Today's Features

  • Coming Events
    Benefit for Brownstown School Bus Driver
    A Liver Journey Celebration/benefit will be held for the Rich Cade family on Sunday, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Mother of Dolors Parish Center, 705 W. St. Clair St., Vandalia.
    Rich Cade was diagnosed with alpha-1 antitrypsin disorder, dangerously low platelets and an enlarged spleen 10 years ago, and the family set out on what they have called the “Liver Journey,” in hopes of receiving a liver transplant.

  • Marrow Registry Drive
    A marrow registry drive will be held next Tuesday, from 3-8 p.m., at the St. Peter Fire Department (301 E. Third St., St. Peter).
    If you can’t attend the drive, you can join the registry online at www.bethematch.org.
    Click on “Join” and “Join Now.” When prompted, enter the promo code: Madison.
    This drive is for 18-44 year olds.
    For more information, contact Denise at dmosley@nmdp.org or 314-348-5660.

    Thursday, June 11
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, June 12
    • The St. Elmo Christian Church Bible school, “God’s Backyard Bible Camp,” 6-8:30 p.m.
    Saturday, June 13
    •  St. Elmo Christian Church Bible school, 6-8:30 p.m.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    God’s angel in charge of “Joyful Noise” landed at Evergreen Outreach on Monday. I expect the angel in charge of Pastor James Fackler had a senior moment, because we missed pastor VERY much!
    However, Donna Smith, with her quiet demeanor was our leader and pianist, while I was somewhere in the clouds, looking for more angels!   

  • Last week as we followed the Rich Cade family on “The Liver Journey,”  
    Heidi Cade admitted that “it was getting scary,” but their faith held firm.

  • A fundraising recital will be held on Saturday, June 13, for a Vandalia resident who has been accepted for study in Colorado this summer.

  • Emmet Alan Reents
    Matt and Afthan Reents of Hillsboro are the parents of a boy born at 9:17 a.m. on May 3, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital.

  • 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.