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Today's Features

  • Announcements
    Thursday, July 27
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Maverick Restaurant.
    Sunday, July 30
    • The First Assembly of God Church will show the DVD “In Our Honor” at the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. sservice. It is on the 1967 story of when the Jews took back Jerusalem.
    Wednesday, August 2
    • St. Elmo City Council, 6 p.m., city hall.
    • “Exploring the Arts” for grades 3-8, 6-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Thursday, August 3

  • County fairs have been an American tradition for many years – Fayette County’s informational book states that 2017 is the 87th year for the Fayette County Fair, offering something for all of the family.

  • WEEK OF JULY 9
    Celebrates Birthday
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter celebrated Belinda’s birthday on Friday by going to the River-to-River Yard Sale from Cave-In Rock to Cape Girardeau.
    They spent Friday and Saturday nights with their daughter, Amanda Eller and family in Jackson, Mo.
    Overnight Guest
    Pastor Bill Emrick of Indianapolis, Ind., spent Sunday night at the home of Dane and Belinda Harpster.

  • It’s Not Too Late …
    … to visit our Fayette County Fair, quick, while the sun is shining. We, the human inhabitants of the Homestead, enjoyed going over to the fairground Sunday evening and following our tradition of eating a Knights of Columbus fish sandwich.
    Steve Barker was at the window to take our order, while cooks were filling the orders and frying up the fish with crispy coating on the outside and tender well-cooked fish on the inside.

  • Announcements
    Thursday, July 20
    • Fayette County Fair 4-H and junior general projects show, 8 a.m. The 4-H items will be removed after the awards presentation at 6 p.m.

  • In the beginning, ideas were brought forth and discussed on the subject of focusing on Vandalia’s history and points of interest that have gone unnoticed in recent years, including the Little Red Caboose

  • There is a new face” in downtown Vandalia this summer – David Zimmerman, a historical interpreter at the Vandalia Statehouse.

  • Thirty-three members and three guests registered at the annual meeting and potluck of the Fayette County Home and Community Education of District 6 on June 8 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.

  • Wild Game Attracted by Clover
    Translation – Little Buddy Bunny and his family are enjoying the white clover blossoms in the lawn. They may be wild rabbits, but they are not “game” here on the Homestead.
    We enjoy watching them, especially in the early morning. “Buddy” comes right up to the porch steps and seems unafraid of us. Probably the bird mothers, Robin and Wren, who built their nests on our porch, told him we were not hazardous to their health.

  • Move Complete
    On Friday, several people gathered to help Pastor and Roxanne Emrick load their U-Haul. They are now settled in Indianapolis.
    VBS
    Vacation Bible School at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be held from July 31-Aug. 4, from 6-8 p.m., in the church basement.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 146.
    Guest speaker was the Rev. G. Robert Heimgartner from Richview.