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Area News

  • Lions Club Officers

    The Vandalia Lions Club recently installed its officers for the coming year.

    In front, from left to right, are: Kevin Budny, director; Bill Brown, treasurer; Bill Haselhorst, president; Bette Stolte, secretary; Tony Flowers, director; and Rich Walker, director. In back are: Robert Weidenhoeft, installing officer; Jerry Schukar, vice president; John Dotray, vice president; Les Smith, tail twister; and Bobby Kissiar, director.
     

  • Reunions

    Dothager
    The Herman Dothager family reunion was held on Thursday, July 4, at Vandalia City Park.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    In Response to Several Inquiries
    No, we haven’t figured out what kind of critter chewed the end of the spout off our good gas can.

  • Frogtown News

    Recovering from Surgery
    Larry Urban of St. Peter underwent double knee replacement surgery on July 2 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.
    Dane and Belinda Harpster, and Mahala Harpster and fiancé Nathan Jacquin visited him on July 4.
    Sue Urban spent a few nights with Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo., while awaiting his release. Larry is now recovering at home.
    Birthday Celebration
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter celebrated her birthday on Sunday by attending the Cardinals game at St. Louis.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on June 27 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 30 members and four guests present.
    Vice President Mike Mulhern welcomed all members and guests, followed by the pledge to the flag. Brock Fisher gave the blessing before the meal.
    After the meal, Mulhern called the meeting to order. The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved.  Birthdays and anniversaries for June were also read.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Critter Riddle
    What kind of critter would chew the plastic nozzle off of a new, but used,  5-gallon gas container? Answer: We just don’t know.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Birthday Party
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their son, Mitch Harpster and family, of Cape Girardeau, M0.
    On Saturday, they attended the sixth birthday party of grandson Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.
    Others attending the party were: Amanda, Ben and Madison Eller; Ron, Diane and Annie Eller; Janay Dalton; Cleve, Rhonda and Aubree Hunter; Heidi Hunter and Bruce Millard; and Natalie and Carolyn Stein.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, July 6
    • Because of the Fourth of July weekend, the St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet will not be open today, but will be open next Saturday. Also, as of this week, it is open Monday evenings for the summer months.
    • Polio Survivors and Friends of East Central Illinois, 1 p.m., Sarah Bush Lincoln Education Center, Mattoon. Those who wish to eat lunch together can do so in the hospital cafeteria at noon.

  • Frogtown News

    Marriage
    Zak French and Rachel Schnmidt were married on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights. The Rev. Tom Molini performed the ceremony. Zack is the son of Mike and Jill Butts of St. Peter.
    Death
    Charles “Chuck” Dunaway formerly of this area, died on June 14, 2013. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church in New Palestine, Ind.
    Attend Shower

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    From The Chicken Roost
    Blackie and Rhonda’s Mystery Eggs – Blackie and Rhonda’s (hens) have always made a production of producing nice, big, brown eggs. However, recently, there was a reduction in the size of the eggs in both hens!
    We could understand maybe a slight change in one, but we are puzzled why both seemed to slack off in the size of their eggs at the same time.
    Sneaky Pate, the wily wolf, had been sighted a couple of times, but would anxiety and/or fear cause a reduction in egg size?