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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 15
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Saturday, May 17
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church parsonage.
    • St. Elmo Horticulture plant sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the high school agriculture building.
    Monday, May 19
    • The Fayette County Board of Home and Community Education, 10 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on April 24 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 27 members and seven guests present.
    President Dean Black gave the welcome, followed by the pledge to the flag. Brock Fisher gave the meal blessing.
    After the meal, Black called the meeting to order. The secretary and treasurer’s reports approved as read.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for April were read. Cards were passed around for everyone to sign for members who are ill and others with needs.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Callie the Kitty, under the Weather
    Calico Gal (AKA Callie) deemed to have an excessive thirst lately and, although she has been eating more than usual, she was not gaining weight. Also, her thirst seemed unquenchable, with the to-be-expected results.
    Recognizing the symptoms as those of a human with diabetes, but not sure if a cat has the same symptoms, a call was made to Dr. B’s clinic, and Callie was on her way to the vet.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and his brother-in-law, Brandon Spitzmiller of Peoria, spent Thursday night at the home of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. They attended the NRA show in Indianapolis, Ind., on Friday. They returned on Saturday and went mushroom hunting with Dane.
    They returned to their homes on Sunday.
    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent Friday and Saturday nights with her daughter, Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. They enjoyed shopping in Chesterfield on Saturday.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 8
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, May 9

  • Shamrocks Donate Book

    The Vandalia Shamrocks 4-H Club donated a book, “I Survived – The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863,” to Evans Public Library to thank the staff for allowing the club to hold its meetings in the Lincoln Room

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and his brother-in-law, Brandon Spitzmiller of Peoria, spent Thursday night at the home of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. They attended the NRA show in Indianapolis, Ind., on Friday. They returned on Saturday and went mushroom hunting with Dane.
    They returned to their homes on Sunday.
    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent Friday and Saturday nights with her daughter, Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. They enjoyed shopping in Chesterfield on Saturday.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 1
    • 4-H deadlines enrollments are due by this Thursday at the Fayette County Extension Office – enrollments and projects selections, dog and ownership forms and 4-H Memorial Camp registration.

  • Proclamations
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Corner
    Callie, The Kitty Adjusting to Move
    Callie, the Kitty, is adjusting to “The Move” (from the south end of the lane to the north end). She goes to the back door when she wants out, but she goes no farther than down the steps, under the small-for-now-porch, down to the east end of the home and, rather hurriedly, back under the porch.
    Conveniently (for her), the strong wind broke out the bottom half of our storm door and she can jump back into the house at will if the main door is open.
    Betsy & the Longhorn Family …