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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 22
    • The St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. This is a special meeting to finalize some plans for Labor Day.
    • St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education for the August activity will meet at 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot to pool rides to go to the Mennonite Country Store for lunch and then go to the Homestyle Creations Bakery and Craft Store.

  • Reunions

    Swofford – Sunday, Aug. 25, at Pocahontas Park, with a potluck dinner to be held at noon. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.
    Kleinik – The 85th annual Kleinik family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25, in the main pavilion at Patriots’ Park in Greenville, with a potluck at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and lawn chairs.
     

  • Guests present program on 4-H to Sefton HCE Unit

    The Sefton Unit HCE held its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8, but their guests made it something special. Club Chairman Flo Allen welcomed all and opened the meeting and led the pledge to the American flag. Fourteen Sefton members were present to answer the roll call asked by secretary, Elizabeth Kasten with the question, “Do you like picnics?”

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Smoky, the (Adorable) Donkey…
    … has had a front-window view of all the comings and goings the last few weeks and, while he isn’t being neglected as far as food and water is concerned, he caught my attention one morning and looked at me with soulful, sad eyes. We just haven’t taken the time to pet and talk to him.
    Bill does take his dog, Katy, to see him every day and they usually touch noses through the fence. But he likes attention from us Homestead humans, too.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Smoky, the (Adorable) Donkey…
    … has had a front-window view of all the comings and goings the last few weeks and, while he isn’t being neglected as far as food and water is concerned, he caught my attention one morning and looked at me with soulful, sad eyes. We just haven’t taken the time to pet and talk to him.
    Bill does take his dog, Katy, to see him every day and they usually touch noses through the fence. But he likes attention from us Homestead humans, too.

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster and Amy Reiss of St. Peter spent the weekend with Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo.
    On Friday, they attended the REO Speedwagon concert at the Town and Country Fair in Washington, Mo.
    On Saturday, they shopped in St. Louis and later attended a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at the fair. They returned home on Sunday.
    Visit Grandparents
    Haley and Landon Urban of Ft. Wayne, Ind., spent the week with their grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Birth

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 15
    • This Thursday is the deadline for mailing recipes to be included in the Fayette County Museum’s 35th anniversary cookbook.
    Recipes from throughout Fayette County can be mailed to Anna Jean Rhodes at RR 2, Box 205, St. Elmo, or they can be emailed to her at cookbookrhodes@frontier.com.

  • Reunions

    Brown
    The Brown family reunion will be held this Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. A potluck dinner is at 12:30 p.m.
    All family members and friends are invited to attend.

    Meyer and Magnus

    The annual Meyer and Magnus reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, at St. Peter City Hall, with a potluck dinner at noon.
    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.
     

  • Visiting Professor

    Steven C. Ricke, director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Center for Food Safety, has been named a visiting professor (international scholar) at Kyung Hee University in Suwon, South Korea.
    Ricke, the son of Clarence and Beverly Ricke of rural Bingham, also holds the Donald (Buddy) Wray chair in Food Safety and is a professor in the university’s Department of Food Science.
    The institute at Kyung Hee University has established its own food safety research center, which is staffed with Korean scientists.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Josie Attempts to be a Stowaway
    For the past two weeks or more, when we are “home,” we have been down the lane working at the new-to-us dream home, except when I am writing or trying to get caught up on the household duties here.
    Josie, the little 13-year-old “puppy,” does not like this situation, as it must seem to her that we are gone most of the time.
    I am too busy these days to sit by her or give her much personal, hands-on attention.
    When I am writing, sometimes she will get up on the arm of the couch to be close to me.