Today's Features

  • The Raccoon Visitors
    A friend, Donna (Mrs. Joe) Langley, shared a “critter story” with us, and I asked her permission to share it with our readers.
    If you have ever seen a baby raccoon, you can picture how cute these little guys were and how concerned their (probably-sleep-deprived) mother raccoon surely was, as you read this raccoon story as Donna shared it:
    “A mother raccoon had been bringing her baby up on our deck each evening to look for food. One night when I closed the garage door, a large raccoon ran out.

  • Attend Concerts
    Belinda Harpster and Amy Reiss of St. Peter spent Friday and Saturday nights at the home of Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. On Friday night, they attended the Bret Michaels concert at the Town & Country Fair in Washington, Mo. They attended the Boston concert on Saturday night.
    St. Peter Prairie Days
    In commemoration of its 40th anniversary, the Prairie Days Committee is inviting businesses, civic organizations and area churches to enter floats in the Prairie Days parade on Aug. 22 this year.

    Thursday, August 13
    • See the Tools for School article following the announcements.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant,
    • All teens and adults are encouraged to attend the human trafficking program from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Northside Christian Church at 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. It is being sponsored by Fayette County Home and Community Education.

  • Callie’s Story
    As has been her nightly routine for a long time, on Saturday evening, Callie, the kitty, left her private retreat/room to join us in the living room as we relaxed, except I was busy and had not yet sat down.
    Callie’s routine was to lie in my lap for a while, then lie down at Bill’s feet, often resting her head on his foot. Saturday evening, I was busy and hadn’t sat down yet.

    Thursday, August 6
    • The Sew Simple workshop for youth ages 8-18 will have two sessions at the Fayette County Extension Office, Vandalia – one at 9 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    Where was everyone? The sun was shining, only a rare cloud, the cookies and lemonade all made, but no one came!

  • As a pastor, one of the things I enjoy most is getting together with other pastors.

  • Sefton
    The annual Sefton reunion will be held at noon on Saturday at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown. Chicken, dinnerware and drinks will be provided.

    The annual Dothager reunion will be held on Sunday at the Pleasant Mound Community Center. A potluck dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    The annual Finley family reunion will be held on Sunday at Ponderosa Steak House in Vandalia, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Bob and Joan Langley of Vandalia celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 19.
    A family dinner celebration was held, and a trip through America by rail is planned for mid-August.

  • Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.
    Call the site director, Sharon Harris, at 283-1040 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you wish to eat there.