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Today's Features

  • The Final three contestants have been chosen for the first annual Vandalia Idol competition, sponsored by Soroptimist of Vandalia.

  • Bible camp set for next week at Overcup
    Overcup Baptist Church will host a Bible camp for children ages of 4-12 next Monday through Friday.
    The camp runs from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening.
    Among the activities planned are daily Bible adventures, crafts, music and snacks.
     
    VBS 'Beach Bash' to be held at Kaskaskia
    A Vacation Bible School Beach Bash will be held the weekend of June 24-26 at Kaskaskia Church in northeast Fayette County.
    The VBS is open to children from 4 years through sixth grade.

  • By Edith Elliott
    Evergreen Outreach brought lots of smiles on Monday.
    There were songs, balloons, regular jokes, "knock, knock" jokes and devotionals – something for everyone!
    Donna Smith was back to play the piano as guests arrived. It's so good to have her back to play once a month for us. Some of her tunes were: "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?," "Anchors Aweigh," "He's Too Fat for Me" and "The Lily of the Valley."

  • On Sunday, May 22, three young people and three adults were recently received into communicant membership at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. They are, front row from left, Carol Klitzing, Samuel Opfer, Haelé Ruble and Ryan Fiscus. In the back row, from left, are Chris Klitzing, the Rev. Peter Kolb, the Rev. Jerry Bagwell and Randy Fiscus.

  • Recently, a pastor and his small flock made the news by announcing the date of the second coming of Jesus Christ. They were so sure of the date that many of his followers gave away their possessions, quit their day jobs and “hunkered down” in anticipation of the Parousia – the second coming of the Lord.

  • Betty Abendroth
    A card shower has been requested for Betty Abendroth, who will celebrate her 79th birthday on Monday, June 27.
    Cards should be sent to Betty at: RR 2, Box 66, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.
     

  • Grubaugh
    The annual Sam and Clara Grubaugh reunion will be held at noon on Sunday, July 3, at the Rogier Park pavilion in Vandalia.
    All family and friends are invited to attend.
     

  • Winnie Stortzum of Vandalia was recently recognized by Rotary International District 6490 “with gratitude for leadership in service to Shelterbox USA.

  • Daniel Christopher Vernon
    Chris and Krisjeana Vernon of St. Peters, Mo., are the parents of a boy born at 7:24 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011, at BJC St. Peters Hospital in St. Peters, Mo.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20½ inches long. He was named Daniel Christopher.
    Grandparents are Donnie and Connie Roberts  of Ramsey and the late Burel Ballard, and Dave and Liz Vernon of Dupo.
    Great-grandparents are Jean Moreland and Lucy Ballard of Ramsey and Anne Hetzel of Cahokia.

  • Nicole Opfer and Blake Doehring have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Craig and Amy Opfer of rural Shobonier.