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  • Fundraiser Facepainting

    Jensen Hollinshead, right, has her face painted by Julianna Berg at the barbecue fundraiser held for Fayette County Extension on Saturday evening in Rogier Park in Vandalia.

  • Joneses enjoy working with young people

     Matt and Misty Jones are excited about an upcoming youth event at the Family Worship Center. They have been at the Family Worship Center for four years, serving as youth pastors for past 2 1/2 years.
    Meet Matt and Misty Jones, a very nice young couple dedicated in their calling to work with youth.

  • Schaal announces candidacy for county clerk

    A Farina woman has decided to run for Fayette County clerk and recorder, meaning that there will be a contest for that post in 2014.
    Barb Schaal, a Republican, announced on Monday evening that she will run for the post now held by Democrat Terri Braun, who will retire next year.

  • Benefits options studied

    The Fayette County Board renewed dental and vision coverage for its employees, but that renewal may be for only one month.
    As the board voted on that issue, Wade Wilhour, chairman of the board’s insurance and personnel committee, said he would be presenting to the board next month a proposal related to that coverage.
    Wilhour said that of the county’s 88 employees, 59 – including seven elected officials – are not represented by a union.

  • County OKs Mabry license, 7-6

    By the narrowest of margins, in its third vote on the issue, the Fayette County Board approved on Tuesday a liquor license for a new restaurant on Vandalia Lake.
    The board voted 7-6 on the request from Steve “Luke” and Latisha Mabry, who opened The Lake House last month.
    The vote came two weeks before the future of the restaurant is determined in court.
    On Thursday, Sept. 24, a judge will decide whether the city has the authority to enforce a 1988 agreement that subjected the Mabrys property to residential zoning.

  • County OK's liquor license

    In a 7-6 vote, the Fayette County Board OK'd on Tuesday a liquor license for The Lake House restaurant on Vandalia Lake.

  • Schaal announces candidacy for county clerk and recorder

    A Farina woman has decided to run for Fayette County clerk and recorder, meaning that there will be a contest for that post in 2014.

     

    Barb Schaal of the Farina area announced on Monday evening that she will run for the office being vacated next year when Terri Braun retires.

    Schaal, a Republican, is the second person to announce her candidacy for the post. Last month, Democrat Kelly Taylor, who is currently serving as Braun’s chief deputy, announced her candidacy.

  • Lions Candy Days

    Mayor Rick Gottman, left, signed a proclamation declaring this Friday and Saturday as Lions Candy Days in Vandalia.

    With the mayor is Vandalia Lions Club member Tony Flowers. On Friday and Saturday, Lions members will be giving out candy as they accept donations for its programs to help vision- and hearing-impaired individuals.

  • Celebrating the end of summer
  • Extension BBQ is Saturday

    The Fayette County Extension Foundation will hold a 4-H barbecue dinner from 4-7 p.m. this Saturday at Rogier Park in Vandalia.
    The menu will include a pork burger or butterfly pork chop, baked beans, chips, applesauce, homemade dessert and drink.  Tickets: 13 years of age and up, $7; and 5-12 years of age, $5; children under 5 eat free.
    In addition to the meal, a bounce house and horse-drawn carriage rides will be available.  A silent auction of various items will also be conducted.