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Today's Features

  • Brailee Lynn Lockart
    Sean Lockart and April Tackett of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 4:24 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Marcy Richards of Vandalia and Aaron Jones of Effingham have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Natasha Nicole Barker and Justin Eugene Elmore were united in marriage on July 9, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.

    The bride is the daughter of Steve and Michele Barker of Vandalia.
    She chose her sister, Jessica Levanti, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ember Barnhart, Kristin Charlesworth and Jamie Elmore.
    The groom chose Jeff Ray, Ty Freeland, Clint Brown and Brandt Summers as his best men. Ushers were Kyle Barker and Egan McClary.
    Libby Watson was the flower girl, and Parker Ray was the ring bearer.

  • Bill and Betty Springman of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18.

  • Betsy & the Bovine Family
    Betsy, the coriente longhorn, is the leader of the pack (or herd, in this case). Now that the pasture has been frosted over, they look forward to their supplement diet of Pam and Pete LeDuc’s good hay.

  • Volleyball in Springfield
    The St. Peter Lady Saints volleyball team traveled to Springfield over the weekend to compete in the LSA State Volleyball Tournament. They came home with a sixth-place finish.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Nov. 10
    • The Lunch Bunch, noon at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Fall dinner Sunday at St. Mary's Church

    St. Mary's Church on U.S. Route 40 in St. Elmo will be holding a fall dinner this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The meal will offer a choice of turkey or roast beef, plus all the trimmings.
    The price is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 and free for pre-schoolers. Carryouts are available. For more information, call 829-3908.

    Veteran's Day service at Northside

  • By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma
     On this wet and rainy Monday, Evergreen Outreach was in full swing – bringing sunshine to everyone!
    Pam Childers played the piano, delighting us all with old-time hymns and gospel songs, followed by the old standbys: "Bill Bailey," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "Clementine"  and "Bicycle Built For Two."

  • What a great time of year this is. The heat of summer has given way to the coolness of fall. The leaves on the trees are changing from various shades of green to bright yellow, gold and red.