Need Help with Code v. Simple/Basic/Easy Two Layout Sections Can’t figure it out.

I’m trying to copy the basic format/layout of separation below, what I need help with is the code I’ve tried it in a bunch of editors but can’t figure it out. Basically need one section for text, and another section for links with the divider line separating them. I don’t need to top or bottom, just the middle section.

, This seems so easy to just make two boxes, but I’m not doing something right, anyone have any idea on what I should do or am doing wrong.

Yeah, I’ll cut out the rest of the footer/header and build the middle section code and post it here sometime soon.