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Today's Features

  • The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance’s first Lenten Luncheon of the year was held at First Christian Church in Vandalia, which opened the doors to a faithful gathering that filled the fellowship room to enjoy fellowship, a good lunch prepared by the ladies of the church and an inspiring program.

  • When Todd McKellar heard mention of Bill Runyon, a conductor on the Pennsylvania Train – and, more importantly,  the one who had the power to stop the train in Vandalia for the Santa Claus visit every year – he was quick to respond with some memories.

  • Two cousins were in a wedding. Nine-year-old Josh was the brother of the bride and groomsman. Cousin Devin was 4 and the ring bearer.

  • Many know of the many talents of Carol Evaul, and also of her love of Mulberry Grove. An expression of that fondness for the town can now actually be seen … on the wall of Andrew Miller’s community market.

  • The Homestead Critters …
    … are all doing well, but are probably, like us human inhabitants, looking forward to spring, which is really not far away.

  • Celebrate birthday
    Dane and Belinda Harpster, and Mahala and Harper Jacquin, all of St. Peter, visited with Belinda’s mother, Helen Limes, at Lutheran Care Center on Sunday. They took her cards and gifts to help celebrate her upcoming 81st birthday on Feb. 1.
    They also visited with Mary Harpster while there.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 167. Guest speaker was the Rev. Robert Cochrane of St. Louis. The organist was Rita Yagow. Emma Chambers served as acolyte.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, February 2
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Sunday, February 5
    • Scout Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 10:35 a.m. worship service. Following the service, an appreciation lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall.
    Monday, February 6
    • American Red Cross community blood drive, 2-6 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.

  • Critters’ Winter Coats Not Removable
    Baby Bucky Burro and his barn friend, Lady, the little senior mini-horse, both look cute in their fuzzy winter coats, but the unseasonable warm weather must be a little uncomfortable for them as the temperature climbs into the 50s and 60s. Hopefully, though, nature will keep their winter coats intact, as we still have February and March to get through.
    Bill is keeping their barn floor cleaned out, putting fresh straw down and shutting their barn doors at night to help keep the cold air out.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Sunday, January 22
    • Wolf Creek Cluster of United Methodist Churches, 2 p.m., Brownstown First United Methodist Church.
    • Sunday Night Live high school youth, 6-7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church parsonage.
    Monday, January 23
    • Fayette County Board of HCE will not meet until Jan. 30; see the reason following the announcements.
    • St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Fayette County Republican Women, 7 p.m., Vandalia National Road Interpretive Center.

  • C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. Program Director Debbie Weber announced earlier this month that the name of the Golden Circle Nutrition Program, which is sponsored by C.E.F.S., has been changed to Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S.
    Weber said that the change was made to make the mission and purpose of the program more recognizable to not only those who would utilize this service, but also to potential volunteers and donors.