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Area News

  • Scotland Presentation

    Joyce Mueller gave a presentation on Scotland at the Fayette County HCE International Dinner.

    Mueller, a member of the Vandalia Day Unit of HCE, is a direct descendant of Scotland hero Robert, the Bruce, recognized as King Robert I in 1328. Mueller displayed about 50 photographs that she took during a visit to Scotland a few years ago.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Devious & Daring Red Fox gets Breakfast-to-Go
    It was a sad day here on the Homestead Saturday when tragedy struck in broad daylight. It was the usual morning routine – let Josie, the 12 year-old-puppy, out the back patio door, walk on a few feet and let the girls, Anita and Blackie (hens), out and take Josie back in.
    As I let the girls out, I watched them run to their place where Bill puts their corn, just a few feet from where I was and near the deck.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Nov. 2
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.

    Thursday, Nov. 3
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. The program will be given by Noma Moore on fundraising ideas. Members are reminded to turn in their fruitcake, nuts and candy orders at the meeting.

  • Quilt Winner

    Becky Hartman is the winner of a quilt created and raffled off by the Spools of Fun Quilt Club of Vandalia.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Week

    Mayor Rick Gottman signed a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Vandalia.

    Shown here, from left, are: Heather Chavez, PAVE advocate; Matt Chancey, Fayette County assistant state's attorney; Gottman; Larry Eason, Vandalia police chief; and Amanda Michel, victim witness coordinator in the state's attorney's office. The proclamation was signed to help raise the public's awareness of domestic violence issues, and the programs and services available to assist victims of domestic violence.

  • Frogtown News

    Marriage

    Shawn Meyer of Mt. Vernon and Sarah Kash of Mt. Vernon were married on Oct. 8 at Hazel Dell Free Will Baptist Church in Sesser.

    Shawn is the son of Bob Meyer and Sharon Boyles. Sarah is the daughter of Randall and Debra Kash. The couple resides in Mt. Vernon.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Longhorn Cattle Stampede
    The “Longhorn Ladies” (Betsy, the Bartels girl, “Geneva,” “Red” and the youngsters) have been content this summer on their pasture, and have not complained or looked at the grass on the proverbial “other side of the fence.”
    However, when we started south down the lane with a few bales of hay Saturday, they began running along side the fence. They must have smelled the hay and broke into a run to get to it. (I don’t blame them; I like the smell of it myself, but not well enough to eat it.)

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Oct. 20
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday School Class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Fried fish, beverages and table service will be provided.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Sept. 29 for its monthly meeting and luncheon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    There were 25 members present, as well as two guests, Kenneth and Angie Hagen from Shelbyville.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer. After the meal, President Dean Black called the meeting to order, the secretary and treasurer report was given and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for September were read.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Listening to the Cardinals on the Radio
    (Like Dad Did)
    That time is here again – the baseball playoffs and the St Louis Cardinals are in them!
    We do not have cable or satellite. We still have an antenna with the little “box,” which usually works fine for us, for what television we watch … until the baseball playoffs and begin.
    We have two modern version radios, neither of which will pick up KMOX good enough to hear it.