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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 27
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • All 4-H general projects have to be checked in at Brownstown Elementary School, 4-7 p.m.
    Friday, June 28
    • The Fayette County 4-H General Project Show, 5-8 p.m., Brownstown Elementary School.
    Saturday, June 29
    • St. Elmo Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.

  • Reunion

    The Hoffman family reunion was held on June 16 at Rogier Park in Vandalia.
    Four Hoffman families were represented at the reunion, those of Leonard, Harry, Edmund and Arnold.
    A member of the Harry Hoffman family, Ed Hoffman, will celebrate his 100th birthday on Aug. 9.
    Members of Albert Hoffman’s family present were: Evelyn Probst of Ramsey; Connie Weller of Bethalto; Gail Greer of O’Fallon; Peyton Greer of Austin, Texas; May Della Probst of Bingham; Alan Probst of Fillmore; and Keith and Donna Probst, Connor and Gretchen of Estherville, Iowa.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Night Woods Critters are active
    With all the rains, which soften and muddy the yard, we are seeing tracks of various little night critters who come out of the woods at night.
    The Homestead Security Team of Katy, the black Lab/blue heeler mix, and Josie, the 13-year-old “puppy,” don’t really patrol diligently, or even together, but each responds to the presence of woods critters in their own way.  

  • Frogtown News

    Celebrate Anniversary
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 11. They enjoyed dinner at Red Lobster that evening.
    The couple ordered anniversary rings, and are waiting for their delivery.
    Weekend Visitors
    Mahala Harpster of Village Ridge, Mo., spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., came to visit them on Sunday.
    Father’s Day Guests

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 20
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school Class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Friday, June 21
    • Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School for children pre-K through fifth grade, 6:15-8:15 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church at 112 W. Sixth St. Youngsters can register at the door. Those needing a ride may call 829-5050 or 267-4770.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Poor Smoky, (the Adorable) Little Donkey …
    … is beginning to look bedraggled and rather woeful as it rained yet again on his yard. He likes to lie on his side in the sun, but now, even if the sun is shining, his “sunning place” is muddy.
    He doesn’t like to get his pretty ears wet, let alone get mud on them! A suggestion was made to put Astroturf on his portion of the outdoors “play & romp” place, but it was quickly vetoed.  
    The Underground Critters, Moles …

  • Frogtown News

    Marriages
    Tommy Daugherty of Farina and Courtney Young of Farina were married on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    Tommy is the son of Louis Daugherty and Nora Pinnell and Courtney is the daughter of Joel and Shelley Young.
    The couple will reside in Farina.
    Lcpl. Mitchell Buzzard and Morgan Russell were married on Saturday at St. Elmo. Mitch is the son of Dean and Sandy Buzzard and grandson of Carroll and Pat Lotz.
    The couple will reside in San Diego, Calif., where Mitchell is stationed in the Marines.
    Birth

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 13
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Fayette County Extension Foundation, 7:30 p.m., Extension Office, Vandalia.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    • The Fayette County Livestock Committee, 8 p.m., Extension Office, Vandalia.
    Friday, June 14

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo. They spent the day Saturday shopping for Mahala’s wedding. On Sunday, they went to the flea market in Wentzville.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 196.
    Ellijah Bahde served as acolyte.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Elders were Charlie Wachholz and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Leann Hardiek
    -Barb Schaal
    -Earl Storck

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Update on Katie
    We have had some inquiries about Katie, Bill’s black lab/blue heeler puppy. Katie is about a year old now. She is still energetic, barks at the woods critters and at Callie, the kitty, when Callie goes out on the back deck.
    However, Katie soon quiets down and Callie stretches out on the deck in the sun (that is, when the sun is shining).