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Features

  • Trying to think of an appreciated and usable gift for the senior in your life? Sharon Harris, director of the Golden Circle Nutrition Program can help you.

  • Wayne Hale, who began performing magic at age 14, has mystified audiences for 80 years, and is still being requested to perform.

  • How do you thank a veteran for giving part of his life, and often his health and well-being, even the ability to perform routine activities of daily life without help?

  • Tammy Barker likes people and her community, and had an idea – Why not have a Christmas Open House in downtown Brownstown?

  • Last week’s Fayette Faces focused on Kathy Brown’s mission trips to Swaziland, as she shared her calling to serve there.

  • Fayette County Home and Community Education honors a country at its annual International Dinner every year, featuring a guest speaker with first-hand knowledge of that country.

  • There is a partnership plan to help provide attractive, sturdy, outdoor benches for the nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It’s called “The ABC Partnership.”

  • Steve Riddle came to Vandalia on Jan. 1, 2012, as the site supervisor of the Vandalia Statehouse. He is enthused about the history of the old building and the surrounding area, and sincerely wants it to continue as a vital part of not only Vandalia’s history, but also of the state.

  • Several Brownstown First Baptist Church  “Fayette faces” and willing hands worked together to bring the community a little free library.

  • The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette can earn.
    It represents a girl’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and in her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others.

  • “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for the people.”
    Colossians 3:23

    “The goal is to teach the Honduran people about standards and procedures for safe healthcare."
    Leanne Bales
    “They are a very proud and hard-working people. Laziness and expecting something for nothing is not a part of the Honduran culture."
    Teresa Walker

  • Vandalia natives Lenora Henson and Shane Bowen will be at Words, Wicks & Wood on Gallatin Street from 10 a.m.-noon this Saturday. They will be there to meet the public and to sign their books, “The Wicked Garden” and “Cops & Robbers,” respectively.

  • Teresa Powell is a advocate for children with cancer who have lost their hair. In fact, Teresa is just passionate about kids.

  • Dave and Sue Denning are long-time health care professionals. Dave is the program director of therapy services at Vandalia Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, and Sue had served as a director of nursing for 25 years. A registered nurse, she is also employed at the Vandalia facility.

  • Elizabeth “Beth” Smith had an enjoyable history of working with seniors before she joined the staff of Brookstone Estates of Vandalia ... and she loves her job now.

  • This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This young man, born in 1947, grew up here, married a local girl and had three children.

  • “I’m just glad that I lived long enough to get acquainted with my little great-grandchildren.”

  • It seems like God gave Arika Craig a love of music when she was very young. Her taste in music is eclectic – she likes all kinds, and she wants to study and pursue a career in music.

  • Lorene Hoffman Brown was born on a Vandalia farm 94 years ago, “right across from where I live now,” she said, referring to the Hoffman land that was designated a Centennial Farm a few years ago.

  • Five miles north of Brownstown, on the southwest corner, stands a landmark familiar to Brownstown-Sefton people, but also to anyone who had to have their truck tested or who needed a mechanic.