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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • By Mary Woolsey
    Evergreen Outreach was held amid the pelting rain on Monday. Volunteers ran into Wesley Hall as the guests were unloaded from their buses under the shelter of the church's awning.
    Inside, the musical talent of Betty Stolte was filling the hall. “This is the Day That the Lord has Made,” “Praise the Lord,” “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” “As Time Goes By” and so many other toe-tapping numbers. Betty has a wonderful gift on the piano.

  • Our God is a forgiving God.

  • The 20th Central Illinois Honor Flight, taking World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington, D.C., left Marion at 5 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

  • A benefit fundraiser is being planned for 5-month-old Kinley Walker, who is awaiting a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.
    Kinley is the daughter of Troy and Hannah (Schroeder) Walker of St. Elmo. Troy graduated from St. Elmo High School and Hannah graduated from Altamont High School. Troy is involved in farming and sells Beck’s Seed, and Hannah works at the Wellness Complex of Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
    Kinley has two sisters, Morgan, age 13 and Reagan, age 10, who both attend school in St. Elmo.

  • A benefit fundraiser is being planned for 5-month-old Kinly Walker, who is awaiting a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.
    Kinley is the daughter of Troy and Hannah (Schroeder) Walker of St. Elmo. Troy graduated from St. Elmo High School and Hannah graduated from Altamont High School. Troy is involved in farming and sells Beck’s Seed, and Hannah works at the Wellness Complex of Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
    Kinley has two sisters, Morgan, age 13 and Reagan, age 10, who both attend school in St. Elmo.

  • Mr. and Mrs. David Hill of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house this Sunday.

  • Fayette Faces is focusing on the day care/child care centers in the area, and this week’s visit was made to the recently established Bright Beginnings managed by Amie LeDuc.

  • Big Guys Next Door Visit Over the Fence
     “Strait” and “Flash,” the horses in the neighboring pasture, have been making frequent visits to the fence corner of our yard.

  • Weekend Trip
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo.
    On Saturday, they accompanied Mahala’s future mother-in-law, Donna Jacquin, to Kimmswick, Mo., to the “Witches Night Out” festival. They dined at the Blue Owl Restaurant that evening. On Sunday, the three attended the bridal expo at the Ameristar in St. Charles, Mo.
    Baptism