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Area News

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., 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 for meals is $3. Call the site  at 283-1040 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you wish to eat there.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Life on the Homestead …
    … is getting back to normal and coping with the hot weather. Although the head homesteader (namely Bill) is still recuperating from his recent bout with pneumonia in the hospital, he is taking his medicine and following doctor’s orders and trying to stay in out of the hot sun, helped a great deal by “the kids” with the mowing, trimming and a special weed-killer sprayer-wielder.
    The critters are coping also, in spite of their furry or hairy coats.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 28
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Maverick Restaurant, Litchfield.  
    Tuesday, August 2
    • Friendly Neighbors, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. Those attending are asked to take school supplies for the grade school.
    Wednesday, August 3
    • St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., St. Elmo City Hall.
    Thursday, August 4
    • Registration at St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • 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