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Area News

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Mother’s Tea
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter accompanied Mary Harpster to the Mother’s Tea hosted by Lutheran Care Center last Friday.
    Entertainment and light refreshments were provided.
    Card Shower
    Mary Harpster will celebrate her 82nd birthday on May 16.
    If you would like to send her a card, the address is:  Mary Harpster c/o Lutheran Care Center, 702 W. Cumberland, Altamont, Ill.  62411.
    Death
    Leona Gehle, 86, formerly of Kinmundy, died on May 6 at Evergreen Nursing Center in Effingham.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    “Sneaky Pete,” the wily wolf, or a Coy Coyote?
    Late Saturday afternoon, “Katy,” the black lab/blue heeler (?), began barking excitedly as she looked toward the girls’ (Rhonda and Blackie) chicken roost. Glancing out the kitchen window and not seeing anything, I dismissed it as some little critter that was visiting the yard.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 16
    • National Nursing Home Week is being observed by Friendship Manor Nursing Home, and a homemade ice cream social will be at 2:30 p.m.
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Friday, May 17
    • Prairieland Pickers will perform at 10 a.m. at the Tuscola Health Care and at 2 p.m. at the Arcola Health Care.

  • Sefton HCE holds Mother's Day meeting

    Fifteen members were present for the May 9 Mother’s Day potluck and meeting of the Sefton HCE Unit. Chairman  Flo Allen welcomed those present, and Panzi Blackwell asked the blessing for the meal. Following the meal, Sally Behrends and her kitchen helper cleaned the area.

  • Frogtown

    Confirmation
    Jonathan Cavaletto, son of John and Andria Cavaletto, and the late Michele Cavaletto, was confirmed on Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia.
    Following the service, a dinner was held at the Cavaletto home.  Attending were: John, Andria, Rachel and Jonathan Cavaletto; Rob and Rita Smith; Rob Jr., Roni, Lauren & Robbie Smith; John, Connie, Kevin, Jason and Taylor Cavaletto; Marilyn and Glori Magnus; Earl and Hazel Magnus; Larry, Sue, Kyle and Olivia Urban; and Dane and Belinda Harpster.
    St. Peter Church

  • Brownstown - Sefton

    A Rare Privilege and Opportunity…
    … is the occasion of sharing a dear friend’s 100th birthday when the friend is as active, alert and in as good physical and mental condition as Lucille is!  Much enjoyed was being a part of Lucille Fisher’s 100th birthday open house on Saturday, April 27, at the Golden Years Club Building.
    More than 100 of Lucille’s family and friends gathered to share in her special day on April 27.

  • St. Elmo News

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

  • VFW Auxiliary elects officers

    The VFW Old Capitol Post 3862 Ladies Auxiliary held its monthly meeting on April 15.
    At the meeting, the auxiliary held its annual nomination and election of officers.
    The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on May 20 at the VFW Home on West St. Louis Avenue in Vandalia. Members are encouraged to attend.
     

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on April 25 at Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield, with 27 members and three guests present.
    Guests attending were Millie Brooks and Jane Hammond, guests of Carolyn Johnson, and Elmer Ganzer, guest of Doris Thomas.
    Vice President Mike Mulhern welcomed members and guests, followed by the pledge to the flag.  Laverne Laux gave the blessing before the lunch buffet.
    Mulhern opened the meeting by introducing the guests and new members Bev Klaus, Dick and Barb Lounsbury, and Ron Schoen.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Along the Lane …
    … rabbits are making a comeback, rerun, “re-hop,” or whatever, to the Homestead lane.
    When we first moved here (about 19 years ago), rabbits would almost cause a traffic jam in our lane.  Son Todd (at a young age then) commented that rabbits were going to take over the world.