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Area News

  • Family Reunion

    Libell
    The descendants of John Frank and Pearl (Leininger) Libell, and his sister, Isaac Noah and Lela Ellen (Libell) Linton, gathered in Vandalia City Park on Sunday, June 3.

  • HCE Collects Tabs

    The Brownstown School District joined with the Sefton Unit Home and Community Education to collect pop top tabs for the St. Louis Ronald McDonald House.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Barn Critters Doing Well…
    …in spite of the hot, dry temperatures.
    Smoky, the (adorable) little donkey, and his buddies, Lady, the mini-mare, and Sugarfoot, the little beautiful black stallion, do not seem to be bothered by the heat.
    In the past, if they showed signs of being too hot, we put a fan in their window, which helped. However, it hasn’t been necessary yet this year.

  • Frogtown News

    Story Worth Telling
    Some of you may remember a story published a few years ago, about my Godson, Seth Bergmann, who saved his grandfather’s life by running several blocks and getting help.
    Well, he again has done something worth telling. He turned 5 back in November, and he received money (from myself and several others) instead of a gift.
    After several failed promises to take him shopping (myself included), he told his mother he wanted to go shopping with his birthday money – grocery shopping.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 14
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo District Public Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110, Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    • The Fayette County Livestock Committee, 8 p.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    Friday, June 15

  • Family Reunion

    The Sam and Clara Grubaugh family reunion will be held on Sunday, July 1, in the pavilion at Rogier Park on West Fillmore Street in Vandalia.
    The reunion will include a noon potluck.
    All family members and friends are invited.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Thursday, May 31, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for its monthly meeting and luncheon.
    The pledge of allegiance was followed with Brock Fisher giving the prayer before the meal. After the meal, President Dean Black welcomed everyone, including guests.
    Elloise Black introduced to the group the guest speaker, Lynn Gartke, program director for the Center for Senior Renewal. Gartke gave an outline of all the services that they have to offer at the center.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    In Answer to Inquiries…
    …Betsy, the Longhorn, and her “pen pals”  (the Bartels’ girl, Geneva; “Red,” the rebel, and the two youngsters, Minny and Mosia ) are doing fine, contentedly grazing, chewing their cud, napping and switching each other’s backs with their tails for fly control.
    Their pasture is on the east side of the lane. The cows on the west side of the lane belong to our neighbor.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guests
    Weekend guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo., and Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 169.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Guest speaker was the Rev. Donald Antor.
    Acolyte was Kacie Crain.
    Elders were Charles Wachholz and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Tina Benning and unborn twins
    Birthdays
    • Curtis Jenne

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 7
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., home of Sandra Lovett.
    Saturday, June 9
    • The Altamont Lions Club is hosting a fishing rodeo from 8 a.m.-noon for children through the age of 14 at the Glen Mathis Lake, which is two miles east of Altamont on U.S Route 40. See other info following the announcements.