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Today's Features

  • Bryan and Kim Perkins will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a luncheon from 2-4 p.m. at Connie’s on Saturday.


    Bryan Perkins and the former Kim Harrison were married on June 14, 1986.
    He is the son of Connie and the late Harold Perkins. She is the daughter of Phyllis and Larry May and the late Don Harrison.
    They are the parents of four children: Luke, Lacey, Lance and Lexis.
    Friends and family are welcome to attend.

  • Return Home
    Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., returned home after spending a week with their grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.

  • Some Things We Take for Granted…
    …and do not bother inquire to whom we should give the credit.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 15
    • The Century Culture Club, 12:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Page 28 of the May 23 issue of Country Weekly magazine features a pretty, winsome face framed with long blonde hair that may seem familiar to many Fayette County residents, especially those in Vandalia.

  • A Dog’s Life (On the Homestead, That Is)
    Bertha, the Great Pyrnese and her daughter, Pricey, are much more comfortable in the snow, ice, sleet and bitterly cold weather because their coats are so thick and long.

  • Visiting Aunt
    On Wednesday of last week, Belinda Harpster and Helen Limes of St. Peter traveled to New Paris, Ohio, to pick up Belinda’s cousin, Diana Rowland. She will be spending a couple of weeks with Helen.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 8
    • The Avena Township Park Board, 7 p.m., in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.

  • “Basket of Memories” was the theme of the St. Elmo Alumni Banquet held the evening of May 28 in the high school gym, with more than 200 alumni and guests attending. More than 160 had made reservations. The alumni came from 16 states, 43 towns and cities in Illinois and 33 from St. Elmo.
    A retired agriculture teacher, Richard Lowe of St. Elmo, attended. Following are the alumni, and if a state isn’t listed, the town is in Illinois.
    1934-Jennie Alice Logue Harner of St. Elmo.
    1938-Gilbert Wright and Millard Mills, both of St. Elmo.

  • Yavonn Walls, left, and Kimberly Bone, right, helped distribute free meals on Monday at the Summer Lunches for Kids location in the gazebo in Rogier Park.