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Today's Features

  • Several area residents and pastors participated in prayers at various locations around Vandalia this week as a prelude to the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

  • Women's trio to perform this Sunday

    The Liberty Belles Trio, a Southern gospel women's group from Liberty, Mo., will perform at Crown Point Church Sunday at 10 a.m.
    The church is located seven miles south of Vandalia on Carlyle Road.
    For more information, call the Rev. Pete LeDuc at 339-1646.

    Summer lunches meeting is Wednesday

  • Things do not always take place in God’s kingdom the way we expect. Adam and Eve decided to disobey God. Sin was born. This sin is passed along to all of us.

  • Birth
    Divo and Pam Noschese of St. Peter are the parents of a son, Giovanni Dominic, born on April 24, 2012.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He has a sister, Isabella, age 3.
    Grandparents are Rick and Ellen Dorr, and Mary Ellen Noschese.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 192.
    The organist was Scott Gercken. Acolyte was Eric Fortman.
    Elders were Charlie Wachholz and Kevin Wodtka.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:

  • Nature’s Critter’s “Sound(s) of Music”
    The melodic sounds of the wild birds have been so prevalent over other sounds, even over the I-70 road traffic, and we have enjoyed them so much. This weekend, as we worked outside, we noticed more little creatures joining the chorus

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 3
    • The World Day of Prayer will be held at noon at St. Elmo City Hall.
    • Because of the World Day of Prayer , the St. Elmo Business Association will not meet until Thursday at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Phillips Building.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 6 p.m., Ryan’s at Effingham. Those going are to meet at 5:15 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot.
    Friday, May 4

  • Ella Elizabeth Morrison
    Jared and Natalie Morrison of Beecher in Northern Illinois are the parents of a girl born at 1:24 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

  • Ryan Gramlick (left) and Alex Kleinik (right), shown with the Rev. Bruce Milash, were confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Augsburg on Palm Sunday, April 1.

  • Edward M. and Deanna Kulesza will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Overcup Baptist revival this week

    Overcup Baptist Church is holding a spring revival this week. Preaching at the event is the Rev. Bruce Sasse.  
    Services are being held Wednesday through Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.