Area News

  • Sefton HCE holds Mother's Day meeting

    Fifteen members were present for the May 9 Mother’s Day potluck and meeting of the Sefton HCE Unit. Chairman  Flo Allen welcomed those present, and Panzi Blackwell asked the blessing for the meal. Following the meal, Sally Behrends and her kitchen helper cleaned the area.

  • Frogtown

    Jonathan Cavaletto, son of John and Andria Cavaletto, and the late Michele Cavaletto, was confirmed on Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia.
    Following the service, a dinner was held at the Cavaletto home.  Attending were: John, Andria, Rachel and Jonathan Cavaletto; Rob and Rita Smith; Rob Jr., Roni, Lauren & Robbie Smith; John, Connie, Kevin, Jason and Taylor Cavaletto; Marilyn and Glori Magnus; Earl and Hazel Magnus; Larry, Sue, Kyle and Olivia Urban; and Dane and Belinda Harpster.
    St. Peter Church

  • Brownstown - Sefton

    A Rare Privilege and Opportunity…
    … is the occasion of sharing a dear friend’s 100th birthday when the friend is as active, alert and in as good physical and mental condition as Lucille is!  Much enjoyed was being a part of Lucille Fisher’s 100th birthday open house on Saturday, April 27, at the Golden Years Club Building.
    More than 100 of Lucille’s family and friends gathered to share in her special day on April 27.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 9
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • VFW Auxiliary elects officers

    The VFW Old Capitol Post 3862 Ladies Auxiliary held its monthly meeting on April 15.
    At the meeting, the auxiliary held its annual nomination and election of officers.
    The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on May 20 at the VFW Home on West St. Louis Avenue in Vandalia. Members are encouraged to attend.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on April 25 at Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield, with 27 members and three guests present.
    Guests attending were Millie Brooks and Jane Hammond, guests of Carolyn Johnson, and Elmer Ganzer, guest of Doris Thomas.
    Vice President Mike Mulhern welcomed members and guests, followed by the pledge to the flag.  Laverne Laux gave the blessing before the lunch buffet.
    Mulhern opened the meeting by introducing the guests and new members Bev Klaus, Dick and Barb Lounsbury, and Ron Schoen.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Along the Lane …
    … rabbits are making a comeback, rerun, “re-hop,” or whatever, to the Homestead lane.
    When we first moved here (about 19 years ago), rabbits would almost cause a traffic jam in our lane.  Son Todd (at a young age then) commented that rabbits were going to take over the world.

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, spent the weekend with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo.
    Mary Lillian “Lillie” Reed, 74, formerly of St. Peter, died on Sunday. Graveside services were held on Thursday, with burial in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Saturday evening was 98. Attendance on Sunday was 90.
    The organist was Rev. Alan Holtz. Luke Bergmann served as acolyte.
    Elders were Reggie Grandt and Jay Rothe.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 25
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Chinatown Restaurant, Litchfield.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, April 27
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    Monday, April 29

  • 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.