.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • Geno and Karen Cearlock of Vandalia celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday, Nov. 8.
    Geno and the former Karen Graumenz were married on Nov. 8, 1975, in Vandalia.
    Their attendants were John Cearlock and Judy Hoffek.
    Geno is the son of Bea and the late Gene Cearlock of Vandalia. He is retired from the Vandalia City Police Department.
    Karen is the daughter of Alvin and the late Edna Graumenz of Vandalia. She is employed at the Vandalia Wal-Mart.

  • Kerri Pruitt and Joseph Patterson have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Dan and Nori Pruitt of Vandalia. She is a 2007 graduate of Vandalia Community High School. She is currently employed at Greenville Regional Hospital as a certified nurse's assistant and as a receptionist at Maranatha’s in Vandalia.
    The future groom is the son of Cyndi Bolt and the late Bob Patterson of Brownstown.

  • Brownstown Thanksgiving service Sunday

    The Brownstown area churches and ministerial alliance will host a community Thanksgiving service this Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Brownstown United Methodist Church, which is located at the corner of First and Maple streets in Brownstown.

    The host church will lead the worship time, with several other churches providing special music. The Rev. Olen Evans, pastor of Brownstown First Baptist Church, will preach. The public is invited. 

  • The women of St. James Lutheran Church will hold an "everything apple" bake sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church gymnasium. Included in the items for sale will be apple sauce, apple pies, apple crisp, apple cake and apple muffins. Shown peeling apples in preparation for the event are, from left, Diane Mayfield, Gail Metivier and Vivian Schmid.

  • By Pat Rhodes
    The air was crisp, but the sun was shining when we arrived at Wesley Hall on Monday for Evergreen Outreach.
    We have been blessed with some lovely days lately, which enabled me to clean up my garden and tuck everything away for the winter.
    Our friend Russ Osborn was driving the bus on Monday, which brought our guests from Long Term Care, Vandalia Rehab, FAYCO and Sweetbriar.

  • Robert Weaver

    First Baptist Church of Vandalia

  • Dave Crye
    A party to celebrate the 80th birthday of Dave Crye of Vandalia will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27.
    The party will be held in the banquet room at Los Amigos Restaurant on Veterans Avenue in Vandalia. Those attending are asked to park on the west side of the building.
     

  • “Many hands make light work” is an old adage that, according to Ben Forbis, chairman of the Emmanual Methodist Church Board, is true … to some extent.
    As the poem that accompanies this story indicates, the church stands on the prairie land in Sefton, north of Brownstown, as it has for over a century.
    In these days of extravagant, beautiful and ornate buildings, part of the charm of the Emmanuel Church in its country setting is the refreshing simplicity, which it has retained all these many years.

  • By Belinda Harpster

     

  • By Anna Jean Rhodes