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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Rev. Casey and Flora Jones Sr. of Westmont, and formerly of Vandalia, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Westmont Centre.

  • Adrienne Smith of Brownstown and Walter Kinney of Vandalia were united in marriage on Nov. 20, 2010, at 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia with the Revs. Roger Grimmett of Vandalia and John Robinson of Brownstown officiating the double-ring ceremony.

  • March 8 is National Organize Your Home Office Day, and the third week of March is National Clutter Awareness Week.
    Louella Yakel refers to herself as “The De-clutter Gal,” as she has a business that specializing in helping others de-clutter their homes, thereby their environment and their lives.
    “I think I was born with the organizing gene,” she said. “I can remember as a little girl  cleaning out the desk drawers for my dad. He really appreciated it.”

  • Spring is For the Birds…
    …literally! Watch the birds for signs of spring. We have been receiving reports from our friends about our little feathered friends.