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Area News

  • Vandalia 4-H Shamrocks Donate Book to Library
  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., 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.

  • A Big Mess

    Dave Peyton shows a mess of mushrooms that he found during a recent hunting expedition.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    POPPY DAY ...
    … is this Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m.
    Brownstown VFW 9770 members will be at various locations in Brownstown to give us the opportunity to honor those who gave so much of their lives, or gave their lives, for us.

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Parents
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Birthday Celebration
    Olivia Urban of St. Peter celebrated her third birthday at the home of her grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Those attending were: Kyle and Dawn Urban, A.J. Simpson, Larry and Sue Urban, John and Andi Cavaletto, Dane and Belinda Harpster, Glori and Marilyn Magnus, Belva Schaefer and Shirley Harmeier. They all enjoyed a meal, then a Mickey Mouse cake with ice cream.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 7
    • National World Day of Prayer, noon, Main and Fourth streets – Rediscovering God.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, dinner at the Effingham Iron Skillet. Those attending are to meet at St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. to pool rides.
    Friday, May 8
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Saturday, May 9

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., 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.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Pasture Critters …
    … Betsy Longhorn and her bovine family are enjoying the “Green, Green, Grass of Home,” and it really is green and lush. But they still seem to resent us confiscating part of their pasture. They don’t understand “public domain” (which, I have to confess, I don’t approve of it, either). When we are mowing the yard, they all run to the fence  and follow the mower and person mowing. I personally feel that is their form of a protest.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, and Aaron Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    They visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Saturday.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 161.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Zada Reynolds served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Nancy Kingery
    -Maria Oswald

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 30
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, May 2
    • The St. Elmo Historical Society will have a Kentucky Derby Day from 2-6 p.m. at Summer Breeze Wine House in St. James.
    Sunday, May 3
    • Sunday Night Live youth, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • AMP’d youth, 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Monday, May 4
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, May 5