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Today's News

  • Bland — Nichols

    Michalea Bland of Pana and Ryan Nichols of Vandalia have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Rod and Karla Bland of Pana. Grandparents are Clarence and Ida Bland, and Delbert and Carleen Pickett, all of Pana.
    She is a 2009 graduate of Pana Christian Academy and currently attends Lake Land Community College of Mattoon.
    She is currently employed at Candy’s Flowers & Gifts in Pana.

  • South Central HS orientation is Tuesday

    South Central High School will hold its freshmen parent/student orientation at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdsay in the high school gym.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    By Panzi Blackwell

  • Frogtown News-Aug, 12, 2010

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo News-Aug. 12, 2010

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • First Baptist members visit Saddle Ridge Ranch VBS

    By Panzi Blackwell
    The Vacation Bible School of the First Baptist Church of Vandalia is visiting Saddle Ridge Ranch every Sunday evening (from 6 to 8:30 p.m.) in August.
    Eighty-one  “buckaroos” (children and adults alike) are learning the “Code of the West” (and east, south and north) through every Christian cowboy and cowgirl’s handbook, the Bible.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Aug 12, 2010

    By Joyce Mueller
    We are in the summer interlude, which includes county and state fairs; produce featuring perfectly ripened tomatoes and Southern Illinois peaches; and children thinking about returning to school.
    Many at EO are privileged to participate in our weekly afternoon programs, now temporarily meeting at Fayette County Hospital’s Long Term Care area.

  • Strive to become 'great at gratitude' in your life

    By Rev. Todd Korasick, Metro Community Church

  • Glass recycling now available

    The Fayette County Recycling Committee has made glass recycling available.

    Glass will be accepted from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Fayette County Soil & Water Conservation District, 301 S. Third St., Vandalia. The committee is continuing to accept electronic items for recycling on Wednesday afternoons at that location.

    The types of glass include brown, green and clear glass, including broken glass. Not accepted are home window glass, vehicle glass, dinnerware and ceramics.

  • LuLu's Stuff n Such Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week at LuLu's Stuff n Such, a store selling used furniture and home decor at 414 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia. Owned by Danny and Linda Kirkland, and Alvin and Laurie Helton, the store is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Sundays and Mondays. The telephone number is 283-9009. "We're here to provide good-quality used furniture at a reasonable price, so everyone can have nice things," said Linda Kirkland.