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Today's Features

  • By Panzi Blackwell

  • By Belinda Harpster

  • By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • By Panzi Blackwell


    The First Baptist Church of Vandalia held its first talent night of 2011 last Sunday.
    A 90-minute program of local talent of entertainment was presented to a large audience.

  • Pancake and sausage supper Thursday

    The United Methodist Men group of the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold its annual pancake and sausage supper this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall.
    Money raised will help support United Methodist Men projects.
    The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. For more information, call 283-3684.

    St. Paul’s men plan barbecue March 13

  • By Mary Woolsey

  • On a variety of occasions,  people have asked me how I develop the ideas for sermons.
    My normal method involves plans to cover topics of Christian growth and development. These topics include doctrine, ministry and character development. The idea behind this is to keep things from getting stuck in any one place for too long.

  • Peggy Dees
    Peggy Dees of Vandalia celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 20 with a family gathering.

  • Thursday, March 3 – Meatloaf, augratin potatoes, broccoli, apricots, peanut butter cookie, whole wheat bread.
    Friday, March 4 – Fish, buttered garlic noodles, cooked carrots, green peas, peaches, whole grain bread.
    Monday, March 7 – Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, blushing pears, graham crackers, enriched bread.
    Tuesday, March 8 – Jambalaya w/rice and beans, succotash, peaches, colorful sugar cookies.  

  • Tanya DeSherlia and Mark Taylor, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.


    The future bride is the daughter of Robert and Joan Langley of Vandalia. She is currently employed as an RN at St. Mary’s Hospital in the ER.
    The future groom is the son of Ed and Donna Taylor of Vandalia. He is currently employed as the director of operations at Octochem.
    The couple are planning a June 19, 2011, wedding.