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Area News

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Jan. 24 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 20 members and four guests present.
    Guests attending were Kenneth and Angie Hagan, Millie Brooks and Betty Cox. The pledge to the flag was followed by a moment of silence in memory of Dave Crye. Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer.
    President Dean Black welcomed everyone. Laura Mulhern acted as secretary and treasurer, since Elloise Black was unable to attend. The secretary and treasurer report was read and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries in January were also read.

  • VFW Competitions
  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Josie & Callie – Faithful Nurses?
    The malady that has been affecting so many people lately hit the Homestead feminine human (me) suddenly Friday evening, requiring close and unfettered access to the emesis basin, bathroom and bed, and continued on until later Sunday morning.

  • Frogtown News

    Sausage Supper
    The annual sausage supper, hosted by the Men of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. in the school gym.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Saturday night was 215. Attendance on Sunday was 79.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz. Luke Bergmann served as acolyte.
    Elders were Reggie Grandt and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Coleen Blomberg
    -Gladys Graumenz
    -Leann Hardiek
    -Clyde King

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 24
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, January 26
    • The Clothes Closet, now located in the First United Methodist Church parsonage, 9 a.m.-noon.
    Sunday, January 27
    • After the First United Methodist Church morning worship, there will be a birthday potluck in the Fellowship Hall. Tables will be decorated in monthly themes. Also, there will be a dessert auction.

  • Frogtown News

    Christmas Guests
    Christmas Day guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were: Helen Limes of St. Peter, Renee Key of Edgewood, Dale, Lori and Shooter McKinney of Farina, Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo., and Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    Christmas evening guests of the Harpsters were: Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.; Mahala Harpster and Nathan Jacquin; and Rollie and Trieva Henson.
    Attend Graduation Celebration

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Recap of 2012 (just the last 2-3 weeks)
    Has a Higher Power been trying to tall me something – Is the electronic age rebelling against me … or is it my hair (which sometimes seems to attract electric waves) ??
    In recent weeks, # 1-Unsolicited by me, my laptop was being “updated” (apparently by Yahoo) every time I opened it for two days! Results? Many procedures were changed, including the one to e-mail photographs.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, January 2
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, January 3
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. Dona Strullmyer of Altamont will give a travelogue. All persons interested are invited to attend.
    Monday, January 7

  • Masonic Lodge Past Masters

    Past worship masters of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F & A.M. in Vandalia for 2013 were honored at a dinner recently.

    In front, from left to right, are Jimmy McNutt, Mark Augenstein, Harold Baumann, Cecil Richey, Winfred Morrison and Mark Miller. In back are Mike Gidcumb, Lonnie Langley, Tim McMillan, Johnny Crotser and Larry Cantrell, and District Deputy Dennis Nance.

  • Masonic Lodge Officers

    Officers of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F & A.M. in Vandalia for 2013 are shown.

    In front, from left, are Mark Miller, Jimmy McNutt, Mark Augenstein, Harold Baumann, Worshipful Master Gerald Libsack, Larry Rench and Winfred Morrison. In back are Tim McMillan, Jamie McNutt, installing officer Kenneth Braye, Kenneth Hubler, Johnny Crotser and District Deputy Dennis Nance.