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Today's Features

  • If you are entering Tony Koberlein’s workshop and showroom for the first time, be prepared, because you might come face-to-face with a snarling, teeth-bared coyote, a huge elk, a full-size longhorn cow or a life-size buck deer with a large rack.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Keri, Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., spent Friday and Saturday nights with her parents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 21
    • The annual Fayette County School Children Art Show will be held April 21-25. It is sponsored by Artworks Gallery and will be held in the exhibit area above the Fayette County Museum at 301 W. Main St., Vandalia. Hours are 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. on most Sundays.

  • Café First at Brownstown church

    Café First, a coffee house, will be held for the entire community from 7-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at First Christian Church in Brownstown, located at the corner of First and Poplar streets.
    The public is invited to stop by to enjoy a hot drink, breakfast snacks and some company. For more information, call 427-3687.

    Egg hunt Saturday in Brownstown

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host the annual Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. this Saturday at Brownstown Park.

  • By Pat Rhodes

  • A full room of guests at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia received the welcome by the Rev. Roger Grimmett for the fifth Lenten Luncheon.
    Grimmett asked the blessing for the meal, which was prepared and served on white tablecloths adorned with napkins and placemats of spring colors and centerpieces of  fresh flowers.

  •  “Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.”(Jn 12:13)
    What a triumph!  Jesus is welcomed into the city of Jerusalem like royalty!

  • Vandalia Women’s Club recently enjoyed an informational presentation on recycling by Kim Taylor of FAYCO Enterprises.
    In addition to tips on recycling, Taylor described the different materials accepted at FAYCO Recycling on Sunset Drive in Vandalia.
    GFWC Illinois Woman’s Clubs are focusing on recycling in their Conservation Community Service Program, which is one of seven major areas through which woman’s club serves the community.
    The local club meets on the second Monday of the month. All women are welcome.

  • Pictured above are four newly trained SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies) volunteers.

    From left to right are: Pattie Williams, Amber Marvin, Amy Nosbisch and Shirley Bartels. At least once a year, SAFE offers a 40-hour crisis intervention training.  These new volunteers will offer direct service to victims of sexual assault and their families. For more information about becoming a volunteer with SAFE, call 283-1414.

  • Five generations of the Meseke family are shown here. From left to right are: Sandra Kleinik, grandmother; Dorothy Meseke, great-great-grandmother, holding Alyssa Wiseman; Filbert Meseke, great-great-grandfather; Shanna Meseke, mother; and Harvey Meseke, great-great-grandfather.