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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Hi, Ho! It’s Not Too Late …
    …to come to the Fayette County Fair! As is our Homesteader’s tradition, we (namely Bill and Panzi) went to the fairgrounds early (Sunday afternoon) to see the 4-H kids’ animals and walk through the building for the various competitions  (cookies, art works, photography, crafts, floral arrangements, etc.).
    And Eating the Delicious Fair Foods
    We stopped at the pork building and enjoyed a delicious lunch of brats, French fries and iced tea … and also a visit with Charlie Depew.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 14
    • Fayette County 4-H show day at the fair for all general projects. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. The awards presentation is 6 p.m. Junior general projects can be checked at 8 a.m.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public 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.
    • New Horizons Bible school, 6-8 p.m.
    Friday, July 15

  • Reunions

    Ragel
    The Ragel family reunion will be held this Sunday in the Centennial Building at St. Elmo Park. A potluck will be held at noon, with drinks provided.

    Torbeck
    The Torbeck reunion will be held on Sunday, July 17, at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. Dinner begins at 12:30 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Need Your News
    Please share your news and announcements, including church news, club events and celebrations, with our readers.
    You can submit them by phone or email or put them in the box underneath our pink mailbox on U.S. Route 40.
    We need them by early Monday afternoon for that week’s publications. Thank you for sharing.
    Frog(s) Saga Update

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  • Frogtown News

    Visit Lake of the Ozarks
    Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin spent the weekend at the Jacquin Family lake house at Lake of the Ozarks.
    VBS
    Registration is under way for Vacation Bible School at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The VBS will be held July 25-29, from 6-8 p.m. Forms may be picked up in the church narthex.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 142.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Acolyte was Jacob Hawkey.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Allen Magnus.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 7
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Saturday, July 9
    • Start of the Fayette County Fair.
    • See HCE fair participation info in an article following these announcements.
    • Fayette County 4-H & Junior Horse and Pony Show, 9 a.m. and 4-H and Junior Rabbit Show, 3 p.m.
    Sunday, July 10
    • 4-H and Junior Poultry Show, noon; 4-H Goat Show, 4 p.m.

  • Reunions

    Grubaugh
    The annual Sam and Clara Grubaugh reunion will be held at noon on Sunday, July 3, in the Rogier Park pavilion. All family members and friends are welcome.

    Atwood
    The Atwood family reunion will be held this Saturday in the pavilion in Rogier Park, with a noon meal. Family and friends are welcome.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Believe It or Not
    We can hardly believe it, but it sounds like Tarzan, the little tree frog, and it looks like Tarzan, and we don’t really think it is him. But the past few days, a little green tree frog has taken up residence on our back porch. He hides in the daytime behind my lawn chair, but sometimes we catch a glimpse of him. One day, there were two of the little creatures on our porch.
    One day, he was sitting on our storm door, so up high and close to the edge,

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Tony and Julie (Roberts) Farthing of Farina were blessed with a son on Thursday, June 9. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Bryant John was welcomed by his brother, Evan. Grandparents are John and Sue Roberts.  
    Death
    Lifelong St. Peter resident Melvin Graumenz died on June 14. The funeral was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Saturday.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Pastor Emrick returned to the pulpit after a two-week vacation.
    Worship attendance on Saturday evening was 110.