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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 16
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class of First United Methodist Church will not have a potluck this month.
    • The St. Elmo Public Library District Board rescheduled meeting is for 7 p.m. in the St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, January 18
    • Weather permitting, the St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet may be open from 9 a.m.-noon in the First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    Monday, January 20
    • Historical Vandalia Inc. Board, 6:30 p.m., Fayette County Museum, Vandalia.

  • Frogtown News

    Snow!
    St. Peter has practically shut down this week due to the weather. The Sunday church service was even cancelled!  My husband has been diligently plowing roads.
    It is imperative in times such as these that we do not travel unless it is an extreme emergency.
    Snowplows and other road personnel cannot do their jobs if vehicles are in their paths. Please remember your outside pets – if you’re cold, so are they!
    Card Shower
    A card shower has been requested for the 84th birthday of Lois Meyer on Jan. 16.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    “Sweetly” is the name …
    … of the new, sweet little face at the Charlie and Kathy Depew home.
    And the Rest of the Story
    While having lunch at Mark’s this week, we saw Charlie and Kathy Depew, and Charlie told us an endearing story about his wife, Kathy (who is a very lovely, kind, compassionate and intelligent lady!)

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 9
    • The Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Frogtown News

    Christmas Guests
    Christmas Day dinner guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were: Renee Key of Edgewood; Helen Limes of St. Peter; Dale, Lori and Shooter McKinney of Farina; Dustin Higgs of Mason; and Mahala and Nathan Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo.
    Evening guests were: Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.; Nathan and Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo.; and Rollie and Trieva Henson of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    From the Chicken Roost
    Rhonda and Blackie (Hens) now have a sunroom in their new, split-level domicile, their manufactured chicken house from Rural King, complete with an entry/exit  ramp, separate add-on nest area with a hinged roof for easy cleaning and egg-gathering (especially appreciated for the human inhabitants of the Homestead), a little door with a tiny window to their roosting area (which is in the upper split-level) and a wire fence around their “bugging area” to enjoy this spring.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 2
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. Bethany Belden will present a Premier Jewelry fundraiser. All interested in jewelry are invited to attend.
    Friday, January 3
    • Master Gardner training will be held at the Effingham Extension office January 27-March 31, but applications have to be in the Fayette County Extension Office in Vandalia by 4:30 p.m. this Friday.
    Saturday, January 4

  • Soroptimist Tree Winner

    Soroptimist International of Vandalia asked Santa Claus to draw the winning ticket for the Soroptimist Christmas tree during Breakfast with Santa.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Ben, Amanda, Madison, and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., spent the afternoon with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    They all visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, and returned to Harpsters’ for dinner.
    Children’s Program
    Two hundred and 10 people attended the children’s Christmas program at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Sunday evening.
    St. Peter Church

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Christmas in Brownstown-Sefton area does not have many of the same practices and traditions that it had many years ago, but in many ways (the important ones), it is similar, such as people’s needs.