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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    (Most) Homestead Critters
    Enjoying Lazy Summer Days
    Some of the barn critters are enjoying the summer days, namely Madricka, the mother donkey, and her young son, Buckwheat (aka baby Bucky).  
    They can often be seen stretched out in the sunshine, usually on their sides, soaking up the sunshine.

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Saturday evening was 124.
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 85.  
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Collin Miller served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Allen Magnus and Mark Wollin.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Larry Guerrettaz
    • Those with long-term health concerns
    -Ann Dunaway
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Madison Lash
    -Dennis Lee
    -Carolyn Maske
    -Ed Morton

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 20
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • The St. Elmo Education Foundation will hold its annual meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the unit office. Directors and officers will be elected, and there will be discussion of fundraising activities and accomplishments.
    Monday, August 24
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education, 10 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Raccoon Visitors
    A friend, Donna (Mrs. Joe) Langley, shared a “critter story” with us, and I asked her permission to share it with our readers.
    If you have ever seen a baby raccoon, you can picture how cute these little guys were and how concerned their (probably-sleep-deprived) mother raccoon surely was, as you read this raccoon story as Donna shared it:
    “A mother raccoon had been bringing her baby up on our deck each evening to look for food. One night when I closed the garage door, a large raccoon ran out.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Concerts
    Belinda Harpster and Amy Reiss of St. Peter spent Friday and Saturday nights at the home of Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. On Friday night, they attended the Bret Michaels concert at the Town & Country Fair in Washington, Mo. They attended the Boston concert on Saturday night.
    St. Peter Prairie Days
    In commemoration of its 40th anniversary, the Prairie Days Committee is inviting businesses, civic organizations and area churches to enter floats in the Prairie Days parade on Aug. 22 this year.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 13
    • See the Tools for School article following the announcements.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant,
    • All teens and adults are encouraged to attend the human trafficking program from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Northside Christian Church at 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. It is being sponsored by Fayette County Home and Community Education.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Callie’s Story
    As has been her nightly routine for a long time, on Saturday evening, Callie, the kitty, left her private retreat/room to join us in the living room as we relaxed, except I was busy and had not yet sat down.
    Callie’s routine was to lie in my lap for a while, then lie down at Bill’s feet, often resting her head on his foot. Saturday evening, I was busy and hadn’t sat down yet.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 6
    • The Sew Simple workshop for youth ages 8-18 will have two sessions at the Fayette County Extension Office, Vandalia – one at 9 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.

  • Reunions

    Sefton
    The annual Sefton reunion will be held at noon on Saturday at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown. Chicken, dinnerware and drinks will be provided.

    Dothager
    The annual Dothager reunion will be held on Sunday at the Pleasant Mound Community Center. A potluck dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    Finley
    The annual Finley family reunion will be held on Sunday at Ponderosa Steak House in Vandalia, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.
    Call the site director, Sharon Harris, at 283-1040 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you wish to eat there.