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Today's News

  • CORRECTION: Chorus concert is Dec. 11

    It was incorrectly stated in our Community Calendar in this week's issue that the VCHS chorus concert is this Sunday.

    The concert is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.

    The concert information was included in a report given to the Vandalia Board of Education this week, with Sunday listed as the date of the concert, with no date listed.

    We apologize for the error.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Blackie (hen) Not Adjusting to Loss …
    … of her bosom buddy, Anita hen.
    Blackie is definitely in a state of deep depression. She has pulled her tail feathers out and is not laying eggs. She doesn’t sing and talk to us as she did before “THE INCIDENT.”
    She is wary of coming out of her pen. (I suspect that sly fox is checking on her from time to time at night time.)
    We know she is lonely. She and Anita always sat close together on their roost and stayed pretty close together when out bugging the yard.

  • Frogtown News

    Marriage
    John Cavaletto of Walnut Hill and Andria Urban of Centralia were married on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in a private ceremony at Trinity Lutheran Church, Centralia.
    John is the son of John and Connie Cavaletto of Salem, and Andria is the daughter of Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 181. Acolyte was Rachel Bray.
    Organist was Scott Gercken.  Elders were Kevin Wodtka and Reggie Grandt.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Nov. 17
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants will eat lunch at the Patoka Tank Farm and take a tour of the ExxonMobil plant.
    • Prairieland Pickers, 2 p.m., Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care, 650 W. Taylor, Vandalia.
    • The Vit-Em-In Sunday school class will meet for a turkey dinner at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beverages and table service will be provided.
    • The Friendship Quilt Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Friday, Nov. 18 – Salmon patties, mac & cheese, broccoli, pumpkin mousse and whole grain bread.
    Monday, Nov. 21 – Marinated chicken w/brown rice, gourmet carrots, stewed tomatoes, pudding and biscuit.
    Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Beef stroganoff, tossed salad w/tomatoes, broccoli salad, apple salad and whole grain bread.
    Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Roast turkey & dressing, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, pumpkin pie w/shipped topping.
    Nov. 24-25 – Closed for Thanksgiving.

  • Winners in Soroptimist contest chosen

    Soroptimist International of the Americas is conducting the fourth annual Live Your Dream Art Contest. The contest invites boys and girls, ages 4-18, to design their own logo for the Live Your Dream Campaign.

  • Girl Scouts at VCA Work at The Closet

    The junior and cadette Girl Scout troops from Vandalia Christian Academy helped put clothes on hangers last week as a community service project.

    The Closet is a ministry of First Baptist Church in Vandalia that supplies free clothing and toys to needy families in the community. Pictured above, from left to right, are Hope Budny-Clymer, Stacy Hudson, Kirsten Sharp, Hailey Cunetto, Sarah Milash, Audrey Myers and Kayleigh Ellis.

  • Law Dogs Donate to VVFD

    Local members of Law Dogs, a law enforcement motorcycle club, recently donated $1,200 to the Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Births

    Trenton Allen Dunahee
    Tim Allen Dunahee Jr. and Amanda Jean Dunahee of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 1:55 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Barker-Elmore

    Natasha Nicole Barker and Justin Eugene Elmore were united in marriage on July 9, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.