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Today's Features

  • Lauren Marie Roberts of Vandalia and Allen Courtney Ash of Liberty, Mo. were united in marriage on Saturday evening, July 10, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in St Louis, with Msgr. Mark Rivituso officiating.
    The bride is the daughter of Ken and Kathy Roberts of Vandalia. Grandparents are Edward and Margaret Earth of Mulberry Grove,  and Dean and Pat Roberts of Vandalia.
    The groom is the son of Bev Ash of Carterville, Mo., and Gregg Ash of Kearney, Mo.

  • The year was 1908 – Theodore Roosevelt was president, Oklahoma was a new state coming into the Union, the average income was $490 a year, a loaf of bread cost five cents, the United States was in a Depression, population in U.S. was a little more than 87 million … and Mildred M. McDowell was born on Feb. 17.
    The year was 1916 – A little girl was driving her family’s cows home on their rural Fayette County rural when a formation of four or five “flying machines” flew overhead.

  • The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 3862 of Vandalia held its monthly meeting on Oct. 18.
    The ladies discussed the upcoming chili cook-off to be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at the post home. There is a sign-up sheet, and entry fee is $10, to be paid at registration.
    Entries will be open until noon on Nov. 13. All contestants will need to bring their chili in a Crock-Pot that holds at least 4 quarts.
    A discussion was held on the annual children’s Christmas party to be held in December.

  • Thirty members and four guests of ExxonMobil Annuitants Club traveled to Litchfield for their monthly meeting and luncheon at the ChinaTown Restaurant.
    After everyone had arrived, the pledge of alliance was given and the meal blessing was given by Brock Fisher.
    After everyone had completed their meal, the meeting was opened by President Dean Black. A warm welcome was given to Charles and Evelyn Hainaut, who had not been able to attend for sometime due to health issues.

  • Relay For Life of Fayette County was awarded the American Cancer Society’s prestigious Relay All Star Award at the Society’s recent Relay Leadership Summit in Itasca.
    With the Relay All Star Award, the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society honors Relay events that achieve significant fundraising and participant growth.
    This year, Relay For Life of Fayette County raised just over $65,000 with nearly 400 participants.

  • Jerry and Sandra Swarm of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 14, with a reception from 1-4 p.m. in the banquet room at Days Inn in Vandalia.
    The couple was married on Nov. 13, 1960, at First Christian Church in Vandalia.
    Roberta Worrell was the maid of honor, and John Eyster was the best man.
    The couple has two children: Mark Swarm of Columbia, Ill., and Michael Swarm and his wife Carolyn of St. Louis, Mo.

  • Weekend Guest
    Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent the weekend with his parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 214.  Elders were Charles Wachholz and Curtis Jenne.  Organist was Kathy Bray. Acolyte was Tresston Bahde.  
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Arlene Clymer
    -Gene Schaal
    -Ida Wodtke
    -Vicky Wuehler
    -Those serving our country
    -Our shut-ins
    Birthdays

  • Pricey Doing Well
       In answer to inquiries, Pricey, the Great Pyrnese who was recently so very ill, is doing well. She and her mother, Bertha, are sharing nightly guard duty again, and we’ve noticed that when they nap in the daytime, they lie up against each other on their side of the fence.
       Pricey’s new winter coat is looking more like Bertha’s – beautifully white, thick, and wavy. Although they are both full-blooded, their personalities and mannerisms are different.  

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Nov. 3
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, Nov. 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., home of Fern Moore.
    • The St. Elmo Education Foundation, 7 p.m., unit office.

  • Fish fry is Thursday at First Methodist

    The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold its annual fish fry this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the church.

    Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

    The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. For the fish fry, enter the church from the back parking lot.

    For more information, call the church at 283-3684.

     

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