An Arbor Day program and tree-planting ceremony were held on May 7 at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.
Seven trees or bushes were planted, and participants heard a program by Kent Boyles, district wildlife biologist for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Boyles noted that Arbor Day has been observed since 1872, and is now celebrated on the last Friday in April.
He advised participants on what to plant.
Fayette County Hospital has launched a partnership with Memorial Medical Center of Springfield to offer teleneurology services, which uses two-way audio and video teleconferencing to provide patients with immediate access to stroke-trained neurologists.
For 25 years, Marion Shroyer has worked behind the scenes in the Vandalia Soroptimist Club. Though she’s worked on virtually every committee and served as club president more than once, she’s never sought the limelight.
Recently, it found her.
Members and sponsors of the newly formed Interact Club at Vandalia Community High School are shown above.
The club is an offshoot of Rotary International and provides an opportunity for high school students to be involved in a service organization. Shown in the back row are sponsors Lyn Gartke, Lori Meseke and Gena Nance.