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Today's Features

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 14
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo District Public Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110, Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    • The Fayette County Livestock Committee, 8 p.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    Friday, June 15

  • You might say Loretta Weaver is a transplant to Illinois, as she was born and grew up in the boot hills of Missouri.

  • Crystal Wallace and Larry W. England Jr., both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Julianne Zimny and Jonathan Morton, both of Chicago, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • The Sam and Clara Grubaugh family reunion will be held on Sunday, July 1, in the pavilion at Rogier Park on West Fillmore Street in Vandalia.
    The reunion will include a noon potluck.
    All family members and friends are invited.

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Thursday, May 31, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for its monthly meeting and luncheon.
    The pledge of allegiance was followed with Brock Fisher giving the prayer before the meal. After the meal, President Dean Black welcomed everyone, including guests.
    Elloise Black introduced to the group the guest speaker, Lynn Gartke, program director for the Center for Senior Renewal. Gartke gave an outline of all the services that they have to offer at the center.

  • Carroll Wayne and Ruth Ann Beck of Herrick will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sunday, June 17.
    A celebration with family, including dinner, will be held in Effingham at Lone Star Steakhouse.

    Carroll Wayne Beck and Ruth Ann Barnes were united in marriage on Sunday June 17, 1962, in the Herrick Christian Church. Dennis Corley officiated the double-ring ceremony.
    The maid of honor was Joyce (Brown) Nance, and Bob Barnes served as best man. The other attendants were Linda Kay (Austin) Bumgardner and Roger Henderson.

  • Brownstown First Baptist holding VBS this week

    First Baptist Church of Brownstown is hosting Vacation Bible School this week. It started on Monday and will conclude  on Friday. The program runs from 6-8:30 p.m. daily.
    "Come Fly With Us" is the theme.

    VBS this week at Brownstown First Christian Church

    Brownstown First Christian Church is holding Vacation Bible School for children ages 2 through sixth grade this week.

  • Women from several Fayette County churches recently attended the 67th annual meeting of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League in Rock Island.
    The theme for the convention was "Come to the Water," based on John 4:4.
    About 250 delegates, members and guests participated in the event, which was hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Island.

  • By Panzi Blackwell
    Ten members of the Brownstown United Methodist Women and five guests were present for the UMW Spring Breakfast on Thursday, May 17.