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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Pleasant, Countryside Excursion
    … to the Shobonier area. Having heard rumors of a new Mennonite country store (the previous one which we had enjoyed visiting so much had been closed for some time), we drove through the countryside (which we always enjoy) and onto the St. Peter blacktop road, where we found the just- six-weeks-old country store.
    The youthful-appearing owners, John and Christina Horst, were on hand, smiling and welcoming us as we were paying for our candy and bacon sizzlers. (The sizzlers aroma when they are cooking is so mouthwatering!)

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Jan. 25
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. Those attending are asked to take ideas for this new year.
    Thursday, Jan. 26
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • A self-defense class for women 18 and older will be taught by the Illinois State Police from 6:30-8 p.m. at the St. Elmo Public Library. There is no charge for class.
    Sunday, Jan. 29

  • Frogtown News

    Return from Vacation
    Rev. Bill and Roxanne Emrick of St. Peter vacationed in San Antonio, Texas, last week.
    They returned on Monday of this week. While there, they visited Bill’s brother Tom Emrick.  
    Birth
    Jeremy and Danielle (Drewes) Chasteen of Kinmundy are the parents of a daughter, born on Jan. 15, 2012. She has been named Claire Anna. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Smoky, the Little (Adorable) donkey…
    …seems to have a touch of claustrophobia (or maybe cabin fever).
    As he had chewed on the shutters of his barn until they were destroyed, Bill had put a piece of tin over his window to protect him against the cold wind until new shutters could be made.
    Smokey likes to stand and look out his north window, although he has another opening, a doorway, on the east side. The north window gives him a good view of the driveway, and he seems to like to watch who is coming and going.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Jan. 18
    • The monthly birthday party at the Friendship Manor Nursing Home, 2 p.m.
    Thursday, Jan. 19
    • At the St. Elmo Public Library, an Excel computer class will be held at 10 a.m., and the eBay/Craig’s List class is at 6:30 p.m.
    • The Vit-Em-In Sunday school class will have a potluck at noon in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church. All interested persons are invited to attend the potluck.
    • The Friendship Quilt Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Legion Provides Military Publications to Evans Library

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia has begun donating weekly issues of newspapers covering all four branches of the armed services to Evans Public Library in Vandalia.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    By Panzi Blackwell

    Blackie & Rhonda (hens) Declare Truce on the Chicken Roost
    As our faithful readers know, Blackie, the bereaved hen, would not accept Rhonda, the red hen, as a friend, perhaps out of loyalty to Anita, her childhood playmate and mature hen, best-girl friend and confidant (who met a horrible fate when a devious Red Fox took her “out for breakfast”).

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

     

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Jan. 11
    • The U of I Extension will host a workshop, “Finding Your Get Up and Go,” at 1:30 p.m. at the Effingham Extension office. There is no fee, but those interested need to pre-register by calling 217-347-7773. The workshop will introduce strategies for getting motivated and taking action and will cover optimism, attitude, social involvement and positive outlook.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Jan. 5 – Beef stew, lettuce salad, cherry crisp and biscuit.
    Friday, Jan. 6 – Barbecue ribbettes on bun, succotash, rosemary potatoes, and strawberries and  bananas.
    Monday, Jan. 9 – Pepper steak w/oriental vegetables, rice, butter beans, fruit for salad and whole wheat bread.
    Tuesday, Jan. 10 – Barbecue chicken, baked potato, mixed vegetables, plums, cookie and whole grain bread.  
    Wednesday, Jan. 11 – Meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, gourmet carrots, apple fruit crisp and whole wheat bread.