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Today's News

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Christian Academy
    Perfect Spellers
    Second grade-Faith Budny, Ashtyn Ferguson and Braden McDonald.
    Third grade-Abigail Durbin and Andrew Myers.
    Fourth grade-Trista Smith-Stone.
    Perfect Attendance
    Kindergarten-Gwen Ellis, Kolton Harris, Madison Lotz and Olivia Philbrick.
    First grade-Tyson Lewis.
    Second grade-Gabe Ellis.
    Third grade-Billye Maegyn Worker and Kaleb Cook.
    Fourth grade-Kali Bruno.
    Sixth grade-Kayleigh Ellis.
    Seventh grade-Nathaniel Weaver.
    A Honor Roll

  • MG Elementary teachers receive reward cards from Walmart

    Walmart this fall awarded 20 Mulberry Grove Elementary teachers with $50 reward cards to purchase classroom supplies to help students start the school year off right.

  • Church Briefs

    First Pentecostal's 95th events

    First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia will celebrate the 95th anniversary of its founding next week.
    The events begin on Thursday, Nov. 29, with a program at 7:30 p.m., and continue on Friday, Nov. 30, also at 7:30 p.m. The speaker for both nights will be the Rev. Jeff Arnold of Gainesville, Fla.
    The anniversary celebration will continue on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., when the speaker will be evangelist John C. Carroll of Ft. Worth, Texas.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Edith Elliott
    Evergreen Outreach is amazing! Many volunteers were gone on Monday because of illnesses and other things, but other volunteers just seem to show up to take up the slack.
    Our dear Bernie Ray was our pianist for the day. Her playing can turn a cloudy November day into pure joy! Four of her tunes were: “Melody of Love,” “Peg of My Heart,” “Honey” and “Room Full of Roses.”
    Judy Varga filled in as leader, and led the “Evergreen Outreach” and “Welcome” songs.

  • If you're really thankful, tell someone about it

    It’s that time of year again.  The leaves have fallen from almost all of the trees. The air is cold. The morning dew is now the morning frost. The smell of pumpkin pie is wafting from the kitchen. And the stores are all gearing-up for Black Friday sales.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Show
    Amy Reiss and Belinda Harpster, both of St. Peter, attended the performance of “Church Basement Ladies Christmas” at the Effingham Performance Center on Tuesday of last week.
    Family Thanksgiving
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the Family Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Thursday of last week.
    A meal was served at 6 p.m. for the residents and their families.
    There were more than 400 people in attendance.
    Weekend Visitors

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, November 21
    • Reverb Youth Group, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Kid’s Klub, 7 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
    Thursday, November 22
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Saturday, November 24
    • The Church of God Reverb youth group fundraiser ends this Saturday. The group sells bags, purses, hair clips, address labels and other organization items to help women around home and work. The items can be ordered in person or online at www.mythirtyone.com/295883.
    Monday, November 26

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Community Thanksgiving Service
    A Community Thanksgiving service was held at First Christian Church of Brownstown Sunday evening.
    A 10-minute prelude was given by Robin Lovett and Susan Smith on the piano, organ and chimes.
    The Ladies Trio of First Christian Church opened the song service with a song with a Latin beat, “It is Good To Give Thanks.” The song service, led by Kevin Bonifacius with Cathy Smith and Joann Strobel, included songs of praise and thanksgiving.

  • The Way We Were

    15 Years Ago

    1997 – The Brownstown Board of Education approved a new two-year contract with the Brownstown Education Association.
    Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Chandler of Ramsey and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lay of rural Ramsey were celebrating their 50th anniversaries.
    Fire gutted the building at 611 W. Orchard St. that housed businesses and apartments. Damage was estimated at $250,000.
    Long-time Vandalia attorney Bob Burnside was named grand marshal of the Vandalia Lions Club’s Halloween parade.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: No photo available. Photos are needed. Send to: The Leader-Union, P.O. Box 315, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.
    In last week’s Mystery Banks Photo was: Wally Bertram.
    Identifying him were: Al and Janette Sasse, and Alvin and Pat Riedle.
    This week’s Scrambler: eht tumnie ouy lestet rof sles hant uyo veedres, oyu egt neev sels naht yuo lestdet rof.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.