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  • News Briefs-oct. 21, 2010

    Eagles Aerie to vote on improvements

    Eagles Aerie No. 3909 of Vandalia will have a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, to vote on improvements to the Aerie.

    Women Teachers's Dinner is Nov. 1

    The annual Bond, Fayette and Effingham Women Teachers' Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Vandalia Junior High School.

  • Birthday

    Anita Griffin
    Anita Griffin of Vandalia will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Augsburg parish hall.
    All friends are invited to attend the reception, which is being hosted by her family. No gifts, please. A card shower has also been requested.

  • Eagles satisfied with NTC Tourney finish

    EFFINGHAM – The St. Elmo High School volleyball team finished second in the silver pool of the National Trail Conference Tournament after losing an exciting match to Dieterich, 25-22, 25-20.

    The third-seeded Eagles also faced sixth-seeded Cowden-Herrick in silver pool play, defeating the Hornets 25-21, 25-15, but losing to second-seeded Dieterich forced St. Elmo to settle for fifth place in the tournament.

  • Paint the Town Pink

    Mayor Rick Gottman, left, signed a proclamation declaring Thursday, Oct. 28, as Paint the Town Pink Day in Vandalia. On that day, the Fayette County Health Department will hold a community reception in Lincoln Park in downtown Vandalia to promote national breast cancer awareness.The reception, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., will include free lunch and give-aways. Shown with Gottman is Kendra Craig, community educator at the health department.

  • Free youth wrestling clinic next week

     The Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club is holding a free wrestling for children ages 5-14 at the Vandalia High School Wrestling Room next Monday through Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m. each night.  For more information, call Jerry Stewart at 580-3475 or Johnny Swain at 339-0154.
     

  • Man in drunk-driving crash in '95 arrested for aggravated DUI

    A rural Farina man who has served a prison term for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed two local teens was arrested on Saturday for driving under the influence of alcohol.
    According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office’s arrest log, Rocky L. Bennyhoff, 56, RR 2, Farina, was arrested by the Illinois State Police on a charge of driving under the influence.

  • Dugan ends career with tight match

    EFFINGHAM – Micah Dugan was a volleyball player for Vandalia before switching to tennis her junior year.
    Dugan made an immediate impact last season and was counted on to be one of two senior leaders this year.

    Playing as a dependable No. 4 singles player and teaming with Cassie Goodin as the No. 2 doubles team, Dugan found varsity playing time this year that may have been sparse had she stuck with the volleyball team, which has a large senior class this year.

  • Dugan ends career with tight match

    EFFINGHAM – Micah Dugan was a volleyball player for Vandalia before switching to tennis her junior year.
    Dugan made an immediate impact last season and was counted on to be one of two senior leaders this year.

    Playing as a dependable No. 4 singles player and teaming with Cassie Goodin as the No. 2 doubles team, Dugan found varsity playing time this year that may have been sparse had she stuck with the volleyball team, which has a large senior class this year.

  • Osborne concert is this Sunday

    Vandalia native Summer Osborne, who has been pursuing a career in music for the past decade, will present a concert at the Vandalia Moose Lodge this Sunday.

     The event, which runs from 5-8 p.m., will feature Osborne on the guitar and piano. Also performing will be Shannon Curtis, a pianist from Los Angeles.

    Though she’s based in St. Louis, Osborne has played throughout the Midwest and on the East Coast. She’s now recorded five CDs.

  • Community Calendar-Oct. 21, 2010

    Thursday, October 21

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia will meet at noon at Days Inn.
    Friday, October 22
    ✔ A country music dance will be held at the Patoka Service Center, 210 W. Bond St., Patoka. "Charlie's Jam" will perform. Admission is by donation.
    Saturday, October 23