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Today's Features

  • During a recent visit to Brookstone Estates, members of the Sefton Unit of Home and Community Education were talking about their current project, “Little Dresses for Africa.”
    A resident sitting nearby overheard the conversation and asked for, and received, a pattern.
    Much to the club’s surprise, the resident soon had several of the dresses ready for the HCE project – the final products being like those done by a professional seamstress … and given with the promise of more to come.

  • The Porter reunion was held on Sept. 19 at the American Legion Home in Shelbyville, with 49 present.
    It was decided to hold the reunion at the same place next year. Officers elected were: president, Sam Sims; vice president, Joe Martin; and secretary, Terry Martin.
    The afternoon was spent taking pictures, visiting and playing games.
    Those present were:
    From St. Elmo: Lavern Buff; Tony, Lisa and Andrea Koberlein; Matt, Becky and Matison Koberlein; and Terry and Joe Martin.

  • Joshua James William Trivitt
    James Trivitt and Dana Kirkland of St. Elmo are the parents of a boy born on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis.
    He weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 17 inches long. He was named Joshua James William Trivitt.
    He has two brothers, 4-year-old Michael and 3-year-old Daniel,  and one sister, 1-year-old Danna.

  • Aunika Kaylee Wollin
    Tony and Heather Wollin of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:24 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20½ inches long. She was named Aunika Kaylee.
    She has one sister, 14-year-old Autumn Kay.
    Grandparents are Kay Kistler and the late Wayne Kistler, and Earl and Dee Wollin, all of Vandalia, and David and Kay Ennen of Greenville.
    Great-grandparent is Maggie Davis of Vandalia.

  • Mike and Emma Verdeyen of Altamont are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on Oct. 31, 2010.  They were married at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, by the Rev. James Schroeder. 
    Parents of the couple are Esther and the late Loren Stine of Brownstown, and Henry and Dorothy Verdeyen of Altamont.  The couple has two daughters, Megan (Devin) Althoff of St. Joseph and Molly Verdeyen at home.
    They also have one granddaughter, Loren Althoff.

  • Four generations of the Emerick family are shown here. From left to right are Gabe Emerick, father, holding Preston and Ryker Emerick; Larry Emerick, grandfather; and Frank Emerick, great-grandfather.

  • Ronald and Mary Lou Price of Vandalia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows at First Baptist Church of Vandalia, followed with a dinner hosted by their children.
    Ronald and the former Mary Lou Dean were married on Nov. 4, 1960, in Quincy.
    They have three children: April Homes, Angela Graves and Brian Price.
    They have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Vandalia Main Street held its Spooktacular Saturday on Saturday in downtown available. In the first photo, Linda Kelly of the Evans Public Library staff, right, reads Halloween stories to a group of children. In the second photo, JoAnna Helm, owner of Word, Wicks and Wood, hands out candy to some of the children trick-or-treating at downtown businesses.

  • Betty Miller recently presented the Friends of the Brownstown Branch Library with a photo album that holds a part of Brownstown’s history, a part of her late husband’s legacy.
    It is inscribed: “Presented to the Brownstown Branch Library, Aug. 24, 2010; Celebraton Memorial of the 125th Anniversary of Brownstown, June 24-25, 1995, Brownstown, Illinois,”  presented by the family of Mayor Jesse Miller, Betty, Julia and Ted.”

  • It would be a thrill for anyone to meet and talk with his or her hero or favorite television/movie personality … and that is exactly what the young Kirk brothers, Austin and Richard got to do recently. The visit came about thanks to their grandmother, Jodie Carnes Weaver, and some compassionate, understanding and professional people.
    They not only met “Shrek,” the big green ogre, but they lunched with him in his dressing room.