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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    NOTE-Thank you for getting news, bulletins and items in earlier on Mondays- necessary due to the Postal Service change in schedules.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 28
    • Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Saturday, November 30
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet will not be open.
    Sunday, December 1

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Casey and Ashley Feller of St. Elmo are the parents of a daughter, Nora Belle, born on Nov. 11, 2013.  She weighed 7½ pounds and was 22 inches long.
    Grandparents are Kirk and Brenda Feller of St. Elmo and Marlen and Annie Harnish of Altamont. Great-grandmother is Doris Strullmyer of St. Peter.
    Baptism
    Andrew Kannon Martin, son of Kenny and Shannon (Jenne) Martin, was baptized on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. His godparents are Lance Jenne and Carla Wells.
    Attends Birthday Party

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Note: Thank you for getting news, bulletins and items in earlier on Mondays, necessary due to the postal service change in schedules.
    Betsy LongHorn and the Bovine Family…
    … seem to weather all kinds of weather without concern. When the warning whistles were being sounded and the sky was looking ominous Sunday, we noticed the cows standing calmly, but grouped closely together, looking toward the west.
    Some of neighbor Scott’s cows were scattered about in their pasture, grazing, seemingly unconcerned about the weather.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 21
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • An all-church Thanksgiving dinner is being hosted by the Vit-Em-In Sunday school class at 6 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The class will provide turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beverages and table service; those attending are asked to take side dishes and desserts.
    Saturday, November 23
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church parsonage.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Blackie & Rhonda on Winter Break
    This is the time of the year for extra holiday festivities and feasts, thereby more cooking, which requires more ingredients (such as flour, sugar and EGGS).

  • Frogtown News

    Veterans Day Service
    St. Peter’s Lutheran School Children presented a special Veterans Day chapel service last Wednesday. Coffee, juice, and donuts were served prior to the service. The children sang special songs for the guests, and Jim Norman was a guest speaker.
    Turkey Supper
    The annual turkey supper sponsored by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, in the school gym. Serving will begin at 5 p.m.
    St. Peter Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 14
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Brownies, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110, Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, November 15
    • The signup for the Caring and Sharing program will end this Friday. Applications are available at St. Elmo City Hall and St. Elmo Foods.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of all, due to the Postal Service’s changes in schedule, please have your news and items in to me as early as possible on Mondays (or before), to assure getting your items and church news in that week. Thank you for your news and announcements – they are appreciated.
    Katie & Longhorns Compatible
    (on their own sides
    of the fence)

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent Saturday night with his parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Saturday evening dinner guests of Dane and Belinda were Mitch Harpster, and Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller.
    Mitch’s friends, Tony Krajefska and Ryan Kraemer, stopped in for a few minutes to visit with Mitch.  
    Larry and Sue Urban stopped in for a short visit on Sunday evening.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 226. Ellijah Bahde served as acolyte.