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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The rains came and came, and it’s still coming, and, hopefully, nourishing the morel mushrooms, getting them ready to spring up, to be found and gently plucked from the moist, warm earth, to find their way to the Homestead kitchen to be washed carefully, soaked in salt water, dipped in batter, floured and fried to a crisp, golden, brown in the old black iron skillet … never to be heard from again, which reminds us of a strange, but true, mushroom story.
    Cloudy, the Mushroom Detector

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Shower
    Belinda Harpster, Stacey Bergmann and Sue Urban attended the baby shower of Tori Padberg in Patoka on Saturday.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 197.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Bryan Hanks served as acolyte. Attending elders were Paul Reynolds and Brien Guy.
    The public questioning of the Confirmands took place instead of the sermon.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Carl Benning
    -Haven (brother of SPLS student)

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 6
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club salad supper and membership drive, 5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall. Story teller Pam Chase will give the program. All women interested in becoming a member of the St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club are invited; but don’t take a salad – the meal is being provided by club members.
    Friday, April 7
    • Spring musical, 8 p.m., high school gym.

  • Frogtown News

    Death
    Raymond Reed, 87, of Farina, died on Friday. The funeral was held on Monday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    Raymond was a lifelong resident of the St. Peter area.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 167. The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Collin Miller served as the acolyte. Attending Elders were Darrell Wollin and Kevin Wodtka.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Carl Benning
    -Beth Reynolds
    • The family of Raymond Reed

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 30
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Maverick Restaurant.
    • U of I Unit 21 Extension Council, 7 p.m., Effingham Extension Office.
    Saturday, April 1
    • This Saturday is the deadline to enroll in Fayette County 4-H and the deadline for selecting projects.
    Sunday, April 2

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    S.O.S. – Baby Bucky Burro Kicking Up His Heels
    Buckwheat the little burro has enjoyed taking his naps in the sunshine, but he really demonstrated Sunday how much he enjoyed the sunshine and spring weather by putting on a show for us. It was really cute how he showed off.
    He can see our back door from his barn door, and he often sticks his head out in the early mornings to watch for us to emerge.
    He also listens for the door to open and when he hears the latch, looks out and is out of his barn by the time we are out of the door.

  • St. Peter's Lutheran School observing special week

    St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Little Saints Preschool are celebrating Lutheran School Week this week. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Upon this Rock,” highlighting Jesus as the solid rock on whom we seek our refuge and salvation.
    On Monday, decorated rocks to illustrate Christ as our chief cornerstone.
    Tuesday was Heritage Day. Children will hear from past students some history of the school and focus “Upon the Rock of Ages.”

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Chicken Roost News
    Cogburn Rooster is really puffing out his chest as he crows and is strutting around with a definite swagger, apparently proud of his girls, Blackie and Rhonda, as they are depositing two eggs a day in their nest now. So, we may have to get an egg crate to take them to market. They might be getting in a supply for Easter eggs.
    Katie, the outdoor doggie …

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 218.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Kevin Wodtka.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Gladys Graumenz
    -Jay Rothe
    • Those with long term health concerns:
    -Kevin Courson
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Randy Dorr
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Donna Oertwig
    -Keith Manley
    -John Stedlin
    -Carolyn Maske
    -Jill Quandt
    -Eva Alcorn

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 9
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple. Friday, March 10