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  • Lynn Reznick is well known for her lovely paintings, which have been so   admired and popular at various shows and exhibits statewide, not only by the viewers and art lovers, but also by her peers.

  • On Sunday, about 60 members, friends and others interested in the new Golden Years Club   building, which is also the new home for the Helping Hands Food Ministry preparation and distribution center, a food pantry sponsored by the Brownstown Ministerial Alliance, gathered for the dedication of the new building.

  • The Arm Prairie Christian Church was built in 1879, with the completion of construction possibly running into 1890, roughly making the church building close to 140 years old.

  • Sometimes, more often than not, it is difficult to turn the page, shut a door behind you and step a across a new threshold to make new memories for one’s self and others.

  • Last year, during the Lenten Luncheons in Vandalia, Lora Foutch spoke at the United Methodist Church, sharing a message that was sincere and from her heart.

  • During a meeting of the Fayette County Home and Community Education Board, Donna Blair, the community and family issues officer, said that an area family should be nominated for the annual Illinois Association of Home and Community Education Great American Family Award.

  • Following the welcome extended by the women of St. James Lutheran Church, a tribute was given for the late pianist, Richard Tucker, who so generously gave of his time and talent to play for many Lenten Luncheons.

    Jay Smith was then introduced as the speaker, and he began by sharing that he was a fourth generation member baptized at St. James Lutheran and had received his Christian education there.
    He said that he wanted to speak a little bit about the words “vocation” and “application.

  • “We returned to her room. Reality was setting in that we may lose our little girl. I called my parents and told them that we needed someone to hold us together.

  • Fayette County Home and Community Education recently recognized Steve and Sally Zimmerman and their children, Rachel and David, by presenting the family with the following: Certificate of a Special Award – In recognition of your dedication to providing a morally, mentally and physically safe environment through education of the home, schools, and community.

  • Jimmy Feezel seems to have been born with the spirit of giving, the true spirit of Christmas, not seasonal, but all year long.

  • There have been many “Fayette Faces” involved in the building of the Golden Years Club building, from the first dawning of realization of the members that the old, familiar Pilger on the corner just a block from the village main street was deteriorating and a new home was needed.
    When the members held their first potluck meeting in the new building, it was also, appropriately, the first Christmas dinner, as they all joined hands in prayer, some vocally, while all did so silently, within their hearts.
    The House that Faith Built …

  • Saturday evening at 6 p.m., the village of Brownstown will hold a celebration, “Christmas on Main Street,” with lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.

  • The Brownstown Holiday Open House returns this year, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday in the Brownstown Elementary School cafeteria.

  • It is documented that on Oct. 25, 1901, a group of women in Ramsey, seeking to advance the knowledge of literature and promote the art of conversation, started a club that has endured as one of the longest standing women’s groups in Illinois.

  • You can almost feel it in the air, and the anticipation is exciting – autumn bringing its glorious display of colors in the trees, fall flowers, the mums dressed in bright and beautiful colors, apples, peaches, pumpkins … and  Vandalia’s Little Community Garden Fall Festival, their only fundraiser for gardening “needs & seeds.”

  • Fayette Faces this week are many faces, the members of Brownstown First Christian Church who gathered at the west outer edge of Brownstown on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 20, for a groundbreaking service for their new church building.

  • Amy (Luster) Pittenger is now a published author of a book, which gives credence to the adage that an author should write about a subject with which he or she is familiar.
    And Amy did just that.

  • Ten members of CenterPointe Church of Vandalia formed a team to go on a mission trip to Panama, and agreed to share their thoughts and feelings about their experience upon their return home.

  • Melvin and Sherry Hill described their son, Tim, as a good, but adventurous young boy.

    “He loved to climb on things,” Sherry said. “One time, when he was going to feed his chickens, he jumped over the fence instead of opening the gate, fell and broke both of his arms. He was a good boy, just a daredevil,” she said.

  • County fairs have been an American tradition for many years – Fayette County’s informational book states that 2017 is the 87th year for the Fayette County Fair, offering something for all of the family.