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Today's News

  • Siblings Reunion

    Children of William and Sophia Ehrat recently enjoyed a reunion in Vandalia with their sister, Dorothea Albright (seated).

    Behind her, from left to right, are Grace Albrecht of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Walter Ehrat of Vandalia; Berniece McCoy of Denver, Colo.; Arthur Ehrat of Virden; and Ruth Ruprecht of Salem.

  • Five Generations

    Five generations of the Hayes family are shown. From left to right are Lisa Radliff, Jessica Peyton, Mary Hayes, Brittney Radliff and Abigail Radliff.

  • Reunion

    Buzzard
    On Sunday, Aug. 12, descendants of Daniel and Mary Elizabeth Frazier Buzzard held a reunion at the Greenland Baptist Church in the new Fellowship Hall at Beecher City. At least 110 descendants and friends attended.
    The church was founded and built on one acre of land donated by Daniel and Mary Elizabeth Buzzard 153 years ago.
    Shirley Gregg Hall and Carol Buzzard Bell greeted everyone at the registration table, having all sign in and giving everyone name tags for names and designating which child of Daniel and Mary’s they descended from.

  • Births

    Ella Karyne & Kaly Grace Benning
    Matthew and Tina Benning of St. Peter are the parents of twin daughters born on Aug. 1, 2012.
    Ella Karyne weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18 inches long, and Kaly Grace weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 17½ inches long.
    They have a brother, Marcus, age 3½.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Al Niemeyer of St. Elmo will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 2, with an open house from 2-4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Elmo.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Newburn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7.


    Ronald Newburn and Barbara Young were married on Sept. 7, 1962, at Macedonia Christian Church in rural St. Elmo. Their attendants were Edwin Mattix of St. Elmo and Marjorie (Young) Daugherty of Louisville, Ill.
    The couple will celebrate their anniversary at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at Macedonia Christian Church.
    Family members, friends and neighbors are invited to attend.
     

  • OASIS group enjoys several recent outings

    The OASIS members and friends of First Baptist Church in Vandalia have been enjoying a variety of activities.
    In March, Mary Truitt presented a program titled "Museum in a Suitcase." Included were many items from the Vandalia Museum and information regarding each item. She is very knowledgeable about Vandalia, Fayette County  and the Vandalia Museum.
    In April, some members attended Jubilee (an event featuring gospel music and preaching, held in Branson, Mo.).

  • 'As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord'

    Every day of our lives, we make dozens of choices. Many of them are so easy that we do not even have to think about them.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By  Charlene M. Jett
    After the drought and a little rain, the clouds felt like ice cream on the skin, so cool and soothing. In case you didn’t know it already, you made it through the worst drought since 1936.
    Beverly Hood was the program manager at Evergreen Outreach on Monday, and Bernie Ray played the introductory music while everyone had refreshments and cookies from Barb McCart. Our main entertainers were Judy Vargas and Randy Schukar.

  • School Menus

    RAMSEY
    Breakfast
    Monday, Aug. 27 – Granola bar, cereal, juice and milk.
    Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Cinnamon raisin biscuit, cereal, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Oatmeal, toast, cereal, juice and milk.
    Thursday, Aug. 30 – Yogurt, cereal, juice and milk.
    Friday, Aug. 31 – Biscuit and gravy, cereal, juice and milk.
    Lunch
    Monday, Aug. 27 – Chicken nuggets, tater tots, baby carrots, bread and fruit.
    Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Tacos, lettuce and cheese, refried beans, corn and fruit.