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Today's Features

  • By Mary Woolsey
    Phyllis Rames welcomed each guest at Monday’s Evergreen Outreach, which was held this week at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care. The numbers were down because it was Columbus Day.
    Rames called Erna Wasmuth to the microphone, and others joined with her to sing “Jesus Loves Me.”
    Stacey Kistler gave a devotional using “The Word for You Today.” This book is a WJLY radio station devotional for daily reading. Kistler used the Oct. 9 devotion called “Change Can Happen to You.”

  • St. James Lutheran to resume schedule

    St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia will resume its regular worship schedule this Sunday. Services will be held at 10 a.m.
    Because of the street construction in front of the church, worshipers are asked to park in the lot behind the church, which can be accessed from Eighth Street.

    Free photos offered at Bethel Baptist

  • There it was – the headline caught my attention – and begged for my audience: “More Americans customize religion to fit their personal needs.” This headline was on the second page of the USA Today newspaper, dated Sept. 13, 2011.
    I read every line with great interest.

  • Benjamin Joshua Williams
    Nathaniel and Tricia Williams of St. Elmo are the parents of a boy born at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • On Saturday, Oct. 22, young people in Fayette County will join employees from the Vandalia Walmart to celebrate the county 4-H program and encourage artistic expression.
    Walmart will host youth in the store from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to learn more about the 4-H visual arts project.
    Young people will learn fun ways to decorate pumpkins for the fall season, and each youth will take home, at no cost, a pumpkin he or she decorated.
    Families can learn more about joining a local 4-H club from University of Illinois Extension Educator Judy Mae Bingman.

  • Donna Blair, right, retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years and four months. She is shown with Vandalia Post Office Postmaster Tammy Smith.

  • Viktoria Halmagyi of Vandalia and C. Landon Parvin of Fredericksbug, Va., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the pastor of St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia and Zion Lutheran Church in Loogootee.
    The future groom is a writer.
    They will be married on Sunday, Nov. 13, following the worship service at St. James Lutheran Church.
     

  • Samantha Lynn Adcock and Jeffery Stephen Hasenmyer, both of Greenville, have announced their engagement.

  • Jessica Colgan and Mike Brown have announced their upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Bob Colgan of Chaffee, Mo.

  • When one hears of a “pack of dogs,” it may cause consternation, but the “P.A.C.K.” going into Evans Public Library in Vandalia represents “Pups Assisting Children with Kindness.”