Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Raccoon Visitors
    A friend, Donna (Mrs. Joe) Langley, shared a “critter story” with us, and I asked her permission to share it with our readers.
    If you have ever seen a baby raccoon, you can picture how cute these little guys were and how concerned their (probably-sleep-deprived) mother raccoon surely was, as you read this raccoon story as Donna shared it:
    “A mother raccoon had been bringing her baby up on our deck each evening to look for food. One night when I closed the garage door, a large raccoon ran out.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Concerts
    Belinda Harpster and Amy Reiss of St. Peter spent Friday and Saturday nights at the home of Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. On Friday night, they attended the Bret Michaels concert at the Town & Country Fair in Washington, Mo. They attended the Boston concert on Saturday night.
    St. Peter Prairie Days
    In commemoration of its 40th anniversary, the Prairie Days Committee is inviting businesses, civic organizations and area churches to enter floats in the Prairie Days parade on Aug. 22 this year.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 13
    • See the Tools for School article following the announcements.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant,
    • All teens and adults are encouraged to attend the human trafficking program from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Northside Christian Church at 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. It is being sponsored by Fayette County Home and Community Education.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Callie’s Story
    As has been her nightly routine for a long time, on Saturday evening, Callie, the kitty, left her private retreat/room to join us in the living room as we relaxed, except I was busy and had not yet sat down.
    Callie’s routine was to lie in my lap for a while, then lie down at Bill’s feet, often resting her head on his foot. Saturday evening, I was busy and hadn’t sat down yet.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 6
    • The Sew Simple workshop for youth ages 8-18 will have two sessions at the Fayette County Extension Office, Vandalia – one at 9 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.

  • Reunions

    The annual Sefton reunion will be held at noon on Saturday at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown. Chicken, dinnerware and drinks will be provided.

    The annual Dothager reunion will be held on Sunday at the Pleasant Mound Community Center. A potluck dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    The annual Finley family reunion will be held on Sunday at Ponderosa Steak House in Vandalia, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • 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.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on July 30 in Litchfield at Maverick Restaurant, with 24 members and three guests present.
    President Dean Black welcomed everyone, followed by the pledge to the flag. David Poe gave the blessing for the meal.
    After the meal, Black called the meeting to order.
    The secretary and treasurer report were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for July were read.
    Laura Mulhern had completed a brochure that included everything about the club, and each couple or member was given one.

  • Frogtown News

    Prairie Days Floats
    In commemoration of its 40th Anniversary, the Prairie Days Committee invites area businesses, civic organizations, and area churches to consider building floats for the Prairie Days parade this year.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 140.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Ellijah Bahde served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Allen Magnus and Mark Wollin.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Jeaneane Jenne
    -Ryan Gullion

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Tolerating Heat Wave Well
    It is kind of interesting that the critters have only two changes of apparel a year – one for winter and one for summer. Yet they seem to take what comes (weatherwise) without complaint, as long as we humans make things as comfortable for them as reasonably possible.