Today's Features

  • The final Lenten Luncheon of the year was held at Northside Christian Church, with the message of this year’s theme, “The Good News That Brought Christ to the Cross.”

  • Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois held its sixth annual meeting on April 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn in O’Fallon.
    During the meeting, approximately 300 Girl Scout members (adults and girls) from throughout Southern Illinois elected Board of Directors members and received a “State of the Council” report from Dixie Travelstead, GSSI Board of Director chair, and Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.

  • Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses. There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.  Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.

  • Clarence and Jeanette Wodtka will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary next Friday.

  • Bethel Baptist Church, located northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185, has announced its schedule for Easter services:
    • Thursday – Maundy Thursday services. Worship will be centered on "The Seven Last Words of Christ."
    • Easter Sunday – 7 a.m., sunrise services; 7:30 a.m., Easter breakfast; 9 a.m., Sunday School; and 10:15 a.m., Bethel choir Easter cantata – "Run to the Cross."
    The public is invited to participate in the church's services.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    God was with us again at Evergreen Outreach – he never fails! We welcomed everyone with a bit of music from the “Down by the River to Pray” CD.
    It was very good to get FAYCO and Fayette County Hospital LTC all together again! We sang our welcome song and our meeting songs a capella while three volunteers held up the big cards with words.

  • First of All … A Correction/Completion …
    … of the list of grandparents and great-grandparents of Dawson Duane and Cade Ryan Willms, in the recent story of the 1-year-old twin sons of Trevor and Megan Willms.
       It should have read as follows: grandparents: Duane and Laura Willms, Jim and Toni Dugan; and great-grandparents: Don and Ellen Willms, the late Jean and Bernie Schorsch, Elmo Linton, Donna Hill, David and Ruth Dugan, Shirley Knue and Bonnie Maples.

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