Today's Features

  • Week of March 4
    Weekend Trip
    Larry and Sue Urban traveled to Schaumburg to watch grandson Jonathan Cavaletto and his teammates participate in the LSA Tournament of Champions State Basketball Tournament.
    Jonathan is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Royals of Centralia.
    Participants and spectators enjoyed the basketball games and the various Chicago eateries.
    On Saturday evening the group attended worship at St. Peter in Arlington Heights.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 175.
    The organist was Scott Gercken.

    Wednesday, March 13
    • Reverb Youth, 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Kids Klub, 7 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
    • Winter Awards Program, 7 p.m., high school Cafeteria.
    Thursday, March 14
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., Brownstown Branch Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110, Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, March 16

  • Brylie Mae Schmid
    Chris Schmid and Sarah Lilly of St. Elmo are the parents of a girl born at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    Brylie Mae weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
    Grandparents are Andrew and Pamela Lilly of Beecher City, and Mark and Tracy Schmid of Auburn.

  • Evelyn A. (Chatham) Talbott
    A card shower has been requested for Evelyn A. (Chatham) Talbott, who will celebrate 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.

  • Eric Summers
    Army Pfc. Eric C. Summers has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.
    Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

  • Kendra Rochelle Uphold of Kinmundy and Wade Lee Crain of Farina have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • By Charlene Jett
    Monday's Evergreen Outreach meeting started with a smile, as Phyllis Rames was our leader. It was smooth as silk and warm as toast, in spite of the blustery cold weather.
    Three quarters of the Fourgiven Quartet made their way to Wesley Hall to share their faith and Southern gospel music with us. They were DeWayne Brown, lead singer, Bob Culbertson, tenor singer, and Jeff Hempkin, baritone singer and piano player.    Refreshments were provided by EO and volunteers.

  • Mother of Dolors meal is this Sunday

    The annual St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held this Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church Parish Center, 705 W. St. Clair St.
    The menu will include corned beef and cabbage, ham, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts and drinks. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 and up and free for children ages 5 and under. Carryouts are available by calling 283-8738.

  • I once was selected by the Army to attend a training course at Fort Bragg, N.C. Prior to reporting to duty, the training center sent a “packing list” of all required field items that were to be in my possession to attend the course.

  • The sixth and last Lenten Luncheon of this season will be hosted by Mother of Dolors Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 27, with the noon meal and program held in the Parish Hall building just across the street.