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By The Staff

Chamber’s race night rescheduled for March 16
The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce’s “A Night at the Races” fund-raising event has been rescheduled for Friday, March 16, because of conflicts with its previously scheduled date of this Saturday.
Held at the Vandalia Country and Golf Club, it begins with dinner at 6 p.m. and features eight taped horse races, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.
“A Night at the Races” allows participants to use play money to bet on the outcome of the races, which show actual horse racing.
For ticket information, contact Dana Whiteman, any member of the chamber board or  the chamber office (283-2728).

Tractor show set for March 22-25 in Effingham
The 18th annual Antique Tractor Show at the Village Square Mall will be held March 22-25. It is being sponsored the Old National and East Central Illinois two-cylinder clubs, and the County Line Sodbusters.
Those interested in displaying tractors or equipment, or for more information, call Steve at 483-6241 or Rich at 217-536-6315.
Included in the event will be two special events on Saturday, March 24: a bake sale at 9 a.m. and a kid’s pedal tractor pull at 2 p.m.

Duane Dugan receives top sales award
Duane Dugan, a resident of Vandalia, was the recent recipient of a sales award from the R.V. Evans Co. The award recognizes his outstanding sales and cost-savings contributions to the business.
The R.V. Evans Co. operates distribution centers in Earth City, Mo., and Decatur. From those facilities, it distributes packaging and fastening systems throughout the Midwest.
For more information, visit the company’s website at: www.rvevans.com.


Eller promoted by Southwest Network

Kent Eller, MD, a Vandalia native, has been named chief medical officer and a member of the executive management team for the Southwest Network.
Eller will oversee medical services for the non-profit organization’s two major divisions – child and adolescent services, and adult direct care services. His responsibilities include quality insurance, continuing education and professional development for a staff of doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners.
Southwest Network is the largest of four provider network organizations providing behavioral health services to residents of the Phoenix, Ariz., area.
He is the son of Ronald and Patricia Eller, who are long-time residents of Vandalia. He is the brother of Brad Eller, also of Vandalia.