kevin Bonifacius and his wife, Connie, arrived in Brownstown in January to minister to First Christian Church.