Today's Features

  • By Charlene Jett
    Today, our thoughts are with Jesus, because he is the one who will miss us today. Since Evergreen Outreach is canceled, we must use our memories to be constantly refreshed by His love, compassion and mercy.
    He will miss our off key and out of tune singing. He will miss our frail bodies, trying to dance and be strong and beautiful. He will miss our short, stumbling prayers.
    In spite of all these failings he still loves us and encourages us to make forward progress and become closer to him.

  • CenterPointe Church will hold a Back to School Outreach this Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.
    The event will include music by “Broken Chains Band,” a bounce house, and free hot dogs, burgers and chips. Free, gently used clothes and free school supplies will be available.
    All clothing, school supplies and lunch will be provided following the morning service at the church, which is located in the former Rural King building at 1616 Veterans Avenue in Vandalia.

  • The First Church of Christ of Mulberry Grove will celebrate 150 years of service to the Kingdom of Christ, on Aug. 9, 2015.
    In 1865, as the contentious Civil War finished its furry and John Wilkes Booth took the life of a president from Illinois, people from the Bond County/Mulberry Grove area saw the birth of a new church, which lives yet today by the grace of God.
    Two special services will take place on Sunday, Aug. 9.

  • The following story is condensed from an article that appeared in Today’s Christian, “Not My Job” (July/August edition 2008).

  • Critters Tolerating Heat Wave Well
    It is kind of interesting that the critters have only two changes of apparel a year – one for winter and one for summer. Yet they seem to take what comes (weatherwise) without complaint, as long as we humans make things as comfortable for them as reasonably possible.

  • Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter Weekend
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo.
    She babysat Harper on Friday. On Friday evening, Amanda and Madison Eller of Jackson, Mo., met them, and they traveled to St. Charles, Mo.
    On Saturday, they took the ferry to Grafton. They enjoyed the flea market, wineries and other shopping. They all returned home on Sunday.
    Floyd Bolyard of St. Peter died on Friday. The funeral was held on Wednesday at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter.

    Thursday, July 30
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Maverick Restaurant in Litchfield.

  • Picture this: a hearty country-style breakfast with freshly-brewed coffee, cooked in fullview in an immaculate, cheery kitchen and served by a friendly waitress.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    OK, here is the scoop. Evergreen Outreach had the best party in town. At Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care, we ate, clapped hands, sang, danced and created very slightly mischievous good times. We are OK, as long as that angel peeking around the corner (Pastor James Fackler) keeps his eye on us.

  • The Brownstown High School class of 1955 will hold its 60-year runion this Saturday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge, in conjunction with the Brownstown Alumni Reunion.

    The meet and greet begins at 4 p.m. Those planning to attend, as pictured at an earlier reunion, include Yvonne Patterson Watkins of Peoria, Ariz.; Virginia Hancock Davis of Washington, Mo.; and Ivalee "Ivy" Stine Herrin of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ft. Worth, Texas.