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Today's News

  • Jenny's Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Thursday at Jenny's barbecue restaurant, 337 Mattes Ave., as the facility observed a change in ownership personnel.

  • Wellness Center Ribbon-Cutting

    Fayette County Hospital's Wellness Complex last week held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its expanded facility at 825 New York Ave. (behind Wendy's).

    The expansion allows for more examination rooms and other space for patient care as the facility has recently added a new family physician, Dr. Glenn Skow – shown next to Mayor Rick Gottman in the front row. Included in the open house were free food and tours of the new facility. The telephone number for The Wellness Complex is 283-5545.

  • Sandblasting With A View

    Vandalia contractor Dennis Grubaugh is shown sandblasting the paint off of the steeple of St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia last week.

    He was taking the old paint off in preparation for applying a new coat of paint to the steeple. The church is located at the intersection of Eighth and Gallatin streets in Vandalia.

  • Rotary District Governor Visits
  • Country client services given top ranking

    COUNTRY Financial posted the lowest complaint ratio among Illinois auto, home and life insurers in 2011, according to the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI).
    The company has had the lowest auto complaint ratio for 12 of the past 13 years, and has ranked among the top two home insurers for the past 13 years.

  • Reunion

    Richards
    The 55th annual Richards family reunion was held on Sept. 16 at the Rogier Park pavilion in Vandalia, with 90 in attendance.
    The business meeting was called to order by Vice President Mike Richards.
    Jamie Elmore gave the 2011 minutes and treasurer’s report.

  • CEFS honors Arlene Rosenberger for volunteer work

    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation recently held its 2012 annual meeting, and individuals that volunteered this year to help the agency achieve its mission were honored.

  • Anniversary

    Myron and Della Pontious recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.


    Myron Pontious and Della Brooks were married on July 27, 1952, near Bible Grove, in her parents’ yard.
    They celebrated their anniversary with a dinner at Old Capitol View Restaurant in Vandalia, attended by their children and grandchildren, and their spouses; friends; and one great-grandchild.
     

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    You can tell it’s football season, because on Monday we had to PUNT! More about that later.
    Betty Schulte played the piano as we started our meeting. We had a full 10 tables, and caught up on the past week as we had our refreshments. Cindy Hunter, our program manager for the day, set the stage for the Rev. Ernie Flowers. Let me tell you a little about him. He has two children (both around 60 years old), which, according to his own words, makes him "older than dirt." Ha!  

  • Church Briefs

    Archery clinic is Saturday at Bethel
     
    An archery clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church.
    The clinic, sponsored by the Nimrod Squad, includes archery games, prizes and lunch. The cost is $5 per person, and all ages are invited.
    The church is located seven miles northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185.
    For more information, call Steve Bowen at 339-5244 or Tony Flowers, at 337-967-4482.
    To register, e-mail Bowen at: stevebo64@ymail.com.

    Life Chain rally planned for Oct. 7