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Area News

  • HCE holds Get-Acquainted Day

    Forty-four members and eight guests of the Fayette County Home and Community Education (HCE) gathered for their Annual Get-Acquainted Day brunch and fundraiser last Thursday at the Golden Years Building in Brownstown.

  • Lighthouse Pregnancy Center banquet draws a large crowd

    The Lighthouse Pregnancy Center annual fundraising banquet was held March 21 at the Mother of Dolors Parish Center in Vandalia.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Star is No Longer Earthbound
    We lost our little feathered friend recently. Star, the little white dove who had brought so many enjoyable moments to our lives, outstretched fanned out her pretty wings for the final time the eve of spring and left a real void at her window.
    She was 18½ years old and had been with us all of her life. When she first came to the Homestead, we also had Angel, the ring-neck dove, and we placed their large cages side by side in the big window.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on March 28 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 31 members and six guests present. Guests attending were Kenneth and Angie Hagan, Millie Brooks, George Feezel, Amy Greer and Pat Hamilton.
    President Dean Black welcomed all members and guests followed by the pledge to the flag. Pat Caldwell gave the meal blessing.
    After the meal, Black opened the meeting by thanking everyone for their continued support for his wife, Elloise, and others facing health issues.

  • Women attend HCE conference

    By Panzi Blackwell
    Representing Fayette County HCE (District 6), Flo Allen, Panzi Blackwell, Anna Jean Rhodes and Debbie Segrest attended the three-day 89th annual conference of the Illinois Association  for Home and Community Education at the Keller Convention in Effingham on March 12-14. Blackwell and Segrest were also voting delegates. Also representing Fayette County for part of the conference were Debbie Swain, Phyllis Pryor and Elizabeth Kasten.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    ‘Katy-Did’ – An All-Weather Doggie
    As this was the first pretty deep snow in Katy’s young life, we wondered how she would take to it. No problem!
    She went outside wagging her tail (behind her) and showed no distress or uneasiness as she went about her usual business.  She seems to be an all-weather dog, as she doesn’t mind the rain, either.

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Brandon and Amberley (Barnick) Wells of Farina are the parents of a son, Caedyn James, born on March 19, 2013.
    He weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 18 inches long.  
    Grandparents are Stacey and Lynn Bergmann of St. Peter, Bill Wells of Salem, and Carla and Charles Hassebrock of Edgewood.
    Weekend Basketball

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 28
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • A Maundy Thursday “come and go” communion, 5-7 p.m., First Church of God.
    • Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
    Friday, March 29

  • Soroptimists now taking banquet reservations

    The annual Soroptimist Awards Banquet will be held on Friday evening, April 12, at Days Inn in Vandalia, at 6:30 p.m.
    Reservations should be made by calling Judy Wasmuth at 283-2989 or 267-7637 no later than Monday, April 8. Limited seating is available, so those planning to attend are encourage to make reservations early.
    The local Soroptimist Club is honoring three women in the Soroptimist International of America programs.