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Today's News

  • Evans Library now offering Consumer Reports Online

    Evans Public Library in Vandalia has expanded its services to include the Consumer Reports Online, in addition to its existing magazine subscription.
    Consumer Reports Online is available to anytime, anywhere by visiting www.epl.lib.il.us. Patrons wanting to use the service can obtain their user ID and password by calling the library, 283-2824.
    Users may use Consumer Reports Online to browse the website to help make smarter buying decisions.
    It’s a quick, easy way to get the best product at the best price.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for lunch and a meeting, with 24 members and two guests present.
    The pledge to the flag was given and followed with Vera Miller giving the meal prayer.
    After the meal, the meeting was opened, with the secretary and treasurer report given and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries were read for January.
    A card was signed for members Charles and Doris Duncan, who live in Texas and just celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary.

  • Locks of Love Donation

    Madison Johnson, the daughter of Alan and Mary Johnson of Vandalia, recently donated 15 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that provides wigs for cancer patients. She had her hair cut at Cut Loose on Feb. 1.

  • In Uniform

    Boone C. Baker
    Air Force Airman Boone C. Baker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Wedding

    John Cavaletto of Walnut Hill and Andria Urban of Centralia were united in marriage at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia, with the Rev. Mark Girardin officiating.

  • Births

    Julia Marie Mizeur
    Lindsy and Phillip Mizeur Jr. of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 1:47 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • All About Lincoln (PHOTOS)
  • Church Briefs

    Northside planning couples retreat

    On Saturday, Feb. 25, Northside Christian Church will host a Couples Retreat from 9 a.m. until noon. Linda Cope, a counselor from First Christian Church in Greenville, will be the speaker. The retreat is designed for everyone – those who are married, in a relationship or considering marriage. The goal is to strengthen relationships, no matter how long people have been together, through Biblical concepts, personal testimony and professional advice.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    At Evergreen Outreach, when it comes to the heart, everyone is family and every Monday is Valentine’s Day.
    Accenting this week’s Valentine's Day party were hearts in various forms, which included decorations on the tables as well as on the piano.
    Our pianist, Bernie Ray, selected lovely and appropriate music as the guests arrived. Volunteers served refreshments of cookies, iced tea and coffee.

  • Minister's Forum

    Sunday, Feb. 12, marked the 203rd birthday of President Abraham Lincoln.