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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 31
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Maverick.
    • Extension Council (Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper representatives), 7 p.m., Effingham Extension Office.
    Sunday, April 3

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Madricka Burro & Baby Buckwheat…
    … had new green grass treat today, as Bill started extending their pen. However, they just got a small area to start with, so they won’t overeat the new grass and get a tummy ache. We will have to be even more careful with lady, the senior mini-horse, as she foundered on grass when she was young (before coming to the Homestead.)

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  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    SOS*
     **Signs Of Spring reported-*Last week, Lucille Fisher said  that her jonquils were blooming; *DeeDee Diveley reported that she has seen a lot of wild turkeys lately, as she drives through the Kaskaskia River Bottom). (Don’t know if this is a sign of Spring, but it is a good sign of a healthy turkey population in the area.)
      *On the Homestead-The pasture is getting greener and thicker; the resident Robin has been seen and herd on Cora’s Corner, but the Longhorn Cow-Girls are still enjoying Josh Behrend’s good home-made hay.

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 179.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Gaige Phillips was the acolyte. Attending elders were Curtis Jenne and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Stacey Bergmann
    -Velva Fisher
    -Melvin Graumenz
    -John Stedlin
    -Doris Wollin
    • Those with long term health concerns:
    -Merle Crain
    -Randy Dorr
    -Ann Dunaway
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Dennis Lee

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 17
    • Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
    Saturday, March 19
    • Students can take their artwork to the Fayette County Museum from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for the annual Fayette County School Art Show.
    • Blue and Gold Banquet, 5-8 p.m., St. Elmo Elementary School. The menu includes barbecue, chips and dessert. Cakes are to be auctioned off.
    Sunday, March 20
    • Palm Sunday

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    An Enjoyable Visit
    to Wren Bridge
    As the forecast for the rest of the week is rain and more rain, and as I was wanting to get a sample of genuine Kaskaskia River water, and as Monday was such a nice sunny day, this seemed to be the day to do this (before the rains which would leave the river bottom trails in riverbottom mud).
    Thus, I asked Bill if he would like to go on an adventure. He agreed, and we set out to visit Wren Bridge, a great trip anytime (except when it has rained a foot).

  • Frogtown News

    Makes First Solo Flight
    Angel Cochran, a former resident of the Shobonier area, made her first solo flight last Wednesday. The flight was made from the airport at Carbondale to Leckrone Field in Salem.
    Angel is in her first year of studies at SIU-Carbondale, and is enrolled in the aviation program.
    Her future plans are to become a commercial airline pilot.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 10
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, March 12
    • Set your clocks ahead one hour before bedtime.
    Sunday, March 13
    • Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m.

  • Frogtown News

    Death
    Lifelong St. Peter resident Leonard Rubin died on Friday of last week. His funeral was held on Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 172.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Christopher Greenwood was the acolyte.
    Attending elders were Brien Guy and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Zoe Hoehler
    -Doris Wollin
    • Those with long-term health concerns:
    -Merle Crain