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Today's Features

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Feb. 29
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Thursday, March 1
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Phillips Building.
    • The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. The program will be “Miss Daisy,” given by Michelle Weaver. The public is invited to attend.
    Saturday, March 3

  • Ryan Paine will speak at the second Lenten Luncheon, on March 7, at First Church of God, from noon-1 p.m.

  • Scott Smith, the youth pastor at First Church of God, will be the speaker at the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance’s first Lenten Luncheon next Wednesday at First Christian Church in Vandalia.

  •  The OASIS (Older Adults Sharing In Service) were overwhelmed when they entered the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church on Monday, Feb. 13. Red and white placemats, Valentine napkins, centerpieces of red hearts, cupids and red bowls holding votive candles created an atmosphere that was romantic and whimsical.
    Some of Charlie and Linda Townsend’s collection of antique Valentines were on display at a designated table. The refreshment table was abundantly loaded with special treats.

  • Earl Hovious
    A card shower is planned for Earl Hovious of Brownstown, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday on March 3.

  • Mr. and Mrs. William Fender of Vandalia will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday.


    The Fenders were married on Feb. 27, 1982, at First Baptist Church in St. Elmo.
    They are the parents of 7-year-old quadruplets: Haley, Kaley, Jessica and William.
    Cards may be sent to 2121 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, 62471.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert “B.J.” Mueller will celebrate their 50th anniversary Friday.

  • Prom dress sale is this Saturday

    The Lutheran Youth Fellowship of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont is sponsoring a prom dress sale this  Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. in the parish hall, which is located at 203 E. Division St.
    Admission is $1 per person.
    Dresses can be dropped off on Friday from 4-6 p.m. or on Saturday from 8-9 a.m.
    For information, call Lisa Wright at 881-4011.

    Northside to hold a couples retreat

  • By Edith Elliott
    It’s President’s Day! How thankful we should be that our founding fathers cared enough about this country to lay a firm foundation of faith, freedom and hope.
    George Washington and Abraham Lincoln would have enjoyed EO on Monday. There were devotionals, refreshments,  and lots of singing and dancing (involving both volunteers and guests).

  • Most everyone enjoys some type of competitive activity. Some  who say they  don’t seem to compete in their dislike of competition. In many competitive activities, participants have developed handicapping systems, so that people of differing abilities can compete on a level playing field.