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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Homestead E-mail SOS
    (e-mail sent only (no) show)
    The last few weeks of e-mailing the news have (finally) been running smoothly, no lost messages and arriving at their various destinations. Thanks to the “angels” who have been seeing me through this struggle of coping with a new laptop, new wireless printer and the really new venture into the mysterious world of Internet.

  • Frogtown News

    Birthday Celebration
    The family of Mary Harpster hosted an 80th birthday party for her on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church basement.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 19
    • Reservations for the annual Alumni Banquet are to be made by this Thursday. Tickets for the banquet, set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, in the high school gym, cost $12 per person.

  • Open house for Connell is Sunday

    An open house for Matthew Dillon Connell will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at the home of Dr. Don and Phyllis Rames, 620 N. Seventh St., Vandalia. Connell will be leaving for Navy basic training.

  • Open house for Connell is Sunday

    An open house for Matthew Dillon Connell will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at the home of Dr. Don and Phyllis Rames, 620 N. Seventh St., Vandalia. Connell will be leaving for Navy basic training.

  • Former telephone employees gather

    There were a lot of stories shared at the Ponderosa Steakhouse at noon on Monday, May 2, when former telephone operators, linemen and guests who worked for Illinois Bell attended their fourth annual luncheon.
    After the meal, everyone introduced themselves and told when and where they worked.
    Gloria Ledbetter read some humorous quotes.
    Donna Chrisman read a poem that was written by Mary Dewald.
    In the poem, Dewald recalls her days as an operator and later as a commercial employee. She had been with Illinois Bell for 25 years.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Homestead Mother’s Day – Great!
    Mother’s Day began early when Bill brought in a bouquet of beautiful pink roses and a pretty sentimental card…plus a package of cream horn pastries!

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Concert
    Belinda Harpster and Sue Urban of St. Peter and Andria Urban of Centralia attended the Jimmy Buffett concert in St. Charles, Mo., on Tuesday night.  On Wednesday, they visited The Hill in St. Louis and enjoyed Italian food and shopping.  
    Mother’s Day News
    Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter attended church at St. Peter’s Lutheran and then enjoyed a Mother’s Day dinner at the home of John and Connie Cavaletto of Salem, where they were joined by daughter, Andria.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, May 11
    • Kid’s Klub Fun Fair, 6-8 p.m. in the First Church of God S.H.E.D. for games, inflatables, crafts and food. This will be the last Kid’s Klub activity until school starts this fall. Kids third grade and under must be accompanied by an adult (high school or older). Vans will not run.

  • The Morel of the Story

    Kristin Davison of Vandalia displays a large number of mushrooms found during a recent hunting expedition.