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  • Thursday, June 19

    eoe" Soroptimist International will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    Friday, June 20

  • Thursday, June 12

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    Friday, June 13

    eoe" The 40th annual Grande Leve gets under way at the Vandalia Statehouse. A complete schedule of the period celebration appears on page 14 of this issue.

  • Friday, May 2

    eoe" An open house at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Center will be held from 1-6 p.m. The center is located at 2310 W. Fillmore St. A dedication ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m.

    eoe" A barbecue in support of Fayette County 4-H will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Eagles parking lot, 118 N. Sixth St., Vandalia. Porkburgers and pork chops will be sold.

    Saturday, May 3

  • Thursday, April 24

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    Friday, April 25

    eoe" SAFE (Sexual Assault & Family Emergencies) will hold its annual "Take Back the Night" event at 6:30 p.m. at the Bond County Courthouse.

    Saturday, April 26

    eoe" First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia will hold a Save Our Children Peanut Day drive at the church, 1009 W. Gallatin St. The proceeds go toward children's ministries.

  • Thursday, April 17

    eoe" Soroptimist International will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    Saturday, April 19

    eoe" Second Chance Animal Rescue will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at its new rescue shelter and boarding kennel. Refreshments and pet treats will be served. The kennel is located south of Bluff City, about 1 1/2 miles south of U.S. Route 40.

  • Thursday, April 10

    eoe" The Fayette County Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom on the second floor of the Fayette County Courthouse.

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    Friday, April 11

  • Monday, April 7

    eoe" The Vandalia City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, Fifth and Gallatin streets.

    Tuesday, April 8

    eoe" The La Lecehe League of Effingham will meet at 6 p.m. at Effingham Assembly Church, off of U.S. Route 45.

    eoe" The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.

    eoe" The Fayette County Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom on the second floor of the Fayette County Courthouse in Vandalia.

  • Thursday, March 20

    eoe" Soroptimist International will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

    eoe" The Breakfast Optimist Club of Vandalia will meet at 6 p.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse. All members are urged to attend, because upcoming projects will be discussed.

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

  • Thursday, March 13

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

    Saturday, March 15

  • Thursday, March 6

    eoe" Soroptimist International will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

    eoe" The annual Pilcher Cemetery meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Otego Township building. The public is invited.

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

    Sunday, March 9

  • Thursday, February 28

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

    Saturday, March 1

  • Thursday, February 14

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

    Friday, February 15

  • Thursday, February 7

    eoe" Soroptimist International will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

    Saturday, February 9

  • Monday, February 4

    eoe" An arthritis support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Service building, 1108 S. Willow St., Effingham.

    eoe" The Vandalia City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at the former city hall, 221 S. Fifth St.

    Tuesday, February 5

    PRIMARY ELECTION DAY Polls open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

    eoe" The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.

  • Thursday, January 17

    eoe" Soroptimist International will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

    Friday, January 18

  • Thursday, December 20

    eoe" Soroptimist International will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

    Saturday, December 22

    eoe" There will be no open gym at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia. Open gym will resume on Saturday, Dec. 29.

    Sunday, December 23

  • Thursday, December 13

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

    Friday, December 14

    eoe" An open house is being held at the new Brownstown Branch Library from noon-5 p.m. Holiday cookies, punch and coffee will be available.

    Saturday, December 15

  • Thursday, December 6

    eoe" Soroptimist International will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

    eoe" TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    eoe" Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.

    Friday, December 7

  • Thursday, November 22

    THANKSGIVING

    The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance will serve a free community Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Legion Home, located at 321 S. Seventh St., Vandalia. No reservations are required. To make transportation or delivery arrangements, call First Baptist Church in Vandalia, 283-0313, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on any weekday before Wednesday, Nov. 21.

    Saturday, November 24

  • Thursday, November 15

    • Soroptimist International will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

    • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Faytte County Hospital. All presenting donors will receive a St. Louis Rams T-shirt.

    • TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tami Washburn at 283-4664.

    • Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Fillmore Street in Vandalia.