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Faith Tabernacle COGIC Pastor Richard Smith, left, Deacon Joe Walker (backside), and Vandalia Mayor Ralph Kuda, Jr. during the prayer breakfast on Saturday morning.

Faith Tabernacle COGIC celebrates 48 years

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm

The 48th Church Anniversary for Faith Tabernacle COGIC began last Friday evening with a musical and history reflections of the church. On Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., there was a prayer breakfast. Vandalia Mayor Ralph Kuda, Jr. was the guest speaker. A Candlelight Service was held in honor of those members who have passed on after the breakfast. On Sunday, dinner was served after morning service around 1:30 p.m. The

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    Grand Champion Girl winner was in “a league of her own.” Evelyn Deimeke, daughter of Josh and Melissa Curtis, of Laddonia.

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  • 48th Anniversary scheduled for Faith Tabernacle COGIC

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:32 am

    The 48th Church Anniversary for Faith Tabernacle COGIC will start on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. with a musical and history reflections of the church. On Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., there will be a prayer breakfast. Vandalia Mayor Ralph Kuda, Jr. will be a guest speaker. A Candlelight Service will be held in honor of those members who have past on after the breakfast. On Sunday, dinner will be

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  • Van-Far band holds concert event

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Van-Far’s Autumn Sutton plays a drum during this year’s concert held on Monday, October 20 at Van-Far High School.

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  • Vandalia Class of 1947 holds reunion

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Front row, from left: Margie Jean Boyd Burnett, Dale Keller, Dorris Jean Sanderson Breneman, and Norma Jean Griggs Willis. Back row: Ann Riney Wasson, Doris Shoemate Nation, Betty Lee Weiser Blase, and Minnie Fern Wasson Brookshier.

    The 1947 Vandalia High School graduating class met for their 67th class reunion on October 4 at the “Country Cupboard” in Vandalia. At 11:30 a.m., classmates, their spouses, and guests began arriving for fellowship time. Dorris Sanderson Breneman and Ann Riney Wasson greeted everyone as they arrived and Dorris registered everyone. Each of the two tables had a centerpiece of a fall arrangement. Ann Riney Wasson presided as spokesperson beginning

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  • Graduating Class of 1956 holds reunion in Vandalia

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Front row, from left: Olean Mudd Rohn, Elsie Jo Gore Phillips, Donna Beedle Hanson, Carol Goree Girard, Anita Gatson Allee, Sharon Gore Geerlings,
Bob Utterback, Vernon Dale Bailey, and Norma Martin Conklin. Back row: Virginia Foree Robertson, Billy Wayne Moore, Wanda Graves Bruner, Robert
Askey, Lester Wright, Clinton Winders, Durward Johnson, Richard Lewis, Dean Jones, Joe Hassien, Wayne Atkinson, Fred Coss, Richard Jones, and Daryl
Smith.

    On October 11, the graduating Class of 1956 for Vandalia High School held it’s third annual class reunion with 41 in attendance. An enjoyable evening at the Country Cupboard with classmates renewing friendships and discussing 58 years of “what has happened since graduation.” There was great food, great time, and looking forward to next year. Those traveling the farthest were Dean Jones, Bill Moore, and Carol Girard. Richard Lewis, who

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