Today's Features

    Thursday, April 2
    • No school – spring break.
    • The Fayette County School Art Show at the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia starts today and will continue through Tuesday, April 7. It will be in the upstairs Artworks Gallery. Monday through Saturday, the museum is open from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. This Sunday, it will be open from 1-4 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church sanctuary.
    Friday, April 3

  • The fifth Lenten Luncheon, sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance of Vandalia, was held in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.

  • Approximately 90-100 people gathered at Unity Baptist Church last Wednesday for the fourth Lenten Luncheon.  

  • Murl Williams
    Murl Williams of Collegedale, Tenn., formerly of the St. Elmo-Brownstown area, celebrated his 95th birthday this Wednesday.

    His family is requesting a card shower in his honor.
    Cards may be sent to: Box 229, Collegedale, Tenn. 37315.

  • Gerald and Keiko Lockart will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Andrea Gathe and Mark Meadows, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Critter Carrots Back On Schedule
    Due to circumstances beyond my control (and I hate that), the critters’ carrot treats schedule (which is whenever baby Buckwheat cries for one) has been uncontrollably off-schedule due to our bouts with the flu, the snow and now, the mud … but mainly, the flu bug.
    This last week, things have improved (flu bug reluctantly moved out, the snow melted and my army boots can handle the mud).

  • Blood Drive
    Giving blood doesn’t require much time. About an hour should do it. You can help save up to three lives in about an hour.
    The need is ongoing but the supply is not.
    A blood drive will be held at the Country Store (Menonite Store on the St. Peter/Shobonier blacktop) from 1-7 p.m. Monday, March 23.
    To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: CountryStore). Take a Photo ID card.

    Wednesday, March 18
    Thursday, March 19
    • Vit-Em-In class potluck, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Saturday, March 21
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784 Birthday Month is March, and this Saturday, RNA will host a luncheon at noon in the Phillips Building. Those attending are to take sandwiches or salads; cake and ice cream will be furnished. Everyone is invited to attend the birthday celebration.
    Sunday, March 22

  • Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses. There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals. Call site director, Sharon Harris