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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of All, Don’t Forget the Time Change …
    … is Sunday at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
    Critters Update
    Katy, the Lab/blue heeler mix (Bill’s dog) is now ensconced happily in her new quarters on the northern point of the lane (in other words, here with us).
    She is adjusting much better than we thought she would, as she had never seen the longhorn cows before.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, October 31
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Chinese Restaurant.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Josie, the 13-year-old Puppy, Getting Back to Normal
    Josie, the “puppy,” who was under the weather recently, has her appetite back and is thriving on her bland diet of homemade chicken and rice.
    In fact, when I am preparing it, she smells it cooking and sits by the stove waiting for it.  However, as it is not “from-the-can,” she has to wait until it cools, and she barks for it.

  • Frogtown News

    Disaster Preparedness Event
    Thrivent Financial of Bond and Fayette counties will sponsor a disaster preparedness educational event on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
    During the event, the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency will present a program on disaster preparedness.
    Also at the event, representatives from FAYCO Enterprises will tell about the recycling program at their facility in Vandalia.
    Admission is a non-perishable food item.
    Weekend Visitors

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, October 24
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, October 26
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    Sunday, October 27

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Josie Much Improved
    In answer to inquiries, Josie, the little 13-year-old “puppy,” is much improved. Last week she had begun trembling and was not eating, with nausea and diarrhea. We took her to see Dr. B and his staff, where she received immediate attention (really more than she really wanted, as the exam was rather personal).

  • Frogtown News

    Marriages
    Wade Lee Crain of Farina and Kendra Rochelle Uphold of Kinmundy were married on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The couple resides in rural Kinmundy.
    Kacy Dorr and Callan Wickenhauser were married on Sept. 28 at United Methodist Church in Maroa. The couple resides in Maroa.
    Birth
    Kenny and Shannon (Jenne) Martin of Watson, are the parents of a son,  Andrew Kannon Martin, born on Oct. 3.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, October 17
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class regular potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

  • 100-Pounder

    Larry Bennett of Vandalia is shown with the 100-pound Carolina Cross watermelon that he grew this summer at his home.
     

  • Shriners Hospital Newspaper Day

    Mayor Rick Gottman, right, has signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, Oct. 26, as Shriners Hospital Newspaper Day.

    With the mayor is Stan Kelly, president of the Old National Train Shrine Club.
    On Oct. 26, local Shriners will be distributing its special edition newspapers that tell the story of the Shriners Hospitals for Children and accepting donations for the hospitals.