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Today's Features

  • Garrison Reunion
    The Garrison family reunion was held Sunday, Aug. 8, at the St. Elmo City Park, with 33 present.
    Ervin Garrison gave the blessing before the noon meal.
    A short business meeting was held and the treasurer’s report was given.
    Marriage recorded: Sarah Garrison and Matt Gillman, November 2009. Birth: Ryan Gabriel Haslett on Feb. 22, 2010, to Chris and Bern Haslett.
    One death, that of Lois “Imogine” Garrison, on Jan. 5, 2010.

  • Mayor Rick Gottman, right, has signed a proclamation declaring this Friday and Saturday as Knights of Columbus MH Days in Vandalia. Shown with Gottman is Mike Sahr, Fayette County Knights of Columbus MH chairman. On Friday and Saturday, the Knights will be accepting donations and handing out Tootsie Rolls to help raise funds for their efforts to assist mentally handicapped children of Vandalia and Fayette County.

  • Debbie Huber holds the 47-pound watermelon she grew on the Huber farm northwest of Vandalia. She also grew a watermelon weighing close to 30 pounds.

  • On Thursday, July 1, Joy Clymer, outgoing president of Soroptimist International Vandalia, called the first meeting of the club for the year 2010-11 to order, asking members to stand and repeat the pledge to the flag and Soroptimist Grace.

  • Kimberley Moore of Patoka and Ryan Chappel of Vandalia were united in marriage on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the home of her parents by the pond, officiated by John Klockenga.  
    The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Puanani Moore of Patoka.
    She chose Sarah Payne, Ashley Towler and Laura Thoman, all friends of the bride, and Megan Chappel, sister of the groom, as her bridesmaids.
    The groom is the son of Ernie and Tammy Chappel and Diane Chappel, all of Vandalia.

  • Ivalee “Ivy” Stine Herrin and Snyder E. Herrin II of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ft. Worth, Texas, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
    Ivalee is the eldest daughter of the late Wayne R. “Sturdy” and Mabel E. (Justi) Stine. Snyder is the son of the late attorney Snyder E. and Norma Dot (Keen) Herrin of Herrin.

  • By Panzi Blackwell

  • By Belinda Harpster

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  • Indoor yard sale to benefit shoebox effort

     

    An indoor yard sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

    Among the items available will be books, clothing, small appliances, household items and outdoor furniture.