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Church hosting special events

God’s House of Glory in Shobonier is holding two special events in February. “Raise the Roof,” on Feb. 6, is a special event to raise funds for a new roof on the church, which is located at 908 N. 895 St., Shobonier. A chili and chicken and noodle dinner, from 2-4 p.m., is $5, with…

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Little Miss Vandalia

Submitted Photo Mailee Cole, the 6-year-old daughter of Caine and Amanda Cloe of Vandalia, was recently crowned a queen for America’s Best Pageant. She was awarded the title “Little Miss Vandalia” and will be advancing to the Midwest State Pageant, which will be held Sept. 10-12 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. America’s Best Pageant community involvement…

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Copcakery, Kramer Donate

Knowing that LaNette Heselton donated the proceeds from her cupcake business, The Copcakery, to charity, Scott Kramer of Edwards Jones Investments partnered with Heselton to provide a holiday assortment of cupcakes to his clients. Kramer then matched Heselton’s donation, and they were able to provide more than $500 to three local charities – Second Chance…

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Rotarians host another successful blood drive

When there are so many things going on in our world that people can’t do anything about, one thing that most of us can do is give blood. To that end, the Vandalia Rotary held its first Red Cross blood drive of the year last Tuesday. As there is always a need for blood, and…

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Birth

Gracie Marie Tessman F. Tessman and Olivia Tessman of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 12:54 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Gracie Marie weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Christopher Fladeland the late Mildred Hensley, both…

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Miller rejoins Bank of Hillsboro

Bank of Hillsboro President and CEO Misty Borrowman last week announced the hiring of Amber Miller to serve as the business development manager for the bank’s Vandalia branch. Miller, who has 12 years of banking experience, will be in charge of operations and branch management. Her role will also focus on deposit and commercial lending…

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Golden Circle Menus

The Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses. There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit. Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested…

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Birth

Gracie Marie Tessman F. Tessman and Olivia Tessman of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 12:54 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Gracie Marie weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Christopher Fladeland and the late Mildred Hensley,…

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News Briefs

Democrats handing out fruits, veggies The Fayette County Democrats will be giving away 100 boxes of fruits and vegetables from 1-3 p.m., or until all are gone, next Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 1221 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia. Holy Cross drive-through soup luncheon The Holy Cross Lutheran Church Ladies will hold their annual soup luncheon,…

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Chamber Passing of Gavel

First photo: Kara Metzger, the outgoing president of the Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, last week, passed the gavel to the 2021 president Aaron Alderson. Second photo: New board members were also seated – Andrew and Megan Kistler, and Chelsey Jolliff; not present for the photo was Mike McCall. The annual Chamber banquet, traditionally…

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