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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Wednesday, July 16
    Thursday, July 17
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Saturday, July 19
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet at 214 N. Walnut, 9 a.m.-noon.
    • 4-H show at Fayette County Fair – Dairy cattle at 9 a.m.
    Monday, July 21

  • Frogtown News

    Reunion
    The Grandt cousin reunion was held Saturday. Six guests of those attending were from Germany.
    VBS
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be holding Vacation Bible School next week, July 21-25, from 6-8 p.m. daily.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 214.
    Rita Yagow was the organist.
    Madyson Magnus served as acolyte.
    Charles Wachholz and Paul Reynolds were attending elders.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Michael Jordon

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Corner
    Lady, the Mini-Mare, Now in Section #1 of New Pen
    Lady, the mini-mare, came to the Homestead to live in 2002 and was estimated to be approximately 5 years old at the time.  
    Earlier in her life, she had foundered on fresh, new, spring grass and, as a result, her hooves were misshapen (like rockers) to the point that she could hardly walk. The family that had her were wanting to find a home for her, and the friend to all critters, John Beck, (who is also our friend) called us with the sad story of the little horse needing a good home.

  • Reunion

    Elam
    The Elam family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck lunch is at noon, and those attending are asked to take a covered dish and table service.

  • Fireworks Contribution

    Terry Yarbrough (left), representing the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association Area 51, presents a $500 donation for the Vandalia fireworks, sponsored by the Vandalia Lions Club, represented by fireworks chairman Jerry Schukar.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Keeping Cool
    Well, maybe not as cool as the proverbial cucumbers, but as they have plenty of water, shady areas to rest in and regular meals, they don’t seem to be feeling any stress weather-wise.
    Lady, the mini-horse, has a nice canopy (which was originally meant for the picnic table). It has a high center roof, so she gets the breeze flowing through it. We plan to build her a winter quarters before the snow flies, but the temporary shelter seems to be satisfying her.

  • Frogtown News

    Installation
    Associate Pastor Bernard Ross was installed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont on Sunday.
    Ross and his wife, Katie, have a 2-year-old son, Daniel. He is a 2014 graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. A reception was held at the parish hall following the installation. The Rev. Bill Emrick was the preacher for the installation.
    Death
    Word was received that Sharon Mosley died last Thursday.
    Weekend Visitors

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 10
    • For the June special activity, the Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education will go to the cheese factory south of Greenville.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, July 12
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, 214 N. Walnut.

  • Tall Lettuce

    Marjorie Warner of Shobonier displays a 25-inch tall lettuce plant grown by Eric Bamberger.

  • Reunion

    Hoffman
    The Hoffman family reunion was held on June 15 in Rogier Park in Vandalia, with five families represented, those of Leonard, Harry, Edmund, Arnold and Raymond.
    Member of Albert’s family present were: Evelyn Probst of Ramsey; Connie Weller of Bethalto; Gail Greer of O’Fallon and Gary Probst of Long Beach, Calif.; May Della Probst of Bingham; and Bill and Rhonda Jacobs of Chatham.