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Today's Features

  • Mother of Dolors meal is March 17

    The annual St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held on Sunday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church Parish Center, 705 W. St. Clair St. in Vandalia.
    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.

  • By Mary Woolsey
    Beulah Brown welcomed everyone with the old greeting: "We’re all in our places with bright shiny faces." She has the wonderful gift of welcoming.
    We sang the "Outreach" and "Welcome" songs, and then sang "Happy Birthday" to Marge Tipsword, Donna Pruett, Tracy Stokes and Bill Whitehurst.
     It was good to see Bernie Ray back at the piano. She played some wonderful music,  including “You Belong to Me.”

  • All over the world and in every age, there has been a universal fear of death. Death is inevitable, and we know that all our lives.

  • This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This team of sixth-grade basketball players is pictured more than 40 years ago.

  • 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.