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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Remembering Cousin Dave
    We said farewell to cousin David Oldham in July of last year. He left us on his 61st birthday, a shock and sadness to all who knew him. His wife, Susan, held a memorial for him this week, which we were unable to attend.
    However, we want to share our memories of him with Susan, his family, neighbors and friends.
    Of late, we didn’t get to visit with Dave and Susan much, but when we stopped in at FS for something (where Dave worked), he would always come to the car, smiling and glad to see us.

  • HCE holds annual meeting at Northside

    By Panzi Blackwell
    Fayette County Home and Community Education held its 67th annual meeting and dinner in the Northside Christian Church fellowship room in Vandalia on June 16, with 27 members and two guests of honor present.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 9
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Officers of the St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, July 11

  • Vandalia Lions Club Officers
  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.
    Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.
    Call the site director, Sharon Harris, at 283-1040 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you wish to eat there.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen and Aaron Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent Friday and Saturday with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    On Saturday, they visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
    On Sunday, Mitch, Gretchen and boys traveled to Troy to the baptism of Katie Kline, daughter of Caleb and Krissie Kline, where they were serving as Katie’s godparents.
    Marriage

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Pleasant, Peaceful Day...
    … flavored also with good memories, was enjoyed by the human inhabitants of the homestead (namely Bill and Panzi) as we took a car ride down in the Shobonier/Southern Vandalia countryside one day last week.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 25
    • The 2015 Amateur Town & Country Art Show and Professional Art Show continues through Sunday in the upstairs Artworks Gallery in the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and will be open from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday.
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, June 27
    • Fayette County 4-H Food and Clothing shows, Brownstown Elementary School. Check in is from 12-1 p.m. and judging at 1 p.m.
    Sunday, June 28

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Parents
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent Thursday and Friday nights with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    They went out on Thursday night to celebrate Dane and Belinda’s 27th wedding anniversary.
    Harper spent the day with her grandma Belinda on Friday while Mahala attended a business meeting, and they returned home on Saturday morning.
    Visit Children

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Wild Predatory Critters
    •  Questionable Critter #1 – Just recently a fairly large, dark red bushy, critter entered out yard and was heading straight for Rhonda and Blackie’s chicken house.
    Bill’s dog, Katy, sounded the alarm and was barking furiously, and jumping quite a distance up and against her dog pen. I watched as the critter kept coming closer, stop and look at Katy, then move forward again.
    Curious as to what it was, I finally got a good look at its head, and it had the facial features of a fox (sharp nose, etc.)