Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 22
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Phillips Building.

  • Still some time to submit family histories for book

    The Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society (FCGHS) has received word there is still a little time to get family stories into the Fayette County History & Families book due out this year.
    The normal publication time frame is two years from onset to “off the press,” but the publisher, Acclaim Press, has said its goal is to have the book ready by the end of the year.
    That means the FCGHS needs to have all histories and pictures very soon.
    Also, book orders at the pre-publication price have to be in before the book goes to press.

  • Seventh annual Telephone Operators Reunion held

    The seventh annual Telephone Operators Reunion was held Monday, May 5, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with former Illinois Bell operators and former Illinois Bell employees who worked in other departments present.
    There was a lot of visiting and reminiscing both before and after dinner, with stories told and pictures taken through the years bringing back fond memories.
    Loretta Nickels gave the blessing before dinner.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Thank you, FAYCO,  for coming to our meeting. We did miss our Long Term Care, Sweetbriar and Vandalia Rehab friends. We had perfect spring weather for an outing, hope to see you all next week. We were also missing Miles Filer and his sister.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants Donate to Seniors

    A retired employee of ExxonMobil and his wife arranged to have the company make a donation to the Fayette County Senior Citizens Center.

    The $500 donations through the ExxonMobil Individual Volunteer Involvement Grant Program was possible because Dean and Elloise Black had volunteered more than 20 hours with the seniors service organization. Above, Dean Black presents the donation to Judy Vaughn, president of the seniors organization. From left are seniors Vice President Beulah Brown, Vaughn, Dean and Elloise Black, and Larry Bennett, treasurer of the seniors group.

  • FCH Auxiliary seeks new members

    The Fayette County Hospital Auxiliary met April 6 in the hospital conference room. Present were 18 members and a new member, Joyce Maurer.
    Dean Black, auxiliary president opened the meeting in leading the pledge of allegiance and the auxiliary pledge.
    Minutes of the April meeting and the treasurer’s report were read and approved.
    Ricky Gottman was present to give the hospital report, and Susie Crawford of human resources also spoke briefly to the auxiliary.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    In answer to inquiries …
    … about Callie, the Kitty’s health, she is taking her medications (insulin injections and antibiotic) peacefully and calmly, and seems to be doing well.

  • Frogtown News

    Card Shower
    The family of Mary Harpster is requesting a card shower for her 83rd birthday on May 16. Her address is:
    Mary Harpster, c/o Lutheran Care Center, 702 W. Cumberland Road, Altamont, Ill. 62411.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 208.
    Scott Gercken served as the organist.
    Logan Lotz served as acolyte.
    Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne were attending elders.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Channing Dial
    -Kristie Kolb
    -Lois Meyer

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 15
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Saturday, May 17
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church parsonage.
    • St. Elmo Horticulture plant sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the high school agriculture building.
    Monday, May 19
    • The Fayette County Board of Home and Community Education, 10 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on April 24 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 27 members and seven guests present.
    President Dean Black gave the welcome, followed by the pledge to the flag. Brock Fisher gave the meal blessing.
    After the meal, Black called the meeting to order. The secretary and treasurer’s reports approved as read.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for April were read. Cards were passed around for everyone to sign for members who are ill and others with needs.