Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Belated Mother’s Day Recognition
    Sneaking a peek at our neighbor’s longhorn pasture, we caught an endearing picture of a mother longhorn cow and her baby. This is a rather rare close-up, as these cows don’t know us that well and they usually get between us and the baby, which this mother did a few seconds later.
    In the background, you can see the daddy longhorn keeping an eye on us, and he joined the mother in shielding their baby a few minutes later.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 23
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, May 24
    • Baked goods for the Scout bake sale can be taken to the St. Elmo Christian Church this evening from 5-7 p.m. Donations of baked items will be appreciated.
    Saturday, May 25
    • For Brenda Sapp, the St. Elmo FFA is sponsoring a car wash from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Pork burgers also will be sold.
    • Scout bake sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Mother’s Tea
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter accompanied Mary Harpster to the Mother’s Tea hosted by Lutheran Care Center last Friday.
    Entertainment and light refreshments were provided.
    Card Shower
    Mary Harpster will celebrate her 82nd birthday on May 16.
    If you would like to send her a card, the address is:  Mary Harpster c/o Lutheran Care Center, 702 W. Cumberland, Altamont, Ill.  62411.
    Leona Gehle, 86, formerly of Kinmundy, died on May 6 at Evergreen Nursing Center in Effingham.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    “Sneaky Pete,” the wily wolf, or a Coy Coyote?
    Late Saturday afternoon, “Katy,” the black lab/blue heeler (?), began barking excitedly as she looked toward the girls’ (Rhonda and Blackie) chicken roost. Glancing out the kitchen window and not seeing anything, I dismissed it as some little critter that was visiting the yard.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 16
    • National Nursing Home Week is being observed by Friendship Manor Nursing Home, and a homemade ice cream social will be at 2:30 p.m.
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Friday, May 17
    • Prairieland Pickers will perform at 10 a.m. at the Tuscola Health Care and at 2 p.m. at the Arcola Health Care.

  • 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.