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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Note: Thank you for getting news, bulletins and items in earlier on Mondays, necessary due to the postal service change in schedules.
    Betsy LongHorn and the Bovine Family…
    … seem to weather all kinds of weather without concern. When the warning whistles were being sounded and the sky was looking ominous Sunday, we noticed the cows standing calmly, but grouped closely together, looking toward the west.
    Some of neighbor Scott’s cows were scattered about in their pasture, grazing, seemingly unconcerned about the weather.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 21
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • An all-church Thanksgiving dinner is being hosted by the Vit-Em-In Sunday school class at 6 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The class will provide turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beverages and table service; those attending are asked to take side dishes and desserts.
    Saturday, November 23
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church parsonage.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Blackie & Rhonda on Winter Break
    This is the time of the year for extra holiday festivities and feasts, thereby more cooking, which requires more ingredients (such as flour, sugar and EGGS).

  • Frogtown News

    Veterans Day Service
    St. Peter’s Lutheran School Children presented a special Veterans Day chapel service last Wednesday. Coffee, juice, and donuts were served prior to the service. The children sang special songs for the guests, and Jim Norman was a guest speaker.
    Turkey Supper
    The annual turkey supper sponsored by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, in the school gym. Serving will begin at 5 p.m.
    St. Peter Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 14
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Brownies, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110, Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, November 15
    • The signup for the Caring and Sharing program will end this Friday. Applications are available at St. Elmo City Hall and St. Elmo Foods.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of all, due to the Postal Service’s changes in schedule, please have your news and items in to me as early as possible on Mondays (or before), to assure getting your items and church news in that week. Thank you for your news and announcements – they are appreciated.
    Katie & Longhorns Compatible
    (on their own sides
    of the fence)

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent Saturday night with his parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Saturday evening dinner guests of Dane and Belinda were Mitch Harpster, and Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller.
    Mitch’s friends, Tony Krajefska and Ryan Kraemer, stopped in for a few minutes to visit with Mitch.  
    Larry and Sue Urban stopped in for a short visit on Sunday evening.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 226. Ellijah Bahde served as acolyte.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 7
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • Scout Pack #444’s seventh annual spaghetti dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Meals are $6 for adults and $4 for children age 2-11; there is no charge for under age 2.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Oct. 31 at Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield, with 38 members and two guests present.
    President Dean Black welcomed all members and guests followed by the pledge to the flag. A moment of silence was given fora the death of member Charles Hainaut. LaVerne Laux gave the blessing before the meal.
    After the meal, Black called the meeting to order. Vice President Mike Mulhern introduced two new members: Robert and Mary Lou Brown. Members all introduced themselves.

  • Ambuehl honored at CEFS annual meeting

    The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. recently showcased its 48th year of accomplishments, demonstrating the fact that community action helps people and changes lives.
    During the 2013 annual meeting, some individuals were recognized for overcoming obstacles in obtaining or maintaining self-sufficiency.
    C.E.F.S. Chief Executive Officer Paul White said, “This past year, our programs and services truly made a real difference in the lives of residents of the community.”