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Business

  • Business Briefs

    Snider named FCH employee of month

    Brandy Snider, certified nurse aide, has been named employee of the month at Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care.

  • Dragon puts Vandalia on the map

    The fire-breathing dragon, which for the past decade has faithfully kept watch over Kaskaskia Supply & Rental in Vandalia, recently caught the fancy of a national organization that promotes what it describes  as "odd, hilarious and offbeat" tourist attractions.

  • Postal Service considering processing center move

    The U.S. Postal Service has scheduled a public meeting this Thursday evening to discuss moving some mail processing operations from the Effingham Customer Service Mail Processing Center to the Champaign Processing and Distribution Facility.
    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus' building in Effingham.

  • Statewide unemployment falls to 10 percent in November; 600 jobs added

    The November unemployment rate fell to 10 percent as the state added 600 jobs, according to preliminary data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). The data is seasonally adjusted.
    The decline from 10.1 percent occurs as Illinois has added jobs in eight of the past 11 months.

  • Fayette County Hospital awarded accreditation by The Joint Commission

    Fayette County Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
    The accreditation award recognizes Fayette County Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

  • Siblings open sewing shop in Vandalia

    Sisters Rita Miller and Carol Oldham have been around sewing since they were taught by their grandmother as young girls.

  • Murray praises program at KC

    Ashley Murray of Washington, Ill., completed the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Kaskaskia College’s Vandalia Education Center and received her LPN certificate in a pinning ceremony held at the center on Nov. 22.

  • TV Donated to FCH LTC

    Nick Piazza recently honored his late wife, Jean, by giving a 32-inch, flat-screen television to Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care for use by the residents there.

    Piazza, second from right, was, in turn, presented a plaque of appreciation by the facility’s Families That Care organization. Pictured with Piazza are, from left, Tawnya Stout, LTC activities coordinator; Edie Haseley, president of Families That Care; and Gay Aukamp, member of Families That Care.

  • Rotary Honors GFWC Vandalia Womens Club

    The GFWC Vandalia Womens Club, which has been active in Vandalia since 1913, was recently recognized by the Vandalia Rotary Club for its assistance with the Vandalia Rotary Club’s bi-monthly blood drives.

  • Schaal & Associates to hold open house

    Schaal and Associates Real Estate of Vandalia will be hosting a customer appreciation open house on Friday, Dec. 2, from 3-7 p.m.
    The event, which is to say thanks to past and present clients, will be held at the agency’s offices at 112 N. Kennedy Boulevard.
    Participants in the open house are asked to bring a can of food to donate to the CEFS food pantry.