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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Oct. 12
    • The Avena Township Park Board, 7 p.m., in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.
    Thursday, Oct. 13
    • The Lunch Bunch, 12 noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Post Polio Survivors and Friends of East Central Illinois, 5 p.m., Sarah Bush Lincoln Education Center, Mattoon.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    •  The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.

  • 4-H, Walmart team up

    On Saturday, Oct. 22, young people in Fayette County will join employees from the Vandalia Walmart to celebrate the county 4-H program and encourage artistic expression.
    Walmart will host youth in the store from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to learn more about the 4-H visual arts project.
    Young people will learn fun ways to decorate pumpkins for the fall season, and each youth will take home, at no cost, a pumpkin he or she decorated.
    Families can learn more about joining a local 4-H club from University of Illinois Extension Educator Judy Mae Bingman.

  • HCE Proclamation

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman signed a proclamation declaring the second week of October as Illinois Association of Home and Community Education Week.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    By Panzi Blackwell

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Oct. 6
    • The St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of All
    A Correction…to the
    Brownstown and St. Elmo Flu Clinic-Schedule
    The Fayette County Health Department flu clinic will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 1-3 p.m. at Golden Years Club building, and at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo from 9-11 a.m. not Wednesday, Oct. 12, as printed on public flu clinic schedule.
    Little “FogHorn Leghorn” Rooster Is Back…
    The good news is…“Foggy,” the neighbor’s little rooster, is back along the lane after his mysterious disappearance for two days.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Visitation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the visitation of Lorraine Siemer (grandmother of Amy Reiss) at Effingham last Thursday evening.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Sept. 29
    • Exxon/Mobil annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.

  • Golden Circle Menus

     Thursday, Sept. 29 – Tuna salad, broccoli salad, pickled beets, cantaloupe, whole grain bread.
    Friday, Sept. 30 – Lasagna roll up w/meat sauce, tossed salad, pears, golden glow and garlic bread.
    Monday, Oct. 3 – Pork chops, scalloped potatoes, spinach, banana, oatmeal raisin cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Potato soup, ham sandwich, four-bean salad, oranges and crackers.
    Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Roast turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, fruit cocktail in jello and whole grain bread.