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Today's News

  • Week Of Prayer

    Several prayer activities were held Sunday through Wednesday this week in preparation for the National Day of Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday at Crawford-Hale American Legion Home.

    Sunday was a kickoff prayer service at Parkview Free Methodist Church, and events were held Monday through Wednesday mornings at Vandalia Chamber of Commerce (first photo), Vandalia Community High School (second photo) and Fayette County Courthouse (third photo).

  • Church Briefs

    Summer Lunches kickoff is Wednesday

    Once again, children in Fayette County will have the opportunity to get free lunches this summer through a program sponsored by several churches and facilitated through local volunteers.
    Called "Summer Lunches for Kids," the program starts the week of June 3 and runs through the week of Aug. 15. Meals are provided on Mondays and Thursdays in Vandalia, Vera and Shobonier, and on Wednesdays in Ramsey and Brownstown.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    The last days of April usher in thoughts of the tradition of May Day, which is celebrated as a spring festival in many countries. Little baskets of flowers were often placed on doors of friends and neighbors.
    So, not to be outdone, Evergreen Outreach  volunteers placed small May Day baskets on each of the tables, delighting those attending our Monday program.
    Charlene Jett set the stage for an enjoyable afternoon, leading in the “Welcome” and “EO” songs.

  • Lady Vandals pick up second conference win of the season in Godoyo's return

    VANDALIA — Junior Megan Godoyo pitched five shutout innings in her first appearance of the season, senior Morgan Whightsil continued her hitting streak and the Lady Vandals beat Hillsboro for their second win of the season on Wednesday.

    Godoyo — throwing at about 80 percent of her full strength — had the best appearance of any Vandalia pitcher thus far this spring, striking out six and allowing three hits and four walks in the first five innings of a 2-1 South Central Conference win for Vandalia.

  • Place all your life in God's hands on Day of Prayer

    At-the-ready, the equipment stood in the field. A turn of the switch and the giant machine would begin its task of preparing the soil and planting the seeds to feed the world. But Harold insisted on “first things first.” He knew the land, the seed, the machinery – everything – belonged to God.

  • VFW Auxiliary elects officers

    The VFW Old Capitol Post 3862 Ladies Auxiliary held its monthly meeting on April 15.
    At the meeting, the auxiliary held its annual nomination and election of officers.
    The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on May 20 at the VFW Home on West St. Louis Avenue in Vandalia. Members are encouraged to attend.
     

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on April 25 at Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield, with 27 members and three guests present.
    Guests attending were Millie Brooks and Jane Hammond, guests of Carolyn Johnson, and Elmer Ganzer, guest of Doris Thomas.
    Vice President Mike Mulhern welcomed members and guests, followed by the pledge to the flag.  Laverne Laux gave the blessing before the lunch buffet.
    Mulhern opened the meeting by introducing the guests and new members Bev Klaus, Dick and Barb Lounsbury, and Ron Schoen.

  • Molitor-Jorandby

    Stephanie Anne Molioar and Christopher Eugene Jorandby have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Births

    Jaxon Tyler Adermann
    Matthew and Samantha Adermann of Taylorville are the parents of a son born at 3:24 p.m. on March 22, 2013, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

  • Beasley fires no-hitter, strikes out record 19 in win over Rams

    The record-setting spring continued for St. Elmo senior Connor Beasley on Wednesday.

    Pitching in the second game of a double-header, Beasley pitched a no-hitter, striking out 19 batters to tie his own school record in a 1-0 win for the Eagles. He had previously struck out 19 batters on April 8.

    With the win, Beasley set the school record for career wins with 31. Logan Mahon had previously held that record.

    Ramsey's Waylon Davis was the tough-luck loser in the game, allowing just two hits and one walk over his six innings of work.