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Today's Features

  • “Where was your Jesus-God when the crazed kid killed and wounded folks in Tucson?,” an angry and frustrated friend asked. “Couldn’t he have stopped such an evil act?”
    He was there, for sure! At the back of the crowd, weeping for God’s children who ignored him as he showed them his way, as they ignored Jesus’ presence in our lives (Matthew 23:37, 38).
    It was the same place the savior stood when you had an abortion, because you weren’t willing to have your life interrupted by a baby.

  • Elaine Bost Froehly (center), a longtime Vandalia resident now living in Houston, Texas, was in Vandalia to celebrate her 93rd birthday. While here, she shared a birthday lunch with two friends, Genevive Diveley (left) and Adelaide Kelly (right), at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care. All three were classmates at Vandalia High School.

  • Doris Goatley
    Doris Goatley of Decatur, and formerly of Vandalia, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a family gathering on Jan. 29.
    Cards may be sent to her at: Imboden Creek Gardens, 185 W. Imboden Drive, Apt. 214, Decatur, Ill. 62521.
     

  • Sara Evans and Travis Portz, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Olen and Deb Evans of rural Brownstown.
    She is a 2004 graduate of Brownstown High School and a 2006 graduate of Sparks College in Shelbyville. She is currently employed at Dr. Brian's Dossett's medical practice.
    The future groom is the son of David and Karen Portz of rural Brownstown.
    He is a 2008 graduate of Greenville College, and is currently employed at Windsor Elementary School.

  • For most of her 100 years, Farrell Gruenbaum has been an athlete.

  • Dave Denning was already firmly ensconced in a job he had worked at since graduating from high school, one he was steadfastly committed to, when he happened by a physical therapy room one day.
    He thought to himself, “I’d like to work at that.” Little did he know, or even dream,  that he would become a physical therapist, helping others strive for a more comfortable and active life, while also lifting their spirits.

  • WEEK OF JAN. 17
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 180. Organist was Scott Gercken. Acolyte was Baylie Maske. Elders were Curtis Jenne and Charles Wachholz.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Courtney Gerstenecker
    -Trudy Huffman
    -Charlie Pryor Sr.
    -Clifford Ray
    • Those serving our country:
    -Penny Taylor Davis
    -Corey Doyen
    -Ryan Howell
    -Nathan Jones
    -Josh Meseke
    -Kyle Rose
    -Cody Smith

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Jan. 20
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday School Class potluck, noon, in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.
    Sunday, Jan. 23
    • Historical Vandalia Inc. and the Fayette County Museum at Vandalia will have the third Season of Entertainment fundraiser, a program on the history of the DeMoulin Factory at Greenville. It will be given at 2 p.m. in the Vandalia First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, which is handicapped accessible.

  • Singing in the Homestead Hen House
    In spite of the cold, one-digit temperature weather, snow, strong winds and zero egg production, the “girls” – Blackie, Fuzzy and Anita – are still singing…as early as 6 o’clock in the morning!
    Since Bill put a nightlight in their quarters to help warm the air, they seem to be feeling pretty chipper.
    I wonder if a higher-wattage bulb would bring fishing worms to the surface and maybe give a jump-start to egg production again?

  • Men's Bible study offers military coffee
    Northside Christian Church invites men to a Bible study from  8-9 a.m. on Tuesdays, featuring "Sniper's Brew Coffee," a coffee made specially for the military.
    Start your day right – with Bible study, fellowship and great coffee. Call 283-1970 for more information.
     
    Women's study on Paul is under way
    An 11-week video study for women at Brownstown First Christian Church on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., began last week.