Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, November 7
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • Scout Pack #444’s seventh annual spaghetti dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Meals are $6 for adults and $4 for children age 2-11; there is no charge for under age 2.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Oct. 31 at Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield, with 38 members and two guests present.
    President Dean Black welcomed all members and guests followed by the pledge to the flag. A moment of silence was given fora the death of member Charles Hainaut. LaVerne Laux gave the blessing before the meal.
    After the meal, Black called the meeting to order. Vice President Mike Mulhern introduced two new members: Robert and Mary Lou Brown. Members all introduced themselves.

  • Ambuehl honored at CEFS annual meeting

    The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. recently showcased its 48th year of accomplishments, demonstrating the fact that community action helps people and changes lives.
    During the 2013 annual meeting, some individuals were recognized for overcoming obstacles in obtaining or maintaining self-sufficiency.
    C.E.F.S. Chief Executive Officer Paul White said, “This past year, our programs and services truly made a real difference in the lives of residents of the community.”

  • Sweet Potatoes

    Maddie (left), Claire (center) and Wesley Brazle hold approximately 18 pounds of sweet potatoes that were grown in their grandparents' garden in Sefton Township.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of All, Don’t Forget the Time Change …
    … is Sunday at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
    Critters Update
    Katy, the Lab/blue heeler mix (Bill’s dog) is now ensconced happily in her new quarters on the northern point of the lane (in other words, here with us).
    She is adjusting much better than we thought she would, as she had never seen the longhorn cows before.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, October 31
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Chinese Restaurant.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Josie, the 13-year-old Puppy, Getting Back to Normal
    Josie, the “puppy,” who was under the weather recently, has her appetite back and is thriving on her bland diet of homemade chicken and rice.
    In fact, when I am preparing it, she smells it cooking and sits by the stove waiting for it.  However, as it is not “from-the-can,” she has to wait until it cools, and she barks for it.

  • Frogtown News

    Disaster Preparedness Event
    Thrivent Financial of Bond and Fayette counties will sponsor a disaster preparedness educational event on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
    During the event, the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency will present a program on disaster preparedness.
    Also at the event, representatives from FAYCO Enterprises will tell about the recycling program at their facility in Vandalia.
    Admission is a non-perishable food item.
    Weekend Visitors

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, October 24
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, October 26
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    Sunday, October 27

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Josie Much Improved
    In answer to inquiries, Josie, the little 13-year-old “puppy,” is much improved. Last week she had begun trembling and was not eating, with nausea and diarrhea. We took her to see Dr. B and his staff, where she received immediate attention (really more than she really wanted, as the exam was rather personal).