Features http://www.leaderunion.com/features/todaysfeatures en Waltrip family has eatery at Post Oak http://www.leaderunion.com/content/waltrip-family-has-eatery-post-oak <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/7-271waltripsdam.jpg" alt="The Waltrip family is shown outside their restaurant at Post Oak." title="The Waltrip family is shown outside their restaurant at Post Oak." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Picture this: a hearty country-style breakfast with freshly-brewed coffee, cooked in fullview in an immaculate, cheery kitchen and served by a friendly waitress.</p> FUM starts Back(Pack) 2 School project http://www.leaderunion.com/content/fum-starts-backpack-2-school-project <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/7-15-15deanblackbackbacks2.jpg" alt="Dean Black of First United Methodist Church is shown with one of the backpacks that will be given out during the Back(Pack) 2 School distribution at the church on the evening of Aug. 11." title="Dean Black of First United Methodist Church is shown with one of the backpacks that will be given out during the Back(Pack) 2 School distribution at the church on the evening of Aug. 11." align="left" hspace="6" width="109" height="85" /><p> Dean Black is on a mission &ndash; getting the word out to Fayette County in-need families that the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia has a Back(Pack) 2 School program for children preK-12.</p> Many make summer lunch program go http://www.leaderunion.com/content/many-make-summer-lunch-program-go <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sum_lunch_kids7-7-15.jpg" alt="Summer lunch volunteers shown are Connie Green, LaVon Kramer and Brenda Klein (seated) and Laura Gurtner and Angelea Garza (standing)." title="Summer lunch volunteers shown are Connie Green, LaVon Kramer and Brenda Klein (seated) and Laura Gurtner and Angelea Garza (standing)." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> As the eighth year for Fayette County&rsquo;s Summer Lunches for Kids Program winds down for this year, recognition is due for the generosity of the individuals, businesses, churches and organizations for the distribution of about 500 lunches a week to children in the county.</p> Howard family opens diner, meat market http://www.leaderunion.com/content/howard-family-opens-diner-meat-market <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/madison_at_home_with_the_rangesrove.jpg" alt="Using her grandmother&#039;s recipe, Madison Howard prepares enchiladas at The Home Place." title="Using her grandmother&#039;s recipe, Madison Howard prepares enchiladas at The Home Place." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Matt and Rhonda Howard family has always been a close-knit, caring family. Whatever the kids &ndash; Madison, Maisie and, Brady &ndash; have been interested in, the parents have encouraged and supported them, while still giving them the freedom to think and do for themselves.</p> Vandalia Lions starting Leo Clubs this fall http://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandalia-lions-starting-leo-clubs-fall <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/6-23-15john_dotray_leos.jpg" alt="John Dotray" title="John Dotray" align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><p> It is documented that Coach Jim Graver started the Leo ball rolling in 1957 and chances are that that ball was a baseball, as Graver was the baseball coach of the Abington High School in Pennsylvania and an active member of the Glenside Lions Club.</p> Swofford cleans up in new business http://www.leaderunion.com/content/swofford-cleans-new-business <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/june18_2015_faces_swofford.jpg" alt="Wayne Swofford" title="Wayne Swofford" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> D. Wayne Swofford Jr.&rsquo;s mother, Mrs. Don (Charlotte) Swofford, taught her children that no matter what the circumstances were financially, that soap and water were cheap and there was no excuse not to be clean and to have a clean house, that even if you don&rsquo;t have fancy things, you can still be clean.</p> Cades to celebrate 'Liver Journey' Sunday http://www.leaderunion.com/content/cades-celebrate-liver-journey-sunday <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/6-1-15facescades_0.jpg" alt="Heidi, Madeline &amp; Rich Cade" title="Heidi, Madeline &amp; Rich Cade" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Last week as we followed the Rich Cade family on &ldquo;The Liver Journey,&rdquo; &nbsp;<br /> Heidi Cade admitted that &ldquo;it was getting scary,&rdquo; but their faith held firm.</p> Cades have been on a 10-year liver journey http://www.leaderunion.com/content/cades-have-been-10-year-liver-journey <img src="http://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/6-1-15facescades.jpg" alt="Heidi, Madeline &amp; Rich Cade" title="Heidi, Madeline &amp; Rich Cade" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Rich and Heidi Cade, and their daughter, Madeline, began a journey 10 years ago, setting out together, accompanied by their Savior and Comforter, Jesus Christ.</p>