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Today's Features

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, May 11
    • Kid’s Klub Fun Fair, 6-8 p.m. in the First Church of God S.H.E.D. for games, inflatables, crafts and food. This will be the last Kid’s Klub activity until school starts this fall. Kids third grade and under must be accompanied by an adult (high school or older). Vans will not run.

  • Judge S. Gene Schwarm welcomed participants in last Wednesday's prayer event outside the Fayette County Courthouse.

    The early morning gathering was part of the local "week of prayer" activities at various locations around Vandalia – including Vandalia City Hall, Vandalia Community High School. The weeklong observance culminated with a prayer breakfast on Thursday – the national day of prayer – at Crawford-Hale American Legion Home.

  • By Panzi Blackwell
    First Baptist Church of Vandalia held its annual Mother-Daughter Dinner last Thursday.
    Elaine Culbertson welcomed  the room filled with grandmothers, mothers, daughters and their guests.

  • More than 100 people were on hand for the Fayette County Prayer Breakfast last Thursday morning at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home in Vandalia.

  • By Edith Elliott
    After the week of prayer and a great Mother’s Day worship service, one might think Evergreen Outreach might prove to be anticlimactic. But EO proved not to be a descent, but a further climb of celebration.
    Are you aware of the blessings we have right here in Vandalia? As I entered Wesley Hall, Phyllis Thoman at the piano, entertained with many tunes. Some were “Shortenin' Bread,” “Good Ole’ Summertime,” “This Land Is Your Land” and many others.

  • As I work on this article, I am done with three miles of running on a local gym’s treadmill. I won’t say it is easy, although it is easier than it was one year ago, when I could only walk one mile, followed by two days of groaning.

  • Kristin Davison of Vandalia displays a large number of mushrooms found during a recent hunting expedition.

  • Priscilla McDowell
    Priscilla McDowell of Bingham will celebrate her 85th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at Fillmore Lake.


    She requests no gifts. Cards may be sent to her at: RR 1, Box 79, Bingham, Ill. 62011.

  • Heavyn Lee Ray Johnson
    Jason and Sarah Johnson of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 8:14 a.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Morris Hospital in Morris.

  • Stacy Wasser and Perry Edmonds, both of South Carolina, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.