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Area News

  • Frogtown News

    Marriage
    Jayme Michel and Jayme Brown were married on Sept. 7, 2013, at Grace Nazarene Church in Salem. The groom is the son of John and Jenny Michel of St. Peter. The couple reside in Murphysboro.
    Surprise Birthday Celebration

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, October 3
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • International Night of Fayette County Home and Community Education will be held at the St. Elmo Phillips Building. Registration is at 5:30 p.m., potluck at 6 p.m. The program on South Africa will be given by Kathy Brown of Vandalia. Guests are welcome.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Sad Farewell to Smoky,
    The (Adorable) Little donkey
    Last Wednesday morning Bill came in from feeding the critters and said to call Dr. Bristow, because Smoky didn’t eat his breakfast, and he had also left some of Tuesday evening’s supper. This meant something was wrong, because Smoky always cleaned his plate and would let us know loudly when he was ready to eat.

  • Frogtown News

    Marriage
    Jessica Fogler and Jason Kesterson were married on Sept. 7 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Troy.
    The bride is the daughter of Corwyn and Trudy Fogler of Farina. The couple resides in St. Louis, Mo.
    Birth

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, September 26
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, September 28
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    • The Blackwood Legacy Quartet, 7 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D. Admission is free and an offering will be received. The quartet is from Nashville.
    Tuesday, October 1

  • Tea party has PTELL petitions out

    As a result of the Sept. 1 Effingham Area Tea Party meeting, three businesses are hosting PTELL tax cap petitions.
    Residents may sign a petition at Pine Ridge Homes on West Randolph Street in Vandalia, Donaldson’s Service in Beecher City of Artcraft Press on Ill. Route 33 at Lake Sara Road in Effingham.
    The next Tea Party rally will be held on Oct. 5 at the Effingham VFW Home, with a free weiner roast at 5:30 p.m. and the main speaker, Bruno Berend, at 7 p.m.

  • Reunions

    Richards
    The 56th annual Richards family reunion was held on Sept. 15 at Rogier Park in Vandalia, with 79 in attendance.
    Those present discussed the family tree project that is in progress.
    The business meeting was called to order by the vice president, Virgil Richards. Jamie Elmore gave the 2012 minutes and treasurer’s report.
    Marcy Jones gave the historian’s report: one death, Everett R. Jarrett, on Dec. 20, 102; no marriages; and one birth, Rylee Jean Elmore, to Justin and Tasha Elmore on Dec. 1, 2012.

  • Sefton HCE holds annual Hobo Day dinner

    The Home and Community Education Sefton Unit held their third annual Hobo Day dinner and meeting on Sept. 12.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Smoky, the (Adorable)  Little Donkey …
    … is showing signs of missing us being around the house in the woods, although we go back there every day and Bill goes at least twice a day. Now he comes to the fence, and when I walk toward him, he sidles up alongside, wanting to be petted. It will be interesting to see Smoky’s reaction to the longhorns and vice-versa.

  • Frogtown News

    Wedding
    On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo., and Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., were married at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, St. Peter.
    The bride is the daughter of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, and the groom is the son of Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.