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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Announcements
    Thursday, July 6
    • St. Elmo Business Association will not meet in July.
    Friday. July 7
    • Men’s Bible study, 6:30 a.m., St. Elmo Golf Course.
    Saturday, July 8
    • Fayette County 4-H food, clothing, demonstrations and public speaking judging. See info following these announcements.
    Monday, July 10
    • St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Tuesday, July 11
    • Avena Township St. Elmo Community Park Board, 6 p.m., Park Centennial Building.

  • A seven-week DVD study of 2 Timothy, “Entrusted,” is being held at Northside Christian Church.
    The study begins next Thursday, with sessions held at 6:30 p.m. Faye Watson is the teacher.
    An optional workbook is available for $19.
     

  • Bucky Burro Playing in the Sunshine
    The recent rains had make Bucky Burro’s “yard” a bit muddy and, although he seemed to enjoy rolling and playing in the mud, he seemed really overjoyed to see the sun shining this week.
    We saw him run from his barn and back, kicking up his heels and cavorting around his pen like a 2-year-old (which he really is). Lady, the senior mini-horse and, we suspect, Bucky’s “mentor”) just stood  watched him, showing no inclination to join in the lively behavior.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 29
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Friday, June 30
    • Men’s outdoor Bible study, 6:30 a.m., St. Elmo Golf Course.
    Monday, July 3
    • Mothers of Preschoolers, 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Tuesday, July 4
    • Have a happy – and safe – Fourth of July.
    Wednesday, July 5
    • ”Exploring the Arts,” a free arts program for grades 3-8, 6-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.

  • WEEK OF JUNE 25
    Retirement
    Sunday was the Rev. William Emrick’s last Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. A dinner was held following the church service in the basement, with about 200 in attendance. Pastor Emrick will be joining his wife, Roxanne, at their home in Indianapolis, Ind.
    Baptism
    Emma Neri Elizabeth Wodtka, daughter of Brian and Rhiannon Wodtka, was baptized on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Her godparents are Lincoln Brasel, and Clint and Erica Storck.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church