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Today's Features

  • Visits Parents
    Mahala Harpster, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., is spending a couple of weeks with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Mahala has finished her internship at Classic Equine in Fredicktown, Mo.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Aug. 10
    • The Avena Township Park Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.

  • John Terry

    The family of John Terry of Mulberry Grove has requested a card shower in honor of his 90th birthday on Aug. 18.


    Cards may be sent to him at 1364 Mulberry Grove Road, Mulberry Grove, Ill. 62262.

  • Anna Lynn Vicich
    Jason and Jamie Vicich of Decatur are the parents of a girl born at 9:25 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

  • Dothager Reunion
    The annual Dothager reunion will be held on Sunday at the Pleasant Mound Community Center with a potluck dinner at 1 p.m.

    Lilly-Wright
    The Lilly-Wright family reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the First Church of God SHED in St. Elmo with a potluck dinner at noon.
    Those attended are asked to take a favorite dish to share. Fried chicken, drinks and tableware will be provided.

  • Officers for the coming year were installed at a recent meeting of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia.

    From left to right are: Floyd Meseke, installing officer; John Blythe, commander; Brad Brannon, senior vice commander; Sam Stratman, junior vice commander; Christopher Irwin, adjutant; Lyle C. Edgar, finance officer; Robert Osborne, sergeant-at-arms; and Ron Robinson, chaplain. Blythe is encouraging all local veterans to join the American Legion.

  • Cori Huskey and Jason Belcher, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Amanda Burchett and Travis Torbeck have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Samantha Stock and Ryan Scholes, both of Farina, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Jack and Bettie Scott of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.