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Area News

  • 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.

  • Frogtown News

    Marriage
    Pastor William, Roxanne and Clara Emrick of St. Peter attended the wedding of Joseph Emrick and Carissa Brown in Vine Grove, Ky., on Saturday. The Rev. David Tannahill officiated, with Pastor Emrick assisting.
    Turkey Supper News
    All good things must come to an end – the LWML regretfully retired its annual turkey supper this year.
    However, the PTL and other church and school members are having a turkey supper on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m., in the school gym.
    St. Peter Church

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    ‘Horse Sense’
    We have always heard the phrase “horse sense,” which, we figured, meant being logical or practical. This theory seems to have been proven last week.
    The neighbor’s pretty horses, “Flash,” the paint, and “Strait,” the bay, have often visited us across the corner fence close to our house. They seem interested in what we are doing when we are out in the yard.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, October 24
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. Those attending are to take items for Veterans Day and Make a Difference Day.

  • Benefit planned for 5-month-old

    A benefit fundraiser is being planned for 5-month-old Kinley Walker, who is awaiting a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.
    Kinley is the daughter of Troy and Hannah (Schroeder) Walker of St. Elmo. Troy graduated from St. Elmo High School and Hannah graduated from Altamont High School. Troy is involved in farming and sells Beck’s Seed, and Hannah works at the Wellness Complex of Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
    Kinley has two sisters, Morgan, age 13 and Reagan, age 10, who both attend school in St. Elmo.

  • Benefit planned for 5-month-old

    A benefit fundraiser is being planned for 5-month-old Kinly Walker, who is awaiting a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.
    Kinley is the daughter of Troy and Hannah (Schroeder) Walker of St. Elmo. Troy graduated from St. Elmo High School and Hannah graduated from Altamont High School. Troy is involved in farming and sells Beck’s Seed, and Hannah works at the Wellness Complex of Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
    Kinley has two sisters, Morgan, age 13 and Reagan, age 10, who both attend school in St. Elmo.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Big Guys Next Door Visit Over the Fence
     “Strait” and “Flash,” the horses in the neighboring pasture, have been making frequent visits to the fence corner of our yard.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Trip
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo.
    On Saturday, they accompanied Mahala’s future mother-in-law, Donna Jacquin, to Kimmswick, Mo., to the “Witches Night Out” festival. They dined at the Blue Owl Restaurant that evening. On Sunday, the three attended the bridal expo at the Ameristar in St. Charles, Mo.
    Baptism