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Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    Pancake and sausage supper Thursday

    The United Methodist Men group of the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold its annual pancake and sausage supper this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall.
    Money raised will help support United Methodist Men projects.
    The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. For more information, call 283-3684.

    St. Paul’s men plan barbecue March 13

  • Evergreen Outreach-March 3, 2011

    By Mary Woolsey

  • Think you can't fight evil in world? Think again!

    On a variety of occasions,  people have asked me how I develop the ideas for sermons.
    My normal method involves plans to cover topics of Christian growth and development. These topics include doctrine, ministry and character development. The idea behind this is to keep things from getting stuck in any one place for too long.

  • College Graduates

    Eastern Illinois University
    Nicholas Schulze of Vandalia was among the fall 2010 semester graduates at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.


    Schulze, the son of Gary and Peggy Schulze, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in music.

     

  • Dean's List

    Maryville University
    Ashley Durbin of Vandalia was among the students named to the dean's list for the fall semeser at Maryville University in St. Louis.
    Durbin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Durbin, is a student in the school of health professions.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Financial aid workshop
    Kaskaskia College Financial Aid will be hosting half-day sessions for professional development opportunities designed to help high school counselors, community organization members, financial aid administrators and other professionals involved in assisting Illinois students and their families along the path to college.
    The workshop is designed to help build an understanding of financial aid concepts, whether the student is new to financial aid or a seasoned professional seeking a refresher.

  • Birthday

    Peggy Dees
    Peggy Dees of Vandalia celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 20 with a family gathering.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, March 3 – Meatloaf, augratin potatoes, broccoli, apricots, peanut butter cookie, whole wheat bread.
    Friday, March 4 – Fish, buttered garlic noodles, cooked carrots, green peas, peaches, whole grain bread.
    Monday, March 7 – Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, blushing pears, graham crackers, enriched bread.
    Tuesday, March 8 – Jambalaya w/rice and beans, succotash, peaches, colorful sugar cookies.  

  • DeSherlia-Taylor

    Tanya DeSherlia and Mark Taylor, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.


    The future bride is the daughter of Robert and Joan Langley of Vandalia. She is currently employed as an RN at St. Mary’s Hospital in the ER.
    The future groom is the son of Ed and Donna Taylor of Vandalia. He is currently employed as the director of operations at Octochem.
    The couple are planning a June 19, 2011, wedding.

  • Jones – 60 Years

    The Rev. Casey and Flora Jones Sr. of Westmont, and formerly of Vandalia, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Westmont Centre.