St. Elmo News

Thursday, August 11
• 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.
Monday, August 15
• Historical Vandalia Inc, 6:30 p.m., Fayette County Museum, Vandalia.
• St. Elmo Board of Education, 7:30 p.m., Unit Office.    
Thursday, August 18
• The St. Elmo Educational Foundation annual meeting, 7 p.m., St. Elmo CUSD #202 district office. Directors and officers will be elected. There will be a discussion of fundraising activities and accomplishments.
Educational Foundation Membership Renewal
It is time to renew membership in the St. Elmo Educational Foundation. Memberships are $20 per year for an individual, $20 per year for a family member and $20 per year for a business member.
Checks are to be made out to the St. Elmo Educational Foundation and sent to the Foundation at P.O. Box 82, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.
The donated contribution is tax-deductible and entitles the person with current and active membership in the foundation to one vote at the annual meeting.
The foundation uses the membership money and money from the fundraisers to provide scholarships to St. Elmo High School graduates.
Announcement for St. Elmo HCE
The August special activity for the St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 23. They will go to Eckhart’s in Belleville to eat lunch in the restaurant, visit the country store, etc.
Those planning to go are to meet at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot to share rides.
RNA 4-H Youth
Youth members of the Royal Neighbors of America #5784 who are members of the Loudon 4-H Club – Hadley Hagler and Natalie, Payton and Corey Hoopingarner – presented $4 food vouchers to all Fayette County 4-H members who showed their general projects at the Fayette County Fair on July 14.
The vouchers were turned in to Charlie’s Food Stand at the fairgrounds for their lunch. Forty-eight 4-H members and one RNA officer were given the vouchers.
The RNA also made a $25 trophy donation to the Fayette County Extension Foundation. Regina Walker received the Personal Growth trophy.
Friendly Neighbors
School supplies were collected at the Friendly Neighbors meeting held at noon on Aug. 2 at Mary Ann’s Restaurant. Some forgot, so another school supplies collection will be at the Sept. 6 meeting at Mary Ann’s Restaurant; this one will start at 11:30 a.m.
Those present were Shirley Smith and son of Altamont; Marybelle Ledbetter of Brownstown; and Richard Lowe, Cora Miley, Bob and Joanne Owen, Rosemary Owen, Irene Reed, Larry Reed, R. W. and Mary Smith, and Betty Wright of St. Elmo.
Rhodes-Side Gleanings
There is not much August first-week organization news. Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education usually has a meeting on the first Wednesday of the month, but July and August are activity months, and they decided not to do anything special; they will have a regular meeting September 7.
Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, which usually would meet on the first Thursday of the month, had to disband in July because of serious illnesses.
The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club doesn’t have program meetings in June, July or August; the September one is on Thursday, Aug. 8.
The Council of Catholic Women organization does not hold a meeting in July and August. The next one is Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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