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Today's Features

  • By Joyce Mueller
    We are in the summer interlude, which includes county and state fairs; produce featuring perfectly ripened tomatoes and Southern Illinois peaches; and children thinking about returning to school.
    Many at EO are privileged to participate in our weekly afternoon programs, now temporarily meeting at Fayette County Hospital’s Long Term Care area.

  • By Rev. Todd Korasick, Metro Community Church

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants held their monthly meeting and luncheon on Thursday, July 29 at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 24 members and four guests attending.
    Those guests were Jane Hammond, and Kenneth and Angela Hagen and their granddaughter, Ashley Hymes.
    Following the pledge of allegiance, Brock Fisher asked the meal prayer. After the meal, President Dean Black opened the meeting with the welcome.
    Secretary and treasurer reports for June were read and approved. Birthdays for July were read. 

  • Thursday, Aug. 12 – Fried chicken, roasted rosemary potatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges and whole grain roll.
    Friday, Aug. 13 – Chicken salad on bun, tomato medley, kidney bean salad and peaches.
    Monday, Aug. 16 – Grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, peas & carrots, cinnamon applesauce, oatmeal cookie and whole grain bread.
    Tuesday, Aug. 17 – Hamburger on bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, potato salad and watermelon.

  • Craig Jay and Tiffany Heard of Beecher City are the parents of a boy born at 4:58 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was named Brody Edward Jay.
    He has two sisters, 12-year-old Destiny Hans and 5-year-old Darci Jay, and one brother, 10-year-old Chandler Hans.
    Grandparents are Terry and Gay Heard of Smithboro; and Patricia Jay, and Floyd and Nancy Jay, all of Vandalia.

  • Curt and Tara Gelsinger of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 4:02 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was named Kinlee Jo.
    She has two brothers, 7-year-old Codie and 10-year-old Cameron, and two sisters, 5-year-old Chloe and 8-year-old Brittney.
    Grandparents are Lonnie and April Sprehe of Hornlake, Miss.; Mike and Vicky Diveley, Becky Toberman and Randy Pryor, all of Vandalia; and Doug Toberman of Fillmore.

  • Josh and Ashanta Ledbetter of St. Elmo are the parents of a girl born at 3:56 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was named Callie Mae.
    She has two siblings, 4-year-old Chad and 2-year-old Brenner.
    Grandparents are Patricia Wright, and David and Dianne Ledbetter, all of St. Elmo. Great-grandparents are Gary Wright of St. Elmo and Evelyn Hutchison of Vandalia.

  • Timmy and Jessenyn Snelling of Bellmont are the parents of a boy born at 9:58 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
    He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and as 20½ inches long. He was named Timmy Ray.
    Grandparents are Chris and Shara Smith of Vandalia, Lynn Lash of Vera, and Tim and Carlina Snelling of Mt. Carmel.
    Great-grandparents are Cecil Warren of Vera, Dean and Virginia Elam of Vandalia, David and Judy Banks of Mt. Carmel, and the late Doris Lash.

  • LaNeil and Billie Worker of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:49 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20½ inches long. She was named Jaesa Jolynn.
    She has one brother, 9-year-old Kaelyb, and two sisters, 11-year-old Jaedyn and 6-year-old Billye.
    Grandparents are Bob and Billye Marquardt of Vandalia, Melvin and Betty Worker of Texas, the late Connie Worker of Vandalia, and Eddie and Sue Dean of Patoka.

  • A card shower has been requested for Carla Woolsey, daughter of Marilyn Spradling Torbeck, who is hospitalized in St. Louis.
    Her address is: Carla Woolsey, c/o Barnes Jewish Hospital, Room 6946, 216 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63110-1026.