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Area News

  • 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!

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 177.
    Rita Yagow was the organist.
    Collin Miller served as acolyte.
    Charles Wachholz and Paul Reynolds were attending elders.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Kevin Courson
    -Ann Dunaway
    -Roxanne Emrick
    -Irma Jean Kruenegel
    -Ed Morton
    -Dorothy Vogus
    • Those with long-term health concerns:
    -Mary Brimberry
    -Mary Dierks
    -Maria Oswald
    -Carolyn Quade

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, October 16
    • Fayette County 4-H youth ages 8-10 are invited to meet at the St. Elmo Public Library from 3:30-5 p.m. to participate in the NYSD event, “Rockets to the Rescue.” For more information, see the National Youth Science Day article following the announcements.
    Saturday, October 18

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Ryan and Kristi (Rinkel) Kraemer of St. Peter are the parents of a daughter, Drew Riann, born on Sept. 13, 2014.  She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
     She is welcomed home by her brothers, Liam and Kolby, and a sister, Zoey. Grandparents are Greg and Angie Rinkel, Penny Donaldson and Fritz Kraemer. Great-grandparents are Olga Michel, Janet Thompson, and Ted and Joyce Rinkel.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 193.
    Rita Yagow was the organist.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Rufus and Alice (Hummingbirds)
    Our little Hummingbird couple, Rufus and Alice, has been visiting their feeder frequently lately, probably in preparation for the long trek (or
    flight) to their winter home.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, September 20
    • Wolf Creek Cluster of United Methodist Churches picnic, 4 p.m., Brownstown Park. In case of rain, it will be held at the Methodist Church, just across from the park. Those attending are to take dishes to pass and lawn chairs.
    Sunday, September 21
    • The new superintendent of the Embarras River District of United Methodist Churches, Scott Grulke of Effingham, will be installed at a 3 p.m. service in the Effingham Centenary United Methodist Church.

  • Mobil/Exxon Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Aug. 28 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for its monthly meeting and luncheon, with 22 members and five guests present.
    The pledge to the flag was given, followed by the meal prayer given by Dean Black. After the meal, Black welcomed all who were present.
    The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for August were read, and health issues of two members were updated.
    Deeds awards were given to several members who had volunteered 50 or more hours.