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Oct. 12, 2004

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LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Brother David Andrews, executive director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, will present “Faithful Citizenship: From Farmer to Consumer” Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Hilltop Bar and Ballroom in Fountain City. Dinner (with a free will donation) will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Br. Andrews’ presentation will examine questions such as: What does it mean to be faithful and civic minded? How do our actions as farmers and consumers relate to our values? What special issues do people from rural areas need to consider as we go to the polls?
Br. Andrews earned his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1994. He has over 20 years of experience in rural life work and has presented more than 100 workshops throughout the United States and Canada on a variety of rural life topics. He has also produced videos on rural life, edited books on rural ministry, and taught rural ministry courses in several seminaries in the United States.
The Hilltop Bar and Ballroom is located at S3135 County Road M in Fountain City (call 608-687-8739 for directions).
The presentation is sponsored by the Wisconsin Farmers Union, the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University, St. Lawrence Parish Peace & Justice Committee in Alma, St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waumandee, and St. John Lutheran Church in Alma.

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