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Today's Features

  • Jordan Evans’ family had something special to be thankful a few weeks ago, when son Jordan, who is an E3 in the Air Force, came home for Thanksgiving, surprising his family.

  • If you drive by Chad and Shannon Mayfield’s Brownstown home, you may see beautiful and useful works of art, the result of his creative mind and gifted hands. Those include the ends of propane gas tanks made into useful fire pits that are also works of art, customized to the buyer’s tastes and interests.

  • Employees at Rural King in Vandalia wanted to do something different for their store’s Christmas decorations this year, something that their customers, co-workers and friends could share in.

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    Anna Jean Rhodes is a very busy lady, but not too busy to enjoy Christmas and the beauty of her surroundings in her home.

     

  • Nature’s Summer Night Sounds
    When we step outside the door at night, we are treated to a chorus of night sounds presented by the various night critters (frogs, insects, etc., and  sometimes, if Katie, the dog, sees a rabbit, cat or coyote in the yard we also hear frenzied barking.  

  • Class Reunion
    The Vandalia Community High School class of 1984 held its class reunion on Aug. 2 at the home of Charlie Pryor, north of Frogtown.
    Family Cookout
    Mr. and Mrs. Dan Yagow and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Graumenz of St. Peter attended a family cookout at the Vernon Spilker home in Altamont on Sunday evening. Mr. Spilker is the nephew of Mrs. Graumenz and is retiring from teaching at Immanuel Lutheran School in Altamont.
    Death

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 21
    • The St. Elmo Business Association will have a special meeting at noon at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Friday, August 22
    • This Friday is the final day to pre-register floats for $2 in the St. Elmo Labor Day Parade; floats entered after this date will cost $5. Entries are to be made at the St. Elmo City Hall.

  • Kleinik
    The Kleinik family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 31, in the main pavilion at Patriot’s Park in Greenville.
    A potluck will begin at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and lawn chair.

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on July 31 at  Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield for their monthly meeting and luncheon, with 22 members and three guests present.
    The pledge to the flag was given, followed by the meal prayer given by Brock Fisher. After the meal, Black welcomed everyone.
    The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for July were read. Cards were signed for two members having health problems.

  • The Vandalia Lighthouse Pregnancy Center Board of Directors, in conjunction with Kelly Curll, tobacco coordinator for Fayette County Health Department and health educator for the South Central Illinois Health Coalition, adopted a Smoke-Free Campus Policy at the center, which took effect on Aug. 1.