Area News

  • VCHS class of '43 holds reunion

    Members of the 1943 graduating class of Vandalia Community High School met for their 70th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • Reunion

    The Garrison family reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo.
    Ervin Garrison gave the blessing before the noon meal. A short business meeting was held, with the treasurer’s report given.
    One birth was reported: Rylee Jean Elmore, on Dec. 1, 2012, to Justin and Natasha Elmore.
    One death was reported: Clyde Tharp, on May 11, 2013.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Adjusting to Move
    The big move north (fourth of a mile to north end of lane) is almost completed and, hopefully, the Homestead inhabitants will get back to normal soon.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Children
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their daughter, Amanda Eller and family of Jackson, Mo. On Sunday, they all met Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., for lunch.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 173. Cameron Brandt served as Acolyte. The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Elders were Mark Wollin and Allen Magnus.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Harold Baldock
    -Jake Connor
    -Lavern Magnus
    -Bill Norman

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 29
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants are to go to the Laux home at New Baden.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Reunions

    The annual Lilly-Wright reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the First Church of God SHED in St. Elmo.
    A potluck dinner is at noon, with fried chicken, drinks and tableware being provided. Those attending are asked to take side dishes, main dishes, vegetables or desserts to share.
    After the potluck, a short business meeting and white elephant sale will be held.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Corner
    Josie is going with us now as we work at the new-to-us home, and is very quiet once she gets in the car and knows she is going with us. She has trouble getting up the steps sometimes, so I think when we build the deck and steps, we will put up a little ramp to help her. She goes directly to her little bed (her own choice) when she goes in and seems content just to be there with us.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 22
    • The St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. This is a special meeting to finalize some plans for Labor Day.
    • St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education for the August activity will meet at 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot to pool rides to go to the Mennonite Country Store for lunch and then go to the Homestyle Creations Bakery and Craft Store.

  • Reunions

    Swofford – Sunday, Aug. 25, at Pocahontas Park, with a potluck dinner to be held at noon. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.
    Kleinik – The 85th annual Kleinik family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25, in the main pavilion at Patriots’ Park in Greenville, with a potluck at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and lawn chairs.

  • Guests present program on 4-H to Sefton HCE Unit

    The Sefton Unit HCE held its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8, but their guests made it something special. Club Chairman Flo Allen welcomed all and opened the meeting and led the pledge to the American flag. Fourteen Sefton members were present to answer the roll call asked by secretary, Elizabeth Kasten with the question, “Do you like picnics?”