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Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

Thirteen members and four guests met on June 24 for the luncheon and meeting of the St. Elmo ExxonMobil Annuitants Club at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. CDC guidelines for social distancing and masks were practiced.

Effingham Knights of Columbus Council 665 made a $500 donation to Catholic Charities “Pack the Bus” campaign recently. Presenting the check to Brigid Hemrich of Catholic Charities is Past Grand Knight Jerry Steppe.

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded over $1.4 million in FY21 School District Library Grant Program awards to 649 public school districts. More than 1.5 million Illinois students served by school library media programs will benefit from the grants.

Effingham Elks Lodge 1016 donated $2,500 from the Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant to the Effingham County Veterans Assistance Commission to provide emergency funds for families of veterans experiencing financial difficulties. From left are Jacob Cowger, Exalted Ruler, and Phil Toops…

Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

State Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Louisville, will host a bus tour campaign stop in Effingham on Wednesday, July 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Culver’s in Effingham.

Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

Ed Frey K9EMP, left, receives the National Trail Amateur Radio Club’s Top Gun award for the most radio contacts made during the recent Ham radio exercise. Awarding the trophy is last year’s Top Gun Colby Higgs KD9PJN.

Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

State Rep. Blaine Wilhour, R-Beecher City, would like his constituents in the 107th district to know about the “Museums in the Park” program available for the 2021-22 season.

U.S. Navy Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Brandon Can, from Altamont, points out Naval Air Station North Island to U.S. Navy Interior Communications Electrician Seaman Gueneverie Diffenbacher, from Louisville, Ky., as the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transit…

Poss Music Works kicks off its Summer Concert Series with a performance by Taylor Steele and the Love Preachers on Friday, July 30, at The Stage at Lake Sara, located on Marine Rd. at Larson’s Landing. LoveSeat, featuring Bill and J.J. Passalacqua, will open the show.

Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

Megan McMahon has been named the recipient of the Delbert and Maradyl Facklam Scholarship. Megan is a 2021 graduate of Teutopolis High School and plans to attend Eastern Illinois University.

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Barbecue teams from all over the United States will be traveling to Downtown Effingham this weekend to compete for cash and bragging rights at the EffingHAM-JAM BBQ Cookoff located on the old courthouse grounds.

Midland States Bank donated to the Lake Sara Forever Project. From left are Jeff Mefford, Midland States Bank; Christo Schultz; Janet Kennedy; Tom Ryan; Cheryl Habing; Bob Kennedy; and Jeff Ludwig, Midland States Bank.

Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

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