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Today's Features

  • I would like to congratulate First Baptist Church and Temple Baptist Church in their successful merger – coming together as one church.

  • Critters Enjoying Napping in Sunshine…
    … except for Josie, the little 15-year-old doggie. Callie, the kitty, likes to nap on the patio bricks warmed by the sun; the barn critters, Lady, the mini-horse, Madricka, the mother burro, and her young son, Buckwheat (aka Baby Bucky), are often seen resting in the sunshine.
    Bucky, especially, takes frequent naps in the sunshine, which are good for a growing boy.

  • The 120th birthday of the Royal Neighbors of America rraternal organization was celebrated by members of RNA Chapter 5784, which, in June, will be have been a member for 110 years.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., visited Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter on Saturday. Belinda’s brother, Tony Limes of Ridgley, Tenn., visited with them on Sunday.
    Visits Parents
    Keri, Emma and Elijah Latin of Chase, Mich., spent the weekend with her parents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Confirmation
    Jade Fancher of Farina was confirmed on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 9
    • Fayette County Home and Community Education Get Acquainted Day in the St. Elmo United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Registration will be 9 a.m., and a potluck brunch is at 9:30 a.m. There will be a Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It auction for the major fundraiser. Each of the seven units is to take a gift for a door prize.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  •   The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on March 26 at Maverick Restaurant in Litchfield, with 27 members and four guests present. Following the pledge to the flag, the meal prayer was given by Brock Fisher.
    After the meal, the meeting was called to order by President Dean Black. The secretary’s reports from January and February were read and approved, followed by the treasurer’s report. It was reported that the check from ExxonMobil was received and deposited.

  • Kay Dothager
    An open house will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. this Sunday at the Mulberry Grove Community Building to celebrate the 75th birthday of Kay Dothager.
    The family requests no gifts.

  • Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in 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.

  • Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois held its sixth annual meeting on April 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn in O’Fallon.
    During the meeting, approximately 300 Girl Scout members (adults and girls) from throughout Southern Illinois elected Board of Directors members and received a “State of the Council” report from Dixie Travelstead, GSSI Board of Director chair, and Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.