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Area News

  • Reunion

    Elam
    The 77th annual Elam family reunion will be held at noon on Aug. 2 at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck dinner will be held at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and their own table service.

  • BHS Reunion is This Weekend

    The Brownstown High School class of 1955 will hold its 60-year runion this Saturday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge, in conjunction with the Brownstown Alumni Reunion.

    The meet and greet begins at 4 p.m. Those planning to attend, as pictured at an earlier reunion, include Yvonne Patterson Watkins of Peoria, Ariz.; Virginia Hancock Davis of Washington, Mo.; and Ivalee "Ivy" Stine Herrin of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ft. Worth, Texas.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin spent Thursday through Sunday with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    On Saturday, they all traveled to Arthur to the Amish store, and then to Rockome Gardens, only to find it has been closed; however, they still managed to take Harper on a buggy ride.
    After shopping in Tuscola, they finished the evening by dining at Fujiama in Effingham.
    Visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster on Friday were Amy Reiss, Rollie and Trieva Henson, Stacey and Seth Bergmann, and Liz Carson.
    VBS

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Hi Ho!! Come to the Fair!
    The Fayette County Fair, that is. We (the human inhabitants of the Homestead, namely Bill and Panzi), visited the fairgrounds one evening and (yum!) ate a traditional Knights of Columbus fish sandwich, and they tasted as delicious as we remembered and had looked forward to, for a whole year … since last year’s Fayette County Fair.
    Brice Springman, following in his dad’s (Bill Springman) footsteps, was taking the food orders, assisted by his daughter, Brianna (also following in Grandpa Bill’s footsteps).

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 16
    • The 4-H general project judging is Thursday. Ramsey Seniors/Senoritas club has to check in at 8:30 a.m. and the judging starts at 9 a.m. Other club check-in times are: Vandalia Shamrocks and Golden Harvesters, 9:30 a.m.; South Side Kids, St. James Hornets and Caprine Kids, 9:45 a.m.; and Shafter Friends and Loudon Bunch, 10 a.m.

    The awards presentation will be at 6 p.m.
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Remembering Cousin Dave
    We said farewell to cousin David Oldham in July of last year. He left us on his 61st birthday, a shock and sadness to all who knew him. His wife, Susan, held a memorial for him this week, which we were unable to attend.
    However, we want to share our memories of him with Susan, his family, neighbors and friends.
    Of late, we didn’t get to visit with Dave and Susan much, but when we stopped in at FS for something (where Dave worked), he would always come to the car, smiling and glad to see us.

  • HCE holds annual meeting at Northside

    By Panzi Blackwell
    Fayette County Home and Community Education held its 67th annual meeting and dinner in the Northside Christian Church fellowship room in Vandalia on June 16, with 27 members and two guests of honor present.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 9
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Officers of the St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, July 11

  • Vandalia Lions Club Officers
  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.
    Call the site director, Sharon Harris, at 283-1040 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you wish to eat there.