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Area News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Enjoying Cooler Weather
    Baby Bucky Burro, for one, has been kicking up his heels, running to get to the carrots before “Mom” and just seems to be generally enjoying life.
    They have been enjoying just lying and napping in the warm sunshine, but they come to their gate to watch us drive in now, and are being more attentive when anything is going on.

  • Frogtown News

    Lutheran Care Center Hosts Family Day
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended Family Day at Lutheran Care Center on Sunday. There was a band, food stand, bake sale, popcorn ice cream and lots of entertainment. They had a bounce house and horse rides for the kids.  Belinda even decided to take a ride on the horse. Gert Garrett helped the band sing “You are My Sunshine.”
    Several familiar faces were there from St. Peter.
    Births

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, September 24
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Friday, September 25
    • Preregistration for “Health Insurance for People 65+” is required by this Friday. See the info in the Sept. 30 announcement.
    Saturday, September 26

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, September 19
    • The First Church of God Women’s Bible Study, 9 a.m., S.H.E.D.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitor
    Mitch Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent Friday through Sunday with parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Mitch came home to help his dad with some odd jobs around the house.  
    Village-Wide Garage Sales
    Village-wide garage sales will be held in St. Peter on Saturday. There will be a cookout in front of the school from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 219.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Erin Schroeder served as acolyte.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Seem Calm & Comfortable …
    … in these “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” As we humans turn our man-made temperature gauges up and down to control our artificial environment, and change constantly to and from summer clothes to sweaters and jackets, the critters keep on the appropriate apparel given them by their creator.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 20
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • The St. Elmo Education Foundation will hold its annual meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the unit office. Directors and officers will be elected, and there will be discussion of fundraising activities and accomplishments.
    Monday, August 24
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education, 10 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office.

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Saturday evening was 124.
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 85.  
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Collin Miller served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Allen Magnus and Mark Wollin.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Larry Guerrettaz
    • Those with long-term health concerns
    -Ann Dunaway
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Madison Lash
    -Dennis Lee
    -Carolyn Maske
    -Ed Morton

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    (Most) Homestead Critters
    Enjoying Lazy Summer Days
    Some of the barn critters are enjoying the summer days, namely Madricka, the mother donkey, and her young son, Buckwheat (aka baby Bucky).  
    They can often be seen stretched out in the sunshine, usually on their sides, soaking up the sunshine.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Raccoon Visitors
    A friend, Donna (Mrs. Joe) Langley, shared a “critter story” with us, and I asked her permission to share it with our readers.
    If you have ever seen a baby raccoon, you can picture how cute these little guys were and how concerned their (probably-sleep-deprived) mother raccoon surely was, as you read this raccoon story as Donna shared it:
    “A mother raccoon had been bringing her baby up on our deck each evening to look for food. One night when I closed the garage door, a large raccoon ran out.