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Today's Features

  • Fayette County Home & Community Education held a free Alzheimer’s awareness program for the public on Saturday at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia.

  • What began a few years ago as a thoughtful wish to help some citizens of Brownstown do some holiday shopping without having to get out in cold weather and drive to other towns has become sort of a holiday tradition, like Old Tyme Christmas in Vandalia, but on a smaller scale, and especially with seniors’ safety and convenience in Brownstown in mind.

  • The name “Alzheimer’s,” and meaning of it, was practically unheard of by most people in the late 1950s. There was a mention, but very little written about it in most medical books.

  • St. James chili supper, quilt auction

    St. James Lutheran Church at 727 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia will hold its annual chili supper and a vintage quilt auction from 4-7 p.m. this Thursday, prior to the Lions Club Halloween Parade.
    The menu includes chili, hot dog or peanut butter sandwich, dessert and drink. The cost is $6 per person.

    Bethel hosting Trunk or Treat

  • Last week’s Fayette Faces focused on the Long Term Care gazebo, which is maintained by Sid File through the organization Families That Care of LTC, which keeps the gazebo in bloom and beauty with donations.

  • It has been said, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” In this case, the Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care Gazebo is a continuous source of beauty for every season, thanks to the group Familes That Care at Long Term Care, which was formed years ago, and continued to others who picked it up and kept it going, and to Sid File, who maintains the plants, flowers and seasonal décor with funding provided by the Families That Care group.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, Aaron and Henry Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent Friday to Sunday with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    On Saturday, Belinda, Gretchen, the boys, and Mahala and Harper Jacquin went to Greenup to Grissom Lost Creek Orchard. They enjoyed the petting zoo, had lunch at Dairy Queen and returned home.
    Upon returning home, Owen and Aaron went to the field to ride in the combine with Papa Dane, and ride in the grain truck with their dad.
    That evening, the Harpsters and Jacquins enjoyed dinner at Schaefer’s.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, October 13
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., Beecher City Branch Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Monday, October 17
    • Historical Vandalia Inc. Board, 6:30 p.m., Fayette County Museum, Vandalia.
    • St. Elmo Board of Education, 7:30 p.m., unit office.
    Wednesday, October 19

  • Homestead Critter Talk …
    … is varied on the Homestead, from early morning until night.
     “Rooster Cogburn,” the little banty rooster, wakes everyone up around 5 or so in the morning with his wake-up crowing. The “girls,” Rhonda and Blackie (hens), talk to each other, clucking and cackling, and it almost sounds like singing sometimes.

  • Vandalia’s Little Community Garden’s annual Harvest Festival is this Saturday, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Mother of Dolors Catholic Church Parish Center, located at 705 W. St. Clair St. in Vandalia. The festival is being held there, in case of inclement weather.