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Today's Features

  • Emily Elizabeth Tally of Vandalia and Travis Mitchell Knebel of Smithboro were married in a ceremony at 4 p.m. on June 7, 2014, at Steve Knebel’s farm in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.

  • John and Sandy Ericksen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Critters Tolerating Heat Wave
    (Rancher Bill feeling heat)
    In answer to several inquiries, the critters all seem to be handling the hot temperatures, as they are eating, drinking water, sleeping and resting well, and behaving as usual.  
    Their head caregiver, Bill, is feeling the discomfort more, although he is eating, and drinking water and lemonade in unusual large quantities, especially when he is weed-eating, mowing, and feeding and watering for the above mentioned critters.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, August 27
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784, 1 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Thursday, August 28
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • In the afternoon, maps for the city garage sales will be available at city hall, Casey’s, Dollar General, St. Elmo Pet Clinic, St. Elmo Foods and Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Friday, August 29
    • City garage sale maps will be available.
    Saturday, August 30
    • St. Elmo Labor Day Weekend Celebration starts.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    And the Lord created joyful chaos at Evergreen Outreach.  Without a doubt, this was a great day! Judy Varga and Randy Schukar were back on stage, and were in great form!

  • Ice cream social in Brownstown

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host an ice cream social this Sunday at 6 p.m. Members should bring their favorite topping or homemade ice cream.
    The church is located at the corner of First and Poplar streets.
     

  • All through the winter months, we have waited for spring and summer to arrive. We looked forward to the balmy days of spring and cool days of early summer.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Curtis (Lotz) Jenne of St. Peter will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at St. Peter Village Hall.

  • Daniel Maske, a fourth year student at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, is shown in the first photo being sworn in as an ensign in the Chaplain Corps of the Navy by his father, the Rev. Steven Maske, a retired Navy lieutenant and pastor of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Elgin.

  • Bill and Ann (Houston) Veal of rural Vernon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married on Aug. 16, 1964, at the First United Methodist Church in Patoka.
    They are the parents of a daughter, Andrea (Mark) Britt of St. Peters, Mo., and a son Brent Veal, deceased. They have two granddaughters, Kathryn "Kate" and Lauren Britt.