“Listen, It Whispers” are the words Sid File, an ovarian cancer survivor, opened her story with as she talked about the ovarian cancer awareness program being held this Saturday by Fayette County Home and Community Education.
This week’s Fayette Faces feature two members of the Fayette County Home & Community Education organization, one with HCE longevity (from the first meeting) and the youngest, who is attending with her grandmother.
The name Lawler has been a very familiar and respected name in the Vandalia, as Nelson Lawler was the first school bus driver for the Vandalia schools, and he was very well liked by all who knew him, including the students on his bus routes.
As we continue with our readers’ memories of Vandalia and the railroad, other aspects of the history of the railroad are being shared, with memories of World War II’s young soldiers passing through Vandalia, taking a brief break when the train stops for a while to take on water, and including the true story of one of Vandalia’s long-lived romances, which began on one of those train water stops.
In an effort to make people aware of the dangers of eating disorders, 16-year-old Rachel Zimmerman shared her battle with an eating disorder in the form of a speech for the Fayette County Fair 4-H speech competition.
On Monday, June 27, Zimmerman delivered her speech before the Fayette County Home and Community Education Board to be judged.
If you have noticed some young people picking up trash and sweeping grass off the sidewalk around the Vandalia Statehouse, you saw members of the Vandalia Leo Club. This service to our community was suggested to the Vandalia Lions Club by the mayor, Ricky Gottman, when he spoke at one of their meetings.