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Today's Features

  • 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

  •  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
    (Joshua 1:9)

  • Ivan Swofford is friendly and upbeat, has a quick, ready smile and laughs easily at something humorous.

  • Callie, the Kitty, Comforts Josie, the Doggie
    We had noticed that Josie, the late Mandy’s little 10-year-old puppy, had not been acting up to par lately.

  • By Belinda Harpster

  • By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Clifford and Daisy Durbin of St. Elmo celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    Clifford and the former Daisy Hopper were married on Feb. 2, 1939, at the Fayette County Courthouse, with Judge Charlie Myers officiating, this being the first wedding that Judge Myers had preformed. Their attendants were Adele Kelly and Mary C. Grey.  
    After being married, the Durbins settled in rural St. Elmo. Cliff drove the school bus for 26 years and farmed, and Daisy was a homemaker.  

  • Good listening is an art.  Unfortunately, there are not a lot of good listeners today.
    And if you don’t think so, ask yourself how many times you say something and have to repeat it.  You say something,  and the response is “Hmmm?” or “What did you say?”
    It’s frustrating when people don’t listen.  Sometimes it’s easier not to talk than to have to repeat things because people won’t listen.

  • By Pat Rhodes

  • Northside Christian to start Bible study

    Northside Christian Church will start a new Bible study, beginning this Wednesday, from  Ray Vander Laan’s “That the World May Know” lesson series.
    The title of this series is “God Heard Their Cry.” It illustrates how God hears and answers the cry of his persecuted people. It was filmed on location in the Middle East.
    The study will be held each Wednesday in February, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the church, which is located at 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia.