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St. Elmo News

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By The Staff

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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
• A MAPPING town meeting, 2 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D. Everyone in the St. Elmo School District #202 is invited to go, enjoy some entertainment, learn what MAPPING (Management and Planning Program Involving Nonmetropolitan Groups) is doing for St. Elmo and for the future. Refreshments will include ice cream with a variety of toppings. There will be five gifts that represent the MAPPING committee given away in a raffle drawing.
Monday, October 28
• The Fayette County Home and Community Education Board, 10 a.m., Fayette County Extension Office, Vandalia.
• Past and present officers of the Fayette County HCE lunch, 11:15 p.m., Los Amigos in Vandalia. All past officers of the board are encouraged to meet with the present officers for the twice-a-year social.
• St. Elmo Lions Club door-to-door Heath Bar candy sales, 5-7 p.m. The price will be $5 per bag. Workers will meet at the Methodist Church parking lot at 4:30 p.m. If it rains, the sale will be held the next night.
Wednesday, October 30
• Reverb Youth, 6 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
• Kids’ Klub, 6:30 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
Thursday, October 31
• Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Chinese Restaurant.
• St. Elmo Trick or Treat, 6-8 p.m.
Future Announcement
Applications for the St. Elmo Lions Club Caring and Sharing Christmas food boxes will be available at St. Elmo City Hall and St. Elmo Foods, starting Nov. 1. The Christmas boxes will be distributed on Saturday, Dec.16. Families with children, senior citizens and disabled persons who need to be considered must complete an application that has to be dropped off at city hall or St. Elmo Foods by Nov. 15.
Scout Pack #444 Future Activities
Packs Popcorn sorting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building and will be available for pickup at the noon pack meeting in the park.
Scouts will cleanup the St. Elmo Community Park on Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. until noon. Scouts should dress for the weather and take gloves.
They also can take rakes and leaf blowers, if available.
Scouts need to take a sack lunch for the pack meeting will be held immediately following the park cleanup.
There will be a popcorn party/pie in the face. All Scouts who sold $300 or more in popcorn will get their chance to throw pies at the leaders.
The seventh annual spaghetti dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the St. Elmo High School cafeteria. Meals are $6 for adults and $4 for children age 2-11. There is no charge for under age 2.
Joe’s Pizza at Greenville will donate the sauce and noodles. All proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the St. Elmo Food Pantry and the CAPS program. In the past, the dinners have raised more than $400 for each program.
That evening, there will be two bake sales to raise money to send Scouts to one camp.
One bake sale will be in the cafeteria and one in the gym.
Each Scout is to take one dozen homemade or bought cookies for the dinner, one item for the bake sale and one non-perishable food for the food pantry.
Lions Club
For October, three Lions Club members observes club anniversaries that totaled 93 years – Lloyd Stanley 48 years; Don Crawford, 33 years; and David Maxey, 12 years.
Lions Club Heath Bar candy sales will be next Monday, from 5-7 p.m.
The price will be $5 per bag. Workers will meet at the Methodist Church parking lot at 4:30 p.m. If it rains, the sale will be held next Tuesday night.
Caring and Sharing was discussed at the meeting held the evening of Oct. 14 at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
In December, the Lions Club will have only one meeting and it will be the Lions Club’s Christmas dinner and scholarship awards presentation at Mary Ann’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16.
The pledge of allegiance, led by President Dave Maxey, opened the meeting. Pee Wee Denton gave the meal blessing. Others present were Don Crawford, John Crawford, Dave Cox, Roger Fulk, Max Hollinshead, Mark Lash, Richard Lowe, Le Mar Marchman, Al Nevergall, Rex Reeder, Lloyd Stanley, Bob Wells and Randy Wolf.
Vit-Em-In Potluck
Ed and Barb Lane were hosts to the Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck held in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall the evening of Oct. 17. The tables were decorated with small scarecrows. Others present were Elizabeth Bail, Bob Cox, Helen Koonce, Frank and Delva Krost, Richard Lowe who gave the meal blessing, Bob and Joanne Owen, Anna Jean Rhodes, and Jack and Marilyn Sproat, and guests Dee and Leatha Newberry.
Lowe, Bob Owen and Frank Krost were recognized for having October birthdays.
During the business meeting conducted by Delva Krost, the class voted to donate $100 to the elementary school for milk students need.
At 6 p.m. on Nov. 21 in the church fellowship hall, the class will host a Thanksgiving dinner for the entire church.
Furnished will be turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, bread, beverages and table service. Those attending can take a salad, vegetable or dessert.