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Today's Features

  • By Joyce Mueller
    A few enjoyable hours are always reserved for everyone attending the Monday programs at Evergreen Outreach. One can visit, learn and have a good time listening to special entertainment.
    This week, we had a Halloween afternoon program at Fayette County Hospital's Long Term Care facility.
    Pianist Betty Stolte opened the program with a variety of selections, which included, “The Lighthouse,” “Mansion on the Hill,” “Born Again” and “Dwelling In Beulah Land.”

  • 'Total Money Makeover' at Northside

    Northside Christian Church will present Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover," beginning this Sunday.
    The one-hour classes will meet every Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the church. There is no cost to attend, as material will be provided by the church.
    Those who are planning to participate are asked to contact the church (283-1970 or www.northsidecc@att.net) so that enough workbooks can be ordered.

  • Procrastinators like to wait until the last minute to get things done. As a matter of fact, the procrastinators motto is, “Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.”

  • Becky Hartman is the winner of a quilt created and raffled off by the Spools of Fun Quilt Club of Vandalia.

  • Rhyan Jo Goldsboro
    Cody and Kayci Goldsboro are the parents of a girl born at 1:48 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.

  • Lacey L. Lipsey of Mulberry Grove and Robert W. Koontz of Smithboro have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Erin Ainscough of Vandalia and Michael (Mik) Rowe of Valley Mills, Texas, were united in marriage on Saturday Aug. 13, 2011, at the C-Bar Stables in Valley Mills, Texas, with the Revs. Tanner Green and Vance Yarter performing the outdoor ceremony.

  • Thomas Jerry and Mary Ann Givens of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Thursday.

  • When Melvin “Chuck” Jones was a little boy, he was fortunate to spend time with his grandfather, Perry Davis of Sefton Township.

  • Christopher J. LaMacchia
    Navy Seaman Apprentice Christopher J. LaMacchia, son of Carla J. White and John C. LaMacchia, both of Mulberry Grove, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    LaMacchia received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.
    Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.