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Area News

  • Soroptimist Officers

    The new officers of Soroptimist International of Vandalia for 2012-14 were recently installed.

    In front, from left to right, are: Terri Braun, president; Debra Morecraft, recording secretary; Joanna Helm, director; Jan Rosborough, director; and Judy Wasmuth, director. In back are: Lyn Gartke, vice-president; Leigh Hedgpeth, parliamentarian/director; Melissa Elam, treasurer; Angela Graves, corresponding secretary; and Marion Shroyer, director. Not present for the photo was Cheryl England, president-elect.

  • Reunions

    Owen-Miller
    The Owen-Miller reunion will  be held at noon on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Phillips Building on U.S. Route 40 in St. Elmo.
    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

    Meyer and Magnus
    The annual Fred J. Meyer and Magnus reunion will be held at noon on Sunday, Aug. 19, at St. Peter Village Hall.
    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

    Brazle-Grandfield

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    In Response to “Critter” Inquiries
    Yes, Katy (the black Lab/blue heeler mix puppy) is growing like a weed and at present seems to be all legs.
    She is 16 weeks old this week, is looking good with a shiny coat. She had gained 4 more pounds prior to her doctor’s visit last week, is lively and playful, wags her tail a lot and is scheduled to visit her gynecologist in the not-too-far future for the recommended voluntary surgery and rabies shot. She is up to date an all other procedures, shots and tests.

  • Frogtown News

    Twins!
    Matthew and Tina Benning of St. Peter are the parents of twin daughters, born on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.
    Ella Karyne weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18 inches long, and Kaly Grace weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 17 ½ inches long.
    They are welcomed home by their big brother, Marcus, age 3.
    Grandparents are Carl and Karen Benning, Carol Oliver, and Gary and Beth Emerick.
    Visit Parents

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Aug. 8
    • The summer reading program will have a program at 1 p.m. at the St. Elmo Public Library – the Troy Roark Glow-in-the Dark Juggling Show.
    Thursday, Aug. 9
    • The Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple.
    Friday, Aug. 10

  • MGHS class holds 60-year reunion

    The Mulberry Grove High School class of 1952 celebrated its 60th reunion on Friday evening, June 1, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

  • 2012 Garden Oddities

    Two garden oddities were produced in two family gardens in Shobonier this summer.

    The first is a 10-pound head of cabbage grown in the garden of Devon Graumenz, a rarity given the growing conditions this summer. In her garden, Marge Warner also grew this unusual-looking tomato.
     

  • Reznick wins top honors at Effingham art show

    A Vandalia woman was a top winner in an Effingham art show.
    Lynn Reznick won the Best Overall prize for “Winter’s Coming” in the 12th annual Juried Art Show held by the Effingham Art Guild and hosted by Bonutti Clinic.
    Reznick also won the top award in the landscapes category with “Rainy Road."v
    Twenty-two local artists entered 108 pieces of art in the contest. Bonutti Clinic, located at 1303 W. Evergreen Ave. in Effingham, displays art during its regular business hours.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    Twenty-six members and one guest traveled to Litchfield to Chinatown Restaurant for the monthly ExxonMobil Annuitants luncheon and meeting on Thursday, July 26.
    Following the pledge to the flag, a moment of silence was observed for Janie Appel, a member of the club who died on July 15. Dean Black gave the meal blessing.
    After the buffet, Black opened the meeting with a welcome. A guest present was Millie Brooks of Greenville.

  • Reunions

    Schroeder
    The Schroeder family reunion will be held this Sunday at the St. Peter American Legion Home, with a potluck dinner beginning at noon.
    All family members and friends are invited.
    For more information, call 322-8773.

    Finley
    The Finley family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12, with the time and place being changed.
    The reunion will be held at 1 p.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.

    Haslett