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Today's Features

  • St. Peter Auxiliary
    The St. Peter American Legion Auxiliary held its meeting at the Legion Home on June 21 at 7:30 p.m., with 12 members present.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 30
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.

  • Metro Church plans Kids Bible Kamp
    Metro Community Church will host a Kids Bible Kamp on July 11-14 at Rogier Park in Vandalia. The daily camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon for children from age 4 years through sixth grade.
    Under the theme of a "safari adventure," the event will include Bible stories, an obstacle course, sno cones, music and games.
    For more information, call 283-3465.

    Mother of Dolors plans rummage sale

  • By Joyce Mueller
    Evergreen Outreach should be regarded as a warm and welcoming place to congregate each Monday.
    Many of those attending get to come through the availability of the Operation OUTING bus, as well as other outings provided throughout the year.
    All of the EO programs receive thanks and appreciation from everyone who attends.
    On stage this week were David and Patricia Pence, the SoftFire duo from Hillsboro. They always present outstanding music and songs, using a variety of musical instruments.

  • Our language is full of phrases that we can use to encourage people who are dealing with disappointing results  or unexpected outcomes. We remind ourselves that our ship will come in one day.

  • Mitchell Green
    Mitchell Green, an Army staff sergeant with the 2/2 Stryker Cavalry Regiment, has returned on block leave to his home in Vandalia after finishing a year-long combat deployment in Afghanistan as a squad leader in a Stryker vehicle unit.

  • Judy Morell of Ramsey and Ben Inman of Switz City, Ind., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The bride-to-be recently retired from Graham Packaging in Vandalia.
    The couple will be married at 3 p.m. this Satuday at Christ Tabernacle Apolstolic Church in Herrick.
    A reception at the Christ Tabernacle Eva Hunt Center will follow the ceremony.
    All family members and friends are invited to attend. They may send RSVP's to bsprague70@gmail.com.

  • Christian author, speaker and church musician Danny R. Von Kanel has recently received word a number of his articles will be in publication over the next few months.
    Von Kanel served First Baptist Church in Vandalia from 1984-87. While at Vandalia, he was president of the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance, and the founder and director of Framework Emphasis, a year-long interdenominational youth project to bring about a spiritual awakening among Vandalia youth.
    The articles being published include:

  • During one of the recent meetings of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia, members discussed the immediate need to replace the flags on the stage of the Legion Home.
    Members noted that age has taken its toll on the American flag and the American Legion Post 95 flag, and have learned that the total cost of replacement for the flags – and the bases, staff eagles and tassels – is approximately $890.
    Pledge cards were passed out to all members at a recent meeting, and filled-out cards were collected at the end of that meeting.

  • Children participating in the summer reading program at Evans Public Library in Vandalia last week watched a presentation on birds of prey given by representatives of the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur. The children saw a peregrin falcon, marlin and red-tail hawk.