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Today's News

  • We must enjoy life as it is

    The weather has been in the news. Record-high temperatures have been posted across the nation. Everyone was talking about it. It is only natural that people talk about the weather, because it is one of the things in life that we all have in common.

  • Social Network Safety Seminar at VCHS

    Brent Maquire, a former police officer in Fairfield, spoke to students at Vandalia Community High School on Monday about the dangers of putting inappropriate material on Internet social networks.

    "What you do today could affect the rest of your life," he said. "Once you hit the 'send' button, you've lost control of it." He also talked to the students about cyber bullying, online predators and being aware of your online reputation. In addition to speaking to students during the day, he hosted a parents meeting that night.

  • School Menus

    VANDALIA
    Breakfast
    Monday, March 12 – Cereal, toast, juice and milk.
    Tuesday, March 13 – French toast, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, March 14 – Muffin, cereal, fruit and milk.
    Thursday, March 15 – Sausage gravy/biscuit, juice and milk.
    Friday, March 16 – Cereal, toast, fruit and milk.
    Lunch
    Grades K-8
    Monday, March 12 – Cheeseburger on bun, oven fries, sliced tomato, lettuce, dill pickles, peach half, and milk. (J.H.) wafer sliced ham.

  • KC Vandalia Campus

    Self Publishing Class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a self publishing course at the Vandalia Campus from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, March 24 and 31.
    The registration number is COED 8062 VA01W.
    Students will join a published author and learn to publish their own books. This course will be held in the computer lab and does require Internet experience.
    Students over 60 may register at no cost, and the cost for students under 60 is $30.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Thursday Feb. 23, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for its monthly meeting and lunch, with 24 members and four guests present.
    The pledge to the flag was given and followed with Brock Fisher giving the meal prayer.
    After the meal, the meeting was called to order by Vice President Cy Locke in the absence of President Dean Black. Guests were introduced, after which the minutes and treasures report for January were read and approved.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Schwarm celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this Wednesday.

    Bobby Schwarm and Brenda Snow were married on March 7, 1987, in Brownstown, at the home of Paul and Dee Fisher, parents of the bride.
    They are the parents of four children: Curtis, Clint and his wife Tiffany, Jamie and Chelsie.
    They have four grandchildren: Austin, Bradley, Braden and Dalvin.
    A card shower is being held for the Schwarms. Cards may be sent to RR 2, Box 18, Farina, Ill. 62838.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. James “Jim” Wood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.

    Jim Wood and Nancy Kay Clark were married on March 9, 1962, in Independence, Mo.
    Jim was born in Nevada, Mo., but was reared in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Nancy was born and reared in Independence, Mo., where they lived for four years.
    They then moved to the Lake of the Ozarks, where Jim began a welding business.

  • Business Briefs

    Chamber’s race night rescheduled for March 16
    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce’s “A Night at the Races” fund-raising event has been rescheduled for Friday, March 16, because of conflicts with its previously scheduled date of this Saturday.
    Held at the Vandalia Country and Golf Club, it begins with dinner at 6 p.m. and features eight taped horse races, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

  • 80 Years

    For eight decades, the Allen family has furnished Vandalia area homes with quality furniture.

  • Frogtown News

    Obtains Employment in Missouri
    Mahala Harpster of St. Peter received word on Friday that she had obtained employment at Land O’ Lakes/Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Mo.
    She will be moving in the next couple of weeks. Mahala graduated in December from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo., with a bachelor’s degree in animal science/agri-business. She is the daughter of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 185.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.