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Today's Features

  • As St. Paul Lutheran Church continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary, it will hold an open house on Sunday, Aug. 17, and has invited area historian Linda Hanabarger, to be the program speaker.

  • Atwood
    The Atwood reunion was held on Saturday, June 28, at Rogier Park in Vandalia.
    After a noon meal, the reunion meeting was opened by Connie Grubaugh, in the absence of reunion president Bill Hunter.
    The Lord’s Prayer was recited, and the minutes from the 2013 reunion were read, with no corrections made. Officers for 2015 are: Max Atwood, president; Jim Atwood, vice president; and Connie Grubaugh, secretary/treasurer.

  • The Vandalia Community High School graduating class of 1952 celebrated its 62nd anniversary the weekend of June 20-22.

  • FWC Faith Crusade starts this Friday

    Family Worship Center in Vandalia will host a five-day Faith Crusade, beginning Friday and concluding next Tuesday.
    The speaker for the Faith Crusade will be Jonathan Suber, an evangelist who has ministered on five continents and in more than 50 countries during the past 30 years. He has pastored three churches and served as a missionary in West Africa, India and the West Indies.
    Accompanying him will be his wife, Stephanie. A speaker and musician, she has composed more than 100 songs.

  • By  Charlene M. Jett
    Our meeting on Monday went off without a hitch! It was good to see everyone, so pat yourself on the back for making it a good meeting!

  • By Ginger Wells
    The OASIS group from First Baptist Church of Vandalia recently took a trip to Northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
    The theme of the trip was "Christmas in July." The group boarded the coach on Tuesday, July 15, and returned on Saturday, July 19.
    Each person brought bingo and Christmas grab bag gifts, and was anticipating a Christmas holiday – minus the snow and sleet. We got to know each other by playing games and singing.

  • A fellow minister of mine wrote this article. I hope it encourages the reader as much it has me.

  • Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent Friday and Saturday with her daughter, Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. They enjoyed shopping in Chesterfield on Saturday.
    Return Home
    Elijah and Emma Latin, returned home to Chase, Mich., on Sunday after spending the week with their grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Death
    Mildred Miessner, mother of Karen Benning of Shobonier, died on Friday morning. Services were held on Monday morning.
    Recovering from Surgery

  • Lady, the Mini-Mare, gets new ‘Do’
    Sometimes when we are very busy, we kind of let our personal appearance slide, such as our hairdo. Such was the case with Lady, who, through no fault of her own, but due to the busy schedules we have had lately, her grooming and mane were in need of a shampoo, detangler comb, brush, and curry comb.
    She has such a heavy coat in the winter time that, although the wooly hair has detached from her skin, it tends to linger amid her smoother coat.