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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Durbin of Pekin, formerly of Vandalia, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Monday.

  • Cowgirls enjoying lush pasture
    Although we kind of bemoan the fact sometimes when the frequent rains make the grass grow faster and it is difficult to keep up with, the four Homestead “cowgirls” (namely Bill’s longhorns-Geneva, the Bartels girl; “Red,” the mother of one of the two kids, Minnie and Moo-na-Lisa) seem to like it.

  • Spends Weekend with Grandparents
    Henry Harpster, age 5 months, of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with grandparents Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Those who came to visit Henry were Mahala and Harper Jacquin, Stacey and JoHanna Bergmann, and Sue Adams.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 168.
    The organist was Rita Yagow
    Acolyte was Mitchell Brauer.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Allen Magnus.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 4
    • Registration at St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Friday, August 5
    • Registration at St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Monday, August 8

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    So what can you do with a blank piece of paper at recess? Write about Evergreen Outreach’s wonderful entertaining meeting!  

  • Rubin
    The biennial Rubin reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church parish hall in St. Paul.
    A potluck dinner begins at 12:30 p.m., with beverages, paper plates and tableware being furnished.
    Those attending are asking to take lists of births, deaths and marriages since the 2014 reunion, so that the family tree may be updated, and are asked to notify all family members.

    Dothager
    The Herman Dothager Family reunion was held on July 4 at Rogier Park in Vandalia with 56 attending.

  • Walter William Metzger
    Todd and Shelley Metzger of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 4:47 p.m. on July 17, 2016, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Alexandra Perry and Brian Huhnke, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Every child knows the story of David and Goliath, even if they have never attended church. Everyone loves that story! What’s not to love about it? It’s appealing to most of us, I believe, because it’s a story of the “little guy beating the big guy,” it’s the story of the “least of us” standing up to and defeating the “high and mighty.”
    We all love to see the underdog winning against the top dog, and that’s what is so appealing to us.