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  • The Rev. Krista Stokke, who began her ministry at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia and Zion Lutheran Church in Loogootee in January, will be the speaker at the third Lenten Luncheon, which will be held at St. James Lutheran Church.

  • He works at McCarty’s Auto Body by day. He likes his job and enjoys the “music” of his daytime occupation.

  • Next Wednesday at noon, the first Lenten Luncheon of the season sponsored by the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance will be held at First Christian Church, continuing a tradition of years past.

  • Robin Lovett was originally born in New York and lived in different places during her young years, because her dad was in the military. They settled down here when she was young, and she graduated from Brownstown High School.

  • Earl Hovious is a quiet man, not one to talk about himself, but his life has been lived so that the village of Brownstown, neighbors, and friends voted him as the first-ever Citizen of the Year a few years ago.

  • The good news is that new opportunities for shoppers and those needing services and/or information continue to grow in downtown Vandalia, as previously vacant storefronts are filling up with displays.

  • Partners in the newest business in downtown Vandalia, Nathan Dothager and Cody Scott are local men, and both grew up and attended school in Vandalia.

  • It is a common and wise practice for a potential buyer of a vehicle to have it checked over by a qualified and knowledgeable person to determine if there are any existing problems or conditions that may cause future problems or safety hazards that would require expensive repairs or replacements.

  • Linda Herrmann likes to cook, and she also likes children.

  • A lighted, gaily decorated Christmas tree stands near the front room door of Nancy Davison’s home that she shares with her husband, Ora.

  • Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus’s pre-Christmas headquarters appear to be at the home of Al and Suzanne Schumacher, for Mrs. Claus graciously answered the door and appeared very comfortable and at ease in the Schumacher home.

  • Jessica Blain acquired a love for reading when she was a child.
    She earned a business degree in college, and that love for reading led her to apply for the position as director of the Evans Public Library, which she has now filled for five years.

  • “We wanted to give something back to our community,” Lindsay Lash said in explaining the reason that she and her husband, Ryan, created the popular Happy Hollow Pumpkin Patch a few years ago.

  • It is documented that the Pentecostal Church began in Vandalia with outdoor meetings in 1917, led by two evangelists, DeWitt Spencer and Earl Hill.

  • The Rev. Pete and Pam LeDuc and their daughter, Aimee, will offer special thanks this year as they gather together with the rest of their family around the table.

  • Hattie Anderson, who was born on Nov. 12, 1912, now lives at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.

  • This is the third in a series of introductions to the children’s day care and learning centers located in the area.

  • Fayette Faces is focusing on the day care/child care centers in the area, and this week’s visit was made to the recently established Bright Beginnings managed by Amie LeDuc.

  • Fifteen years ago Audra Critcheloe was born with a challenge that she has faced with courage and determination … and an ability to understand and help others with similar challenges.

  • It has been said that our children are tomorrow’s leaders, our hope for the community’s future.

    Therefore, it is important that they receive proper guidance and encouragement, and are taught respect and caring for others, as well as integrity and character, while retaining their own personality and individuality.
    Vandalia and the surrounding areas are fortunate to have many young families with children. The parents, guardians and other caregivers are also fortunate to have several child care and learning center/facilities available.