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Area News

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo. They spent the day Saturday shopping for Mahala’s wedding. On Sunday, they went to the flea market in Wentzville.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 196.
    Ellijah Bahde served as acolyte.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Elders were Charlie Wachholz and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Leann Hardiek
    -Barb Schaal
    -Earl Storck

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Update on Katie
    We have had some inquiries about Katie, Bill’s black lab/blue heeler puppy. Katie is about a year old now. She is still energetic, barks at the woods critters and at Callie, the kitty, when Callie goes out on the back deck.
    However, Katie soon quiets down and Callie stretches out on the deck in the sun (that is, when the sun is shining).

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 6
    • The St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with their grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Joseph and Carissa Emrick of Vine Grove, Ky., spent the weekend with Joe’s parents Rev. and Mrs. Bill Emrick of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 190.
    Kacie Crain served as Acolyte.
    The organist was Sheryl Marble.
    Elders were Allen Magnus and Mark Wollin.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Elloise Black

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Little Wren Family Busy
    The little wren couple are back and seem very busy. It is always interesting to watch them and see where they will build their nest every year, as they have built them in the most unlikely and sometimes rather hazardous locations.
    This year, their address seems to be “in a fold of a tarp covering lumber.”

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guests
    Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent Friday night at the home of her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent Friday and Saturday night at the home of his grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Mitch and Gretchen Harpster joined them on Saturday night.
    Graduation Parties
    Dane, Belinda, Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster attended the graduation party of Haley and Seth Bergmann of St. Peter on Saturday night.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Belated Mother’s Day Recognition
    Sneaking a peek at our neighbor’s longhorn pasture, we caught an endearing picture of a mother longhorn cow and her baby. This is a rather rare close-up, as these cows don’t know us that well and they usually get between us and the baby, which this mother did a few seconds later.
    In the background, you can see the daddy longhorn keeping an eye on us, and he joined the mother in shielding their baby a few minutes later.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 23
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, May 24
    • Baked goods for the Scout bake sale can be taken to the St. Elmo Christian Church this evening from 5-7 p.m. Donations of baked items will be appreciated.
    Saturday, May 25
    • For Brenda Sapp, the St. Elmo FFA is sponsoring a car wash from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Pork burgers also will be sold.
    • Scout bake sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Mother’s Tea
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter accompanied Mary Harpster to the Mother’s Tea hosted by Lutheran Care Center last Friday.
    Entertainment and light refreshments were provided.
    Card Shower
    Mary Harpster will celebrate her 82nd birthday on May 16.
    If you would like to send her a card, the address is:  Mary Harpster c/o Lutheran Care Center, 702 W. Cumberland, Altamont, Ill.  62411.
    Death
    Leona Gehle, 86, formerly of Kinmundy, died on May 6 at Evergreen Nursing Center in Effingham.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    “Sneaky Pete,” the wily wolf, or a Coy Coyote?
    Late Saturday afternoon, “Katy,” the black lab/blue heeler (?), began barking excitedly as she looked toward the girls’ (Rhonda and Blackie) chicken roost. Glancing out the kitchen window and not seeing anything, I dismissed it as some little critter that was visiting the yard.