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  • The Matt and Rhonda Howard family has always been a close-knit, caring family. Whatever the kids – Madison, Maisie and, Brady – have been interested in, the parents have encouraged and supported them, while still giving them the freedom to think and do for themselves.

  • 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.

  • D. Wayne Swofford Jr.’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’t have fancy things, you can still be clean.

  • Last week as we followed the Rich Cade family on “The Liver Journey,”  
    Heidi Cade admitted that “it was getting scary,” but their faith held firm.

  • 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.

  • As the crowd gathered at the Brownstown Veterans Memorial Wall for the 20th annual Memorial Day Service, presented by the Brownstown VFW Post 9770, with numerous red, white and blue American Flags flowing in the breeze against a background of white clouds drifting across the blue sky, it seemed to be a picture of peacefulness and beauty.

  • Carlos Biellier served the United States in field artillery in both World War II and Korea.
    He joined the Merchant Marines when he was still very young, and when he returned to civilian life, he worked, as he put it,  “as a manure salesman,” which was downplaying his profession, for 24 years.

  • “Hospice is not an ending, but a beginning to making every moment count. Hospice provides comfort and dignity for your loved one, and support for your family within the home of facility in which you live.”

  • “Prayer is our opportunity to communicate with God, talking and listening, followed by action, being in our schools, to be a positive influence, being able to talk, encourage and to show the love of Jesus.”
    That’s how Matt Philbrick summed up the purpose of the local observance of the National Week of Prayer.

  • This week’s photo: The photo of this young man, who grew up in the Ramsey/Bayle City area, was taken about 40 years ago. He now is a driver for Orgill.

  • Faye Watson’s book ,“Recipes from God,” is not “just another cookbook), as it was inspired by her day by day  experiences with her family, especially her grandchildren, as it’s subtitled “Reflections of a God-Fearing Grandmother.” It is like a breath of fresh air in a polluted world.  

  • The final Lenten Luncheon of the year was held at Northside Christian Church, with the message of this year’s theme, “The Good News That Brought Christ to the Cross.”

  • The fifth Lenten Luncheon, sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance of Vandalia, was held in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.

  • Approximately 90-100 people gathered at Unity Baptist Church last Wednesday for the fourth Lenten Luncheon.  

  • During a presentation by Vandalia Memories administrator Kathy Schultz at last week's Fayette County Genealogical and HIstorical Society meeting, those present tried to figure out what, if anything, as at Eighth Street and VanTran Avenue (now Veterans Avenue) before Henry's.

    Society member Jerry Jones answered the question within a couple of days by providing an old aerial photograph of the area.

  • Dawson Duane Willms made his appearance one minute earlier than his brother, Cade Ryan, and they celebrated their first birthday on Feb. 27 of this year.

  • Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia supports Operation Comfort Warriors, an organization who meets the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel.

  • Approximately 74 senior citizens are participating in a relative new activity in the area and word is beginning to get out about it.

  • During the flight home from his first missions trip to Brazil in 2013, the Rev. Daniel McDonald, pastor of First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia, felt a calling to provide a church for a Brazil village.

  • Monday afternoon, there was considerable traffic through Vandalia, even after more than 10 inches of snow fell late Sunday and early Monday. The fact that there was less traffic than normal was mostly due to the fact that Presidents' Day was being observed.
    Those who wanted to get around Vandalia could do so because the city of Vandalia's public works crew were on the job on their day off.