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Today's Features

  • Helen Tompkins
    An open house to celebrate the 103rd birthday of Helen Tompkins will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Pleasant Mound Community Center, located south of Mulberry Grove.
    A card shower is also being requested. Cards may be sent to: 747 Swan Road, Smithboro, Ill. 62284.

  • Robert and Ruth Ann Garrison of rural Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 24.

  • Laverne “Bud” and Dorothy Mefford will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 17.

    The Mefford were married on April 17, 1954, in Robinson.
    They have four children, Deborah and her husband Robert Sturm, Pamela and her husband Dave Younker, Doug Mefford and his wife Jeanette, and Jeff Mefford and his wife Toni.
    They have 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
    The couple will celebrate their anniversary with family.

  • From the Chicken Roost
    R&R (Rest & Relaxation) is apparently over for Rhonda and Blackie (hens), because they have left the roost for the nest area, and have commenced to laying nice, big eggs again. Egg Production is on the upswing and they are evidently going to pass on spring break and stay on the job (or nest, in this case).
    They have been bugging in their little yard and seem content, so they must be finding something in the, at long last, GREEN grass.
    And from the Longhorn Cows Pasture

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 10
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education Get-Acquainted Day: registration 9 a.m., potluck brunch 9:30 a.m. A program will be given by The Scarf Lady. HCE members are reminded to take a Make It, Bake, Sew It or Grow It item for the auction. Each unit is to take a $5 door prize. Guests are welcome.
    Because this is the 90th anniversary of IAHCE, those attending the Get-Acquainted Day are urged to wear an apron to carry out the state theme of “Been Cookin’ 90 Years.”

  • Spends Weekend
    with Grandparents
    Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent the weekend with his grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Nathan and Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., also spent the weekend with them.
    On Saturday evening, they joined Larry and Sue Urban and family for a fish fry. On Sunday, they visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center.
    Weekend Visitors

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 10
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education Get-Acquainted Day: registration 9 a.m., potluck brunch 9:30 a.m. A program will be given by The Scarf Lady. HCE members are reminded to take a Make It, Bake, Sew It or Grow It item for the auction. Each unit is to take a $5 door prize. Guests are welcome.
    Because this is the 90th anniversary of IAHCE, those attending the Get-Acquainted Day are urged to wear an apron to carry out the state theme of “Been Cookin’ 90 Years.”

  • What started out as a donation of a tree to the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus led to a donation for music students at the campus.

  • Jack Phinneas Silva
    Anthony and Jennifer Silva of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 8:58 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Allison Lawler and Josh Rusler of Los Angeles, Calif., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding plans.