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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 7
    • For the special August activity, the Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education will go to Flesor’s Candy Kitchen at Tuscola.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Friday, August 8
    • The St. Elmo Board of Education will have a special board meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the unit office.
    Saturday, August 9
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, 214 N. Walnut.
    Sunday, August 10

  • HCE visits Hodgson Mill

    For the July Home and Community Education activity, to tie in with the HCE theme of “Been Cookin’ for 90 years, Vandalia Day Unit HCE members toured the Hodgson Mill facility in Effingham.
    Tour guide Hope Adams Yingst spoke of the original water mill located in the Missouri Ozarks and the current production at the Effingham plan. Their finest, all-natural, whole-grain products are included in the promotion of balanced nutrition.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen and Aaron Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent Friday and Saturday nights with parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Larry, Sue, Kyle, and Olivia Urban joined the family for dinner on Saturday evening. Rollie Henson also visited over the weekend.
    Deaths
    The community was saddened by the passing of beloved coach and teacher Gary Shirley of Kinmundy last week.  

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Too Hot for Hot Dog (Josie)
    All of the larger/outside critters on the Homestead (longhorn cows; Katie, the black lab/blue heeler mix; and the chicken roost inhabitants, namely Blackie and Rhonda) seem to be tolerating the weather temperatures ups and downs well.
    However, Josie, the little 14-year-old “puppy,” cannot tolerate the outside heat for very long nor the hot bricks on the patio. Bill placed throw rugs down on the bricks, so they wouldn’t burn her little feet.

  • Reunions

    Atwood
    The Atwood reunion was held on Saturday, June 28, at Rogier Park in Vandalia.
    After a noon meal, the reunion meeting was opened by Connie Grubaugh, in the absence of reunion president Bill Hunter.
    The Lord’s Prayer was recited, and the minutes from the 2013 reunion were read, with no corrections made. Officers for 2015 are: Max Atwood, president; Jim Atwood, vice president; and Connie Grubaugh, secretary/treasurer.

  • Aspirin Shoot at Sieberts'
  • Frogtown News

    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent Friday and Saturday with her daughter, Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. They enjoyed shopping in Chesterfield on Saturday.
    Return Home
    Elijah and Emma Latin, returned home to Chase, Mich., on Sunday after spending the week with their grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Death
    Mildred Miessner, mother of Karen Benning of Shobonier, died on Friday morning. Services were held on Monday morning.
    Recovering from Surgery

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Lady, the Mini-Mare, gets new ‘Do’
    Sometimes when we are very busy, we kind of let our personal appearance slide, such as our hairdo. Such was the case with Lady, who, through no fault of her own, but due to the busy schedules we have had lately, her grooming and mane were in need of a shampoo, detangler comb, brush, and curry comb.
    She has such a heavy coat in the winter time that, although the wooly hair has detached from her skin, it tends to linger amid her smoother coat.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 31
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Chinatown Restaurant.
    Saturday, August 2
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, 214 North Walnut.
    • Polio Survivors and Friends of East Central Illinois, 1 p.m., Sarah Bush Lincoln Education Center, Mattoon. Those who wish to do so can eat lunch together at noon in the hospital cafeteria.
    Monday, August 4
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, August 5

  • Finding an ancestor's tombstone

    This summer marks the 150th anniversary of some of the most decisive battles of the Civil War.