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Today's Features

  • On May 26, the ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met for its monthly meeting and luncheon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 23 members and four guests present.
    After the pledge to the flag, a moment of silence was held for Karl Jesgarz, a member of the club who died May 22.
    Brock Fisher gave the meal blessing.
    After the meal, President Dean Black opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and introducing the special guest, John Nestleroad, a supervisor at the Patoka ExxonMobil Tank Farm.

  • David and Kathleen Mahon of St. Peter will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    David Mahon and the former Kathleen Michel were married on June 12, 1966, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in St. Peter.

  • On June 9, 1946, Millard Mills and Fairy Alice McIntyre were joined in marriage at the Avena Methodist Church, with the late Charles Simpkins officiating.


    The Millses are the parents of five children – Glen and his wife Ann, Marie and her husband Jim, Norma and her husband Joel, Ruth and her husband Lewis, and Mark and his wife Nancy.
    They have 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    A card shower has been requested for the Millses.
    Cards may be sent to: RR 2, Box 141, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.

  • Charles and Sandra Murfin of Patoka will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3-5 p.m. this Sunday at the Patoka Civic Center.

  • Zachary Edgar, a life-long member of Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia, is an ordained deacon and is looking forward to May 2012, when he will become an ordained priest.

  • Freedom-What a Beautiful Word…
    …and what a terrible, great cost to be able to enjoy our freedom in America.

  • Visit Grandparents
    Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., spent Friday through Monday with their grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 1
    • A reminder that youth age 8 and older may enroll in a three-day photography workshop that will be given at the Vandalia Extension Office from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, June 6; Wednesday, June 8; and Friday, June 10. Reservations have to be made by this Wednesday. There is no cost for 4-H members, and the cost is $10 for non-4-H youth. Call 283-2753 to register.

  • Revival is June 12 at Northside Christian
    Do you want to “fan the flame” you once had? Maybe you once had a “fire” to worship and serve the Lord, but circumstances in your life – or even church – put that fire out!
    Are you looking to reignite that flame? Are you looking to have in you the same fire you see in others?
    Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, will hold a one-night revival on Pentecost Sunday, June 12, at 6 p.m. under the theme of  “Fan the Flame.”

  • If you are reading this article, it means one of two things:  Either you were overlooked in the most recent prediction of the “rapture,” or yet another self professed prophet of God has given us yet another bogus date on when the end of the world will take place.