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Today's News

  • Dating violence workshops set

    According to the 2007 National Crime Victimization Survey of the United States, approximately 248,300 rape/sexual assault victimizations occurred in 2007.
    A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 10 percent of students reported being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last 12 months.
    Lastly, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Supplemental Victimization Survey on Stalking, an estimated 3.4 million persons age 18 or older were victims of stalking during a 12-month period.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    By Panzi Blackwell

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • First Baptist Church holds talent night

    By Panzi Blackwell


    The First Baptist Church of Vandalia held its first talent night of 2011 last Sunday.
    A 90-minute program of local talent of entertainment was presented to a large audience.

  • Church Briefs

    Pancake and sausage supper Thursday

    The United Methodist Men group of the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold its annual pancake and sausage supper this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall.
    Money raised will help support United Methodist Men projects.
    The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. For more information, call 283-3684.

    St. Paul’s men plan barbecue March 13

  • Evergreen Outreach-March 3, 2011

    By Mary Woolsey

  • Think you can't fight evil in world? Think again!

    On a variety of occasions,  people have asked me how I develop the ideas for sermons.
    My normal method involves plans to cover topics of Christian growth and development. These topics include doctrine, ministry and character development. The idea behind this is to keep things from getting stuck in any one place for too long.

  • College Graduates

    Eastern Illinois University
    Nicholas Schulze of Vandalia was among the fall 2010 semester graduates at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.


    Schulze, the son of Gary and Peggy Schulze, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in music.

     

  • Dean's List

    Maryville University
    Ashley Durbin of Vandalia was among the students named to the dean's list for the fall semeser at Maryville University in St. Louis.
    Durbin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Durbin, is a student in the school of health professions.