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August 23, 2013

Brothers stick together in service

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"My big thing is I hope it helps me with obedience and discipline," said Justin. "I'm looking forward to serving my country and do something out of the ordinary, something that you can't do in Mt. Vernon like working at a grocery store or fast food. I'm also looking forward to traveling."

Christian added, "I'm looking forward to going to tech school to work on planes. When I retire, hopefully I'll be able to get another job working on planes, but even if I can't get a job doing that, I would like to work on cars. That's something that I like to do."

Both men got a glimpse of life in the service from uncle Mike Gay, who is retired after a 24-year career in the Air Force. Gay gave the Keele brothers coins from his travels around the world and visited Scott Air Force Base often when Gay was on active duty.

"My uncle Mike was in the Air Force and got to travel all over the world. That was a big inspiration for us," said Justin.

The Keele's are the parents of Dave and Pam Keele. Justin graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School in 2008; Christian in 2013.

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    The Jefferson County 4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows were held Saturday morning outside the University of Illinois Extension Office in Mt. Vernon. Thirteen dogs and seven cats were judged as part of the competition. Animals were evaluated on factors like care and handling, and obedience. The fair continues today with a Sheep Show at 8 a.m., a Swine Show at 7:30 p.m., and Farm Bureau Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. These events will all be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds behind Rend Lake College.

    4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows

    The Jefferson County 4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows were held Saturday morning outside the University of Illinois Extension Office in Mt. Vernon. Thirteen dogs and seven cats were judged as part of the competition. Animals were evaluated on factors like care and handling, and obedience. The fair continues today with a Sheep Show at 8 a.m., a Swine Show at 7:30 p.m., and Farm Bureau Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. These events will all be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds behind Rend Lake College.

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