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Area News

  • Legion, Auxiliary hold Christmas party

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 and Unit 95 Auxiliary held their annual Christmas party on Sunday night at the Legion Home in Vandalia.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    Twenty-nine members and three guests enjoyed a luncheon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia on Thursday, Nov. 15, for the monthly meeting of the ExxonMobil Annuitants Club.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher asked the meal blessing.
    After the meal, President Dean Black opened the meeting. The secretary and treasurer reports were given and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for November were read.
    Plans for the Christmas party to be held on Dec. 20 at the same location were discussed.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Show
    Amy Reiss and Belinda Harpster, both of St. Peter, attended the performance of “Church Basement Ladies Christmas” at the Effingham Performance Center on Tuesday of last week.
    Family Thanksgiving
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the Family Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Thursday of last week.
    A meal was served at 6 p.m. for the residents and their families.
    There were more than 400 people in attendance.
    Weekend Visitors

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, November 21
    • Reverb Youth Group, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Kid’s Klub, 7 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
    Thursday, November 22
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Saturday, November 24
    • The Church of God Reverb youth group fundraiser ends this Saturday. The group sells bags, purses, hair clips, address labels and other organization items to help women around home and work. The items can be ordered in person or online at www.mythirtyone.com/295883.
    Monday, November 26

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Community Thanksgiving Service
    A Community Thanksgiving service was held at First Christian Church of Brownstown Sunday evening.
    A 10-minute prelude was given by Robin Lovett and Susan Smith on the piano, organ and chimes.
    The Ladies Trio of First Christian Church opened the song service with a song with a Latin beat, “It is Good To Give Thanks.” The song service, led by Kevin Bonifacius with Cathy Smith and Joann Strobel, included songs of praise and thanksgiving.

  • Frogtown News

    Volleyball
    The St. Peter Lady Saints traveled to Springfield to compete in the LSA State Volleyball Tournament over the weekend.
    They finished in eighth place out of 24 teams.
    Turkey Supper
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School are having a turkey supper on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. in the school gym.
    Weekend Visitors
    Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo., and fiancé Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., spent the weekend with Mahala’s parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    From the Chicken Roost
    “It must be the economy” (sound familiar). Egg output has dropped drastically to … nothing.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 8
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo 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.
    Friday, November 9
    • Cub Scout Pack #444 spaghetti dinner and bake sale, 5-8 p.m., St. Elmo High School cafeteria. Joe’s Pizza and Pasta is donating spaghetti and sauce. The meal cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-11; age 2 and under are free.

  • Golden Years members perform school days skit at meeting

    The old-fashioned “school days” were revisited Tuesday, Oct. 23, as a troupe of actors, known as the “Golden Years Gang,” presented a skit, “The Cracker Barrel School.”

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katy, the Irrepressible Puppy
    Katy, the black Lab/blue heeler mix (Bill’s dog), is now 28 weeks old (not sure how old that is in dog months), and hasn’t made it to Tammie & Robert Rogers yet for her much-needed “act-like-a-lady” training.