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Business

  • Sefton celebrates 25 years

    COUNTRY Financial Representative Joe Sefton of Effingham is celebrating 25 years of service to his clients.

  • Performance Detailing provides cleaning for cars, trucks, bikes

    Though the business opened in April 2011, Performance Detailing recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially kick off the business.

  • Michel inducted as chair of realtors association

    Sandy Michel, managing broker of Real Living Vandalia Real Estate, recently was inducted as the 2012-2013 chairman of the board of the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors.

  • Jenny's Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Thursday at Jenny's barbecue restaurant, 337 Mattes Ave., as the facility observed a change in ownership personnel.

  • Wellness Center Ribbon-Cutting

    Fayette County Hospital's Wellness Complex last week held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its expanded facility at 825 New York Ave. (behind Wendy's).

    The expansion allows for more examination rooms and other space for patient care as the facility has recently added a new family physician, Dr. Glenn Skow – shown next to Mayor Rick Gottman in the front row. Included in the open house were free food and tours of the new facility. The telephone number for The Wellness Complex is 283-5545.

  • Sandblasting With A View

    Vandalia contractor Dennis Grubaugh is shown sandblasting the paint off of the steeple of St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia last week.

    He was taking the old paint off in preparation for applying a new coat of paint to the steeple. The church is located at the intersection of Eighth and Gallatin streets in Vandalia.

  • Rotary District Governor Visits
  • Country client services given top ranking

    COUNTRY Financial posted the lowest complaint ratio among Illinois auto, home and life insurers in 2011, according to the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI).
    The company has had the lowest auto complaint ratio for 12 of the past 13 years, and has ranked among the top two home insurers for the past 13 years.

  • Friendship Manor rated 5 stars

    Friendship Manor of St. Elmo recently received a five-star overall rating by Nursing Home Compare, a website within the medicare.gov website.
    The star ratings are given to each nursing home facility, based on their ratings in four categories: health inspections, staffing, quality ratings and overall rating. One star indicates “much below average,” two stars means “below average,” three stars is “average,” four stars is “above average,” and five stars means “much above average.”

  • Engel Brothers partners with SCHS

    Engel Brothers Ford of Farina and South Central High School are partnering on Saturday, Sept. 22, to help raise up to $6,000 in support of SCHS athletes and Future Business Leaders of America members as a part of Ford Motor Co.’s “Drive One 4 UR School” program.
    Members of the community will have the opportunity to raise money for the organizations by test-driving a Ford or Lincoln vehicle. For every person who test-drives a vehicle at the one-day event, Ford Motor Co. and Engel Brothers Ford will donate $20 to SCHS athletes and FBLA.