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  • Cancer fund meeting this Thursday

    The Fayette County Cancer Fund is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. this Thursday in the Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care conference room.
    The meeting is open to the public, and all interested individuals are invited to attend.
    At the meeting, fund volunteers will be discussing various arrangements for Celebration in the Park, set for Sept. 24, as well as setting a date for the fund's survivor dinner.
    Fund officers and volunteers want all residents of Fayette County to have their voice and opinions heard.

  • Museum's new Season of Events schedule announced

    The Fayette County Museum has announced the 2016-17 Season of Events in Wesley Hall at First United Melodist Church, located at Madison and Fourth streets in Vandalia.
    At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, Stan Seevers of Argenta will present a very popular program, “Stan’s What’s It’s.”
    Severs will bring a variety of tools from his extensive collection of tools used in farms and homes in the past. After those present pass around the tools and try to identify each, Seevers will announce what each was used for.

  • Museum's new Season of Events schedule announced

    The Fayette County Museum has announced the 2016-17 Season of Events in Wesley Hall at First United Melodist Church, located at Madison and Fourth streets in Vandalia.
    At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, Stan Seevers of Argenta will present a very popular program, “Stan’s What’s It’s.”
    Severs will bring a variety of tools from his extensive collection of tools used in farms and homes in the past. After those present pass around the tools and try to identify each, Seevers will announce what each was used for.

  • Museum's new Season of Events schedule announced

    The Fayette County Museum has announced the 2016-17 Season of Events in Wesley Hall at First United Melodist Church, located at Madison and Fourth streets in Vandalia.
    At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, Stan Seevers of Argenta will present a very popular program, “Stan’s What’s It’s.”
    Severs will bring a variety of tools from his extensive collection of tools used in farms and homes in the past. After those present pass around the tools and try to identify each, Seevers will announce what each was used for.

  • Museum's new Season of Events schedule announced

    The Fayette County Museum has announced the 2016-17 Season of Events in Wesley Hall at First United Melodist Church, located at Madison and Fourth streets in Vandalia.
    At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, Stan Seevers of Argenta will present a very popular program, “Stan’s What’s It’s.”
    Severs will bring a variety of tools from his extensive collection of tools used in farms and homes in the past. After those present pass around the tools and try to identify each, Seevers will announce what each was used for.

  • Backpacks 2 School party is Monday

    The economy today has affected families in some areas and the members First United Methodist Church of Vandalia recognize this fact.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 11

    ✔ Tools for School, which provides free school supplies for in-need students pre-kindergarten through junior college, will be operating from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1221 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia. All students must accompany their parents, and they are to enter through the north door of the church.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Evans Public Library in Vandalia.

  • Extension helping food pantries

    The face of hunger may surprise you.
    It’s the family of four where both parents work extra jobs to cover growing expenses. It’s the single dad trying to care for his children while attending night classes. It’s the senior citizen stretching his social security check to cover both medication and food. It’s the young high school graduate skipping meals to cover expenses of her first apartment.

  • State tourism director visits Vandalia

    For some time, Mayor Rick Gottman has been in touch with the director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, encouraging him to visit Vandalia. Last week, Cory Jobe took Gottman up on that offer.

  • Reeter hired for ROE post

    Angela Reeter has always had a goal of working for the Regional Office of Education. That doesn’t mean that it was easy to make such a career move.