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Today's Features

  • Marriage
    John Cavaletto of Walnut Hill and Andria Urban of Centralia were married on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in a private ceremony at Trinity Lutheran Church, Centralia.
    John is the son of John and Connie Cavaletto of Salem, and Andria is the daughter of Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 181. Acolyte was Rachel Bray.
    Organist was Scott Gercken.  Elders were Kevin Wodtka and Reggie Grandt.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Nov. 17
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants will eat lunch at the Patoka Tank Farm and take a tour of the ExxonMobil plant.
    • Prairieland Pickers, 2 p.m., Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care, 650 W. Taylor, Vandalia.
    • The Vit-Em-In Sunday school class will meet for a turkey dinner at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beverages and table service will be provided.
    • The Friendship Quilt Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Friday, Nov. 18 – Salmon patties, mac & cheese, broccoli, pumpkin mousse and whole grain bread.
    Monday, Nov. 21 – Marinated chicken w/brown rice, gourmet carrots, stewed tomatoes, pudding and biscuit.
    Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Beef stroganoff, tossed salad w/tomatoes, broccoli salad, apple salad and whole grain bread.
    Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Roast turkey & dressing, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, pumpkin pie w/shipped topping.
    Nov. 24-25 – Closed for Thanksgiving.

  • Trenton Allen Dunahee
    Tim Allen Dunahee Jr. and Amanda Jean Dunahee of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 1:55 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Natasha Nicole Barker and Justin Eugene Elmore were united in marriage on July 9, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.

  • Operation Christmas Child collection

    Collection efforts for Operation Christmas Child are going on this week at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.
    During the week, shoe boxes filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies will be collected in order to be delivered to needy children by Christmas.

  • By Joyce Mueller
    This time of year is bringing several special occasions. Thanksgiving is soon approaching, and holiday decorations are beginning to be seen.
    It won’t be long before those attending our afternoon programs will be wearing coats and mufflers.

  • A year or so ago, a question was posed to me that really stuck with me and has made me think. It’s a question that is so simple, but to this day I think about it and process it regularly. This is the question: “Would you describe yourself as totally, head-over-heels in love with Jesus?”

  • When Ed Taylor Jr. recently stepped into the shoes of the retiring chief, Merle Adermann, the “fit” was not exact, but as Taylor had been first assistant chief for several years, he had an idea of what the “walk” in those shoes would be like.