Today's Features

  • Lenten Luncheon schedule

    The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance schedule for Lenten Luncheon is as follows:
    • Wednesday, Feb. 17 – First Christian Church.
    • Wednesday, Feb. 24 – St. James Lutheran Church.
    • Wednesday, March 2 – Northside Christian Church.
    • Wednesday, March 9 – Mother of Dolors Catholic Church.
    • Wednesday, March 16 – First United Methodist Church.
    • Wednesday, March 23 – Unity Baptist Church, Ill. Route 185 and Airport Road.

  • Bucky, the Burro, Kicking Up His Heels …
    … in anticipation of spring? Baby Bucky had been napping in the sunshine and, upon waking up from his nap, he ran and was kicking up his heels in the sunshine. We wondered if he was anticipating, and welcoming, spring, as it was a really nice, warm day.
    On the other hand, Katie …

  • Attends Visitation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster attended the visitation of Leo Hanneken on Sunday in Washington, Mo. Leo was the grandfather of Dane and Belinda’s son-in-law, Nathan Jacquin.
    LuVerne Engel, formerly of Kinmundy, died on Friday of last week. He had been a resident of Evergreen Rehabilitation in Effingham. The funeral was held on Thursday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in St. Peter.
    Sausage Supper

    Thursday, February 11
    • TeleNet lesson, “Super Food to the Rescue,” 10-11 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office. The public is welcome to attend.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, February 12

  • By Joyce Mueller
    Love, caring and good wishes came in with guests for our early “countdown to Valentine’s Day celebration.” We are meeting on the first Monday of each month during the winter season.
    Turning to the stage, leader Beulah Brown welcomed the SoftFire duo of David and Patricia Pence from Hillsboro. Their musical theme was also centered on love – a tribute to Valentine’s Day.

  • Ephesians 2:1-10

  • In answer to inquiries
    Betsy, the sweet little senior longhorn cow, has gone on to ever-greener pastures.
    She held her head up, never stopped eating or drinking and never seemed to be in pain; she simply lay down next to the hayrack and wouldn’t get back up. Bill tried to help her up, but she wouldn’t make any effort.
    Dr. Bristow prescribed aspirin for her and suggested warm water to drink.  Bill provided her good shelter to shield her from rain, snow and wind, plus a warm blanket.

  • Attend Birthday Party
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.
    On Saturday, they attended the second birthday party of grandson Aaron Harpster at his home.
    Others attending were: Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster, Tom and Patty Spitzmiller, Natalie Stein, Carolyn Stein, Doug and Pam Stein, Heidi Hunter and Austin, and Rhonda and Aubrey Hunter.  
    Returns from China
    Courtney Gladson returned from China with daughter, Eliot, last week.

    Thursday, February 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, February 6
    • American Legion Post #420 soup supper fundraiser, 3-7 p.m., Legion Home. The cost is a free-will donation. Anyone who would like to donate a dessert can call 267-5519.
    Sunday, February 7

  • We had a fun and educational experience this week – we enjoyed eating breakfast with Abe Clymer, Vandalia’s own Abe Lincoln look-alike, completely dressed, from head to toe, in his tall, black stovepipe hat to his black leather shoes that looked like they could have been worn by Abraham Lincoln in his time.