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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, July 13
    • The St. Elmo Christian Church will accept items for the garage sale from 5-8 p.m.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    Twenty-five members and seven guests attended the ExxonMobil Annuitants Club meeting on June 30 at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    Guests present were Bob and Debbie Booher from Dolpin Island; Al, Kenneth and Angie Hagen from Shelbyville; Jane Hammond from Greenville; and Marge Harre and Pam Orr from Brownstown.
    The pledge to the flag was followed with Pat Caldwell giving the prayer before the meal.
    After the meal, Dean Black called the meeting to order and gave a special welcome to all the guests.

  • Reunions

    Elam
    The 73rd annual Elam family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building, with a potluck dinner at noon.
    Please take a covered dish to share and your own table service.

    Fish
    The annual Fish family reunion was held on Sunday, June 19, at the Vera Baptist Church fellowship hall.
    Those attending were:
    • Vandalia – Erma Warner; Harold, Kim, Aydin, Abram and Owen Warner; Trent Casey; and Brodie, Addison and Taylor Pryor.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Hi Ho, Come to the Fair!
    The Fayette County Fair, that is, starting Sunday, with the Jr. Miss Pageant at 2 p.m., and Ashley Edwards at 6 p.m., followed by Matt Passalacaqua, through Saturday, July 16, ending with the demo derby at 7 p.m. with lots in between, with something for all ages.

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Justin and Christina Grandt of Luling, La., are the parents of a son, Garret Nicholas, born on June 28, 2011. Garret weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, July 6
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 11 a.m., Stauffers, west of St. Peter.

  • Locks of Love Donors

    Zennia Snow recently donated three ponytails of hair to Locks of Love at Wendy Goodin's shop, Wendy's Hair Styles. Also donating to Locks of Love, a program that provides hair pieces to cancer victims, at Goodin's shop were Joan Hendrickson and Carolyn Stilt.

  • Birthdays

    Max and Marge Watson
    An open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at St. Elmo Christian Church to celebrate the birthdays of Max and Marge Watson.
    Marge celebrated her 90th birthday on March 4, and Max will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sept. 12.
    All family members and friends are invited to the celebration.

    Kenneth Casey

    A card shower has been requested for Kenneth Casey of Raymondville, Mo., and formerly of Vandalia, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Friday, July 22.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, July 7 – Meat loaf, baked potato, butter beans, chilled pineapple, oatmeal cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Friday, July 8 – Fried chicken, roasted rosemary potatoes green beans, mandarin oranges and whole grain roll.
    Monday, July 11 – Barbecue ribbette on bun, cauliflower w/cheese, baked beans and apricots.
    Tuesday, July 12 – Grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, cinnamon applesauce, oatmeal cookie and whole grain bread.  

  • Reunions

    Shulman
    The 47th annual Maurice Shulman family reunion was held June 22-26 in Vandalia.
    Celebrated with the reunion were Maurice’s 94th birthday (June 23) and Maurice’s grandson Joe’s recent master's degree graduation from Boston University (June 18).
    No births, deaths or marriages occurred in the family this past year.
    Twenty-seven of the 36 descendants of Maurice and Golda Shulman attended.
    Present were Maurice Shulman of Vandalia;