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  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    OOPS! Correction on Village Yard Sales Dates
    • Village yard sales days are Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7.
    • Village cleanup day is Friday, June 13.
    Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
    Coming Events
    • First Baptist Church sunrise service at the Cross at Wren Bridge on Easter at 6:14 a.m.
    • United Methodist Church Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the church.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    From the Chicken Roost
    R&R (Rest & Relaxation) is apparently over for Rhonda and Blackie (hens), because they have left the roost for the nest area, and have commenced to laying nice, big eggs again. Egg Production is on the upswing and they are evidently going to pass on spring break and stay on the job (or nest, in this case).
    They have been bugging in their little yard and seem content, so they must be finding something in the, at long last, GREEN grass.
    And from the Longhorn Cows Pasture

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 10
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education Get-Acquainted Day: registration 9 a.m., potluck brunch 9:30 a.m. A program will be given by The Scarf Lady. HCE members are reminded to take a Make It, Bake, Sew It or Grow It item for the auction. Each unit is to take a $5 door prize. Guests are welcome.
    Because this is the 90th anniversary of IAHCE, those attending the Get-Acquainted Day are urged to wear an apron to carry out the state theme of “Been Cookin’ 90 Years.”

  • Frogtown News

    Spends Weekend
    with Grandparents
    Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent the weekend with his grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Nathan and Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., also spent the weekend with them.
    On Saturday evening, they joined Larry and Sue Urban and family for a fish fry. On Sunday, they visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center.
    Weekend Visitors

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 10
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education Get-Acquainted Day: registration 9 a.m., potluck brunch 9:30 a.m. A program will be given by The Scarf Lady. HCE members are reminded to take a Make It, Bake, Sew It or Grow It item for the auction. Each unit is to take a $5 door prize. Guests are welcome.
    Because this is the 90th anniversary of IAHCE, those attending the Get-Acquainted Day are urged to wear an apron to carry out the state theme of “Been Cookin’ 90 Years.”

  • 'Gang' from VCHS class of 1953 remembers Isbell

    What started out as a donation of a tree to the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus led to a donation for music students at the campus.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Baptism and Birthday Party
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the baptism of their grandson, Aaron James Harpster, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Sunday, March 30.
    Aaron’s godparents are Caleb Kline and Heidi Hunter.
    Following the baptism, a dinner/reception was held in the church fellowship hall. The second birthday of grandson Owen Harpster was also celebrated.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Little Josie’s Necessities of Life
    Lately, as I have been busier and busier with coming and goings, little Josie seems to be needing more and more one-on-one attention.
    As some of our readers will remember, Josie was the tiniest of a litter of four. She was so tiny that she reminded us of a little bit of left-over biscuit dough – you know, when it is just a scrap from the biscuit cutter, not really enough for another biscuit?
    Bill actually massaged her tiny little chest very gently to get her to breathe.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 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 will not meet until April 10.
    • The Fayette Water Co. annual meeting, 7 p.m., First Church of God at 3002 Thrill Hill Road in Vandalia.
    Saturday, April 5
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    S.O.S. (Signs of Spring)
    No. 1-We are seeing smidgens of green in the pasture and yard now, and we have noticed Betsy and the bovine family grazing a little, in addition to the nice big bales of hay that friend Josh Behrends brings to them.
    No. 2-We have seen a fly, a ladybug and (much to Bill’s discomfort) a spider. Fortunately, the crawly, creepy critters were all outside.
    No. 3-We have had reports of frogs calling, a sure sign of spring, and as I mentioned before, the little wild birds are singing in the early mornings.