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Today's Features

  • Shannon Marie Harre and Wesley Dean VanZant have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of Henry and Connie Harre of Brownstown.
    She is a 2004 graduate of Brownstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Greenville Christian College.
    She is currently employed as a fifth-grade teacher at Greenville Elementary.
    The future groom is the son of Ernest and the late Abigail VanZant of McLeansboro.
    He is a 1999 graduate of McLeansboro High School and a 2001 graduate of Rend Lake College.

  • Hubert Jr. and Betty Williams of Brownstown will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 29.


    The couple was honored in October at a family reunion in Northern Illinois, where 46 relatives gathered and celebrated the occasion with cake and the sharing of fond memories.
    Those wishing to send greetings may send them to the couple at: P.O. Box 351, Brownstown, Ill. 62418.
     

  • First Pentecostal's 95th events

    First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia will celebrate the 95th anniversary of its founding next week.
    The events begin on Thursday, Nov. 29, with a program at 7:30 p.m., and continue on Friday, Nov. 30, also at 7:30 p.m. The speaker for both nights will be the Rev. Jeff Arnold of Gainesville, Fla.
    The anniversary celebration will continue on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., when the speaker will be evangelist John C. Carroll of Ft. Worth, Texas.

  • By Edith Elliott
    Evergreen Outreach is amazing! Many volunteers were gone on Monday because of illnesses and other things, but other volunteers just seem to show up to take up the slack.
    Our dear Bernie Ray was our pianist for the day. Her playing can turn a cloudy November day into pure joy! Four of her tunes were: “Melody of Love,” “Peg of My Heart,” “Honey” and “Room Full of Roses.”
    Judy Varga filled in as leader, and led the “Evergreen Outreach” and “Welcome” songs.

  • It’s that time of year again.  The leaves have fallen from almost all of the trees. The air is cold. The morning dew is now the morning frost. The smell of pumpkin pie is wafting from the kitchen. And the stores are all gearing-up for Black Friday sales.

  • Attend Show
    Amy Reiss and Belinda Harpster, both of St. Peter, attended the performance of “Church Basement Ladies Christmas” at the Effingham Performance Center on Tuesday of last week.
    Family Thanksgiving
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the Family Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Thursday of last week.
    A meal was served at 6 p.m. for the residents and their families.
    There were more than 400 people in attendance.
    Weekend Visitors

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, November 21
    • Reverb Youth Group, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Kid’s Klub, 7 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
    Thursday, November 22
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Saturday, November 24
    • The Church of God Reverb youth group fundraiser ends this Saturday. The group sells bags, purses, hair clips, address labels and other organization items to help women around home and work. The items can be ordered in person or online at www.mythirtyone.com/295883.
    Monday, November 26

  • Community Thanksgiving Service
    A Community Thanksgiving service was held at First Christian Church of Brownstown Sunday evening.
    A 10-minute prelude was given by Robin Lovett and Susan Smith on the piano, organ and chimes.
    The Ladies Trio of First Christian Church opened the song service with a song with a Latin beat, “It is Good To Give Thanks.” The song service, led by Kevin Bonifacius with Cathy Smith and Joann Strobel, included songs of praise and thanksgiving.

  • The Rev. Pete and Pam LeDuc and their daughter, Aimee, will offer special thanks this year as they gather together with the rest of their family around the table.

  • Krista Suzanne Kukowski of Greenville and Capt. Adam Ward Cole of Vandalia were united in marriage at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at First Christian Church in Greenville, with Darryl Bolen officiating.