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Today's Features

  • Birth
    Jamie and Emily Lotz of Effingham are the parents of a daughter, Aleece Marie, born on March 14, 2011. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 ½ inches long. She is welcomed home by her brothers, Andrew, age 4, and Evan, age 2. Grandparents are Larry and Bev Lotz of St. Peter, and Jim and Rosie Gibbons of Edgewood.
    St. Peter Auxiliary
    The St. Peter American Legion Post #380 and the Auxiliary met on March 16 at 6:30 p.m. for their annual birthday supper.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 24
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, March 25
    • Prairieland Pickers will perform at 10 a.m. at the Hillsboro Rehab and Health Care at 1300 E. Tremont, Hillsboro.
    • Prairieland Pickets will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Tremont Ridge Assisted Living at 1200 E. Tremont, Hillsboro.
    Saturday, March 26
    • Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon. Winter clothes sell for a $1 a bag.

  • As the Easter season draws near, the Lenten Luncheons are being held every Wednesday, beginning this week at First Christian Church in Vandalia with the Rev. John Glennon of the Parkview Methodist Church as the first speaker.

  • By Panzi Blackwell

  • By Belinda Harpster

    Meet in West Frankfort
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter met their daughter, Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., in West Frankfort on Friday evening. They ate dinner together, then brought home Mahala’s pet chinchilla for the week while she attends a Farm Bureau conference in Washington, D.C.

  • By Anna Jean Rhodes

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, March 16
    • Friendship Manor Nursing Home will have a birthday party at 2 p.m.

  • OUR PLACE to show 'Left Behind'

    OUR PLACE youth center in downtown Vandalia will be showing the movie "Left Behind" this Friday evening. The hours for the event are 6:30-9 p.m., with the movie starting at 7 p.m.
    The "Left Behind" movie is based on the book by the same title. It is rated PG-13, and parents are cautioned that some material may not be appropriate for children under 13.
    Free popcorn and drinks are available. Donations are accepted.
    Our Place is located at 507 W. Gallatin St.

  • The annual Lenten Luncheon series kicked off this week, with the opening event being held Wednesday at First Christian Church. John Glennon, pastor of Parkview Free Methodist Church, was the speaker.
    Following is the list of locations and speakers for the upcoming weeks:
    March 23 – First Church of God; Dan Ricketts, youth minister at First Assembly of God.
    March 30 – St. James Lutheran; Al Schumacher.
    April 6 – Mother of Dolors; Don Arndt of First Baptist Church.

  • By Joyce Mueller
    There was a “hint of green” on Monday. Those attending Evergreen Outreach  enjoyed participating in the St. Patrick’s Day program. Donna Smith was at the piano, accompanied by Jerry Brugoto on his guitar, as they entertained with Irish songs.
    The Rev. Jim Fackler, assisted by Genelle Hachat, led the group in the “Welcome" and "EO” songs, as volunteers served refreshments of cookies, iced tea, water and coffee.

  • We are now at the beginning of Lent. The first Sunday of Lent was on March 13.