Today's Features

  • Thursday, May 10 – Pork loin w/cranberry sauce, baked potato, layered salad, roll, pie & ice cream.
    Friday, May 11 – Chili, cole slaw, peaches, crackers, cinnamon roll.
    Monday, May 14 – Salmon patty, scalloped potatoes, peas, cinnamon applesauce, whole grain bread.
    Tuesday, May 15 – Turkey w/dressing, lima beans, ambrosia, whole grain roll.
    Wednesday, May 16 – Barbecue ribette on bun, mac & cheese, baked beans, birthday cake.

  • Betty Yarbrough
    A surprise party for Betty Yarbrough's 90th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express in Vandalia.

  • Still time to help with summer lunches

    If you were unable to attend Wednesday's volunteer meeting for the Summer Lunches for Kids program, there's still time to sign up to help.
    Those who wish to volunteer for or donate to the program but were unable to attend the meeting are asked to call Pat Rhodes, 283-5372, or Northside Christian Church, 283-1970.
    The mission of the program is to provide children with free and nutritious lunches during the summer months.

  • As the culmination of a five-day “week of prayer,” the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance last Thursday sponsored a prayer breakfast at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home.

  • By Karen Redfern
    What a great crowd was in attendance at Wesley Hall for Evergreen Outreach on Monday.
    We were entertained by the beautiful music played by Pam Childers. Some of her tunes included: “You Are My Sunshine,” “Oh, My Darling Clementine,” “Home On the Range” and “I’ve Been Working On the Railroad.”

  • My parents guided me to good table manners: “Don’t talk with your mouth full” and “Use your spoon, not your fingers for the peas.”

  • Lucille Fisher was surprised to see so many friends waiting for her at Mary Ann's Restaurant in St. Elmo recently to celebrate her 99th birthday.

    She was greeted by her friends from her breakfast club, Sefton Home and Community Education Unit, Golden Years Club and her bunco club. Seated, from left to right, are Shirley Klitzing, Edna Wright, Sandra Braasch and Carolyn Grames. Standing are Lucille Fisher, LaVonne Kramer, Joyce Fisher, Flo Allen, Helen Klitzing, Ellen Willms, Lavern Buff, Sally Behrends and Panzi Blackwell.

  • National Pet Week …
    …is in progress and some of our reader’s pets are starring in this week’s  “Critter Corner”

  • Birth
    Kyle and Dawn Urban of St. Peter are the parents of a daughter born on May 2, 2012. She has been named Olivia Kay.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter, and Vickie West of Kinmundy.
    Dexten Monroe Lotz, infant son of Nathan and Jessica Lotz, was baptized on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. His sponsors were Bryan Lotz, Garrett Bartels and Joshua Bartels.

    Wednesday, May 9
    • The annual Kid’s Klub Fun Fair will be from 6-8 p.m. in the First Church of God S.H.E.D. Vans will not run. All kids in third grade and under must be accompanied by an adult (high school or older). It will be the last Kid’s Klub until school starts in the fall. There will be games, inflatables, face-painting, hair paint and food
    • The St. James 4-H Club meeting, 8 p.m.
    Thursday, May 10
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.