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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, September 20
    • Wolf Creek Cluster of United Methodist Churches picnic, 4 p.m., Brownstown Park. In case of rain, it will be held at the Methodist Church, just across from the park. Those attending are to take dishes to pass and lawn chairs.
    Sunday, September 21
    • The new superintendent of the Embarras River District of United Methodist Churches, Scott Grulke of Effingham, will be installed at a 3 p.m. service in the Effingham Centenary United Methodist Church.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Rufus and Alice (Hummingbirds)
    Our little Hummingbird couple, Rufus and Alice, has been visiting their feeder frequently lately, probably in preparation for the long trek (or
    flight) to their winter home.

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Ryan and Kristi (Rinkel) Kraemer of St. Peter are the parents of a daughter, Drew Riann, born on Sept. 13, 2014.  She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
     She is welcomed home by her brothers, Liam and Kolby, and a sister, Zoey. Grandparents are Greg and Angie Rinkel, Penny Donaldson and Fritz Kraemer. Great-grandparents are Olga Michel, Janet Thompson, and Ted and Joyce Rinkel.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 193.
    Rita Yagow was the organist.

  • Mobil/Exxon Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Aug. 28 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for its monthly meeting and luncheon, with 22 members and five guests present.
    The pledge to the flag was given, followed by the meal prayer given by Dean Black. After the meal, Black welcomed all who were present.
    The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for August were read, and health issues of two members were updated.
    Deeds awards were given to several members who had volunteered 50 or more hours.

  • Reunions

    Kleinik
    The 86th Kleinik family reunion was held Aug. 31 at Greenville Patriots’ Park main pavilion, with a potluck at noon. Twenty-seven were present. Evelyn Hecht was the eldest present, at age 84; and Corey Elam was the youngest present. Kent Elam traveled the farthest from Portland, Ind.
    The 2015 officers are Brent Elam, president; Dean Kleinik, vice president; and Carol Herrin, secretary/treasurer.

  • KC Candy Days

    Mayor Rick Gottman, right, signed a proclamation declaring this Friday and Saturday as Knights of Columbus MH Days.

    On Friday and Saturday, members of the Fayette County Knights of Collumbus will be handing out Tootsie Rolls and accepting donations. Proceeds support the Knights' work with Special Olympics programs, FAYCO activities and EMH/TMH activities. Shown with the mayor is Mike Sahr, the Knights' MH chairman.

  • Shamrock 4-H club visits Vandalia Day Unit

    The Vandalia Day Unit of Home and Community Education (HCE) welcomed 10 members of the Vandalia Shamrock 4-H Club to their August meeting.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Nathan and Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, and Aaron Harpster of Cape Girardeau, MO spent Saturday night with them as well.
    Amanda Eller of Jackson, Mo., had dinner with them on Saturday evening. Other visitors were Amy Reiss and Rollie Henson.
    Baby Shower
    Amanda Eller and Amy Reiss hosted a baby shower for Mahala Jacquin on Saturday at St. Peter Village Hall.  

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Search is On for …
    … a friend for Lady, the lonely little mini-mare.
       Lady, sadly, is the only mini-horse (or barn critter) we have left, as her family expired some time ago. She and Smoky, the (adorable) little burro, shared the barn and seemed to get along OK. They each had their own barn space, separated by a cattle panel, and each had their own privacy pen, also separated by cattle panels down the center.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, September 11
    • The Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. This is for St. Elmo High School graduates.
    • The St. Elmo District Library 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, September 13