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Today's Features

  • 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

  • By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • 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.

  • By Joyce Mueller

  • One day, a 2-year-old boy was just hanging out and having fun at home. Mom and Dad were busy in other places in the house.
    Two-year-old Eli found his favorite crayons and got busy on his latest masterpiece. He colored and drew, and then  stepped back and looked. I can visualize his satisfaction as he   admired his picture – drawn on the wall, neatly arranged and boldly displayed.
    Admiration turned to distress in a heartbeat as Dad entered the room. Eli’s picture was noted, and punishment was delivered.  

  • First impression from outside  – Young people of various sizes and ages happily entering the door of a downtown building in which several young people seem to be laughing and having fun, with several adults present.
    Impression on entering – The room is well-illuminated, cheerful, colorful, clean and lively with young people playing assorted games, talking, stirring up cookie dough. Some are interacting with several adults, who obviously are enjoying the children enjoying just being children.
    What, Where, Who, When and How?