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Area News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, November 21
    • Reverb Youth Group, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Kid’s Klub, 7 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
    Thursday, November 22
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Saturday, November 24
    • The Church of God Reverb youth group fundraiser ends this Saturday. The group sells bags, purses, hair clips, address labels and other organization items to help women around home and work. The items can be ordered in person or online at www.mythirtyone.com/295883.
    Monday, November 26

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Community Thanksgiving Service
    A Community Thanksgiving service was held at First Christian Church of Brownstown Sunday evening.
    A 10-minute prelude was given by Robin Lovett and Susan Smith on the piano, organ and chimes.
    The Ladies Trio of First Christian Church opened the song service with a song with a Latin beat, “It is Good To Give Thanks.” The song service, led by Kevin Bonifacius with Cathy Smith and Joann Strobel, included songs of praise and thanksgiving.

  • Frogtown News

    Volleyball
    The St. Peter Lady Saints traveled to Springfield to compete in the LSA State Volleyball Tournament over the weekend.
    They finished in eighth place out of 24 teams.
    Turkey Supper
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School are having a turkey supper on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. in the school gym.
    Weekend Visitors
    Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo., and fiancé Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., spent the weekend with Mahala’s parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    From the Chicken Roost
    “It must be the economy” (sound familiar). Egg output has dropped drastically to … nothing.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 8
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Library District 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 9
    • Cub Scout Pack #444 spaghetti dinner and bake sale, 5-8 p.m., St. Elmo High School cafeteria. Joe’s Pizza and Pasta is donating spaghetti and sauce. The meal cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-11; age 2 and under are free.

  • Golden Years members perform school days skit at meeting

    The old-fashioned “school days” were revisited Tuesday, Oct. 23, as a troupe of actors, known as the “Golden Years Gang,” presented a skit, “The Cracker Barrel School.”

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katy, the Irrepressible Puppy
    Katy, the black Lab/blue heeler mix (Bill’s dog), is now 28 weeks old (not sure how old that is in dog months), and hasn’t made it to Tammie & Robert Rogers yet for her much-needed “act-like-a-lady” training.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent the weekend with Mitch’s parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    The family enjoyed Saturday evening dinner at the home of Doug and Pam Stein of Loogootee.
    Death
    Rita Siemer, 66, of St. Peter, formerly of Teutopolis, died on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Amy Reiss of St. Peter.
    The funeral was held on Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sigel.
    St. Peter Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, October 31
    • Friendship Manor is having a Halloween Costume Party for kids through the fifth grade. Festivities will start at 6 p.m. with room visits to participating residents handing out candy to the costumed visitor. At 7 p.m., there will be a costume contest, with prizes for the best costumes in three age groups. In between other things, refreshments will be available in the form of punch, hot chocolate and cookies.
    • Reverb Youth Group (grades 6-12) 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    Twenty-four members and three guests traveled to the Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield for the monthly ExxonMobil Annuitants luncheon and meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal blessing.
    After the buffet, Dean Black opened the meeting with the announcement of two new members, Karl and Diane Kozak of Gillespie. Guests present were Millie Brooks, and Kenneth and Angie Hagan.
    The secretary and treasurer report was given and approved as read.