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Today's Features

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, January 2
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, January 3
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. Dona Strullmyer of Altamont will give a travelogue. All persons interested are invited to attend.
    Monday, January 7

  • Past worship masters of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F & A.M. in Vandalia for 2013 were honored at a dinner recently.

    In front, from left to right, are Jimmy McNutt, Mark Augenstein, Harold Baumann, Cecil Richey, Winfred Morrison and Mark Miller. In back are Mike Gidcumb, Lonnie Langley, Tim McMillan, Johnny Crotser and Larry Cantrell, and District Deputy Dennis Nance.

  • Officers of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F & A.M. in Vandalia for 2013 are shown.

    In front, from left, are Mark Miller, Jimmy McNutt, Mark Augenstein, Harold Baumann, Worshipful Master Gerald Libsack, Larry Rench and Winfred Morrison. In back are Tim McMillan, Jamie McNutt, installing officer Kenneth Braye, Kenneth Hubler, Johnny Crotser and District Deputy Dennis Nance.

  • A Vandalia woman is among artists from throughout the state participating in an exhibition on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
    Lynn Reznick has entered a watercolor, “Buchanan’s Garage Door,” in the 19th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois at the Tarble Arts Center at EIU in Charleston.
    The exhibition opened on Dec. 8 and runs through Feb. 24.

  • Sarah Mae Longwell and Donald Wayne Elam, both of Effingham, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.


    The future bride is the daughter of Irma Clements and Leroy Longwell Sr. of Vandalia.
    The future groom is the son of Donald F. Elam and Mary Ann Elam of Vandalia.
    The couple are planning a private wedding on Aug. 17 of this year.

  • Shawna Renee Marler of Mulberry Grove and David Andrew Sprague of Shobonier have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • As a new civil year begins, many make life-changing resolutions to improve their situation, enhance their relationships or make this world a better place. The variety of resolutions is as broad as the many facets of our lives and as difficult or easy as the habits we have formed.

  • Linda Herrmann likes to cook, and she also likes children.

  • A lighted, gaily decorated Christmas tree stands near the front room door of Nancy Davison’s home that she shares with her husband, Ora.

  • Attend Graduation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the graduation of Nathan Jacquin, (fiancé of Mahala Harpster) from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Saturday.
    Following the ceremony, the Harpster and Jacquin families went to dinner.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 212.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Luke Bergmann served as acolyte.
    Elders were Charlie Wachholz and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers