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Today's Features

  • During the recent Kaskaskia River flooding, Pauline Weaver Tackett was reminded of her childhood days, when families lived in the river bottom south of Vandalia.

  • Hi Ho, Come to the Fair!
    The Fayette County Fair, that is, starting Sunday, with the Jr. Miss Pageant at 2 p.m., and Ashley Edwards at 6 p.m., followed by Matt Passalacaqua, through Saturday, July 16, ending with the demo derby at 7 p.m. with lots in between, with something for all ages.

  • Birth
    Justin and Christina Grandt of Luling, La., are the parents of a son, Garret Nicholas, born on June 28, 2011. Garret weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, July 6
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 11 a.m., Stauffers, west of St. Peter.

  • Five generations of the Parkison family are shown in a photo taken recently.

    In front are: Robin Hobler, grandmother; and Lenore Parkison, great-great-grandmother, holding Raygan Marie Hobler. In back are: Anna Hobler, Raygan's mother; and Carolyn Grames, great-grandmother.

  • Zennia Snow recently donated three ponytails of hair to Locks of Love at Wendy Goodin's shop, Wendy's Hair Styles. Also donating to Locks of Love, a program that provides hair pieces to cancer victims, at Goodin's shop were Joan Hendrickson and Carolyn Stilt.

  • Max and Marge Watson
    An open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at St. Elmo Christian Church to celebrate the birthdays of Max and Marge Watson.
    Marge celebrated her 90th birthday on March 4, and Max will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sept. 12.
    All family members and friends are invited to the celebration.

    Kenneth Casey

    A card shower has been requested for Kenneth Casey of Raymondville, Mo., and formerly of Vandalia, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Friday, July 22.

  • Thursday, July 7 – Meat loaf, baked potato, butter beans, chilled pineapple, oatmeal cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Friday, July 8 – Fried chicken, roasted rosemary potatoes green beans, mandarin oranges and whole grain roll.
    Monday, July 11 – Barbecue ribbette on bun, cauliflower w/cheese, baked beans and apricots.
    Tuesday, July 12 – Grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, cinnamon applesauce, oatmeal cookie and whole grain bread.  

  • Shulman
    The 47th annual Maurice Shulman family reunion was held June 22-26 in Vandalia.
    Celebrated with the reunion were Maurice’s 94th birthday (June 23) and Maurice’s grandson Joe’s recent master's degree graduation from Boston University (June 18).
    No births, deaths or marriages occurred in the family this past year.
    Twenty-seven of the 36 descendants of Maurice and Golda Shulman attended.
    Present were Maurice Shulman of Vandalia;

  • Marion and Roslyn Torbeck of Vernon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 14.


    Marion Torbeck and the former Roslyn Meador were married on July 14, 1961, in Hagarstown.
    They are the parents of one son, Kent and his wife Debbie Torbeck of Shobonier.
    They have two grandchildren, Braden and Breanne.
    Cards may be sent to them at: 2119 Burks Road, Vernon, Ill. 62892.