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Today's News

  • School Briefs

    ROE offices closed Nov. 29

    The Regional Office of Education offices in Bond, Fayette and Effingham counties will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 29, for certification/licensure training.
    The offices will re-open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

    Food sanitation refresher
    Kaskaskia College will offer a food service sanitation refresher class at the Vandalia Campus on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Fall, summer nursing classes taken at KC

    Two sections of certified nursing assistant students took the eight-week classes of the program this past summer and fall at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Center.

  • Family Reading Night at VES

    Vandalia Elementary School observed national Family Reading Night on Thursday by inviting parents to the school.

    In the first photo, Brianna Springman and her mother, Angie, go through a book and computer exercise. In the second photo, Delaney Kopp and her mother, Angel, do the same. The evening also included a book fair (third photo) and a visit by Linda Kelly and participants in the P.A.C.K. (Pups Assisting Children with Kindness) program at Evans Public Library in Vandalia.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Larson graduates from truck driving program

  • Menus

    Vandalia
    Grades K-8
    Breakfast
    Monday, Nov. 26 – Cereal, toast, juice and milk.
    Tuesday, Nov. 27 – Pancakes, sausage links, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Doughnut, cereal, fruit and milk.
    Thursday, Nov. 29 – Bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, juice and milk.
    Friday, Nov. 30 – Cereal, toast, fruit and milk.
    Lunch
    Monday, Nov. 26 – Hot dog on bun, nachos with cheese, baked beans, fruit cocktail and milk. Junior high – Bratwurst.

  • 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.