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Today's Features

  • 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.)

  • SON-Rise services at Northside

    Northside Christian Church, located at 1645 W. Jackson St., Vandalia, will hold a SON-Rise Service at 6:30 a.m. on Easter, Sunday, March 27.
    Immediately after the service, the church men will be serving breakfast until 8 a.m.
    A regular church service, the only one that day, will be at 9 a.m.

    MG church egg hunt is Saturday

    First Church of Christ in Mulberry Grove will hold its second annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday on the church property.

  • My Lenten message is called, “What will you do for God?” It is based on the parable Jesus told of the two sons who were asked to go in the vineyard; one obeyed the father, and the other did not.

  • SON-Rise services at Northside

    Northside Christian Church, located at 1645 W. Jackson St., Vandalia, will hold a SON-Rise Service at 6:30 a.m. on Easter, Sunday, March 27.
    Immediately after the service, the church men will be serving breakfast until 8 a.m.
    A regular church service, the only one that day, will be at 9 a.m.

  • McKenna Lynn Wallace
    Ben and Charli Wallace of Shelton, Wash., was the parents of a girl born at 5:19 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2016, at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash.

  • SOS*
     **Signs Of Spring reported-*Last week, Lucille Fisher said  that her jonquils were blooming; *DeeDee Diveley reported that she has seen a lot of wild turkeys lately, as she drives through the Kaskaskia River Bottom). (Don’t know if this is a sign of Spring, but it is a good sign of a healthy turkey population in the area.)
      *On the Homestead-The pasture is getting greener and thicker; the resident Robin has been seen and herd on Cora’s Corner, but the Longhorn Cow-Girls are still enjoying Josh Behrend’s good home-made hay.

  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 179.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Gaige Phillips was the acolyte. Attending elders were Curtis Jenne and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Stacey Bergmann
    -Velva Fisher
    -Melvin Graumenz
    -John Stedlin
    -Doris Wollin
    • Those with long term health concerns:
    -Merle Crain
    -Randy Dorr
    -Ann Dunaway
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Dennis Lee

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 17
    • Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
    Saturday, March 19
    • Students can take their artwork to the Fayette County Museum from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for the annual Fayette County School Art Show.
    • Blue and Gold Banquet, 5-8 p.m., St. Elmo Elementary School. The menu includes barbecue, chips and dessert. Cakes are to be auctioned off.
    Sunday, March 20
    • Palm Sunday