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Today's News

  • KC Candy Days

    Mayor Rick Gottman, right, signed a proclamation declaring this Friday and Saturday as Knights of Columbus MH Days.

    On Friday and Saturday, members of the Fayette County Knights of Collumbus will be handing out Tootsie Rolls and accepting donations. Proceeds support the Knights' work with Special Olympics programs, FAYCO activities and EMH/TMH activities. Shown with the mayor is Mike Sahr, the Knights' MH chairman.

  • Bowen – 40 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bowen will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this Saturday.

    Bob and Ann Bowen were married on Sept. 13, 1974, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia.
    They have two children: Shane Bowen and his wife, Kristen, of Ballwin, Mo., and Cheri and her husband Eric Lux of Effingham. They have three grandchildren: Ellie Bowen, and Macy and Ryann Lux.
    The Bowens, formerly of Vandalia, currently reside in Keyesport.

  • Sporleder – 60 years

    Melvin and Lillian Sporleder of Altamont, formerly of St. Peter, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • PBIS at JPS

    Students at Jefferson Primary School went outdoors for their first PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports) activity to kick off a new school year.

    First photo: first-grader Reagan Smith. Second photo: first-graders Kooper Campbell, Caden Osborne and Cole Durbin.

  • Ice Bucket Challenge at BJH-HS
  • Kaskaskia College

    Healthy lifestyle class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education, in partnership with the University of Illinois Extension, will present a free “A Healthy Lifestyle that Lasts” class through the Vandalia Campus.
    The class will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the U of I Extension office, located at 118 N Sixth St. in Vandalia.
    The registration number for the class is COED-8097-VA01E.

  • Where Are They Now?

    City where you currently reside: We just relocated to Fort Collins, Colo.

  • Church Briefs

    New ministry for mothers, children
    A new ministry for mothers with babies and young children is now offered at Parkview Free Methodist Church.
    Called "22:6 Playgroup," the faith-based group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Its name is derived from Proverbs 22:6, which says: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
    For more information, look up the group on Facebook or call the church at 283-0799.

    Veterans' Outreach Center has moved

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    The credit for our lovely piano music goes to Betty Stolte. Her fingers were on key and very limber, and moved like greased lightning, creating great music for our hearts. Beulah Brown was our leader today and led us in singing Happy Birthday to Mark Floyd, Lucy Brumfield, Henrietta Eggers, Gordon Schell, Chad Doll, Alacia LeSure and Brad Elmore. We sang in two styles – regular and according to Pastor Jim Fackler and Joan.

  • With unlimited faith, we witness the power of the Lord

    One day, as Jesus entered Capernaum, he was met by a Roman centurion. The soldier informed Jesus that his servant was gravely ill. Jesus asked the centurion if he wanted him to come to his house to heal the servant.