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Today's News

  • Back to School

    It’s hard to believe as wealthy as America is, and with the government programs that are available, that there are children who do not get enough to eat outside of school, but it’s true. It’s true here in Vandalia.
    It is this simple fact that prompted Parkview Free Methodist Church to start Backpack Food for Kids in Jefferson Primary School just across the street from their building.

  • Back to School

    Kaskaskia College will be hosting a special fall 2011 Registration Day at the main campus on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Departments providing services for the day will include advisement, admissions and registration, placement testing, financial aid, library, cashier’s office and bookstore.
    Advising will be available on a walk-in basis that day.
    Kaskaskia’s Children’s Learning Center staff will also be available for families to register their children for childcare.

  • Back to School

    Vandalia
    Registration for students in all Vandalia schools will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Vandalia Junior High School.
    Brownstown
    Brownstown Community Unit Schools will be holding registration for the 2011-12 school year for both the elementary school and junior-senior high school on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., in the elementary school cafeteria.
    All students, including those new to the district and special education students, should register at this time.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Aug. 4, 2011

    By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma
    Evergreen Outreach began on  Monday to the sound of piano being played by the nimble fingers of Pam Childers.  She played many old EO favorites like "I’ve Been Working on the Railroad," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Oh, Suzanna" and "Old Smoky." Thanks, Pam.

  • Church Briefs

    Blood drive Tuesday at Liberty Christian

    A blood drive will be held next Tuesday at Liberty Christian Church from 2:30-6:30 p.m.
    Donors are entered in a drawing to win a $250 weekly gas card, and will be entered in a car giveaway sweepstakes.
    Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. Use the Liberty Christian code to schedule an appointment.
    All donors must present a photo identification.

    Garage sale this Saturday at Liberty

  • Minister's Forum

    If you want to start an interesting (and often heated) conversation today, all you have to ask is, “Who is responsible for this financial mess we are in?”

  • Engagement

    Katie Etcheson and Ryan Callahan have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Aug. 4 – Stuffed green peppers, augratin potatoes, gourmet carrots, cantaloupe and bread.
    Friday, Aug. 5 – Roast beef, mashed potatoes, tomatoes & zucchini, melon medley, peanut butter cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Monday, Aug. 8 – Swiss steak, baked potato, spinach, blushing pears, graham crackers and bread.
    Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Turkey tetrazzini, green peas, glazed carrots, watermelon and whole wheat bread.  
    Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Chicken salad on bun, tomato medley, kidney bean salad and peaches

  • Engagement

    Rachel Ozella and Dustin Graumenz have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Amanda Patterson and Shaye Pommer, both of Mulberry Grove, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.