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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 20
    • The Vit-Em-In Sunday school class of First United Methodist Church is having a Thanksgiving turkey potluck for the entire church at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beverages and table service will be provided by the class; those attending are to take a side dish – a salad, vegetable or dessert.
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Sunday, November 23

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Bucky Burro’s First Snow
    We were looking forward to seeing how the little burro, Baby Bucky, reacted to his first snow, and we were not disappointed.  Hr ran, jumped, bucked and then ran stiff-legged with his head down between his front legs.
    Those were his initial reactions. After that, he went into the barn, where his mother was standing, dry and out of the snow, watching him. Like his predecessor, the late Smoky ( the adorable little donkey), Bucky nor his mother, Madricka, seem to like getting wet, even from a light snow.

  • Frogtown News

    Births
    Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Lotz of St. Peter are the parents of a baby girl, born on Oct. 21, 2014. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her name is Paisen Leigh.
    She has a 2 ½ year old brother, Dexten.
    Her grandparents are Mr. and Mr. Dean Lotz, Donna Quast, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bartels.
    Great grandparents are Melba Lawrence, Mary Allen and Lela Lotz.
    Nathan and Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., are the parents of a daughter, born on Nov. 11, 2014.

  • Frogtown News

    Death
    Irma Jean Kruenegel, lilfelong resident of St. Peter and business owner, died on Friday of last week.
    Baptism
    Drew Riann Kraemer, daughter of Ryan and Kristi Kraemer of St. Peter, was baptized on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Her godparents are Danielle Chasteen and Scarlett Jameson.
    Turkey Supper
    The annual turkey supper will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23, in the St. Peter’s Lutheran School gym. Serving begins at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and children, $5; under 3, free.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Arctic Air on the Way – Critter Barn is Ready for It
    With fresh new straw on their floor and all cracks and openings filled in, the barn critters, namely, Lady, the senior mini-horse, Madricka, the mini-donkey, and her young son, Baby Buckwheat, should be snug as bugs in a rug.
    It sounds like Bill will have to break ice on the watering holes for them, as we don’t have tank heaters in yet, but that won’t be too much of a problem, (and I have a plan).

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 13
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, November 15

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Parents
    Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent Wednesday through Friday with his parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. He helped on the family farm with harvest. On Saturday, Mitch, Gretchen, Owen and Aaron Harpster returned so that Owen, age 2½, could get the “farm experience.” They all returned home on Sunday.
    Death
    Lois Meyer, lifelong resident of St. Peter, died last Thursday. She had been living in a nursing home in Wentzville, MO.
    Veterans Day Service

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Unexpected Volunteer Helpers (?) Joined Barn Raising Project
    As the “barn builders” (namely Bill and Panzi) worked on the south doors within the pen and in the doorway of Madricka and baby Bucky Burro’s side of the barn, we were joined by Madricka. We thought she just wanted petted (which she did), but she stayed with us as we tried to work.
    She sniffed at the tools as Bill picked up different ones to use and sometimes stood so her head was right between us.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, November 5
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, November 6
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., home of Erna Faye Koontz.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    YES – Lady, the Little Senior Mini-Horse …
    … now has not only one, but two new stable friends. The unknown, little jenny donkey that I knew was just waiting for us was found at the caring home of Ron Groennert and his sister Rhonda’s home in Okawville.
    When we saw their ad in the Trader paper to sell a jack donkey, we called to see if they would happen to know of a little mini-jenny, and there she was (among several other nice little jennies), waiting for us with a baby donkey by her side – a double blessing!