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Today's News

  • LLC dental hygiene class goes to Tennessee

    Several Lake Land College dental hygiene instructors and students from the senior dental hygiene class recently traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for a volunteer service learning experience.

  • The Best of their Class
  • College News

    Eastern Illinois University
    Jamie Montgomery of Vandalia graduated from Eastern Illinois University on Saturday, May 4, with a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences.

  • VCHS Baccalaureate

    Students at Vandalia Community High School participated in a Baccalaureate service last Wednesday in the high school gymnasium.

  • Be a person of conviction; refuse to compromise

    Recently, I was watching a well-known television preacher. He was speaking on the courage to stand by your convictions.

  • Mother's Day breakfast held by UMW

    By Panzi Blackwell
    The Brownstown United Methodist Women held its annual  Mother’s Day breakfast last Thursday in the fellowship hall of the church.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
    I have been attending Evergreen Outreach for more than a year now, and each meeting is such a blessing and wonderful experience. Phyllis Rames had a vision when she introduced this program and WOW! What fun we would miss if it ever stops.

  • Activity Directors Hold Luncheon

    The annual recognition luncheon for area nursing home activity directors and social services directors was held earlier this spring at Vandalia Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

    Attending were representatives from Lutheran Care Center, Altamont; Friendship Manor, St. Elmo; Fayette County Long Term Care, Vandalia; and Vandalia Rehabilitation Health Care Center, Vandalia. Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman was the speaker for the event.

  • Oldfield takes part in ISBA merger seminar

    David A. Oldfield, one of the attorneys of LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. recently attended a continuing legal education seminar on "Techniques and Traps for Merging Unincorporated Entities," sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association.
    The seminar included a panel that discussed various issues dealing with unincorporated entities, such as partnerships and limited liability companies regarding their formations, liquidations, combinations, mergers and sales of the ownership interests.

  • Leader-Union wins six awards in SIEA contest

    The Leader-Union received six awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Southern Illinois Editorial Association.
    The awards were presented at the organization’s annual meeting on April 26 at Giant City State Park.