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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    ‘The Power of the Pen’
    (or the keyboard, in this case)
    “A funny thing happened on the way” out of a store in Effingham Friday. I was getting checked out at the cash register when a customer in line behind me asked if I was Panzi Blackwell. Surprised, (this was in Effingham) I said “yes.”
    She said she never misses reading the column and began talking about the critters and mentioned the recent loss of Anita hen. She was very sympathetic as we discussed “the incident.”

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guests
    Weekend guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Mitch’s brother-in-law, Brandon Spitzmiller of Peoria.
    Ben Eller joined the family later on Saturday.
    Christmas Cantata

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Blackie (hen) Not Adjusting to Loss …
    … of her bosom buddy, Anita hen.
    Blackie is definitely in a state of deep depression. She has pulled her tail feathers out and is not laying eggs. She doesn’t sing and talk to us as she did before “THE INCIDENT.”
    She is wary of coming out of her pen. (I suspect that sly fox is checking on her from time to time at night time.)
    We know she is lonely. She and Anita always sat close together on their roost and stayed pretty close together when out bugging the yard.

  • Frogtown News

    Marriage
    John Cavaletto of Walnut Hill and Andria Urban of Centralia were married on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in a private ceremony at Trinity Lutheran Church, Centralia.
    John is the son of John and Connie Cavaletto of Salem, and Andria is the daughter of Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 181. Acolyte was Rachel Bray.
    Organist was Scott Gercken.  Elders were Kevin Wodtka and Reggie Grandt.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Nov. 17
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants will eat lunch at the Patoka Tank Farm and take a tour of the ExxonMobil plant.
    • Prairieland Pickers, 2 p.m., Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care, 650 W. Taylor, Vandalia.
    • The Vit-Em-In Sunday school class will meet for a turkey dinner at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beverages and table service will be provided.
    • The Friendship Quilt Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Friday, Nov. 18 – Salmon patties, mac & cheese, broccoli, pumpkin mousse and whole grain bread.
    Monday, Nov. 21 – Marinated chicken w/brown rice, gourmet carrots, stewed tomatoes, pudding and biscuit.
    Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Beef stroganoff, tossed salad w/tomatoes, broccoli salad, apple salad and whole grain bread.
    Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Roast turkey & dressing, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, pumpkin pie w/shipped topping.
    Nov. 24-25 – Closed for Thanksgiving.

  • Costume Contest Winners
  • In Uniform

    Pvt. Eric S. Halleman
    Army National Guard Pvt. Eric S. Halleman has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Nov. 10 – Potato soup, ham sandwich, kidney bean salad, banana and crackers.
    Friday, Nov. 11 – Closed for Veteran’s Day.
    Monday, Nov. 14 – Barbecue pork on bun, au gratin potatoes, baked beans and pineapple chunks.
    Tuesday, Nov. 15 – Spaghetti w/meat sauce, pea salad, tossed salad w/dressing, mandarin oranges and garlic bread.  
    Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Vegetable soup, egg salad sandwich, crackers, apple cabbage slaw and birthday cake.

  • Reunion

    Porter
    The annual Porter reunion was held on Sept. 19 at Ramsey Lake State Park.
    A potluck meal was served at 12:30 p.m., and the afternoon included visiting, taking photographs, playing bingo and going over the history of the Wellington and Sarah Porter families.
    The reunion officers remained the same. A candy jar was passed around to guess how many pieces were in it; Dale Porter was the winner.