Today's News

  • 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.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Critters Wiser Than Some of Us? (Just Musing)             
    Although shorts and flip-flops on bare feet were seen this past weekend on humans, we notice the critters are still wearing their fuzzy, winter coats. Thus, when the strong, cold winter winds blew in snow over the weekend, the critters did not have to hurriedly pull on warmer coats, socks and shoes.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, March 8
    • A telenet lesson, “Going Green,” will be given at the Fayette County Extension Office, Vandalia, at 10 a.m. This is for Home and Community Education Units, and the public is welcome to attend.
    • The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Library District Board will not meet until Tuesday, March 13.
    • The Fayette County livestock meeting, 7 p.m., Vandalia Extension Office.

  • News Briefs

    VCHS play is
    next weekend

    The annual Vandalia Community High School play will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17.
    This year's play is "The Perils of Lulu."
    Admission is $3 for students and $4 for adults.

    OUR PLACE still
    taking cards

    OUR PLACE Youth Center is still accepting all types of used cards.
    Being accepted are Christmas, birthday, thank you, sympathy and get well cards.