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By The Staff

Thursday, February 7

✔ 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, February 8

✔ "Liberty Road Band" will be performing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Patoka Civic Center. Admission is $5. A potluck will be held.
Saturday, February 9

✔ The National Road Association Interpretive Center, located at 106 S. Fifth St. in Vandalia, will hold its fourth birthday party from 3-5 p.m., with Molly Bellamy of Marshall giving a program at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Children's activities will be available from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
✔ The third annual Lincoln Victory Ball will be held from 7-11 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, but those dressed in period clothing will be admitted free of charge. The ball will include "Salt Creek Band" and a period dance caller. For more information, contact Connie Bolyard at 267-2232 or by e-mail at cgbolyard@live.com.
Sunday, February 10

✔ The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will hold a chili cook-off from 1-5 p.m. at the Greenville VFW Home. Registration is from 1-2 p.m., judging is from 2-3 p.m., and awards will be presented at 4 p.m. The entry fee is $5, and there are three classes: mild, medium and hot. The fundraiser will also include an in-house benefit run, live auction, attendance drawing and door prizes. The event will benefit the chapter's food and toy run. For more information, contact Eric Ward at 283-0901 or Jeff Moulton at 431-2227.
✔ The Vandalia Statehouse will hold its annual Lincoln's Birthday program at 2 p.m. Local historian Kevin Kaegy will speak on "Lincoln and Slavery."
Monday, February 11

✔ The Vandalia Lions Club will hold its Sweetheart Night at 6 p.m. at Days Inn.
Tuesday, February 12

✔ The Network Masters chapter of Business Networking International, which includes Vandalia, meets every Tuesday morning in the conference room at 3 Point Ink, 1550 U.S. Route 40 in Greenville. Open marketing begins at 7:45 a.m., and the meeting runs from 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact chapter President Greg Tomlinson at 292-2267.
✔ The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
✔ 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 local grief support group, will meet from 6-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church. Those planning to attend are asked to call Mary Miller at 292-5366.
✔ A 4-H shooting club that is being formed meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Buckstop Archery south of Brownstown. For more information, call Matt Mather at 283-9444.
✔ 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 Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the library.
Wednesday, February 13

✔ The Vandalia Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Eagles Club.
Thursday, February 14

✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. at the Vandalia Airport.
✔ 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.