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Area News

  • Reunions (Sept. 1)

    Austin
    The 17th annual Austin family reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the Austin home place with a carry-in dinner at 1 p.m.

    Drinks and tableware will be furnished. All family and friends are invited to attend.

    Dothager
    The annual Dothager family reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Pleasant Mound Community Center with 49 in attendance.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants (Sept. 1)

    On August 25 the ExxonMobil Annuitants met for their monthly meeting and luncheon at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia with 28 members and four guests.

    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer.

    President Dean Black opened the meeting with a welcome to all present. Secretary/treasurer reports was read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for August were read. Humorous readings were read by LaVerne Laux and Madelon Fisher.

  • Frogtown News (Sept. 1)

    Family Outing
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter traveled to Salem, Mo., over the weekend to meet their children for a family canoe trip on Current River.
    Those accompanying them were: Mitch, Gretchen and Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., and Amanda Eller of Jackson, Mo. and her friend, Rebecca Wood of Troy.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 131.
    Acolyte was Dakota Bockstruck.
    Organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Elders were Allen Magnus and Sherman Hunt.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News (Sept. 1)

    “Foghorn Leghorn,”
    The Rooster …
    …the most recent “critter bird” of the Homestead, is seen on the lane from morning until evening. Although he actually belongs to the chicken roost next door, he seems to prefer the lane, and can be seen happily scratching and picking about any time of the day.
    Bill dubbed him, “Foghorn Leghorn,” after a cartoon chicken in his youth. We will probably call him “Foggy” for short.

  • St. Elmo News (Sept. 1)

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Aug. 31
    • This Wednesday is the final day to pay the early $2 fee to register to participate in the Labor Day parade. Registration is at the St. Elmo City Hall. The fee for those registering on the parade day is $5.
    • The St. Elmo Swimming Pool will open from 6-8 p.m.
    Thursday, Sept. 1
    • The St. Elmo Business Association will meet at noon at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., scheduled in the home of Sandra Lovett.

  • Frogtown News

    Thief In the Night
    (Or Daylight?)
    Some low-down varmint has been getting in the girls’ (Anita and Blackie Chicken) pen and stealing their eggs. (We say “low-down,” because it has to go through the wire surrounding fence and gate to get to them.)
    Mr. O. (“O” for ornery) Possum is the most likely candidate, but they are usually known to be nocturnal critters, we thought. However, I remember during a lot of ice and snow one winter, a very big, fat possum came up to our ground-level bird feeder to eat scraps in broad daylight.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Thief In the Night
    (Or Daylight?)
    Some low-down varmint has been getting in the girls’ (Anita and Blackie Chicken) pen and stealing their eggs. (We say “low-down,” because it has to go through the wire surrounding fence and gate to get to them.)

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Aug. 24
    • Early school dismissal at 2 p.m.

  • Five Generations

    Five generations of the Smith family are shown in a photo taken recently.

    In front are: Robin Hobler, grandmother; and Lenore Parkison, great-great-grandmother, holding Raygan Marie Hobler. In back are: Anna Hobler, Raygan's mother; and Carolyn Grames, great-grandmother.

  • Reunions

    Hopper
    The annual Hopper family reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the North Loudon Townhouse, just north of Wright’s Corner, with a potluck dinner at noon.
    Those attending are asked to take a covered dish to share. Drinks and tableware will be provided.
    If you have any questions, call 217-821-8202.

    Garrison

    The Garrison family reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the St. Elmo City Park, with 35 present.