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Today's Features

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Jan. 27 at noon for their meeting and luncheon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    There were two guests and 20 members present for the meeting. Guests present were Jane Hammond and Sandy Dawes. The pledge to the flag was given,  followed by the meal prayer by Vera Miller.
    After the meal, the meeting was opened with a welcome. The secretary/treasurer reports for November were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for December and January were read.

  • Monday, Feb. 14 – Baked ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, pears, cookie, whole grain bread.
    Tuesday, Feb. 15 – Taco salsa w/taco sauce, tortilla chips, meat and beans, lettuce, tomato, onions, shredded cheese, strawberries and bananas.
    Wednesday, Feb. 16 – Creamy baked chicken, parsley potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit for salad, biscuit, birthday cake.
    Thursday, Feb. 17 – White bean chili, tuna salad sandwich, fresh tomatoes, peach crisp, crackers.

  • Betty Rubin
    Betty Rubin of St. Peter will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house hosted by her children from 1:30-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the American Legion Home in St. Peter.
    All friends and family are invited to attend. She requests no gifts.
     

  • Jasper Alexander Perry
    Ally Perry of Vandalia is the parent of a boy born at 10:13 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was named Jasper Alexander.
    Grandparents are Jay and Sayona Perry of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are Jane Hall and Betty and Art Perry, all of Vandalia.

    Harrison Ryan Lash

  • Tim McMillan, left, receives his past master's apron from Winfred "Bud" Morrison for his service as worshipful master of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F. & A.M. in Vandalia in 2010.

  • Steve and Gloria Austin of St. Elmo will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at the St. Elmo Christian Church.

  • Steve and Donna Crawford of South Carolina, and formerly of Vandalia, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Jan. 30.
    Steve and the former Donna Smith were married on Jan. 30, 1971, at the former Second Baptist Church in Vandalia.
    They lived in Vandalia for 17 years,  moved to Florida and then on to South Carolina in 1991.
    They are the parents of two daughters: Stacey and her husband Brian Hoff, and Kristin and her husband Todd Karraker.
    They have six grandchildren: Shayla, Joshua, Alex, Austin, Seth and Alexis.

  • Power Outage/Storm
    Tuesday of last week was the beginning of a three-day ordeal that tested the patience of all of the area residents.

  • Big Snows Often Means…
    …a lot of cancellations and a scarcity of news.

  • Holy Cross to host Love Banquet this Sunday

    The youth of Holy Cross Lutheran Church will hold a Love Banquet this Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. The meal will feature lasagna, spaghetti, salad and garlic bread.
    An auction is scheduled to start at noon.
    Cost for the meal is $7 for adults and $4 for children under age 10.
    For more information, call the church at 283-1133.

    Area clergy to be trained to assist firefighters