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Area News

  • Reunion

    Doyle-Lawler
    The 57th annual Doyle-Lawler Reunion was held Sunday, June 24, at the Blue Mound Civic Center near Decatur.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    In Response to Inquiries
    The Homestead Critters are tolerating the heat and dry weather. Several have asked about the critters, since it has been so hot. Papa Bear Bill has been keeping them supplied with fresh water, and they all have shade and/or shelter.
    •  Betsy LongHorn, the Bartels girl (namely Geneva), and the three youngsters, surprise us, as they do not take advantage of their shade trees.
    They seem to like to lie in the sunshine, even in the 100-plus degree weather.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Birthday Party
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the fifth birthday party of their grandson, Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., on Saturday.
    Those attending were: Ron and Diane Eller of Salem, Anna Lou Eller of Salem, Heidi Hunter and Bruce of Fruitland, Carolyn Stein of Salem, Natalie Stein of Cape Girardeau, Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, and Doug and Pam Stein of St. Peter.
    Attend Baptism
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the baptism of grandson, Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Sunday.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, July 4
    • Have a happy 4th of July.
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of HCE will not meet until July 11.
    Thursday, July 5
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., home of Erna Koontz.
    Saturday, July 7
    • Polio Survivors and Friends of East Central Illinois, 1 p.m., Sarah Bush Lincoln Education Center, Mattoon. Those who wish to eat together can meet in the hospital cafeteria at noon.

  • Princess Party

    The Vandalia Performing Arts Center held a Princess Party on Saturday, with 17 young girls attending.

    The party included nail-painting, karaoke, bouncy house, games, craft work and a princess cake (second photo). The girls also had their photo taken with Miss Fayette County Marisa Thomason and Jr. Miss Fayette County Brooke Mayfield (first photo).
     

  • Reunion

    Hoffman
    The Hoffman Family Reunion met at Rogier Park in Vandalia on June 17.
    Five families were not represented: Leonard, Harry, Edmund, Arnold and Raymond Hoffman.
    • Albert Hoffman family members present were: Evelyn and Gary Probst of Ramsey, Connie Weller of Bethalto, May Delia Probst of Bingham, and Alan and Christy Probst of Fillmore.
    -Marriage in family: Kirsten Probst and Vijay Santhakumar on Oct. 2, 2011.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katy’s Puppyhood (Thus Far)
    “Katydid” (Katy for short) will be 10 weeks old this week and seems to be getting taller already.
    As she is (allegedly) a black lab/blue heeler mix, we expect her to be a big, outside dog to scare away the opossums, skunks, coyotes, bobcats, bears, etc.

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 150. The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Elders were Charles Wachholz and Paul Reynolds.
    Acolyte was Haley Bergmann.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Tina Benning and unborn twins
    -Merle Crain
    -Charlotte Hames
    -Arlene Lee
    Birthdays
    • Brian Gehle
    • Debbie Bergmann
    • Darrell Schaal
    • Robert Carpenter
    • Alexis Roberts
    • Joan Schaal

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 27
    • The Royal Neighbors of America #5784 will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Altamont McDonald’s for the birthdays’ celebration.
    • The St. Elmo Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the unit office to hold a budget amendment hearing and to vote on the budget.
    Thursday, June 28
    • The summer reading program will have a special program, Swords and Roses, at the St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.

  • FAYCO Quilt Winner

    Sherry Wadkins of Patoka, left, was the winner of a quilt given away in a raffle held by FAYCO Enterprises Inc.

    The quilt has an appraised value of $1,600 and was donated to FAYCO by Spools of Fun Quilt Club. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase an AED machine for emergency CPR. Wadkins purchased her ticket at County Market in Vandalia. Presenting the quilt to Wadkins was Risé Sahr of FAYCO.