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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Aug. 10
    • The Avena Township Park Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.

  • John Terry

    The family of John Terry of Mulberry Grove has requested a card shower in honor of his 90th birthday on Aug. 18.


    Cards may be sent to him at 1364 Mulberry Grove Road, Mulberry Grove, Ill. 62262.

  • Anna Lynn Vicich
    Jason and Jamie Vicich of Decatur are the parents of a girl born at 9:25 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

  • Dothager Reunion
    The annual Dothager reunion will be held on Sunday at the Pleasant Mound Community Center with a potluck dinner at 1 p.m.

    Lilly-Wright
    The Lilly-Wright family reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the First Church of God SHED in St. Elmo with a potluck dinner at noon.
    Those attended are asked to take a favorite dish to share. Fried chicken, drinks and tableware will be provided.

  • Officers for the coming year were installed at a recent meeting of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia.

    From left to right are: Floyd Meseke, installing officer; John Blythe, commander; Brad Brannon, senior vice commander; Sam Stratman, junior vice commander; Christopher Irwin, adjutant; Lyle C. Edgar, finance officer; Robert Osborne, sergeant-at-arms; and Ron Robinson, chaplain. Blythe is encouraging all local veterans to join the American Legion.

  • Cori Huskey and Jason Belcher, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Amanda Burchett and Travis Torbeck have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Samantha Stock and Ryan Scholes, both of Farina, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.