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Today's News

  • College News

    EIU
    Tori Lyn Hagy of Vandalia was named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Eastern Illinois University.

  • Reservations accepted for All-School Reunion on Oct. 1

    The Vandalia Community High School All-School Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the American Legion Home in Vandalia.
    Students in classes 1936-2011 will be honored, but all VCHS graduates, along with the public, are invited to the reunion, which is sponsored by the Vandalia Community Schools Foundation.
    A dinner and social hour runs from 5-8:30 p.m., with the cost being $25 per person.
    Live music and dancing will be available from 8:30-10:30 p.m. There is no charge.
     

  • Locks of Love Donor

    Kadi Jackson, 10, recently donated 10 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love Foundation while having her hair cut at Shear Dezigns Tanning and Salon.

    Locks of Love is a public, non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged individuals under the age of 21 who are suffering from long-term hair loss due to medical conditions. Others who may be interested in participating the program may call 283-3953.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Sept. 8 – Fried chicken, baked potato, lima beans, mandarin oranges and whole grain roll.
    Friday, Sept. 9 – Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, tomatoes and zucchini, melon medley, peanut butter cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Monday, Sept. 12 – Swiss steak, scalloped potatoes, spinach, blushing pears, graham crackers and bread.
    Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Grilled chicken breast, roasted Rosemary potatoes, green beans, cinnamon applesauce, oatmeal cookie and whole grain bread.  

  • County 4-H'ers do well at state fair

    On Sunday, Aug. 14, Fayette County 4-H’ers had the opportunity to show off their talents at the Illinois State Fair.  
    Results include:
    • Emily Aderman exhibited in fiber and received an Award of Excellence.
    • Kayla Black exhibited in photo editing and received an Award of Excellence.
    • Iris Daiber exhibited in nature and received an Award of Excellence.
    • Isaac Daiber exhibited in woodworking II and received a Superior.
    • Courtney Howard exhibited in clay and received an Award of Excellence.

  • Engagement

    Karli Waddell and Seth Kruenegel, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Sara White and Zac Guerrettaz, both of Park City, Ky., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Jim and Catherine Bowen of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.
    Jim Bowen and the former Catherine Pettie were married on Sept. 9, 1961, at the Free Methodist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Vernon Parsons officiating. Their attendants were Sam Grotts of Pana and Susan Ober Lager of Yukon, Okla.
    They are the parents of three children: Steve, Cathy and Quinn all of Vandalia.
    They have six grandchildren: Stephanie Bowen of Effingham, and Bailey and Cassidy Jones, and Jake, James and Quincy Bowen, all of Vandalia.

  • Church Briefs

    Ramsey series planned at Parkview

    A preview meeting for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University series will be held this Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at Parkview Free Methodist Church in Vandalia.
    The 13-week series will be held at 6 p.m. Sundays at the church. The first two classes (Sept. 11 and 18) are free and open to the public. The series is part of a national campaign called “The Great Recovery.”
    The average participating family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 during the course.

  • Crown Point Church Picnic