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Today's News

  • Locks of Love Donors

    Zennia Snow recently donated three ponytails of hair to Locks of Love at Wendy Goodin's shop, Wendy's Hair Styles. Also donating to Locks of Love, a program that provides hair pieces to cancer victims, at Goodin's shop were Joan Hendrickson and Carolyn Stilt.

  • Birthdays

    Max and Marge Watson
    An open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at St. Elmo Christian Church to celebrate the birthdays of Max and Marge Watson.
    Marge celebrated her 90th birthday on March 4, and Max will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sept. 12.
    All family members and friends are invited to the celebration.

    Kenneth Casey

    A card shower has been requested for Kenneth Casey of Raymondville, Mo., and formerly of Vandalia, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Friday, July 22.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, July 7 – Meat loaf, baked potato, butter beans, chilled pineapple, oatmeal cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Friday, July 8 – Fried chicken, roasted rosemary potatoes green beans, mandarin oranges and whole grain roll.
    Monday, July 11 – Barbecue ribbette on bun, cauliflower w/cheese, baked beans and apricots.
    Tuesday, July 12 – Grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, cinnamon applesauce, oatmeal cookie and whole grain bread.  

  • Reunions

    Shulman
    The 47th annual Maurice Shulman family reunion was held June 22-26 in Vandalia.
    Celebrated with the reunion were Maurice’s 94th birthday (June 23) and Maurice’s grandson Joe’s recent master's degree graduation from Boston University (June 18).
    No births, deaths or marriages occurred in the family this past year.
    Twenty-seven of the 36 descendants of Maurice and Golda Shulman attended.
    Present were Maurice Shulman of Vandalia;

  • Anniversary

    Marion and Roslyn Torbeck of Vernon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 14.


    Marion Torbeck and the former Roslyn Meador were married on July 14, 1961, in Hagarstown.
    They are the parents of one son, Kent and his wife Debbie Torbeck of Shobonier.
    They have two grandchildren, Braden and Breanne.
    Cards may be sent to them at: 2119 Burks Road, Vernon, Ill. 62892.

  • 50-Year Masonic Member

    Don Adams of Vandalia (center) receives a certificate and pin from Temperance Lodge No. 16 Worshipful Master Tim McMillan (left) and Chaplain Winfred "Bud" Morrison in recognition of his 50 years of membership in the Masonic fraternity. As a 50-year member, Adams is now exempt from any further dues payments.

  • Engagement

    Gretchen Schaible and Mitchell Smith, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Church Briefs

    Metro Church plans Kids Bible Kamp
    Metro Community Church will host a Kids Bible Kamp next Monday through Thursday at Rogier Park in Vandalia. The daily camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon for children from age 4 years through sixth grade.
    Under the theme of a "safari adventure," the event will include Bible stories, an obstacle course, sno cones, music and games.
    For more information, call 283-3465.

    Mother of Dolors plans rummage sale

  • Local youths help at camp

    Bond Christian Camp in Mulberry Grove hosted an all- day camp for first and second graders on Saturday, June 25.

  • One body, many members, many ways to minister

    “For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12).