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Today's Features

  • Stacey Sarchet and Jason Carpenter, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Laura Jurmann and the late Brad Sarchet of Vandalia.
    She is currently employed at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care as a certified nurse's assistant.
    The future groom is the son of Tony and Betty Summers of Vandalia.
    He is currently employed at ADS Electric as an electrician.
    The couple are planning a noon wedding on Wednesday, April 20, at Bethel Baptist Church, Vandalia.

  • Patti Van Uytven was climbing up to a sewing machine as soon as she was big enough … and has now climbed all the way to the top of a “fabrics and all the trimmings for sewing and quilting” business, known in Ramsey as  “The Quilt Top Shop.”

  • St. Patrick's dinner is Sunday

    The annual St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage dinner at Mother of Dolors Parish Center in Vandalia will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday.
    The meal includes corned beef and cabbage, ham, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts and drinks. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children over 5, and free for children 5 and under.
    Carryouts will be available; to order, call 283-8738. All proceeds go the Right to Life programs.
     

  • By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma

  • Have church services become obsolete? Is coming together to worship as believers no longer relevant in today’s world?
    A few weeks ago on Rev Radio (a live call-in show hosted by the Rev. John Glennon and me on Wednesdays from 1:04 to 2 p.m. on WKRV 107.1 FM), we asked the question, “Why do people not attend church?” We received some enlightening comments and feedback from church attenders, but those who do not attend did not respond.

  • Graysen Dale Carruthers
    David and Lauren Carruthers of Palm Harbor, Fla., are the parents of a girl born at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Martin Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla.

  • The Fayette County Retired Teachers held their meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at Ponderosa.
    The meeting was opened by President Billyanna Dugan, and prayer was given by Jimmie Page.
    After the pledge, the secretary/treasurer reports were given and accepted as read.
    Richard Lowe read an article about insurance for teachers.
    Dugan asked that the group posthumously honor a past member, Jim Smith, for services to the retired teachers. Beulah Brown made a motion, and it was seconded by Jim Page, with voting in favor.

  • Ramsey native Shannon “Dewayne” White was promoted to major in the Army on Jan. 28
    The ceremony took place at West Point, N.Y., where White has served for the past three years as an assistant professor of Russian.

  • Gene Watson, an American Citizen…
    …is just one of several deserving tributes that would easily apply to the name of the late Gene Watson.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Weekend visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.