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Today's Features

  • Sarah Roberts of Vandalia and Scott Windler of St. Charles, Mo., were united in marriage on Friday, July 23, 2010, at Old Hickory Golf Course in St. Peters, Mo., with the Rev. Andrew Erickson performing the outdoor ceremony.

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Moyer of Vandalia will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Evan D. Burns grew up in Vandalia. He was a member of the Vandalia Community High School football and basketball teams, and also wrestled before he graduated in 2001.

  • Listening to the Cardinals on the Radio
    (Like Dad Did)
    That time is here again – the baseball playoffs and the St Louis Cardinals are in them!
    We do not have cable or satellite. We still have an antenna with the little “box,” which usually works fine for us, for what television we watch … until the baseball playoffs and begin.
    We have two modern version radios, neither of which will pick up KMOX good enough to hear it.

  • Attend Concert
    Warren, Lucretia, Adam, Erin and Wilbert Schroeder of St. Peter and Bonnie Clark of Shobonier attended the fall concert at Kaskaskia College on Oct. 4.
    Kent Clark, son of Warren and Lucretia, performed with the orchestra on the alto saxophone.
    Attend Tournament
    Belinda Harpster accompanied Stacey and Haley Bergmann to Peoria over the weekend to the 22nd annual Christ Lutheran Volleyball Tournament.
    There were 24 teams in the tournament, and the Lady Saints finished in fourth place.
    St. Peter Church

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Oct. 12
    • The Avena Township Park Board, 7 p.m., in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.
    Thursday, Oct. 13
    • The Lunch Bunch, 12 noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Post Polio Survivors and Friends of East Central Illinois, 5 p.m., Sarah Bush Lincoln Education Center, Mattoon.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    •  The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.

  • Several students, faculty and community residents participated in the recent "See You at the Pole" activity at Vandalia Community High School.

  • 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.