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Today's Features

  • Elam
    The Elam family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck lunch is at noon, and those attending are asked to take a covered dish and table service.

  • Danielle Neller and Ian Brown, both of Pontoon Beach, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • It took eight years, but Jarod Maske of Boy Scout Troop 121, chartered to Lincoln Trails Council of the Two Rivers District, reached a lifetime goal by earning his Eagle Scout badge.

    The final step in the process was his Eagle project, refurbishing the bell tower for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
    The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting, but also for the young man as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service.

  • Delila Beckman
    A party to celebrate Delila Beckman’s 80th birthday will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the Vandalia Eagles Club, 112 N. Sixth St., Vandalia.

    The celebration will include a meet and greet from 4-5 p.m.; food and refreshments from 5-6 p.m.; cake and punch from 6-7 p.m.; and music by “Heartland Express.”
    The public is invited to attend. No gifts, please.
     

  • Terry Yarbrough (left), representing the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association Area 51, presents a $500 donation for the Vandalia fireworks, sponsored by the Vandalia Lions Club, represented by fireworks chairman Jerry Schukar.

  • Five generations of the Graumenz family are pictured.

    In front, from left, are: Cheryl Pollard, great-grandmother; and Marjorie Graumenz Warner, great-great-grandmother, holding Jaxson Wilkerson. In back are Timothy Moeller, father; and grandmother, Regina Albert.

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Stout of St. Elmo celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a private family celebration.

  • “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    Monday was a great day for our Evergreen Outreach meeting! Bette Stolte welcomed everyone with our favorite classy tunes. She does such a good job, and we never want to stop! But alas, her fingers have been known to get tired.

  • 'Weird Animals' VBS at First Methodist

    First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold a "Weird Animals" VBS this Sunday through Thursday, with the program running from 5-8 p.m. each day. A light dinner will be served from 5-5:30 p.m.
    During the event, participants will take part in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, experience Bible adventures and test "sciency-fun gizmos" that they will be able to take home.
    The VBS program is open to kids from preschool to fifth grade.