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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    “I got the call now I must go to the Big Game in the Sky. Pack my bag for one last time. I’m on the road again. Press my pants and shine my shoes for the big game in The Big Game in the Sky. So, my friends, listen close for when his whistle blows. For then you’ll know, the game begin and the basketball’s been tossed.”
    Words from memorial card for Jack Scott

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 26
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The first of the summer series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, “Home Orchards,” will be via computer at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Extension Office. The session is free, but advance registration is needed by calling the Extension Office at 283-2753.
    Friday, June 27

  • Relay Quilt Winner

    Amanda Crow (left) and Viola Blankenship (right) present to Mary Eisenbarth (center) a Relay for Life quilt that Crow, Blankenship and Guila Stone made for this year’s Relay for Life.

  • 20 at Shobonier School Reunion

    The Shobonier School Reunion was held on Sunday June 8, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 20 attending.
    Everyone had a good time visiting and catching up on old memories.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Corner
    All is well with the Homestead Critters at this time. The rains are keeping the Longhorn’s pasture lush and green and they seem to be enjoying life as they graze, take naps in the sunshine, settle down early in the evenings to rest, sleep  later in the mornings and take interest in things going on around them, namely us as we are outside doing chores.
    The henhouse is still producing at least two eggs a day. We would like to give Blackie and Rhonda the run of the yard and pasture, but we are afraid they would wander out on the highway.

  • Frogtown News

    Wedding
    Sam Stock of Farina and Shayla Branham of Vandalia were married on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.  
    Father’s Day Visitor
    Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Sunday Dinner Guests
    Sunday evening dinner guests of Leland and Amy Reiss of St. Peter were Dane and Belinda Harpster, Mahala Jacquin, Braden Will and Tori Robbins.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 19
    • School board annual budget hearing, 5 p.m., unit office; and regular meeting, 5:15 p.m., unit office.
    • The Vit-Em-In class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Saturday, June 21
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet at 214 N. Walnut, 9 a.m.-noon.
    • Tasha Dial book signing, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Reunion

    Libell
    The descendants of John Frank and Pearl (Leininger) Libell and his sister, Isaac Noah and Lela Ellen (Libell) Linton met June 1 at Vandalia City Park.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on May 29 at Maverick Restaurant in Litchfield, with 23 members, including new member Wayne Buck of Carlinville, and three guests.
    The pledge to the flag was given, followed by the meal prayer given by President Dean Black. After the buffet meal, Black welcomed everyone to the luncheon and meeting.
    He asked all members who had served in the military to stand, and he thanked them for their service to our country and then read a poem, “Freedom Is Not Free.”

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of All
    A note to the Sefton Unit HCE – The Thursday meeting will begin at 2 p.m., instead of 1 p.m.
    Not a lot of news
    this week…
    … but more is expected next week. Your news is appreciated. Please get it to me by Monday afternoon, via the box under our regular mailbox, telephone or email. Next week, we should have more reports/photos of meetings, etc.
    Critter Corner
    The Cow(girls) Are Not Subtle