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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 5
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Saturday, June 7

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guests
    Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent the weekend with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., also spent the weekend with the Harpsters. Owen and Aaron Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Konrad, Kieffer and Johanna Bergmann of St. Peter also spent Saturday night with them.
    Marriage

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, May 28
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784, 1 p.m., Phillips Building.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    From the Chicken Roost
    Rhonda and Blackie (hens) have been off the roost for some early morning bugging. They are also enjoying the sunshine and can be seen lounging in the sunshine.

  • Frogtown News

    Graduation Party
    Rachel Cavaletto, daughter of John and Andria Cavaletto of Walnut Hill and the late Michele Cavaletto, graduated from Centralia High School on Sunday, May 18.  Following graduation, a party was held at the Cavaletto home.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 22
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Phillips Building.

  • Still some time to submit family histories for book

    The Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society (FCGHS) has received word there is still a little time to get family stories into the Fayette County History & Families book due out this year.
    The normal publication time frame is two years from onset to “off the press,” but the publisher, Acclaim Press, has said its goal is to have the book ready by the end of the year.
    That means the FCGHS needs to have all histories and pictures very soon.
    Also, book orders at the pre-publication price have to be in before the book goes to press.

  • Seventh annual Telephone Operators Reunion held

    The seventh annual Telephone Operators Reunion was held Monday, May 5, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with former Illinois Bell operators and former Illinois Bell employees who worked in other departments present.
    There was a lot of visiting and reminiscing both before and after dinner, with stories told and pictures taken through the years bringing back fond memories.
    Loretta Nickels gave the blessing before dinner.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Thank you, FAYCO,  for coming to our meeting. We did miss our Long Term Care, Sweetbriar and Vandalia Rehab friends. We had perfect spring weather for an outing, hope to see you all next week. We were also missing Miles Filer and his sister.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants Donate to Seniors

    A retired employee of ExxonMobil and his wife arranged to have the company make a donation to the Fayette County Senior Citizens Center.

    The $500 donations through the ExxonMobil Individual Volunteer Involvement Grant Program was possible because Dean and Elloise Black had volunteered more than 20 hours with the seniors service organization. Above, Dean Black presents the donation to Judy Vaughn, president of the seniors organization. From left are seniors Vice President Beulah Brown, Vaughn, Dean and Elloise Black, and Larry Bennett, treasurer of the seniors group.