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Business

  • Medicine Shoppe expansion creates more room, services

    An expansion project that nearly doubled the retail area of the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Vandalia is now complete.
    Keri Henry, pharmacist and owner, said the project will allow the store to provide more services to its customers and to display more products.

  • Home & Garden Show is March 12

    Area residents wanting to learn about the newest products and services available for the home and garden can do so without leaving town by attending the annual Vandalia Chamber of Commerce Home & Garden Show.
    The Saturday, March 12, event will be held at the Vandalia Junior High School gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    In addition to the chamber, the co-sponsors of the event are The Leader-Union and WKRV/WPMB.

  • Cut Loose Salon opens doors in Vandalia

    After working together in another local shop, five Vandalia women this month launched a beauty salon of their own.
    Known as Cut Loose Salon, the new shop is owned equally by the five women – Jenny Lay, Angel Kopp, Lisa Melton, Emily Alderson and Kallye Eyman. It is located in the former Beauty Boutique suite in the old Day and Night Grocery building at 427 W. Orchard St.
    Though the women have been preparing the building for the past month, the salon opened on Monday, Feb. 14.

  • National Bank honored as lender

    National Bank was presented a Million Dollar Lender plaque by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, recognizing the bank as one of the top guaranteed housing lenders in Illinois for 2010.
    The bank originated $7,304,150 in loans that Rural Development guaranteed to help 80 moderate income homebuyers purchase their first home or upgrade to a better one.

  • Soroptimists Win Rotary Challenge

  • Stombaugh is new marketing director at FNB

    First National Bank announced this week that Vandalia native Alison Stombaugh has been hired as the bank's marketing director.  She started her new position on Feb. 1, 2011.

  • Real Living Vandalia Real Estate has a new website

    Real Living Vandalia Real Estate recently announced that it has launched a new website that enables consumers to more quickly and efficiently find the type of home they are seeking.
    The company's new website – www.reallivingvandalia.com – gives home buyers and sellers more search options, while providing the latest in mapping technology and community information.
    Among the features are: powerful and flexible search options, community and housing market data, social media integration and interactive marketing tools.

  • FCH names top employee, leader of year

    At the Fayette County Hospital annual employee holiday and service awards dinner, held on Dec. 17, two employees were recognized for their exemplary performance during 2010.
    Abby Harre has worked at Fayette County Hospital for 33 years, and was named 2010 leader of the year for her leadership as manager of Food and Nutrition Services.
    One year ago, the hospital faced significant financial concerns and experienced reductions in staff and wages. Since then, the hospital’s finances have turned around, said Greg Starnes, the hospital’s CEO.

  • FCH Special Care Unit reopens

    The Special Care Unit at Fayette County Hospital re-opened in December after being closed for two months for major renovations.
    The third-floor Special Care Unit reopened with two beds, rather than its previous four beds. The overall space has been  enlarged to handle more equipment.
    Greg Starnes, FCH chief executive officer, said that the average number of patients per day in the SCU in 2008 and 2009 was less than one patient.

  • Midland States Bank Donates to CEFS