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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, March 16
    • Friendship Manor Nursing Home will have a birthday party at 2 p.m.

  • Soroptimists take reservations for banquet

    The annual Soroptimist Awards Banquet will be held at 6:30 pm. on April 8 at Days Inn in Vandalia.
    Reservations should be made by calling Judy Wasmuth, 283-2989, no later than April 1. Limited seating is available, so reservations should be made soon.
    Soroptimist International of Vandalia is honoring three ladies in the Soroptimist International of Americas programs: Kathy Critcheloe, Women’s Opportunity Award; Gabrielle McNutt, Violet Richardson Award; and Brenda Benton, Ruby Award.

  • Retired teachers meet

    The Fayette County Retired Teachers held their meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at Ponderosa.
    The meeting was opened by President Billyanna Dugan, and prayer was given by Jimmie Page.
    After the pledge, the secretary/treasurer reports were given and accepted as read.
    Richard Lowe read an article about insurance for teachers.
    Dugan asked that the group posthumously honor a past member, Jim Smith, for services to the retired teachers. Beulah Brown made a motion, and it was seconded by Jim Page, with voting in favor.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Gene Watson, an American Citizen…
    …is just one of several deserving tributes that would easily apply to the name of the late Gene Watson.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Weekend visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, March 9
    • Avena Township Park Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    By Panzi Blackwell

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Birthday

    Peggy Dees
    Peggy Dees of Vandalia celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 20 with a family gathering.