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By The Staff

Thursday, October 4

✔ The Alternative Education Programs will hold parent-teacher conferences from 3-6 p.m. All students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
Friday, October 5

✔ No school – the Tri-County Conference held by Regional Office of Education No. 3 will be held at Vandalia Junior High and Elementary schools.
✔ Friday through Monday are free days at the Family YMCA of Fayette County on Rock Island Avenue in Vandalia. More information is available on Page 3B of today's issue.
Saturday, October 6

✔ Happy Hollow Farms will hold its Fall Festival Weekend from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday. The farm is located south of St. Elmo. Take the St. Elmo Interstate 70 exit, turn onto Brewbaker Drive (the road in front of Pinnacle Foods) and turn right at County Road 2250.
✔ The second annual fuNFest to benefit the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation will be held at Gatch Lake. The event, held to raise funds for the fight against neurofibromatosis, will include food, kids' games, bounce houtses raffles and cow patty bingo.
Sunday, October 7

✔ The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will meet at 1 p.m. at the VFW Home in Taylor Springs, with a toy run delivery to follow.
Monday, October 8

✔ The Vandalia Women of the Moose will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
✔ The Vandalia City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Tuesday, October 9

✔ TOPS IL 2020 will meet in the Fayette County Hospital conference room. Weigh-in is from 5-5:30 p.m., with the meeting to follow.
✔ Rainbow Reflections, a grief support group, will meet from 6-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. Those planning to attend are asked to call 292-5366.
✔ The Fayette County Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom at the Fayette County Courthouse in Vandalia.
✔ The Evans Public Library District Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the library.

Wednesday, October 10

✔ The Vandalia Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Eagles Club.
Thursday, October 11

✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Brownstown Elementary School.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
Friday, October 12

✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in the cafeteria at Vandalia Elementary School.