Today's Features

  • Don and Jennifer Helm of Chestnut will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 15.

  • Randy and Patti Hoffman of Vandalia celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 8.

    Randy Hoffman, son of the late Raymond and Eileen Hoffman, and the former Patti Kern, daughter of Melvin and Janet Kern, were married on Aug. 8, 1981.
    He is employed at Vandalia Correctional Center, and she is employed at Greenville Regional Hospital.
    They are the parents of two children: Erin and her husband Tim Thomason, and Kyle Hoffman.
    They have one grandchild: Hailey Thomason.

  • Don and Ellen Willms of Brownstown will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at First Christian Church in Brownstown.

  • Homecoming Gospel Choir here Sunday

    Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia will host the Homecoming Gospel Choir this Sunday at 6 p.m.
    The 80-voice group from Southern Illinois will sing gospel songs and hymns in the style of the Gaither Homecoming videos. The program is titled "A Homecoming Gospel Reunion."

  • Have you ever been in a real jam, a pickle, a tight spot, caught between a rock and a hard place, when along came a nice guy to help you out?

  •  Decsribed in the scripture is “a worthy woman,” quoted here, in part, who “works with her hands in delight,”  “brings food,” “stretches out her hand to the needy,”  “strength and dignity are her clothing,” “smiles at the future,” “opens her mouth in wisdom,” “the teaching of kindness is on her tongue,” “does not eat the bread of idleness,” …  “for her worth is far above jewels."

  • By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma
    Evergreen Outreach began on  Monday to the sound of piano being played by the nimble fingers of Pam Childers.  She played many old EO favorites like "I’ve Been Working on the Railroad," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Oh, Suzanna" and "Old Smoky." Thanks, Pam.

  • Blood drive Tuesday at Liberty Christian

    A blood drive will be held next Tuesday at Liberty Christian Church from 2:30-6:30 p.m.
    Donors are entered in a drawing to win a $250 weekly gas card, and will be entered in a car giveaway sweepstakes.
    Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. Use the Liberty Christian code to schedule an appointment.
    All donors must present a photo identification.

    Garage sale this Saturday at Liberty

  • If you want to start an interesting (and often heated) conversation today, all you have to ask is, “Who is responsible for this financial mess we are in?”

  • Katie Etcheson and Ryan Callahan have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.