Today's Features

  • The Brownstown High School class of 1955 will hold its 60-year runion this Saturday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge, in conjunction with the Brownstown Alumni Reunion.

    The meet and greet begins at 4 p.m. Those planning to attend, as pictured at an earlier reunion, include Yvonne Patterson Watkins of Peoria, Ariz.; Virginia Hancock Davis of Washington, Mo.; and Ivalee "Ivy" Stine Herrin of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ft. Worth, Texas.

  • “Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints.”
    Psalm 149:1

  • Elam
    The 77th annual Elam family reunion will be held at noon on Aug. 2 at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck dinner will be held at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and their own table service.

  • Mary Naber
    A card shower has been requested for Mary Naber of Vandalia, who celebrated her 93rd birthday on July 20.

    Cards may be sent to her at: Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care, 650 W. Taylor St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Crown Point VBS is next week

    Crown Point Church will host Vacation Bible School from Monday through Friday next week, from 6-8 p.m. each day.
    The theme is “Bible Blast to the Past – Discover God’s Everlasting Love!”
    All children ages 3-12 are invited to participate in the program, which includes Bible lesions, music, crafts and refreshments.
    The public is invited to a family night program on Saturday at 6 p.m. It will include a picnic-style meal.

  • Melissa Dawn Evans and Jacob Michael Rush, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Sharon Burnette and Bud Seigel, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The future bride is the mother of Thomas J. Bivens Jr. of Centralia, Nicole Bivens of Salem and Bobbie Ball of Centralia.
    The future groom is the father of Ashley Seigel of Vandalia.
    The couple are planning a private wedding on Aug. 1 at their home, followed by a reception with family and friends at 5 p.m. at the Mad Dog Clubhouse in Vera.

  • First Christian Church in Vandalia sponsored the Central Illinois Mobile Food Bank on June 13, and is hoping others follow its lead.
    The Mobile Food Bank regularly holds several distributions in this area each year, but has been short on funds.
    First Christian Church is now challenging other area churches to show their support for this program by sponsoring food bank visits in the future.
    For more information, or to sponsor a food bank distribution, contact the Fayette County Farm Bureau, 283-3276.

  • By Charlene Jett
    This is a happiness message from Evergreen Outreach! In spite of all the goodness and effort going into today’s meeting, it was canceled – potentially too hot and humid! I think this may be a first, except for the year of the great drought.
    I miss my friends, the prayers and the music and I know you all will miss each other. Just repeat after me, “We’re here for fun right from the start, etc”.
    This good weather is the best time of year for our get-together and outings.

  • Dean Black is on a mission – getting the word out to Fayette County in-need families that the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia has a Back(Pack) 2 School program for children preK-12.