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Today's News

  • Cearlock – 35 Years

    Geno and Karen Cearlock of Vandalia celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday, Nov. 8.
    Geno and the former Karen Graumenz were married on Nov. 8, 1975, in Vandalia.
    Their attendants were John Cearlock and Judy Hoffek.
    Geno is the son of Bea and the late Gene Cearlock of Vandalia. He is retired from the Vandalia City Police Department.
    Karen is the daughter of Alvin and the late Edna Graumenz of Vandalia. She is employed at the Vandalia Wal-Mart.

  • Pruitt-Patterson

    Kerri Pruitt and Joseph Patterson have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Dan and Nori Pruitt of Vandalia. She is a 2007 graduate of Vandalia Community High School. She is currently employed at Greenville Regional Hospital as a certified nurse's assistant and as a receptionist at Maranatha’s in Vandalia.
    The future groom is the son of Cyndi Bolt and the late Bob Patterson of Brownstown.

  • Church Briefs

    Brownstown Thanksgiving service Sunday

    The Brownstown area churches and ministerial alliance will host a community Thanksgiving service this Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Brownstown United Methodist Church, which is located at the corner of First and Maple streets in Brownstown.

    The host church will lead the worship time, with several other churches providing special music. The Rev. Olen Evans, pastor of Brownstown First Baptist Church, will preach. The public is invited. 

  • 'Everything Apple'

    The women of St. James Lutheran Church will hold an "everything apple" bake sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church gymnasium. Included in the items for sale will be apple sauce, apple pies, apple crisp, apple cake and apple muffins. Shown peeling apples in preparation for the event are, from left, Diane Mayfield, Gail Metivier and Vivian Schmid.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Nov. 18, 2010

    By Pat Rhodes
    The air was crisp, but the sun was shining when we arrived at Wesley Hall on Monday for Evergreen Outreach.
    We have been blessed with some lovely days lately, which enabled me to clean up my garden and tuck everything away for the winter.
    Our friend Russ Osborn was driving the bus on Monday, which brought our guests from Long Term Care, Vandalia Rehab, FAYCO and Sweetbriar.

  • Do you hate the people around you?

    Robert Weaver

    First Baptist Church of Vandalia

  • Friends and Families of FCH holding raffle

    Friends & Families of Fayette County Hospital has begun selling tickets for its annual meat raffle.
    The grand prize of the raffle is a $500 bundle of meat from Givens Meat Shop. Two other prizes of $250 worth of meat also will be awarded at a drawing that will be held on Dec. 14.

  • News Briefs

    Merchants Co-op plan weekend event

    The Downtown Vandalia Merchants Co-op will sponsor a two-day shopping event this weekend, with specials in participating stores and a live reindeer Friday evening.
    The promotion, called Winter Wonderland, will be held as a part of the Olde Tyme Christmas event in Vandalia. Winter Wonderland runs from 5-9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Nov. 22 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Nov. 23 – Breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Nov. 24 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Nov. 25 – No school.   
    Friday, Nov. 26 – No school.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Nov. 22 – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, California blend, pear slices, bread and milk.    

  • VCHS Talent Show

    First photo: Bailey Jones, left, and Matt Grove won first place in the 2010 Vandalia Community High School Talent Show on Friday night.

    Second photo: A musical group comprised of Chad Harrison (right), Amy Cox and Braden Henry placed second in the VCHS Talent Show. Whitney Newsom and Lexi Perkins placed third. Ellie Ehrat and Jaicob Arndt  served as hosts for the show, which featured 10 acts.