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Today's Features

  • Irene Webber was recently chosen as the Woman of the Year at the Illinois State Convention of the Fraternal Order of Eagles held in Decatur.

  • Jessica Ireland and Christopher Whitehead, both of Brownstown, were united in marriage in a 5 p.m. ceremony on June 25, 2011, at Four Mile Christian Church, with H'aron Denton officiating.

  • Kevin and Liz Elam of Vandalia celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 15.

  • Tom and Myrna Murfin of Vernon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

  • Gospel concert is Sunday at New Bethel

    A gospel concert will be held this Sunday at New Bethel Baptist Church on County Line Road.
    The 7 p.m. concert will feature Jack and Chris Arndt from Walls, Miss. An offering will be taken.
     
    Catholic women to hold deanery meeting

    The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women of the Litchfield Deanery will meet on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Gillespie.

  • By Mary Woolsey
    Phyllis Thoman was the pianist on Monday. She played as the guests entered,  and later as the guests were leaving. She took the place of Sandy Dothager, who is moving.
    She played, “In the Good Old Summer Time,” “Has Anyone Seen My Gal,” “Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey” and other old-time favorites.
    While Phyllis was playing, the cookies, made by Dorothy Schultz, and the drinks were given to the guests. Thank you, Dorothy – we always enjoy the cookies.

  • I had the privilege of sharing the Gospel with a person from China many years ago. I began with a simple question, “What is the middle letter in the word sin?” Even people with a limited knowledge of our language get it quickly. The answer is "I.”

  • Charles Melvin “Chuck” Jones had always felt that he would like to sail, but never had the opportunity to even be on a sailboat until his wife, Patricia, won one in 1995.

  • The “Roving Rooster”
    A small, but feisty, little rooster has been venturing up our lane, which we believe is roving from his home roost in our neighbor’s chicken house.
    He begins his “bugging” early in the morning, not heading home until later that evening.

  • 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.