Area News

  • 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

  • Frogtown News

    Sunday, June 8 was Scott Gercken’s last Sunday as organist at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    His family is moving from the area.  
    Dane and Belinda Harpster attended the 400-mile yard sale last week from Thursday-Sunday.
    The sale began in Paducah, Ky., and ended in Washington, Tenn.
    They didn’t make the whole 400 miles, but did make almost 300 of it.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, June 12
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, June 13
    • The Town and Country Amateur Art Show and Professional Art Show at the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia, will have an opening critique at 7 p.m. In addition to the museum hours of 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., the Museum will be open from 6-9 p.m. on Friday.

  • CMN Days Roadblock Day

    Mayor Rick Gottman, right, signed a proclamation declaring this Saturday at Children's Miracle Network Roadblock Day.

    On Saturday, volunteers wil be accepting donations for the CMN. With Gottman are Franklin Terry III (center), an employee of Walmart and CMN volunteer, and his wife Jaynie, also a CMN volunteer.

  • Save Our Children Day

    Mayor Rick Gottman, left, signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, May 31, as Save Our Children Day.

    Save Our Children is a national drive for the United Pentecostal Church International Sunday School Division. With Gottman is Sally Emerick, Sunday school coordinator at First United Pentecostal Church in Vandalia.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Longhorn Critters’ Radar?
    Looking out the door at the rain that was peppering down, I saw the longhorn cowgirls stop eating grass and begin to hurry toward their favorite port in a storm, a little grove of locust trees.

  • Frogtown News

    Graduation Party
    A graduation party was held at the home of Pastor and Roxanne Emrick of St. Peter on Friday, May 30, honoring their daughter, Clara Emrick, who graduated from South Central High School. Those in attendance were: Bob and Joann Carpenter, Richard and Bonnie Lader, Anna and Chris Eveland, Joseph and Carissa Emrick, and Dane and Belinda Harpster.
    Visiting Parents
    Joseph and Carissa Emrick of Flaherty, Ky., spent a few days last week with his parents, Rev. and Roxanne Emrick of St. Peter.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, June 5
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Saturday, June 7

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guests
    Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent the weekend with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., also spent the weekend with the Harpsters. Owen and Aaron Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Konrad, Kieffer and Johanna Bergmann of St. Peter also spent Saturday night with them.