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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Thursday, July 6
    • St. Elmo Business Association will not meet in July.
    Friday. July 7
    • Men’s Bible study, 6:30 a.m., St. Elmo Golf Course.
    Saturday, July 8
    • Fayette County 4-H food, clothing, demonstrations and public speaking judging. See info following these announcements.
    Monday, July 10
    • St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Tuesday, July 11
    • Avena Township St. Elmo Community Park Board, 6 p.m., Park Centennial Building.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Bucky Burro Playing in the Sunshine
    The recent rains had make Bucky Burro’s “yard” a bit muddy and, although he seemed to enjoy rolling and playing in the mud, he seemed really overjoyed to see the sun shining this week.
    We saw him run from his barn and back, kicking up his heels and cavorting around his pen like a 2-year-old (which he really is). Lady, the senior mini-horse and, we suspect, Bucky’s “mentor”) just stood  watched him, showing no inclination to join in the lively behavior.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 29
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Friday, June 30
    • Men’s outdoor Bible study, 6:30 a.m., St. Elmo Golf Course.
    Monday, July 3
    • Mothers of Preschoolers, 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Tuesday, July 4
    • Have a happy – and safe – Fourth of July.
    Wednesday, July 5
    • ”Exploring the Arts,” a free arts program for grades 3-8, 6-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.

  • Frogtown News

    WEEK OF JUNE 25
    Retirement
    Sunday was the Rev. William Emrick’s last Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. A dinner was held following the church service in the basement, with about 200 in attendance. Pastor Emrick will be joining his wife, Roxanne, at their home in Indianapolis, Ind.
    Baptism
    Emma Neri Elizabeth Wodtka, daughter of Brian and Rhiannon Wodtka, was baptized on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Her godparents are Lincoln Brasel, and Clint and Erica Storck.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Pete, The Missouri Dog, Update
    In answer to inquiries by our readers:  A phone call from Missouri was received by the Homestead this week from Pete’s owner and buddy, Bill’s brother, Joe Blackwell.   

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 22
    • Art shows in Artworks Gallery, Fayette County Museum, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. See more info following the announcements.
    Friday, June 23
    • Art shows in Artworks Gallery, Fayette County Museum, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Lighthouse Pregnancy and Health Services inaugural golf outing. See info following these announcements.
    • Men’s Bible study, 6:30 a.m., St. Elmo Golf Course.                 

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Bunny Population Growing
    Since Bill’s little baby bunny friend started hanging around the chicken pen area, we have seen other apparent members of his family.
    Note: Although our first thought was to name  him “Thumper,” we’ve decided a more appropriate name for him would be “Buddy,” as he doesn’t seem to be afraid of Bill, but lets him get within 3 feet before he moves away.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, June 17
    • The Fayette County Amateur Town and Country Art Show and Professional Art Show will be open to the public at 1-8 p.m. in the Artworks Gallery in the upstairs of the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia. The showing will be on Sunday, June 25.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    “Missouri Pete” Eating, Doing Good …
    … but we think he is missing his buddy and pal, “Joe.”
    Pete is very sociable – he wags his tail and jumps around when he sees us, comes to the car for petting when we are leaving or returning, does not bark or “whine.” He is the perfect doggie guest, but where are times when he just seems to be looking a little lonely.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 1
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Monday, June 5
    • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Tuesday, June 6
    • Friendly Neighbors, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Council of Catholic Women, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.
    Wednesday, June 7
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, June 8