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Today's Features

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    What a joyous meeting we had! If you ever need an uplift, a friend, a real joyful occasion, just come to Evergreen Outreach.  For at least an hour, maybe more, you can cast your troubles away and let God fill your heart. Great music and good friends will help you get thru whatever or anything that is hurting you.   We welcomed many EO friends that we have not seen for at least a month, some since Christmas!

  • The Fayette County Association for Home and Community Education is a member of the Illinois Association HCE, and its title describes the organization’s goals – to help bring awareness and educational information to homes and the communities in which they live.

  • Lucille Taylor
    Lucille Evelyn (Devall) Taylor celebrated her 90th birthday on March 12 with family and friends at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, where she is a member.

    She was born on March 1, 1926.
    She is the mother of Linda {deceased) (Carl) Neely, Sue (Gary) Grounds, Gerry Taylor (deceased), Chuck (Deanna) Taylor and Diane (Don) Little.  She also has 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

  • Abigail Jane DeCloedt
    Jonathon and Aubrea DeCloedt of Carmel, Ind., are the parents of a girl born at 9:31 a.m. on March 10, 2016.

    Abigail Jane weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Jay and Sayona Perry of Vandalia, and Kim Scott of Beverly Hills, Fla., is the paternal grandmother.
    Great-grandparents are Jane Hall, the late Art and Betty Perry, and Carol Youngblood.

  • FCHD holding 5K
    Fun Run/Walk

    The Fayette County Health Department is hosting a 5K Fun Run/Walk on the morning of Saturday, April 16.
    Registration on the day of the event begins at 8:15 a.m. at the health department office, 416 W. Edwards St. in Vandalia, and the event begins at 9 a.m.
    The cost to participate is $20, with all proceeds going to Fear Nothing, a non-profit organization providing support of Fayette County individuals and families facing cancer diagnoses, and raising funds for cancer research and advances in treatment options.

  • Visits Parents
    Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of St. Peter spent the weekend with Nathan’s parents, Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., visited Dane and Belinda Harpster on Saturday. They enjoyed lunch at Joe’s in Altamont and later visited with Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center.
    Baptisms

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 31
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Maverick.
    • Extension Council (Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper representatives), 7 p.m., Effingham Extension Office.
    Sunday, April 3

  • Madricka Burro & Baby Buckwheat…
    … had new green grass treat today, as Bill started extending their pen. However, they just got a small area to start with, so they won’t overeat the new grass and get a tummy ache. We will have to be even more careful with lady, the senior mini-horse, as she foundered on grass when she was young (before coming to the Homestead.)