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Today's Features

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 7
    • National World Day of Prayer, noon, Main and Fourth streets – Rediscovering God.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, dinner at the Effingham Iron Skillet. Those attending are to meet at St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. to pool rides.
    Friday, May 8
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Saturday, May 9

  • This week’s photo: The photo of this young man, who grew up in the Ramsey/Bayle City area, was taken about 40 years ago. He now is a driver for Orgill.

  • Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses. There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.  Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.

  • The Pasture Critters …
    … Betsy Longhorn and her bovine family are enjoying the “Green, Green, Grass of Home,” and it really is green and lush. But they still seem to resent us confiscating part of their pasture. They don’t understand “public domain” (which, I have to confess, I don’t approve of it, either). When we are mowing the yard, they all run to the fence  and follow the mower and person mowing. I personally feel that is their form of a protest.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, and Aaron Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    They visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Saturday.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 161.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Zada Reynolds served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Nancy Kingery
    -Maria Oswald

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 30
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, May 2
    • The St. Elmo Historical Society will have a Kentucky Derby Day from 2-6 p.m. at Summer Breeze Wine House in St. James.
    Sunday, May 3
    • Sunday Night Live youth, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • AMP’d youth, 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Monday, May 4
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, May 5

  • St. James celebrating 150th anniversary

    St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the celebration includes a commemorative book.
    The book includes the early history of the church and every baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral as recorded in the three parish registers from 1871 to the present, as well as membership rolls.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    God is GREAT and God is GOOD! We renewed our old friendships today and made new ones at Evergreen Outreach.

  • Katie, the Dog, is a Hero
    Picture this – It was a cool and cloudy (but nice and refreshing) early Tuesday morning this week. All was peaceful and serene on the Homestead. Bill had went to work, Callie, the kitty, was resting near Bill’s footstool and Josie, the little doggie, was snuggled down in her soft and comfy bed nearby.

  • Visit Daughter
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their daughter, Mahala Jacquin and family of Villa Ridge, Mo. Belinda and Mahala enjoyed shopping in Chesterfield on Saturday. On Sunday, Mahala hosted a Jamberry party.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Saturday evening worship attendance was 71.
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 107.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Allie Murphree served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers