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Today's Features

  • Christi Smith is the scheduled speaker for the Lenten Luncheon, the fourth of the season, next Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Vandalia.

  • Marie Arnold
    A card shower has been requested for Marie Arnold, who will celebrate her 97th birthday this Saturday.
    Cards may be sent to: RR 1, Box 74, Brownstown, Ill. 62418.

  • Leanne Marie Montgomery
    Tyler and Stefanie Montgomery of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 7:50 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2013, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20½ inches long. She was named Leanne Marie.
    She has a sister, Lucy, age 2.

  • Lauren Nicole Crocks and Travis Leslie Gould have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Chelsey Stewart of Vandalia and Jacob Jolliff of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Brandi Sheraden and Jeff Storey, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Airman Jordan Evans
    Air Force Airman Jordan R. Evans graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Schaal of Shobonier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17, with a family luncheon.

    Eugene Schaal and Nancy Miller were married on Feb. 24, 1963, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier.
    The Schaals have lived in rural Shobonier all of their married life. They have four sons: Kevin and his wife Lori of San Antonio, Texas, Tim and his wife Lori of Decatur, Jeff and his wife Kelly of Des Peres, Mo., and Joe and his wife Rachel of Vandalia. They have 10 grandchildren.

  • Carolyn Faye Taylor of Vandalia and Gordon Ray Thacker of Mulberry Grove were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Temple Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating.

  • Smokey, the Little Burro’s Winter ‘Hair Do’