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Today's News

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    Some here at Evergreen Outreach call this their favorite time of the year. One lady remarked, “After the rains came, I saw a hint of colors on trees and bushes.”
    As the guests arrived, they noticed a beautiful floral arrangement, which was a special tribute to a special lady, Mrs. Helen Ray. Her 107th birthday will occur on Wednesday.
    Also celebrating birthdays were Erma Cameron, Sarah Laurie, Donald Macarthur and Brenda Reese.

  • Minister's Forum

    Our human story begins in biblical metaphor with people (the man and the woman) together with God and the animals in tranquil and happy bliss. Our relationship to God knit us together in a fabric of love (Genesis 1, 2).

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    On Aug. 25, the ExxonMobil Annuitants met for their monthly meeting and luncheon at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 28 members and four guests present.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer.
    President Dean Black opened the meeting with a welcome to all present.
    The secretary/treasurer reports were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for August were read.
    Humorous readings were given by LaVerne Laux and Madelon Fisher.

  • Engagement

    Sarah Kash and Shawn Meyer have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Katie Schumacher and Mitch Casey, both of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Card Showers

    Leola Lange
    The family of Leola Lange of Vandalia will celebrate her 90th birthday this Saturday.

  • Sizeable Squash

    Christine Yenny displays the 18-pound squash she grew at her rural Vandalia home.

  • Celebrates 107th Birthday

    Helen Ray of Vandalia celebrated her 107th birthday this Wednesday.

    She was born on Sept. 21, 1904, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Charles and Ann Gibbons Kupferer Sr. She has two daughters: Donna Fessler (deceased) and Carole White. Helen lives at home with her daughter, Carole. She is the oldest living member of the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia and is believed to be the oldest living resident of Fayette County. A celebration will be held on the weekend of Sept. 23 with family and friends.

  • Grant funds available

    Students enrolling in a career and technical education program at Kaskaskia College may be eligible for services through Carl Perkins Grant funds.
    All students receiving Perkins assistance must be eligible for federal financial aid.
    Eligible students must fit into one of the following classifications: economically disadvantaged, disabled, non-traditional, limited-English proficient, single parent or displaced homemaker.
    For eligibility and qualifications information, students should contact the Perkins Project coordinator, Victoria Rice, at 545-3067.

  • LLCC will sponsor 'Chickfest' on Oct. 1

    Lincoln Land Community College student groups will sponsor “Chickfest,” a celebration of women’s music and art, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on the Springfield campus.
    Admission for musical performances is $3 for the day; all other events are free.