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Today's Features

  • ‘Tis the season for giving, and a potpourri of  “gift stories” is being featured in Fayette Faces   The theme – gifts do not always come wrapped in pretty paper and ribbons.

    Recently, the story of Adrian and the unselfish gifts given to him by his birth mother and his adoptive mother was told.

    This week, it is gift-giving of a different nature, but still in the spirit of giving. Meet the women of Brookstone Estates and their gifts to the less-fortunate—homeless dogs:

  • By Belinda Harpster

  • By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • By Panzi Blackwell

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Nov. 18 at noon for their luncheon and meeting at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with two guests and 21 members in attendance.
    Pledge to the flag was given, followed by the meal prayer by Brock Fisher.
    After the meal, President Dean Black called the meeting to order. Secretary/treasurer reports were given and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for November were read. Reports of several members with health issues were given.
    Dues for the year 2011 were paid by several members.

  • Lynn and Lou Shelton of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday.
    They are the parents of four children: Lavena Carrol of Lutz, Fla., Lavail Shelton of Tampa, Fla., Lavon Shelton of Brownstown and Lavern Shelton of Vandalia.
    They have 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    The couple only knew each other for 27 days before they got married.

  • FUMC youth to hold chili supper Dec. 5

    The youth group of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will be holding a chili supper on Sunday, Dec. 5, to help fund its mission trip next summer to Barnesville, Minn.

    The meal will be served following church and Sunday school in Wesley Hall, on the lower level of the church. The menu includes chili, peanut butter sandwich, dessert and drink.

    For more information, call the church at 283-3684.

     

    Forgiven Trio to perform at The Barn

  • By Edith Elliott

  • Rev.Robert Francisco
    First Christian Church, Vandalia

     

  • The Air So Brisky Makes the Critters Frisky
    One really cool morning this week, we looked out the window to see Smoky, the (adorable) little donkey, briskly running up and down and around his pen, and kicking up his heels so high his front feet also left the ground.
    He has also been playing a lot with his big blue barrel. He was bucking and twisting as if he was in a rodeo. Every once in a while, he would stop and look toward the kitchen window as if to see if we were watching, which we were and enjoying the show very much.