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Today's Features

  • After many years of being miles apart, a brother and his two sisters were recently reunited after a phone call made by Marie Davis of Vandalia.
    Charles Carroll, Brenda Carroll Davis and Retta Carroll Evans were reunited in West Frankfort at the home of Dean and Brenda Davis.
    On March 19, a retirement dinner was held at the Davis home to honor Brenda’s husband, Dean, who was to retire on April 1 from the Illinois Department of Corrections after 25 years.

  • Thursday, April 7 – Ham and beans, cole slaw, copper penny carrot salad, mandarin oranges w/bananas, two pieces of corn bread.
    Friday, April 8 – Tuna noodle casserole, lettuce salad w/tomatoes, three-bean salad, plums, biscuit.
    Monday, April 11 – Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, blushing pears, graham crackers, enriched bread.
    Tuesday, April 12 – Turkey tetrazzini, green peas, glazed carrots, Jello with fruit, wheat bread.  

  • Staci Smithson of Altamont and Obie Farmer Jr. of New Baden have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Herschel and Barbara Ambuehl of Farina will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children and grandchildren from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Farina United Methodist Church.

  • Alvin and JoAnn Roe of Pekin will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner party hosted by their family from 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Avanti’s Dome Banquet room in Pekin.

  • Jonah Robert LeDuc
    Greg and Candi LeDuc of Glen Carbon are the parents of boy born at 1:33 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, Mo.

  • Danielle Crye and Skylar Harrison, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Jessika Folta and C.J. Schilling, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Howard and Carol Koester of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children  from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Liberty Christian Church, Brownstown.

  • “I knew it when I was 21,” he said. “Up to that time, I had only treated horses or some suffering animal. One day, I happened to visit a man who as very ill with erysipelas.  His head was twice as large as it should have been, and the doctors told him they couldn’t help. That man received my first treatment.  The next day, he was up and all right.”