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Today's News

  • VCUSD appreciation dinner set for April 9

    The Vandalia School District will hold its annual appreciation dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at Vandalia Junior High School.
    The school district retirees who are being honored this year include: Melissa Devall, cook at VJHS; Shayla Kline, teacher at VCHS; Emma Sue Rabe, teacher at VJHS; Kevin Schroeder, teacher at VJHS; Gary Schulze, teacher at Okaw Area Vocational Center; and Susan Sutherland, teacher at Vandalia Elementary School.
    All current and retired Vandalia School District faculty and staff are invited to attend the dinner.

  • Where Are They Now?

    DAVID CRAWFORD
    City where you currently reside: Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Card Shower

    Murl Williams
    Murl Williams of Collegedale, Tenn., formerly of the St. Elmo-Brownstown area, celebrated his 95th birthday this Wednesday.

    His family is requesting a card shower in his honor.
    Cards may be sent to: Box 229, Collegedale, Tenn. 37315.

  • Anniversary

    Gerald and Keiko Lockart will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Engagement

    Andrea Gathe and Mark Meadows, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Carrots Back On Schedule
    Due to circumstances beyond my control (and I hate that), the critters’ carrot treats schedule (which is whenever baby Buckwheat cries for one) has been uncontrollably off-schedule due to our bouts with the flu, the snow and now, the mud … but mainly, the flu bug.
    This last week, things have improved (flu bug reluctantly moved out, the snow melted and my army boots can handle the mud).

  • Frogtown News

    Blood Drive
    Giving blood doesn’t require much time. About an hour should do it. You can help save up to three lives in about an hour.
    The need is ongoing but the supply is not.
    A blood drive will be held at the Country Store (Menonite Store on the St. Peter/Shobonier blacktop) from 1-7 p.m. Monday, March 23.
    To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: CountryStore). Take a Photo ID card.
    Baptism

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    Wednesday, March 18
    Thursday, March 19
    • Vit-Em-In class potluck, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Saturday, March 21
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784 Birthday Month is March, and this Saturday, RNA will host a luncheon at noon in the Phillips Building. Those attending are to take sandwiches or salads; cake and ice cream will be furnished. Everyone is invited to attend the birthday celebration.
    Sunday, March 22

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses. There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals. Call site director, Sharon Harris

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    A truly wonderful day for Evergreen Outreach. The presence of the Lord was with us, as many of our FAYCO friends arrived.   We shared refreshments and cookies, and caught up on what happened after the extra-long cold winter interfered with our good times. Ugh!
    We opened the program by singing “Happy Birthday” to Mary Woolsey, Beulah Brown, Tanya Robinson and Randy Schukar.