Area News

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on April 25 at Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield, with 27 members and three guests present.
    Guests attending were Millie Brooks and Jane Hammond, guests of Carolyn Johnson, and Elmer Ganzer, guest of Doris Thomas.
    Vice President Mike Mulhern welcomed members and guests, followed by the pledge to the flag.  Laverne Laux gave the blessing before the lunch buffet.
    Mulhern opened the meeting by introducing the guests and new members Bev Klaus, Dick and Barb Lounsbury, and Ron Schoen.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Along the Lane …
    … rabbits are making a comeback, rerun, “re-hop,” or whatever, to the Homestead lane.
    When we first moved here (about 19 years ago), rabbits would almost cause a traffic jam in our lane.  Son Todd (at a young age then) commented that rabbits were going to take over the world.

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, spent the weekend with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo.
    Mary Lillian “Lillie” Reed, 74, formerly of St. Peter, died on Sunday. Graveside services were held on Thursday, with burial in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Saturday evening was 98. Attendance on Sunday was 90.
    The organist was Rev. Alan Holtz. Luke Bergmann served as acolyte.
    Elders were Reggie Grandt and Jay Rothe.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 25
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Chinatown Restaurant, Litchfield.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, April 27
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    Monday, April 29

  • HCE holds Get-Acquainted Day

    Forty-four members and eight guests of the Fayette County Home and Community Education (HCE) gathered for their Annual Get-Acquainted Day brunch and fundraiser last Thursday at the Golden Years Building in Brownstown.

  • Lighthouse Pregnancy Center banquet draws a large crowd

    The Lighthouse Pregnancy Center annual fundraising banquet was held March 21 at the Mother of Dolors Parish Center in Vandalia.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Star is No Longer Earthbound
    We lost our little feathered friend recently. Star, the little white dove who had brought so many enjoyable moments to our lives, outstretched fanned out her pretty wings for the final time the eve of spring and left a real void at her window.
    She was 18½ years old and had been with us all of her life. When she first came to the Homestead, we also had Angel, the ring-neck dove, and we placed their large cages side by side in the big window.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on March 28 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 31 members and six guests present. Guests attending were Kenneth and Angie Hagan, Millie Brooks, George Feezel, Amy Greer and Pat Hamilton.
    President Dean Black welcomed all members and guests followed by the pledge to the flag. Pat Caldwell gave the meal blessing.
    After the meal, Black opened the meeting by thanking everyone for their continued support for his wife, Elloise, and others facing health issues.

  • Women attend HCE conference

    By Panzi Blackwell
    Representing Fayette County HCE (District 6), Flo Allen, Panzi Blackwell, Anna Jean Rhodes and Debbie Segrest attended the three-day 89th annual conference of the Illinois Association  for Home and Community Education at the Keller Convention in Effingham on March 12-14. Blackwell and Segrest were also voting delegates. Also representing Fayette County for part of the conference were Debbie Swain, Phyllis Pryor and Elizabeth Kasten.