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Business

  • Two chamber officers moved up

    Members of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce heard about changes in two officer positions and were informed about the planned installation of a new LED message board at the organization’s office on North Fifth Street at last Wednesday’s monthly meeting.

  • White Family Foundation distributions announced

    Dedicated to the furtherance of charitable and educational opportunities within the local community, the purpose of the White Family Foundation is to foster, promote, and facilitate the ongoing conduct of actions and activities which will both provide and promote educational and charitable opportunities at a local, community level, throughout Fayette County.

  • McCarter Office Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new district office of Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) in Vandalia on March 28. Located at 310 W. Gallatin, the office replaces his former district office in Highland.

  • Chamber seeking donations

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce is seeking donations to its college scholarship program.
    Each year, the organization awards two $500 scholarships – one to a graduating high school student and one to a non-traditional student. All recipients must have a connection to a member of the chamber – as an employee, child of an employee or the child of a member. Applications are due by March 29.
    To donate to the program, call the chamber office at 283-2728.
     

  • The Law Group conducts firm retreat in St. Louis

    LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke  & Payne Law Group Ltd. held a weekend firm retreat on March 8-9. The focus of the retreat was ways to better serve the firm's clients.
    Attending the event at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis were Larry L. LeFevre, David A. Oldfield, James Richard Myers, Pamela J. Apke, Troy G. Payne and Michael P. Jones.
    Participants addressed the impact of technological innovations and the sharing of electronic information. The firm is seeking ways to better serve its clients through the Internet, e-mail and mobile communications.

  • FCH receives accreditation in mammography by ACR

    Fayette County Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases.

  • Eckhardt is honored by Thrivent Financia

    Ryan Eckhardt of Altamont, a wealth adviser with the Cumberland Trail Associates Group of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has qualified for the Pinnacle Council conference by providing financial guidance and solutions to members of the organization in 2012.

  • Jeans for Charity

    First National Bank recently started a program called "Jeans For Charity" in which employees can pay $10 per month for the opportunity to wear jeans on Fridays.

    The money collected will be donated to area charities. The bank's Vandalia location started the program in January, donating the money raised to Second Chance Animal Rescue. The Patoka bank continued the promotion in February, donating their proceeds to the Patoka Food Pantry. Shown above – wearing their jeans – are staffers from Vandalia.

  • Family Video promotion aids lymphoma research

    Family Video, the nation’s largest movie and game rental chain, is taking a leading role in the fight against lymphoma. For the second consecutive year, Family Video customers are invited to "Round It Up for Lymphoma" between March 15-31.
    The Family Video in Vandalia is participating in the promotion.

  • Local Sears has new owner

    The Sears store, which has been located in Vandalia Commons for the past five years, is under new ownership.
    Randy Ruholl, who opened the store in late 2007, has sold it to Bill and Debbie Smith of Centralia, effective March 3. No strangers to the Sears operation, the Smiths have owned the Sears store in Centralia for the past eight years.