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Area News

  • Lions Candy Day

    Mayor Rick Gottman, left, signed a proclamation declaring this Friday as Lions Candy Day in Vandalia.

    With Gottman is John Dotray, the current president of the Vandalia Lions Club. This Friday, Lions members will be accepting donations that will be used to support the Lions' sight and hearing programs.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Tolerating Heat Wave
    (Rancher Bill feeling heat)
    In answer to several inquiries, the critters all seem to be handling the hot temperatures, as they are eating, drinking water, sleeping and resting well, and behaving as usual.  
    Their head caregiver, Bill, is feeling the discomfort more, although he is eating, and drinking water and lemonade in unusual large quantities, especially when he is weed-eating, mowing, and feeding and watering for the above mentioned critters.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, August 27
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784, 1 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Thursday, August 28
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • In the afternoon, maps for the city garage sales will be available at city hall, Casey’s, Dollar General, St. Elmo Pet Clinic, St. Elmo Foods and Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Friday, August 29
    • City garage sale maps will be available.
    Saturday, August 30
    • St. Elmo Labor Day Weekend Celebration starts.

  • Reunion

    Rhodes
    The 56th Rhodes reunion will be held at noon on Sunday at the blue building in St. Elmo Park.
    Meat, drinks and table service will be provided, and those attending are asked to take a covered dish. They may also take an item for a door prize.
     

  • Brownstown-Seton News

    Nature’s Summer Night Sounds
    When we step outside the door at night, we are treated to a chorus of night sounds presented by the various night critters (frogs, insects, etc., and  sometimes, if Katie, the dog, sees a rabbit, cat or coyote in the yard we also hear frenzied barking.  

  • Frogtown News

    Class Reunion
    The Vandalia Community High School class of 1984 held its class reunion on Aug. 2 at the home of Charlie Pryor, north of Frogtown.
    Family Cookout
    Mr. and Mrs. Dan Yagow and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Graumenz of St. Peter attended a family cookout at the Vernon Spilker home in Altamont on Sunday evening. Mr. Spilker is the nephew of Mrs. Graumenz and is retiring from teaching at Immanuel Lutheran School in Altamont.
    Death

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 21
    • The St. Elmo Business Association will have a special meeting at noon at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Friday, August 22
    • This Friday is the final day to pre-register floats for $2 in the St. Elmo Labor Day Parade; floats entered after this date will cost $5. Entries are to be made at the St. Elmo City Hall.

  • Reunion

    Kleinik
    The Kleinik family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 31, in the main pavilion at Patriot’s Park in Greenville.
    A potluck will begin at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and lawn chair.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on July 31 at  Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield for their monthly meeting and luncheon, with 22 members and three guests present.
    The pledge to the flag was given, followed by the meal prayer given by Brock Fisher. After the meal, Black welcomed everyone.
    The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for July were read. Cards were signed for two members having health problems.

  • Lighthouse Center is Smoke-Free

    The Vandalia Lighthouse Pregnancy Center Board of Directors, in conjunction with Kelly Curll, tobacco coordinator for Fayette County Health Department and health educator for the South Central Illinois Health Coalition, adopted a Smoke-Free Campus Policy at the center, which took effect on Aug. 1.