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Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    Revival starts Sunday at Liberty Christian

    A series of revival services is planned at Liberty Christian Church, starting this Sunday and running through Wednesday, at 7 p.m. nightly. Mark Scott from Ozark Christian College will be preaching, starting on Sunday morning and continuing each evening during the revival.
    Music during the revival will be provided by the musical group Banbury Cross of Fouts Christian Church. The group will perform several songs written by band members.
    A pie night will be held on Wednesday after the service.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It was a good day on Monday for our weekly Evergreen Outreach meeting – not a cloud in the sky. We welcomed  everyone with music, smiles and handshakes. All signs of good friendship.
    Our refreshments  gave us time to get re-acquainted, since for some it has been a couple of weeks since we've seen each other.  We sang "Happy Birthday" to John Bollinger, and Randy Schukar gave us an update on his mom, Katy, who is in the hospital. We will pray for her.

  • Westerfield new pastor of Vandalia First Methodist

    The Rev. Terry Westerfield has been appointed pastor of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia. He comes to Vandalia after serving in the ministry for 29 years, with his most recent assignment being at the Paxton United Methodist Church.

  • Christians should show God's love in all things

    The United Methodist Hymnal was published 21 years ago, following a substantial review process.

  • Post 95 routed at Divisions

    NEW BADEN – Once the Swansea/Fairview Heights Giants began to hit, it didn’t seem like it would ever stop.

    And it only did because of the mercy rule.

    S/FH scored 11 runs in the fourth inning and kept on scoring to beat Vandalia, 20-3, on Tuesday in the first game of the Fifth Division Tournament, sending Post 95 to its most lopsided loss of the season.

  • College News

    SEMO
    Abby Dugan of Vandalia has received the Midwest Achievement Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2014-215 academic year.
    Dugan is the daughter of David and Angie Dugan of Vandalia, and is a 2014 graduate of Kaskaskia College and 2013 graduate of Vandalia High School.

    Randolph-Macon Academy
    Matthew Sefton, the son of Steve and Donell Sefton of Brownstown, received honorable mention for his performance at the 2014 Randolph-Macon Academy Poetry Slam held on April 30.

  • St. Peter Lutheran Registration

    St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Little Saints Preschool will hold registration for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, July 31, from 1-6 p.m., and on Friday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Registration will take place at the school office. Enter through the main entrance.
    Information regarding the school calendar, tuition assistance, Parent-Teacher League events and sports schedules, as well as an updated school handbook, will be available.

  • Patoka Registration

    The Patoka School District has released registration information for the 2014-15 school year.
    The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 18, with students in session from 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
    For the first two weeks of school, students will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
    Registration will be held under the following schedule:
    • Pre-K – Monday, Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • K-12 – Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4-5, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 6, noon-6 p.m. The school office will be closed from 11 a.m.-noon each day.

  • St. Elmo Registration

    Registration for St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on July 31 and Aug. 1.
    Seventh-grade orientation for all seventh-graders and their parents will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the junior-senior high cafeteria.
    All students, including those new to the district and district students who attend classes in Vandalia, should register on July 31 or Aug. 1.
    Junior-senior high students enrolled in physical education classes are required to wear P.E. uniforms. Uniforms can be purchased at registration for $12.

  • Vandalia School Fees

    Registration
    Fees
    JEFFERSON PRIMARY
    • Registration-$40
    • Kindergarten snack fee-$20
    VANDALIA ELEMENTARY
    • Registration-$45
    JUNIOR HIGH
    • Registration-$50
    • Art (grades 5-8)-$3
    • Athletic fee-$40
    • Band-$2
    • Band book (grades 6-8)-$9
    • Music (grade 5)-$5
    • Music (grades 6-8)-$2
    • P.E. shirts-$7
    • P.E. shorts-$7
    • Planner-$6
    • Science lab (grades 6-8)-$3
    HIGH SCHOOL