Jamie and Emily Lotz of Effingham are the parents of a daughter, Aleece Marie, born on March 14, 2011. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 ½ inches long. She is welcomed home by her brothers, Andrew, age 4, and Evan, age 2. Grandparents are Larry and Bev Lotz of St. Peter, and Jim and Rosie Gibbons of Edgewood.
St. Peter Auxiliary
The St. Peter American Legion Post #380 and the Auxiliary met on March 16 at 6:30 p.m. for their annual birthday supper.
This being the 90th anniversary of the American Legion, the tables were decorated for the occasion. Thanks to Patti Taylor, each place had a cookie with the number 90 inscribed on it.
Olga Michel, auxiliary chaplain, gave the opening prayer, and the meal was prepared by Ellen’s Family Dining. The desserts were compliments of Kelly Taylor, Patti Taylor and Arline Wheeler.
After the meal, John Taylor gave a reading about re-incarnation.
The guest was Mary Shulze from Kaskaskia College. She spoke of the many things available that might be of interest to veterans and seniors. They then went into separate sessions.
The auxiliary had five guests and were welcomed by the president. The usual rituals were done, and the secretary and treasurer reports were given and approved. The blood drive was a success – 25 units of blood were collected.
No date has been set, but plans are being made to participate in the city-wide yard sales. The men are doing some interior painting and solicited help from the auxiliary.
Birthdays for March were recognized for Violet Chrisman, Gert Garrett, Beaty Grandt, Shirley Mattes, Patti Taylor and Arline Wheeler.
The evening adjourned with prayer for pace by the chaplain.
Returns from Washington
Mahala Harpster, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and formerly of St. Peter, returned from a four-day trip to Washington, DC on Thursday.
As president of the Collegiate Farm Bureau at Southeast Missouri State University, she had the opportunity of going.
While there, she visited the Farm Bureau building, went on a night tour of the Capitol Building with Missouri Congressman Sam Graves and had lunch on Capitol Hill with Missouri District Congresswoman JoAnn Emmerson.
She listened to Senators McKlaskal and Roy Blunt spea,k and was able to sit in on the House of Representatives and the Senate while they were in session.
She also went on a night tour of the monuments, memorials and White House while there, and visited the National Zoo.
St. Peter Church
Saturday evening worship attendance was 175. Sunday morning worship attendance was 75. Organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz. Elders were Reggie Grandt and Kevin Wodtka. Acolyte was Baylie Maske.
Lenten Services continue on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Lenten meals will be served at 6 p.m. before each service.
Remember in Your Prayers
• Those with health concerns:
-The Jamie Lotz family
-Charlie Pryor Sr.
• Those serving our country:
• Our shut-ins:
-Calvin and Doris Runge
• Harry Busse
• Kathleen Mahon
• Beth Reynolds
• Emily Chapman
• JoAnn Guy
• Shawna Graumenz
• Cody Thompson
• Rachel Bray
• Peyton Chambers
• Curtis Connours
• Brandon Smith
• Sydney Miller
• Shelly Wasmuth
• Paul Reynolds
• Mark and Diane Jahraus
• Torrey and Jill Magnus