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Today's Features

  • Elam
    The 77th annual Elam family reunion will be held at noon on Aug. 2 at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck dinner will be held at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and their own table service.

  • Mary Naber
    A card shower has been requested for Mary Naber of Vandalia, who celebrated her 93rd birthday on July 20.

    Cards may be sent to her at: Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care, 650 W. Taylor St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Crown Point VBS is next week

    Crown Point Church will host Vacation Bible School from Monday through Friday next week, from 6-8 p.m. each day.
    The theme is “Bible Blast to the Past – Discover God’s Everlasting Love!”
    All children ages 3-12 are invited to participate in the program, which includes Bible lesions, music, crafts and refreshments.
    The public is invited to a family night program on Saturday at 6 p.m. It will include a picnic-style meal.

  • Melissa Dawn Evans and Jacob Michael Rush, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Sharon Burnette and Bud Seigel, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The future bride is the mother of Thomas J. Bivens Jr. of Centralia, Nicole Bivens of Salem and Bobbie Ball of Centralia.
    The future groom is the father of Ashley Seigel of Vandalia.
    The couple are planning a private wedding on Aug. 1 at their home, followed by a reception with family and friends at 5 p.m. at the Mad Dog Clubhouse in Vera.
     

  • First Christian Church in Vandalia sponsored the Central Illinois Mobile Food Bank on June 13, and is hoping others follow its lead.
    The Mobile Food Bank regularly holds several distributions in this area each year, but has been short on funds.
    First Christian Church is now challenging other area churches to show their support for this program by sponsoring food bank visits in the future.
    For more information, or to sponsor a food bank distribution, contact the Fayette County Farm Bureau, 283-3276.

  • By Charlene Jett
    This is a happiness message from Evergreen Outreach! In spite of all the goodness and effort going into today’s meeting, it was canceled – potentially too hot and humid! I think this may be a first, except for the year of the great drought.
    I miss my friends, the prayers and the music and I know you all will miss each other. Just repeat after me, “We’re here for fun right from the start, etc”.
    This good weather is the best time of year for our get-together and outings.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin spent Thursday through Sunday with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    On Saturday, they all traveled to Arthur to the Amish store, and then to Rockome Gardens, only to find it has been closed; however, they still managed to take Harper on a buggy ride.
    After shopping in Tuscola, they finished the evening by dining at Fujiama in Effingham.
    Visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster on Friday were Amy Reiss, Rollie and Trieva Henson, Stacey and Seth Bergmann, and Liz Carson.
    VBS

  • Hi Ho!! Come to the Fair!
    The Fayette County Fair, that is. We (the human inhabitants of the Homestead, namely Bill and Panzi), visited the fairgrounds one evening and (yum!) ate a traditional Knights of Columbus fish sandwich, and they tasted as delicious as we remembered and had looked forward to, for a whole year … since last year’s Fayette County Fair.
    Brice Springman, following in his dad’s (Bill Springman) footsteps, was taking the food orders, assisted by his daughter, Brianna (also following in Grandpa Bill’s footsteps).

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 16
    • The 4-H general project judging is Thursday. Ramsey Seniors/Senoritas club has to check in at 8:30 a.m. and the judging starts at 9 a.m. Other club check-in times are: Vandalia Shamrocks and Golden Harvesters, 9:30 a.m.; South Side Kids, St. James Hornets and Caprine Kids, 9:45 a.m.; and Shafter Friends and Loudon Bunch, 10 a.m.

    The awards presentation will be at 6 p.m.
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.