Today's Features

  • Sefton
    The annual Sefton reunion will be held at noon on Saturday at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown. Chicken, dinnerware and drinks will be provided.

    The annual Dothager reunion will be held on Sunday at the Pleasant Mound Community Center. A potluck dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    The annual Finley family reunion will be held on Sunday at Ponderosa Steak House in Vandalia, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Bob and Joan Langley of Vandalia celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 19.
    A family dinner celebration was held, and a trip through America by rail is planned for mid-August.

  • Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.
    Call the site director, Sharon Harris, at 283-1040 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you wish to eat there.

  • Emmet and Cora Miley of rural Beecher City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14.

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on July 30 in Litchfield at Maverick Restaurant, with 24 members and three guests present.
    President Dean Black welcomed everyone, followed by the pledge to the flag. David Poe gave the blessing for the meal.
    After the meal, Black called the meeting to order.
    The secretary and treasurer report were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for July were read.
    Laura Mulhern had completed a brochure that included everything about the club, and each couple or member was given one.

  • Prairie Days Floats
    In commemoration of its 40th Anniversary, the Prairie Days Committee invites area businesses, civic organizations, and area churches to consider building floats for the Prairie Days parade this year.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 140.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Ellijah Bahde served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Allen Magnus and Mark Wollin.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Jeaneane Jenne
    -Ryan Gullion

  • Ashley Durbin and Tyler Meseke have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of Kent and Teresa Durbin of Vandalia, and the future groom is the son of Curt and Lori Meseke of Vandalia.
    The couple are planning an Aug. 22 wedding at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Augsburg, and will reside in the Vandalia area.

  • Amber Nicole Durbin of Vandalia and Alex Scott Norris of Beecher City have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • The Lesters, often called St. Louis’ First Family of Gospel Music, will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at the First Church of Christ in Mulberry Grove.
    There is no admission fee, but a free-will offering will be received all for the Lester’s ministry.
    The concert is a special program sponsored by the Mulberry Grove Ministerial Alliance. The alliance tries to provide a gospel music program on the Friday before the Mulberry Grove Homecoming parade and picnic.

  • By Charlene Jett
    Today, our thoughts are with Jesus, because he is the one who will miss us today. Since Evergreen Outreach is canceled, we must use our memories to be constantly refreshed by His love, compassion and mercy.
    He will miss our off key and out of tune singing. He will miss our frail bodies, trying to dance and be strong and beautiful. He will miss our short, stumbling prayers.
    In spite of all these failings he still loves us and encourages us to make forward progress and become closer to him.