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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Best-Laid Plans of Mice & Men …
    … often go astray, as events at the Homestead proved last week.
    Bill was comfortably sitting in his recliner chair Saturday, but had mentioned earlier not feeling very well.  As the day progressed, he was feeling worse and he suspected pneumonia, which he has experienced in the past.  

  • Frogtown News

    Return from Vacation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter and Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., all flew to Kennebunkport, Maine, on Saturday, July 9.
    They rented a house there, and did a lot of sightseeing, including the summer home of former President George and Barbara Busch.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Monday, July 25
    • Fayette County Home and Community Education Board, 10 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    • St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Wednesday, July 27
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. Grade school supplies will be collected.
    Thursday, July 28
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Maverick Restaurant, Litchfield.  
    Alumni Banquet Info

  • Reunion

    Elam
    The Elam family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck dinner will be held at noon.
    Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and their own table service.
     

  • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants

    Eighteen members and eight guests met at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia on June 30 for the monthly meeting and noon luncheon for ExxonMobil Annuitants Club.
    The pledge to the flag was given and then there was a moment of silence for member Bettye Sprayberry, who died on Monday, June 27. Brock Fisher asked the meal blessing.
    After the meal, President Dean Black opened the meeting with a welcome to members and guests. The secretary and treasurer report was read and approved.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Hi, Ho! It’s Not Too Late …
    …to come to the Fayette County Fair! As is our Homesteader’s tradition, we (namely Bill and Panzi) went to the fairgrounds early (Sunday afternoon) to see the 4-H kids’ animals and walk through the building for the various competitions  (cookies, art works, photography, crafts, floral arrangements, etc.).
    And Eating the Delicious Fair Foods
    We stopped at the pork building and enjoyed a delicious lunch of brats, French fries and iced tea … and also a visit with Charlie Depew.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 14
    • Fayette County 4-H show day at the fair for all general projects. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. The awards presentation is 6 p.m. Junior general projects can be checked at 8 a.m.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    • New Horizons Bible school, 6-8 p.m.
    Friday, July 15

  • Reunions

    Ragel
    The Ragel family reunion will be held this Sunday in the Centennial Building at St. Elmo Park. A potluck will be held at noon, with drinks provided.

    Torbeck
    The Torbeck reunion will be held on Sunday, July 17, at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. Dinner begins at 12:30 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

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    Frog(s) Saga Update

  • Modern Woodmen Donation