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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First Of All…
    …as I sit here typing early in the before-dawn morning, the patio door is open and the sounds of the birds’ songs, combined with the freshness of the rain-washed timber, foliage and earth is so refreshing and inspires humbleness and thankfulness to the Creator…and now back to work!

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Weekend visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., and Rollie and Trieva Henson of St. Peter.
    Easter Dinner
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter took their mothers, Mary Harpster and Helen Limes, to the Leaky Bucket on Sunday for Easter dinner.
    They drove around the state park and enjoyed seeing deer, wild turkeys and squirrels.
    St. Peter Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, April 27
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Keri, Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., spent Friday and Saturday nights with her parents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 21
    • The annual Fayette County School Children Art Show will be held April 21-25. It is sponsored by Artworks Gallery and will be held in the exhibit area above the Fayette County Museum at 301 W. Main St., Vandalia. Hours are 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. on most Sundays.

  • Woman's Club hears about recycling

    Vandalia Women’s Club recently enjoyed an informational presentation on recycling by Kim Taylor of FAYCO Enterprises.
    In addition to tips on recycling, Taylor described the different materials accepted at FAYCO Recycling on Sunset Drive in Vandalia.
    GFWC Illinois Woman’s Clubs are focusing on recycling in their Conservation Community Service Program, which is one of seven major areas through which woman’s club serves the community.
    The local club meets on the second Monday of the month. All women are welcome.

  • New SAFE volunteers

    Pictured above are four newly trained SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies) volunteers.

    From left to right are: Pattie Williams, Amber Marvin, Amy Nosbisch and Shirley Bartels. At least once a year, SAFE offers a 40-hour crisis intervention training.  These new volunteers will offer direct service to victims of sexual assault and their families. For more information about becoming a volunteer with SAFE, call 283-1414.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Sad Awakening On The Chicken Roost
    When I opened the gate to let the girls (hens) out early Wednesday morning, only Blackie and Anita came out. A look into the pen revealed Fuzzy stretched out on the ground near the fence, obviously gone.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Morning Coffee by the Campfire
    Early Sunday morning was just too nice to let it pass by us. Years ago, before we moved on the Homestead, we would go camping every year. One of the most treasured enjoyments was having our coffee early in the morning by the campfire.

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 231.